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New Hampshire

State Facts

Minimum Wage$7.25
2-Bedroom Housing Wage$26.29
Number of Renter Households155,277
Number of Renter Households
Below 30% AMI
38,595
Percent of Renter Households
Below 30% AMI
25%
Number of Renter Households
Below 50% AMI
70,606
Percent of Renter Households
Below 50% AMI
45%

Affordable Rent for Low Income Households

Minimum Wage Worker

$377/mo

Household at 30% of Area Median Income

$801/mo

Household at 50% of Area Median Income

$1,335/mo

Fair Market Rent

1-Bedroom Fair Market Rent

$1,059/mo

2-Bedroom Fair Market Rent

$1,367/mo

Working at minimum wage $7.25/hr

Each week you have to work 112 hours

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

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Number of Households
Total 539,116 203,922 4,202 13,134 55,358 64,719 84,990 94,510 18,281 25,576 22,235 30,513 13,967 35,141 59,209 17,281
Renter 155,277 55,759 1,149 2,630 11,146 28,685 24,485 29,260 2,163 5,988 4,591 9,747 3,876 10,585 16,262 4,710
Percent Renters 29% 27% 27% 20% 20% 44% 29% 31% 12% 23% 21% 32% 28% 30% 27% 27%
Housing Wage
Zero-Bedroom $18.09 $15.24 $34.67 $18.67 $20.00 $18.69 $20.81 $18.79 $23.81 $15.25 $13.71 $15.69 $11.37 $14.85 $16.48 $15.52
One-Bedroom $20.37 $17.04 $38.19 $18.90 $23.44 $21.25 $23.79 $21.00 $23.92 $17.00 $16.75 $16.58 $14.23 $17.17 $18.10 $16.75
Two-Bedroom $26.29 $21.99 $46.13 $24.87 $30.10 $27.17 $31.31 $26.90 $31.48 $21.69 $20.63 $21.58 $16.58 $22.35 $23.79 $22.04
Three-Bedroom $33.96 $28.94 $57.04 $31.58 $37.21 $33.60 $40.13 $35.98 $44.71 $29.81 $27.48 $30.65 $21.15 $28.42 $30.69 $27.25
Four-Bedroom $38.56 $33.28 $62.56 $38.00 $40.81 $37.15 $42.46 $44.13 $50.38 $29.92 $34.37 $34.71 $25.60 $37.75 $32.25 $33.37
Fair Market Rent
Zero-Bedroom $940 $792 $1,803 $971 $1,040 $972 $1,082 $977 $1,238 $793 $713 $816 $591 $772 $857 $807
One-Bedroom $1,059 $886 $1,986 $983 $1,219 $1,105 $1,237 $1,092 $1,244 $884 $871 $862 $740 $893 $941 $871
Two-Bedroom $1,367 $1,144 $2,399 $1,293 $1,565 $1,413 $1,628 $1,399 $1,637 $1,128 $1,073 $1,122 $862 $1,162 $1,237 $1,146
Three-Bedroom $1,766 $1,505 $2,966 $1,642 $1,935 $1,747 $2,087 $1,871 $2,325 $1,550 $1,429 $1,594 $1,100 $1,478 $1,596 $1,417
Four-Bedroom $2,005 $1,731 $3,253 $1,976 $2,122 $1,932 $2,208 $2,295 $2,620 $1,556 $1,787 $1,805 $1,331 $1,963 $1,677 $1,735
Annual Income Needed to Afford
Zero-Bedroom $37,618 $31,690 $72,120 $38,840 $41,600 $38,880 $43,280 $39,080 $49,520 $31,720 $28,520 $32,640 $23,640 $30,880 $34,280 $32,280
One-Bedroom $42,376 $35,452 $79,440 $39,320 $48,760 $44,200 $49,480 $43,680 $49,760 $35,360 $34,840 $34,480 $29,600 $35,720 $37,640 $34,840
Two-Bedroom $54,674 $45,748 $95,960 $51,720 $62,600 $56,520 $65,120 $55,960 $65,480 $45,120 $42,920 $44,880 $34,480 $46,480 $49,480 $45,840
Three-Bedroom $70,634 $60,198 $118,640 $65,680 $77,400 $69,880 $83,480 $74,840 $93,000 $62,000 $57,160 $63,760 $44,000 $59,120 $63,840 $56,680
Four-Bedroom $80,213 $69,223 $130,120 $79,040 $84,880 $77,280 $88,320 $91,800 $104,800 $62,240 $71,480 $72,200 $53,240 $78,520 $67,080 $69,400
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
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
Work Hours/Week at Minimum Wage
Zero-Bedroom 100 84 191 103 110 103 115 104 131 84 76 87 63 82 91 86
One-Bedroom 112 94 211 104 129 117 131 116 132 94 92 91 79 95 100 92
Two-Bedroom 145 121 255 137 166 150 173 148 174 120 114 119 91 123 131 122
Three-Bedroom 187 160 315 174 205 185 221 199 247 164 152 169 117 157 169 150
Four-Bedroom 213 184 345 210 225 205 234 244 278 165 190 192 141 208 178 184
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Payment
SSI Monthly Payment $868 $868 $868 $868 $868 $868 $868 $868 $868 $868 $868 $868 $868 $868 $868 $868
Rent affordable to SSI recipient $260 $260 $260 $260 $260 $260 $260 $260 $260 $260 $260 $260 $260 $260 $260 $260
Income Levels
30% of Area Median Income (AMI) $32,036 $27,925 $42,060 $32,850 $34,200 $30,300 $36,720 $34,920 $37,920 $28,530 $25,590 $26,730 $21,030 $27,150 $31,740 $26,220
50% of Area Median Income (AMI) $53,394 $46,541 $70,100 $54,750 $57,000 $50,500 $61,200 $58,200 $63,200 $47,550 $42,650 $44,550 $35,050 $45,250 $52,900 $43,700
Median Renter Household Income $49,851 $42,054 $63,405 $67,891 $52,028 $50,817 $54,290 $56,499 $57,495 $42,710 $42,221 $43,849 $31,389 $34,132 $47,196 $46,165
Rent Affordable at Different Income Levels
30% of Area Median Income (AMI) $801 $698 $1,052 $821 $855 $758 $918 $873 $948 $713 $640 $668 $526 $679 $794 $656
50% of Area Median Income (AMI) $1,335 $1,164 $1,753 $1,369 $1,425 $1,263 $1,530 $1,455 $1,580 $1,189 $1,066 $1,114 $876 $1,131 $1,323 $1,093
Median Renter Household Income $1,246 $1,051 $1,585 $1,697 $1,301 $1,270 $1,357 $1,412 $1,437 $1,068 $1,056 $1,096 $785 $853 $1,180 $1,154

