2019 Annual Affordability Report

AR/SEVI Analysis Interactive Map

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

Graphic showing the  Socioeconomic Vulnerability Index

The AR / SEVI analysis looks at both the AR and SEVI metrics in tandem to identify parts of the state that are both currently experiencing significant affordability concerns (as measured by AR) and are also particularly vulnerable to any future bill shocks (as measured by SEVI). In this analysis, census tracts that have both the highest bundled AR20 values and SEVI values have been identified.  

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 the average household. 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.

By default, the map’s scale goes from 0 to 100%, where more affordable areas (closer to 0%) are shown in green and less affordable areas (closer to 100%) in red. The slider on the right can be used to change the color scaling of the map, so that the maximum-colored value is less than 100%. This does not change any of the affordability values, only the map’s color scheme. As most of the values are clustered toward the lower and middle of the distribution, changing the color scheme can give a more representative picture of affordability.

The check boxes on the right allow you to narrow the results to those census tracts in the top 10% and 20% of AR and SEVI scores.