Special Report

Cities on the Verge of a COVID-Driven Housing Crisis

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25. Jacksonville, FL
> Chg. in median home sale price, Q1 2010 to Q1 2020: +74.9% ($120,050 to $210,000)
> Chg. in unemployment, Mar. 2019 to Mar. 2020: 3.4% to 4.4%
> Ratio of median home value to household income: 3.6x
> Pct. employment in industries at high risk from COVID-19: 19.9%
> COVID-19 cases as of May 12, 2020: 121.9 per 100,000

24. San Diego-Carlsbad, CA
> Chg. in median home sale price, Q1 2010 to Q1 2020: +84.1% ($315,000 to $580,000)
> Chg. in unemployment, Mar. 2019 to Mar. 2020: 3.4% to 4.0%
> Ratio of median home value to household income: 7.7x
> Pct. employment in industries at high risk from COVID-19: 17.8%
> COVID-19 cases as of May 12, 2020: 158.2 per 100,000

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23. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
> Chg. in median home sale price, Q1 2010 to Q1 2020: +94.7% ($113,000 to $220,000)
> Chg. in unemployment, Mar. 2019 to Mar. 2020: 3.6% to 4.1%
> Ratio of median home value to household income: 3.4x
> Pct. employment in industries at high risk from COVID-19: 20.8%
> COVID-19 cases as of May 12, 2020: 296.6 per 100,000

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22. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
> Chg. in median home sale price, Q1 2010 to Q1 2020: +11.1% ($180,000 to $200,000)
> Chg. in unemployment, Mar. 2019 to Mar. 2020: 3.9% to 5.2%
> Ratio of median home value to household income: 3.6x
> Pct. employment in industries at high risk from COVID-19: 13.2%
> COVID-19 cases as of May 12, 2020: 803.7 per 100,000

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21. Memphis, TN-MS-AR
> Chg. in median home sale price, Q1 2010 to Q1 2020: +68.7% ($85,934 to $145,000)
> Chg. in unemployment, Mar. 2019 to Mar. 2020: 4.2% to 4.2%
> Ratio of median home value to household income: 3.1x
> Pct. employment in industries at high risk from COVID-19: 27.0%
> COVID-19 cases as of May 12, 2020: 345.1 per 100,000