SDG Indicator 11.1.2
Indicator 11.1.2 - Housing costs compared to monthly income
Data for Indicator 11.1.2 depicts the percentage of households in the San Diego region that spend more than 35% of their monthly income on housing costs. The Census Bureau refers to the ratio of housing costs to income as Selected Monthly Owner Cost as A Percentage of Income (SMOCAPI) or Gross Rent as A Percentage of Income (GRAPI).
Jurisdiction and Tract filters only contain data from 2015 and 2020.
Availability and Use of ACS Data
Data for this Indicator comes from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS) estimates and is available at the regional, jurisdiction, and census tract levels.
The choice to use one- or five-year data is based on the geography type and the type of analysis for which it is needed.
One-year data has a sample size sufficient to report results and compare change over time at the regional level. However, the Census Bureau recommends against using one-year data for 2020 due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, time-series results using this data will not have a value for 2020.
The sample size for one-year data is insufficient at the census tract level. Therefore, results at this level use five-year data.
At the jurisdictional level, while the sample size of one-year data is sufficient for large jurisdictions, it is not for many of the smaller ones. Results at the jurisdiction level use five-year data and are not available by year. Thus, at the jurisdictional level, data is reported for 2015 (which is based on the 2011-2015 data) and 2020 (which is based on the 2016-2020 data).