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North Dakota

State Facts

Minimum Wage $7.25
2-Bedroom Housing Wage $17.79
Number of Renter Households 117,217
Number of Renter Households
Below 30% AMI
26,949
Percent of Renter Households
Below 30% AMI
23%
Number of Renter Households
Below 50% AMI
49,137
Percent of Renter Households
Below 50% AMI
42%

Affordable Rent for Low Income Households

Minimum Wage Worker

$377/mo

Household at 30% of Area Median Income

$754/mo

Household at 50% of Area Median Income

$1,257/mo

Fair Market Rent

1-Bedroom Fair Market Rent

$757/mo

2-Bedroom Fair Market Rent

$925/mo

Working at minimum wage $7.25/hr

Each week you have to work 80 hours

To afford a modest 1 bedroom rental home at Fair Market Rent

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Number of Households
Total 316,542 154,456 53,247 77,977 30,862 999 4,833 1,899 305 2,586 1,190 903 39,323 77,977 1,553 1,945 911 1,476 1,053 1,507 1,456 719 30,862 1,056 927 1,037 1,042 1,728 772 2,329 1,224 4,928 4,101 3,513 13,237 3,472 1,318 687 2,941 1,671 4,915 2,305 854 6,668 3,693 1,775 624 1,061 319 13,123 776 9,069 980 3,276 4,526 27,994 1,818 15,286
Renter 117,217 49,543 15,268 36,665 15,741 267 1,188 563 64 478 234 170 11,596 36,665 261 393 261 386 352 301 340 140 15,741 112 155 218 266 292 125 408 319 1,965 745 576 3,585 1,341 322 87 779 367 2,036 575 146 1,967 1,149 481 97 584 35 4,846 170 3,324 237 829 1,001 11,267 464 6,947
Percent Renters 37% 32% 29% 47% 51% 27% 25% 30% 21% 18% 20% 19% 29% 47% 17% 20% 29% 26% 33% 20% 23% 19% 51% 11% 17% 21% 26% 17% 16% 18% 26% 40% 18% 16% 27% 39% 24% 13% 26% 22% 41% 25% 17% 29% 31% 27% 16% 55% 11% 37% 22% 37% 24% 25% 22% 40% 26% 45%
Housing Wage
Zero-Bedroom $13.27 $13.93 $13.83 $12.19 $13.13 $12.29 $12.44 $13.75 $12.75 $11.98 $12.29 $11.98 $13.83 $12.19 $12.29 $11.98 $18.85 $17.46 $11.98 $11.98 $13.75 $12.29 $13.13 $12.13 $11.98 $13.69 $13.75 $11.98 $12.75 $13.75 $13.75 $18.88 $11.98 $13.35 $13.83 $13.85 $13.75 $13.83 $13.75 $13.75 $13.00 $10.62 $12.42 $11.98 $11.98 $12.38 $12.75 $12.21 $12.75 $16.67 $12.29 $11.98 $12.29 $12.62 $12.42 $13.17 $12.71 $16.15
One-Bedroom $14.56 $14.67 $15.65 $14.40 $13.50 $12.37 $12.52 $14.06 $12.83 $12.08 $12.37 $12.08 $15.65 $14.40 $12.37 $12.08 $18.96 $17.58 $12.08 $12.08 $14.06 $12.37 $13.50 $12.23 $12.08 $13.77 $14.06 $12.08 $12.83 $13.87 $14.06 $19.00 $12.08 $15.35 $15.65 $14.15 $14.04 $15.65 $14.06 $14.06 $13.08 $12.08 $12.50 $12.08 $12.08 $12.46 $12.83 $12.29 $12.83 $16.94 $12.37 $12.08 $12.37 $12.69 $12.50 $14.67 $12.79 $18.06
Two-Bedroom $17.79 $18.19 $17.85 $17.52 $17.12 $15.88 $16.48 $15.88 $16.48 $15.88 $15.88 $15.88 $17.85 $17.52 $15.88 $15.88 $24.37 $22.58 $15.88 $15.88 $15.88 $15.88 $17.12 $15.88 $15.88 $17.69 $15.88 $15.88 $16.48 $15.88 $15.88 $25.02 $15.88 $19.33 $17.85 $15.98 $15.88 $17.85 $15.88 $15.88 $15.88 $15.88 $16.46 $15.88 $15.88 $15.88 $16.48 $15.88 $16.48 $19.25 $15.88 $15.88 $15.88 $15.88 $15.88 $19.33 $15.88 $20.65
Three-Bedroom $24.98 $25.12 $25.37 $24.90 $24.33 $22.58 $20.06 $20.38 $23.42 $19.33 $22.58 $19.33 $25.37 $24.90 $22.58 $19.33 $34.63 $27.48 $19.33 $22.42 $22.35 $19.33 $24.33 $22.58 $21.56 $21.87 $22.58 $22.58 $23.42 $21.73 $22.19 $30.44 $22.13 $23.52 $25.37 $22.44 $22.58 $25.37 $22.58 $19.33 $22.58 $21.62 $20.04 $22.58 $19.75 $21.13 $23.42 $19.33 $23.42 $27.37 $22.58 $22.58 $22.58 $22.58 $20.38 $27.46 $22.58 $29.35
