Counties in Nebraska where people spend most of their paycheck on housing

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October 3, 2021
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Counties in Nebraska where people spend most of their paycheck on housing

It’s no secret that many Americans are forgoing homeownership in favor of renting. In 2020, renters in the U.S. occupied 43 million housing units.

The Stacker team looked at data from a United States Census survey that revealed an estimated 43,378,800 renter-occupied homes in the United States as of 2017, which makes up 36.1% of all households in the country. In 2019, renting was more affordable than buying a median-priced home in 59% of the counties; in 2021, the opposite was true: Owning was more affordable than renting in 63% of U.S. counties.

Stacker compiled a list of counties in Nebraska where people spend the highest percent of income on rent using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Of course, saving money by owning a home is unattainable for many Americans who don’t have savings that could cover a down payment, those who are denied a mortgage, or both. Keep reading to see where in your home state most of people’s take-home pay goes to their monthly rent.

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#50. Butler County

- Median percent of income spent on housing: 14.9%
--- Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 63.3%
--- Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 15.0%
- Total occupied households: 3,363
- Median household income: $58,979
- Median monthly housing cost: $730

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#49. Furnas County

- Median percent of income spent on housing: 14.9%
--- Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 56.0%
--- Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 19.2%
- Total occupied households: 2,128
- Median household income: $48,838
- Median monthly housing cost: $606

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#48. Garden County

- Median percent of income spent on housing: 14.9%
--- Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 56.0%
--- Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 11.3%
- Total occupied households: 868
- Median household income: $43,750
- Median monthly housing cost: $543

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#47. Chase County

- Median percent of income spent on housing: 15.0%
--- Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 58.4%
--- Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 18.0%
- Total occupied households: 1,679
- Median household income: $57,009
- Median monthly housing cost: $713

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#46. Logan County

- Median percent of income spent on housing: 15.1%
--- Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 46.4%
--- Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 26.8%
- Total occupied households: 347
- Median household income: $52,708
- Median monthly housing cost: $665

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#45. Platte County

- Median percent of income spent on housing: 15.2%
--- Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 60.1%
--- Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 18.7%
- Total occupied households: 12,947
- Median household income: $62,305
- Median monthly housing cost: $788

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#44. Merrick County

- Median percent of income spent on housing: 15.2%
--- Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 56.6%
--- Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 20.8%
- Total occupied households: 3,373
- Median household income: $55,649
- Median monthly housing cost: $705

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#43. Brown County

- Median percent of income spent on housing: 15.2%
--- Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 65.5%
--- Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 15.7%
- Total occupied households: 1,387
- Median household income: $43,098
- Median monthly housing cost: $547

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#42. Gage County

- Median percent of income spent on housing: 15.4%
--- Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 56.8%
--- Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 20.9%
- Total occupied households: 8,979
- Median household income: $53,110
- Median monthly housing cost: $682

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#41. Nance County

- Median percent of income spent on housing: 15.4%
--- Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 58.8%
--- Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 21.2%
- Total occupied households: 1,546
- Median household income: $49,032
- Median monthly housing cost: $630

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#40. Hamilton County

- Median percent of income spent on housing: 15.5%
--- Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 55.2%
--- Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 16.2%
- Total occupied households: 3,713
- Median household income: $64,210
- Median monthly housing cost: $829

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#39. Nemaha County

- Median percent of income spent on housing: 15.5%
--- Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 59.2%
--- Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 19.4%
- Total occupied households: 2,977
- Median household income: $51,828
- Median monthly housing cost: $671

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#38. Wheeler County

- Median percent of income spent on housing: 15.5%
--- Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 50.9%
--- Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 24.0%
- Total occupied households: 346
- Median household income: $51,591
- Median monthly housing cost: $668

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#37. Harlan County

- Median percent of income spent on housing: 15.6%
--- Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 57.1%
--- Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 20.7%
- Total occupied households: 1,521
- Median household income: $49,835
- Median monthly housing cost: $646

