Special Report

Cities on the Verge of a COVID-Driven Housing Crisis

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30. Akron, OH
> Chg. in median home sale price, Q1 2010 to Q1 2020: +36.9% ($92,738 to $126,950)
> Chg. in unemployment, Mar. 2019 to Mar. 2020: 4.2% to 5.3%
> Ratio of median home value to household income: 2.6x
> Pct. employment in industries at high risk from COVID-19: 12.8%
> COVID-19 cases as of May 12, 2020: 171.1 per 100,000

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29. Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA
> Chg. in median home sale price, Q1 2010 to Q1 2020: +102.6% ($195,000 to $395,000)
> Chg. in unemployment, Mar. 2019 to Mar. 2020: 3.8% to 4.5%
> Ratio of median home value to household income: 5.7x
> Pct. employment in industries at high risk from COVID-19: 15.8%
> COVID-19 cases as of May 12, 2020: 69.2 per 100,000

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28. Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ
> Chg. in median home sale price, Q1 2010 to Q1 2020: +125.2% ($127,900 to $288,000)
> Chg. in unemployment, Mar. 2019 to Mar. 2020: 4.3% to 4.8%
> Ratio of median home value to household income: 4.1x
> Pct. employment in industries at high risk from COVID-19: 19.3%
> COVID-19 cases as of May 12, 2020: 146.7 per 100,000

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27. Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ
> Chg. in median home sale price, Q1 2010 to Q1 2020: +5.9% ($170,000 to $179,950)
> Chg. in unemployment, Mar. 2019 to Mar. 2020: 4.2% to 5.8%
> Ratio of median home value to household income: 3.3x
> Pct. employment in industries at high risk from COVID-19: 21.3%
> COVID-19 cases as of May 12, 2020: 844.0 per 100,000

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26. Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL
> Chg. in median home sale price, Q1 2010 to Q1 2020: +87.2% ($107,900 to $202,000)
> Chg. in unemployment, Mar. 2019 to Mar. 2020: 3.7% to 5.0%
> Ratio of median home value to household income: 3.9x
> Pct. employment in industries at high risk from COVID-19: 17.9%
> COVID-19 cases as of May 12, 2020: 110.9 per 100,000