Four-Bedroom $29.89 $30.00 $30.38 $29.85 $29.15 $26.35 $24.94 $27.06 $27.35 $26.35 $23.29 $26.35 $30.38 $29.85 $26.35 $27.06 $40.42 $37.44 $26.35 $26.35 $24.15 $26.35 $29.15 $26.35 $26.35 $29.35 $26.35 $26.35 $27.35 $26.35 $22.29 $41.35 $27.06 $32.06 $30.38 $26.17 $26.35 $30.38 $26.35 $21.85 $24.58 $26.35 $24.21 $23.35 $26.35 $21.90 $27.35 $23.25 $27.35 $32.79 $26.35 $26.35 $26.35 $23.77 $26.54 $32.92 $26.35 $34.27
Fair Market Rent
Zero-Bedroom $690 $724 $719 $634 $683 $639 $647 $715 $663 $623 $639 $623 $719 $634 $639 $623 $980 $908 $623 $623 $715 $639 $683 $631 $623 $712 $715 $623 $663 $715 $715 $982 $623 $694 $719 $720 $715 $719 $715 $715 $676 $552 $646 $623 $623 $644 $663 $635 $663 $867 $639 $623 $639 $656 $646 $685 $661 $840
One-Bedroom $757 $763 $814 $749 $702 $643 $651 $731 $667 $628 $643 $628 $814 $749 $643 $628 $986 $914 $628 $628 $731 $643 $702 $636 $628 $716 $731 $628 $667 $721 $731 $988 $628 $798 $814 $736 $730 $814 $731 $731 $680 $628 $650 $628 $628 $648 $667 $639 $667 $881 $643 $628 $643 $660 $650 $763 $665 $939
Two-Bedroom $925 $946 $928 $911 $890 $826 $857 $826 $857 $826 $826 $826 $928 $911 $826 $826 $1,267 $1,174 $826 $826 $826 $826 $890 $826 $826 $920 $826 $826 $857 $826 $826 $1,301 $826 $1,005 $928 $831 $826 $928 $826 $826 $826 $826 $856 $826 $826 $826 $857 $826 $857 $1,001 $826 $826 $826 $826 $826 $1,005 $826 $1,074
Three-Bedroom $1,299 $1,306 $1,319 $1,295 $1,265 $1,174 $1,043 $1,060 $1,218 $1,005 $1,174 $1,005 $1,319 $1,295 $1,174 $1,005 $1,801 $1,429 $1,005 $1,166 $1,162 $1,005 $1,265 $1,174 $1,121 $1,137 $1,174 $1,174 $1,218 $1,130 $1,154 $1,583 $1,151 $1,223 $1,319 $1,167 $1,174 $1,319 $1,174 $1,005 $1,174 $1,124 $1,042 $1,174 $1,027 $1,099 $1,218 $1,005 $1,218 $1,423 $1,174 $1,174 $1,174 $1,174 $1,060 $1,428 $1,174 $1,526
Four-Bedroom $1,554 $1,560 $1,580 $1,552 $1,516 $1,370 $1,297 $1,407 $1,422 $1,370 $1,211 $1,370 $1,580 $1,552 $1,370 $1,407 $2,102 $1,947 $1,370 $1,370 $1,256 $1,370 $1,516 $1,370 $1,370 $1,526 $1,370 $1,370 $1,422 $1,370 $1,159 $2,150 $1,407 $1,667 $1,580 $1,361 $1,370 $1,580 $1,370 $1,136 $1,278 $1,370 $1,259 $1,214 $1,370 $1,139 $1,422 $1,209 $1,422 $1,705 $1,370 $1,370 $1,370 $1,236 $1,380 $1,712 $1,370 $1,782
Annual Income Needed to Afford
Zero-Bedroom $27,592 $28,970 $28,760 $25,360 $27,320 $25,560 $25,880 $28,600 $26,520 $24,920 $25,560 $24,920 $28,760 $25,360 $25,560 $24,920 $39,200 $36,320 $24,920 $24,920 $28,600 $25,560 $27,320 $25,240 $24,920 $28,480 $28,600 $24,920 $26,520 $28,600 $28,600 $39,280 $24,920 $27,760 $28,760 $28,800 $28,600 $28,760 $28,600 $28,600 $27,040 $22,080 $25,840 $24,920 $24,920 $25,760 $26,520 $25,400 $26,520 $34,680 $25,560 $24,920 $25,560 $26,240 $25,840 $27,400 $26,440 $33,600
One-Bedroom $30,278 $30,509 $32,560 $29,960 $28,080 $25,720 $26,040 $29,240 $26,680 $25,120 $25,720 $25,120 $32,560 $29,960 $25,720 $25,120 $39,440 $36,560 $25,120 $25,120 $29,240 $25,720 $28,080 $25,440 $25,120 $28,640 $29,240 $25,120 $26,680 $28,840 $29,240 $39,520 $25,120 $31,920 $32,560 $29,440 $29,200 $32,560 $29,240 $29,240 $27,200 $25,120 $26,000 $25,120 $25,120 $25,920 $26,680 $25,560 $26,680 $35,240 $25,720 $25,120 $25,720 $26,400 $26,000 $30,520 $26,600 $37,560