Median Wages for Largest Occupations

OccupationTotal EmploymentMedian Hourly Wage
Cashiers17,730$12.28
Fast Food and Counter Workers14,860$12.77
Waiters and Waitresses7,260$12.95
Home Health and Personal Care Aides7,990$14.94
Retail Salespersons20,480$14.95
Stockers and Order Fillers14,470$15.35
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners8,660$15.64
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand5,300$16.52
Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary8,760$18.23
Light Truck Drivers5,170$18.71
Nursing Assistants7,060$18.71
Cooks, Restaurant5,480$18.72
Miscellaneous Assemblers and Fabricators5,750$18.90
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers5,960$18.96
Customer Service Representatives11,900$19.29
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive9,300$19.35
Office Clerks, General15,390$20.32
One-Bedroom Housing Wage$20.37
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks8,030$23.28
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers7,060$23.39
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General4,810$23.63
All Occupations635,220$23.89
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers7,370$25.02
Two-Bedroom Housing Wage$26.29
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers7,430$31.04
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education6,100$31.14
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education4,830$31.45
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products6,930$32.15
Accountants and Auditors5,880$38.80
Registered Nurses12,890$39.28
Sales Representatives of Services, Except Advertising, Insurance, Financial Services, and Travel6,570$39.43
General and Operations Managers15,490$49.97
Software Developers6,580$54.29