Rental Housing Costs
In 2015, 56% of Nashua’s residents owned their home, this is down slightly from 2013 when over 57% did. This means that 44% of the population is renting. While rental costs in Nashua are slightly higher than the New Hampshire average, the median incomes in Nashua are also higher. Ensuring that people can comfortably afford to live in our city is a very important aspect of creating a Livable Nashua.
We measure the rental housing costs by median monthly costs for rent and utilities.
What Does this Chart Show Us?
This bar chart is comparing the available apartment units in each county and throughout the state that are affordable to the median income renter. Hillsborough County as a whole has 15% of its 2 bedroom units that are considered affordable based on the median income of the residents in the region. While monthly costs have risen, at 15%, Hillsborough County is the 4th most affordable county in NH, better than the state average.
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