Special Report

Cities on the Verge of a COVID-Driven Housing Crisis

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15. Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT
> Chg. in median home sale price, Q1 2010 to Q1 2020: -0.9% ($372,500 to $369,000)
> Chg. in unemployment, Mar. 2019 to Mar. 2020: 3.7% to 3.8%
> Ratio of median home value to household income: 4.8x
> Pct. employment in industries at high risk from COVID-19: 14.2%
> COVID-19 cases as of May 12, 2020: 1,428.3 per 100,000

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14. Baton Rouge, LA
> Chg. in median home sale price, Q1 2010 to Q1 2020: +24.1% ($145,000 to $180,000)
> Chg. in unemployment, Mar. 2019 to Mar. 2020: 4.0% to 5.8%
> Ratio of median home value to household income: 3.3x
> Pct. employment in industries at high risk from COVID-19: 14.5%
> COVID-19 cases as of May 12, 2020: 561.9 per 100,000

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13. Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL
> Chg. in median home sale price, Q1 2010 to Q1 2020: +114.4% ($90,000 to $193,000)
> Chg. in unemployment, Mar. 2019 to Mar. 2020: 4.0% to 5.1%
> Ratio of median home value to household income: 3.1x
> Pct. employment in industries at high risk from COVID-19: 20.5%
> COVID-19 cases as of May 12, 2020: 100.9 per 100,000

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12. Fresno, CA
> Chg. in median home sale price, Q1 2010 to Q1 2020: +81.5% ($146,000 to $265,000)
> Chg. in unemployment, Mar. 2019 to Mar. 2020: 7.5% to 9.3%
> Ratio of median home value to household income: 5.2x
> Pct. employment in industries at high risk from COVID-19: 13.5%
> COVID-19 cases as of May 12, 2020: 100.6 per 100,000

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11. Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI
> Chg. in median home sale price, Q1 2010 to Q1 2020: +158.3% ($60,000 to $155,000)
> Chg. in unemployment, Mar. 2019 to Mar. 2020: 4.5% to 4.9%
> Ratio of median home value to household income: 3.0x
> Pct. employment in industries at high risk from COVID-19: 12.8%
> COVID-19 cases as of May 12, 2020: 536.8 per 100,000