Two-Bedroom $37,010 $37,845 $37,120 $36,440 $35,600 $33,040 $34,280 $33,040 $34,280 $33,040 $33,040 $33,040 $37,120 $36,440 $33,040 $33,040 $50,680 $46,960 $33,040 $33,040 $33,040 $33,040 $35,600 $33,040 $33,040 $36,800 $33,040 $33,040 $34,280 $33,040 $33,040 $52,040 $33,040 $40,200 $37,120 $33,240 $33,040 $37,120 $33,040 $33,040 $33,040 $33,040 $34,240 $33,040 $33,040 $33,040 $34,280 $33,040 $34,280 $40,040 $33,040 $33,040 $33,040 $33,040 $33,040 $40,200 $33,040 $42,960
Three-Bedroom $51,951 $52,242 $52,760 $51,800 $50,600 $46,960 $41,720 $42,400 $48,720 $40,200 $46,960 $40,200 $52,760 $51,800 $46,960 $40,200 $72,040 $57,160 $40,200 $46,640 $46,480 $40,200 $50,600 $46,960 $44,840 $45,480 $46,960 $46,960 $48,720 $45,200 $46,160 $63,320 $46,040 $48,920 $52,760 $46,680 $46,960 $52,760 $46,960 $40,200 $46,960 $44,960 $41,680 $46,960 $41,080 $43,960 $48,720 $40,200 $48,720 $56,920 $46,960 $46,960 $46,960 $46,960 $42,400 $57,120 $46,960 $61,040
Four-Bedroom $62,172 $62,410 $63,200 $62,080 $60,640 $54,800 $51,880 $56,280 $56,880 $54,800 $48,440 $54,800 $63,200 $62,080 $54,800 $56,280 $84,080 $77,880 $54,800 $54,800 $50,240 $54,800 $60,640 $54,800 $54,800 $61,040 $54,800 $54,800 $56,880 $54,800 $46,360 $86,000 $56,280 $66,680 $63,200 $54,440 $54,800 $63,200 $54,800 $45,440 $51,120 $54,800 $50,360 $48,560 $54,800 $45,560 $56,880 $48,360 $56,880 $68,200 $54,800 $54,800 $54,800 $49,440 $55,200 $68,480 $54,800 $71,280
Minimum Wage
Minimum Wage $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25 $7.25
Rent Affordable for a Full-Time Worker at Minimum Wage $377 $377 $377 $377 $377 $377 $377 $377 $377 $377 $377 $377 $377 $377 $377 $377 $377 $377 $377 $377 $377 $377 $377 $377 $377 $377 $377 $377 $377 $377 $377 $377 $377 $377 $377 $377 $377 $377 $377 $377 $377 $377 $377 $377 $377 $377 $377 $377 $377 $377 $377 $377 $377 $377 $377 $377 $377 $377
Work Hours/Week at Minimum Wage
Zero-Bedroom 73 77 76 67 72 68 69 76 70 66 68 66 76 67 68 66 104 96 66 66 76 68 72 67 66 76 76 66 70 76 76 104 66 74 76 76 76 76 76 76 72 59 69 66 66 68 70 67 70 92 68 66 68 70 69 73 70 89
One-Bedroom 80 81 86 79 74 68 69 78 71 67 68 67 86 79 68 67 105 97 67 67 78 68 74 67 67 76 78 67 71 76 78 105 67 85 86 78 77 86 78 78 72 67 69 67 67 69 71 68 71 93 68 67 68 70 69 81 71 100
Two-Bedroom 98 100 98 97 94 88 91 88 91 88 88 88 98 97 88 88 134 125 88 88 88 88 94 88 88 98 88 88 91 88 88 138 88 107 98 88 88 98 88 88 88 88 91 88 88 88 91 88 91 106 88 88 88 88 88 107 88 114
Three-Bedroom 138 139 140 137 134 125 111 112 129 107 125 107 140 137 125 107 191 152 107 124 123 107 134 125 119 121 125 125 129 120 122 168 122 130 140 124 125 140 125 107 125 119 111 125 109 117 129 107 129 151 125 125 125 125 112 152 125 162
Four-Bedroom 165 166 168 165 161 145 138 149 151 145 128 145 168 165 145 149 223 207 145 145 133 145 161 145 145 162 145 145 151 145 123 228 149 177 168 144 145 168 145 121 136 145 134 129 145 121 151 128 151 181 145 145 145 131 146 182 145 189
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Payment
