Metros With the Most Mortgage-Burdened Homeowners



Stacker found metro areas in California ultimately topped the list of places with the most mortgage-burdened homeowners.

The Golden State has become notorious for an affordable housing shortage, though metros in several other states also rose to the top of the rankings.  Continue reading to see if your metro made the list.

Poughkeepsie, New York

Housing prices in Poughkeepsie have been rising steadily as the city situated on the bank of the Hudson River just north of New York City has gone through a revival of sorts in recent years.


Stamford, Connecticut

Like Poughkeepsie, Stamford’s proximity to New York has made it a magnet for wealthy individuals looking to move out of the crowded city.


San Francisco

More than a third of homeowners in many of California’s most populous metros are considered mortgage-burdened, and homeowners in San Francisco must accept some of the most expensive real estate prices in the entire U.S. 



In Honolulu, a greater share of homeowners are mortgage-burdened than even San Francisco. Faced with steep declines in tourism revenues, Hawaii’s own government as well as local business CEOs worked to attract remote workers during the COVID-19 pandemic—a move that could have a lasting impact on the Aloha State’s housing affordability.


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