Average Energy Burden: the average percentage of income that households are spending on energy costs
Average Low-Income Energy Burden: the average percentage of income that low income households, defined as households making less than 80% of the Area Median Income, are spending on energy costs
U.S Department of Energy Low-Income Energy Affordability Data (LEAD) Tool, with housing data from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey 2018 Public Use Microdata Samples
Why are these variables important to measure?
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