SSI Monthly Payment $914 $914 $914 $914 $914 $914 $914 $914 $914 $914 $914 $914 $914 $914 $914 $914 $914 $914 $914 $914 $914 $914 $914 $914 $914 $914 $914 $914 $914 $914 $914 $914 $914 $914 $914 $914 $914 $914 $914 $914 $914 $914 $914 $914 $914 $914 $914 $914 $914 $914 $914 $914 $914 $914 $914 $914 $914 $914
Rent affordable to SSI recipient $274 $274 $274 $274 $274 $274 $274 $274 $274 $274 $274 $274 $274 $274 $274 $274 $274 $274 $274 $274 $274 $274 $274 $274 $274 $274 $274 $274 $274 $274 $274 $274 $274 $274 $274 $274 $274 $274 $274 $274 $274 $274 $274 $274 $274 $274 $274 $274 $274 $274 $274 $274 $274 $274 $274 $274 $274 $274
Income Levels
30% of Area Median Income (AMI) $30,176 $29,157 $32,700 $31,230 $28,260 $27,090 $29,850 $20,700 $33,450 $30,540 $31,230 $37,200 $32,700 $31,230 $29,640 $28,620 $31,770 $38,460 $23,010 $28,320 $34,020 $29,580 $28,260 $23,970 $28,290 $24,810 $22,470 $28,680 $22,920 $29,880 $25,230 $31,890 $29,010 $33,270 $32,700 $30,210 $28,740 $32,700 $27,330 $29,430 $26,790 $29,190 $29,760 $28,950 $18,270 $29,370 $27,990 $14,490 $27,330 $32,880 $35,190 $27,690 $24,390 $31,950 $24,540 $28,050 $28,920 $33,240
50% of Area Median Income (AMI) $50,294 $48,595 $54,500 $52,050 $47,100 $45,150 $49,750 $34,500 $55,750 $50,900 $52,050 $62,000 $54,500 $52,050 $49,400 $47,700 $52,950 $64,100 $38,350 $47,200 $56,700 $49,300 $47,100 $39,950 $47,150 $41,350 $37,450 $47,800 $38,200 $49,800 $42,050 $53,150 $48,350 $55,450 $54,500 $50,350 $47,900 $54,500 $45,550 $49,050 $44,650 $48,650 $49,600 $48,250 $30,450 $48,950 $46,650 $24,150 $45,550 $54,800 $58,650 $46,150 $40,650 $53,250 $40,900 $46,750 $48,200 $55,400
Median Renter Household Income $48,075 $51,200 $46,415 $47,297 $41,660 $30,371 $41,492 $28,185 $45,657 $43,387 $57,472 $81,302 $47,157 $47,297 $37,287 $41,835 $67,459 $80,014 $32,919 $31,452 $33,642 $47,259 $41,660 $36,913 $40,418 $39,950 $52,866 $35,044 $45,136 $50,463 $45,748 $70,470 $44,226 $43,286 $43,760 $70,285 $42,426 $56,848 $45,079 $29,008 $31,897 $38,743 $47,149 $30,453 $40,196 $58,052 $30,722 $37,847 $59,154 $54,474 $29,638 $38,835 $41,819 $38,796 $42,589 $53,100 $33,725 $73,752
Rent Affordable at Different Income Levels
30% of Area Median Income (AMI) $754 $729 $818 $781 $707 $677 $746 $518 $836 $764 $781 $930 $818 $781 $741 $716 $794 $962 $575 $708 $851 $740 $707 $599 $707 $620 $562 $717 $573 $747 $631 $797 $725 $832 $818 $755 $719 $818 $683 $736 $670 $730 $744 $724 $457 $734 $700 $362 $683 $822 $880 $692 $610 $799 $614 $701 $723 $831
50% of Area Median Income (AMI) $1,257 $1,215 $1,363 $1,301 $1,178 $1,129 $1,244 $863 $1,394 $1,273 $1,301 $1,550 $1,363 $1,301 $1,235 $1,193 $1,324 $1,603 $959 $1,180 $1,418 $1,233 $1,178 $999 $1,179 $1,034 $936 $1,195 $955 $1,245 $1,051 $1,329 $1,209 $1,386 $1,363 $1,259 $1,198 $1,363 $1,139 $1,226 $1,116 $1,216 $1,240 $1,206 $761 $1,224 $1,166 $604 $1,139 $1,370 $1,466 $1,154 $1,016 $1,331 $1,023 $1,169 $1,205 $1,385
Median Renter Household Income $1,202 $1,280 $1,160 $1,182 $1,042 $759 $1,037 $705 $1,141 $1,085 $1,437 $2,033 $1,179 $1,182 $932 $1,046 $1,686 $2,000 $823 $786 $841 $1,181 $1,042 $923 $1,010 $999 $1,322 $876 $1,128 $1,262 $1,144 $1,762 $1,106 $1,082 $1,094 $1,757 $1,061 $1,421 $1,127 $725 $797 $969 $1,179 $761 $1,005 $1,451 $768 $946 $1,479 $1,362 $741 $971 $1,045 $970 $1,065 $1,327 $843 $1,844

