2019 Annual Affordability Report

2018 to 2019 Affordability Ratio (AR) Deltas Interactive Map

Affordability Ratio (AR): A higher AR is less affordable, a lower AR is more affordable

One of the goals in developing the affordability framework is have the ability to track trends in affordability over time. The map below depicts comparisons of 2019 and 2018 AR results.

Interactive Map Navigation Instructions

Move your cursor to the top left corner of the map to make the command bar visible. The commands to search, zoom, and reset to the default view are shown. By clicking the arrow at the bottom of the command menu, you can show options to pan across the map or select a certain area. Hovering your cursor over an area will show the geographic information and metric scores associated with each area. The tabs at the top of the map allow you to select the different industries. Each industry is mapped to a different geography as described in the 2019 Annual Affordability Report.

The picture of affordability will look different for a household with lower income compared to a household at median income. The dropdown menu on the right allows you to switch between maps of 20th percentile income (households that have higher income than only 20 percent of households in the surrounding area) and 50th percentile (median) income. Several of the industries also have the ability to toggle between Commission-regulated and non-regulated providers. By default, only Commission-regulated providers are shown.

For all industries, the map is scaled to a maximum of 100% increase or decrease in affordability ratio. Most of the changes are very small in comparison—almost always less than 5% in either direction—as shown by the muted color palette of the map.