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#36. Sheridan County

- Median percent of income spent on housing: 15.6%
--- Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 54.0%
--- Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 19.3%
- Total occupied households: 2,273
- Median household income: $45,371
- Median monthly housing cost: $590

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#35. Howard County

- Median percent of income spent on housing: 15.6%
--- Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 52.6%
--- Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 22.4%
- Total occupied households: 2,720
- Median household income: $59,348
- Median monthly housing cost: $773

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#34. Phelps County

- Median percent of income spent on housing: 15.6%
--- Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 58.2%
--- Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 18.7%
- Total occupied households: 3,905
- Median household income: $59,040
- Median monthly housing cost: $769

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#33. Saunders County

- Median percent of income spent on housing: 15.7%
--- Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 55.3%
--- Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 19.1%
- Total occupied households: 8,501
- Median household income: $68,682
- Median monthly housing cost: $897

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#32. Red Willow County

- Median percent of income spent on housing: 15.7%
--- Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 54.1%
--- Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 21.0%
- Total occupied households: 4,519
- Median household income: $48,808
- Median monthly housing cost: $639

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#31. Custer County

- Median percent of income spent on housing: 15.8%
--- Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 52.2%
--- Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 24.6%
- Total occupied households: 4,862
- Median household income: $52,184
- Median monthly housing cost: $685

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#30. Arthur County

- Median percent of income spent on housing: 15.8%
--- Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 50.3%
--- Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 25.4%
- Total occupied households: 197
- Median household income: $42,813
- Median monthly housing cost: $563

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#29. Wayne County

- Median percent of income spent on housing: 15.9%
--- Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 58.1%
--- Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 25.1%
- Total occupied households: 3,708
- Median household income: $56,456
- Median monthly housing cost: $747

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#28. Box Butte County

- Median percent of income spent on housing: 15.9%
--- Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 56.7%
--- Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 21.8%
- Total occupied households: 4,743
- Median household income: $54,004
- Median monthly housing cost: $717

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#27. Otoe County

- Median percent of income spent on housing: 16.0%
--- Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 54.6%
--- Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 21.2%
- Total occupied households: 6,510
- Median household income: $59,167
- Median monthly housing cost: $788

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#26. Dundy County

- Median percent of income spent on housing: 16.0%
--- Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 49.3%
--- Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 19.2%
- Total occupied households: 872
- Median household income: $41,716
- Median monthly housing cost: $557

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#25. Dakota County

- Median percent of income spent on housing: 16.1%
--- Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 57.6%
--- Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 20.9%
- Total occupied households: 7,404
- Median household income: $59,231
- Median monthly housing cost: $794

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#24. Keith County

- Median percent of income spent on housing: 16.1%
--- Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 51.2%
--- Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 23.5%
- Total occupied households: 3,882
- Median household income: $50,735
- Median monthly housing cost: $682

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#23. Jefferson County

- Median percent of income spent on housing: 16.3%
--- Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 53.1%
--- Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 23.7%
- Total occupied households: 3,302
- Median household income: $44,510
- Median monthly housing cost: $604

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#22. Kimball County

- Median percent of income spent on housing: 16.3%
--- Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 53.2%
--- Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 21.3%
- Total occupied households: 1,577
- Median household income: $53,403
- Median monthly housing cost: $726

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#21. Lincoln County

- Median percent of income spent on housing: 16.6%
--- Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 52.2%
--- Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 22.3%
- Total occupied households: 14,856
- Median household income: $59,795
- Median monthly housing cost: $827

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#20. Loup County

- Median percent of income spent on housing: 16.6%
--- Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 45.6%
--- Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 19.4%
- Total occupied households: 294
- Median household income: $51,000
- Median monthly housing cost: $706

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#19. Dawson County

- Median percent of income spent on housing: 16.7%
--- Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 57.5%
--- Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 21.6%
- Total occupied households: 8,965
- Median household income: $53,721
- Median monthly housing cost: $748