Median Wages for State’s Most Common Occupations

Occupation Total Employment Median Hourly Wage
Childcare Workers 3,870 $13.42
Waiters and Waitresses 4,180 $13.64
Fast Food and Counter Workers 10,000 $13.75
Bartenders 3,970 $14.10
One-Bedroom Housing Wage $14.56
Cashiers 10,120 $14.57
Cooks, Restaurant 3,800 $15.24
Retail Salespersons 11,500 $15.71
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 7,360 $17.48
Two-bedrooom Housing Wage $17.79
Home Health and Personal Care Aides 6,630 $17.81
Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary 5,310 $17.92
Stockers and Order Fillers 5,010 $18.49
Nursing Assistants 7,350 $18.80
Customer Service Representatives 5,850 $19.02
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 8,550 $19.23
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 5,520 $20.50
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 3,880 $21.99
Miscellaneous Assemblers and Fabricators 4,140 $22.02
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 3,760 $22.73
Office Clerks, General 9,810 $22.88
Construction Laborers 3,560 $23.44
All Occupations 405,510 $23.78
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education 4,580 $25.20
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 2,980 $25.73
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 10,360 $28.13
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 3,920 $29.76
Accountants and Auditors 4,320 $31.95
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 3,810 $31.97
Electricians 2,970 $32.03
Registered Nurses 11,300 $34.94
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 3,560 $38.42
General and Operations Managers 10,170 $43.24