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Extremely Low Income Households (30% or less of area median income), 2006 estimates from the American Community Survey (1):
Households by Tenure, Income and Cost Burden
Place Household Type (2) Tenure Household Income as a percent of area median income Cost BurdenHousehold Estimate (3)
State of Florida Everyone Else Owner 15%or Less of AMI 50% or Less Cost Burden 49586
State of Florida Everyone Else Owner 15%or Less of AMI Greater than 50% Cost Burden 75560
State of Florida Everyone Else Owner 15.01% to 30% of AMI 50% or Less Cost Burden 90790
State of Florida Everyone Else Owner 15.01% to 30% of AMI Greater than 50% Cost Burden 131843
State of Florida Everyone Else Owner Greater than 30% of AMI 50% or Less Cost Burden 4117242
State of Florida Everyone Else Owner Greater than 30% of AMI Greater than 50% Cost Burden 511920
State of Florida Everyone Else Renter 15%or Less of AMI 50% or Less Cost Burden 53255
State of Florida Everyone Else Renter 15%or Less of AMI Greater than 50% Cost Burden 79055
State of Florida Everyone Else Renter 15.01% to 30% of AMI 50% or Less Cost Burden 80896
State of Florida Everyone Else Renter 15.01% to 30% of AMI Greater than 50% Cost Burden 168602
State of Florida Everyone Else Renter Greater than 30% of AMI 50% or Less Cost Burden 1402852
State of Florida Everyone Else Renter Greater than 30% of AMI Greater than 50% Cost Burden 245929
State of Florida Student Headed Non-Family Owner 15%or Less of AMI 50% or Less Cost Burden not avail.
State of Florida Student Headed Non-Family Owner 15%or Less of AMI Greater than 50% Cost Burden 2280
State of Florida Student Headed Non-Family Owner 15.01% to 30% of AMI 50% or Less Cost Burden not avail.
State of Florida Student Headed Non-Family Owner 15.01% to 30% of AMI Greater than 50% Cost Burden not avail.
State of Florida Student Headed Non-Family Owner Greater than 30% of AMI 50% or Less Cost Burden 9307
State of Florida Student Headed Non-Family Owner Greater than 30% of AMI Greater than 50% Cost Burden 3823
State of Florida Student Headed Non-Family Renter 15%or Less of AMI 50% or Less Cost Burden 10458
State of Florida Student Headed Non-Family Renter 15%or Less of AMI Greater than 50% Cost Burden 12730
State of Florida Student Headed Non-Family Renter 15.01% to 30% of AMI 50% or Less Cost Burden not avail.
State of Florida Student Headed Non-Family Renter 15.01% to 30% of AMI Greater than 50% Cost Burden 9214
State of Florida Student Headed Non-Family Renter Greater than 30% of AMI 50% or Less Cost Burden 34859
State of Florida Student Headed Non-Family Renter Greater than 30% of AMI Greater than 50% Cost Burden 12307
Notes:  (1) While the ACS sample is a much larger sample than is available from any other current survey it is not currently large enough to provide reliable estimates for very detailed cross-tabulations; that is especially true for small areas or socio-economic characteristics with small populations. Thus several cross-tabulations of varying combinations of household characteristics were produced in order to estimate several key variables for this income group.

(2) Student households tend to be lower income households by choice; non-family student households are typically not eligible for many of the assisted housing programs otherwise available to households in this income category. The presence of student households can distort observations about data of this type. We have thus provided a variable to distinguish student households from all other households in the data.

Student Headed Non-Family is defined as a household meeting ALL of the following characteristics: currently enrolled in college under-graduate, college graduate or professional school; non-family; householder is 29 or younger; there is no household member with a disability.

(3) Census Bureau ACS estimates are from a sample survey and not a full count from a decennial census. There is a margin of error associated with the estimate. The range based on the margin of error reflects what the statisticians call a "90 percent confidence interval"; it means that nine chances out of 10, the true value falls within this range. We do not provide the range in this table, that is, the high and low ends of the range in which the estimate is found. However, if the low end of the range is negative (thus containing "0") the estimate is not statistically different from "0". In that case we substitute "not avail." for the estimate. See also Reference Guide for Journalists: Using the American Community Survey, Cynthia M. Taeuber, CMTaeuber and Associates.

Sources:  2006 American Community Survey (ACS) Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS), Census Bureau, as compiled by the Shimberg Center, University of Florida.