The annual report, HousingInCT2012, published by the Hartford affordable-housing advocacy group Partnership for Strong Communities, found:
• 33 percent of Connecticut households are renters, up from 30 percent just two years ago.
• Connecticut ranks 50th among all 50 states in housing production per capita.
• Connecticut's median single-family home price of $240,000 was well off the 2007 peak of $295,000. But the number of municipalities where 10 percent or more of the housing stock was affordable dropped to 29, from 31.
• The state's housing wage rose to $23.58, the hourly rate a full-time worker in Connecticut must earn to be able to afford a typical two-bedroom apartment. That translates to annual wages of $49,000, up from $29,000 in 2004.
• 26 percent of the state's renters earn less than 50 percent of the state's median income and spend half of that income on housing.
• 52 percent of renters spend more than 30 percent of their incomes on housing.
• Connecticut is getting older, rising from No. 10 in the nation in terms of the percentage of seniors to ninth oldest in the last Census.
• The wealth disparity in Connecticut continues to increase. Mean household income for the bottom 40 percent of earners dropped slightly, while top earners saw significant gains over the past five years. The highest earners' average wages totaled $239,273, compared with $226,744 in 2006.
Source: HousingInCT2012, based on 2011 statistics
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