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#18. Banner County

- Median percent of income spent on housing: 16.7%
--- Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 49.1%
--- Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 18.0%
- Total occupied households: 283
- Median household income: $51,750
- Median monthly housing cost: $722

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#17. Deuel County

- Median percent of income spent on housing: 16.8%
--- Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 53.4%
--- Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 21.4%
- Total occupied households: 830
- Median household income: $47,287
- Median monthly housing cost: $663

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#16. Saline County

- Median percent of income spent on housing: 16.9%
--- Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 54.8%
--- Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 23.2%
- Total occupied households: 5,157
- Median household income: $51,502
- Median monthly housing cost: $725

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#15. Madison County

- Median percent of income spent on housing: 17.0%
--- Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 53.8%
--- Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 21.7%
- Total occupied households: 14,205
- Median household income: $53,188
- Median monthly housing cost: $752

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#14. Washington County

- Median percent of income spent on housing: 17.0%
--- Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 53.9%
--- Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 22.0%
- Total occupied households: 8,185
- Median household income: $71,430
- Median monthly housing cost: $1,011

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#13. Adams County

- Median percent of income spent on housing: 17.0%
--- Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 55.3%
--- Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 23.4%
- Total occupied households: 12,712
- Median household income: $53,023
- Median monthly housing cost: $752

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#12. Hall County

- Median percent of income spent on housing: 17.3%
--- Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 52.9%
--- Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 23.4%
- Total occupied households: 23,096
- Median household income: $57,104
- Median monthly housing cost: $821

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#11. Dodge County

- Median percent of income spent on housing: 17.5%
--- Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 51.5%
--- Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 24.1%
- Total occupied households: 15,261
- Median household income: $54,085
- Median monthly housing cost: $789

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#10. Dawes County

- Median percent of income spent on housing: 17.5%
--- Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 50.6%
--- Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 17.4%
- Total occupied households: 3,525
- Median household income: $50,750
- Median monthly housing cost: $742

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#9. Cheyenne County

- Median percent of income spent on housing: 17.7%
--- Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 56.6%
--- Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 20.6%
- Total occupied households: 4,395
- Median household income: $53,871
- Median monthly housing cost: $793

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#8. Cass County

- Median percent of income spent on housing: 17.7%
--- Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 53.6%
--- Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 22.4%
- Total occupied households: 9,945
- Median household income: $71,846
- Median monthly housing cost: $1,058

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#7. Hooker County

- Median percent of income spent on housing: 17.8%
--- Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 56.3%
--- Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 18.2%
- Total occupied households: 318
- Median household income: $41,125
- Median monthly housing cost: $609

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#6. Buffalo County

- Median percent of income spent on housing: 17.9%
--- Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 50.2%
--- Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 25.4%
- Total occupied households: 19,062
- Median household income: $59,431
- Median monthly housing cost: $887

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#5. Sarpy County

- Median percent of income spent on housing: 18.6%
--- Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 50.3%
--- Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 22.2%
- Total occupied households: 66,260
- Median household income: $82,032
- Median monthly housing cost: $1,273

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#4. Morrill County

- Median percent of income spent on housing: 19.2%
--- Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 51.7%
--- Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 18.8%
- Total occupied households: 1,954
- Median household income: $46,194
- Median monthly housing cost: $738

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#3. Lancaster County

- Median percent of income spent on housing: 19.2%
--- Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 48.3%
--- Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 26.9%
- Total occupied households: 124,324
- Median household income: $60,527
- Median monthly housing cost: $969

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#2. Scotts Bluff County

- Median percent of income spent on housing: 19.8%
--- Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 46.1%
--- Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 28.4%
- Total occupied households: 14,732
- Median household income: $49,745
- Median monthly housing cost: $819

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#1. Douglas County

- Median percent of income spent on housing: 20.4%
--- Percent of households spending <20% of income on housing: 46.3%
--- Percent of households spending >30% of income on housing: 28.9%
- Total occupied households: 218,061
- Median household income: $64,629
- Median monthly housing cost: $1,099

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