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Outcome: Promote affordable home ownership opportunities

About this indicator

This indicator tracks the annual change in median household income in King County, as it compares with annual changes in the median home price and average rental costs.

Key findings

  • Average annual change in median home price from 2000-2009: 7.2%
  • Average annual change in rent from 2000-2009: 3.2%

Tables and graphs 

Last updated December 2010


Technical notes

Median household income data taken from the American Community Survey provided by the U.S. Census Bureau (external site). The single-family home value as reported by the U.S. Census is used as a proxy for home price in 1990. Home sales data from 2000 to present is taken from the King County Department of Assessments. Average rent data provided by Dupre + Scott Apartment Advisors, Inc (external site).

Graphs and tables

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Average annual change in household income, median home price, and average rent in King County

Table of change in housing costs vs. income