Granted, the site is using old census data, but have a look at the Village of Pittsford’s website and the statistics it cites. There are 157,916 owner-occupied properties in Monroe County and 94,239 rental units (actual homes as opposed to buildings). Of the occupants therein, 19% of home owners are living with expenses for mortgage and utilities over 30% of their income, but 44.4% of renters are in a similar situation.
Granted, you would expect that one sign of a lower income would be not owning a house. It stands to reason that you would be living closer to the edge, balancing rent and food, if that’s the case. I certainly did at one time. But given the fact that many properties have been purchased with subprime mortgages and landlords across the country have been known to raise rent to compensate for their now-increased payments, I wonder how many people in M.C. are getting evicted or booted due to foreclosure?
If you have any information, leave it in the comments or else contact me. I’m still digging around at this angle and would be interested to hear from you!