As the disparate economic effects of the pandemic accumulate, nearly one-third of Black renters said they had not paid the previous month's rent, according to a U.S. Census Bureau survey taken Feb. 17 to March 1. Almost 20 percent of Hispanic or Latino renters said the same, as did 22 percent of those identifying as two or more races, or another race.

Source: “Week 25 Household Pulse Survey: February 17-March 1,” U.S. Census Bureau, March 10, 2021,

Data for the graphic are as follows:

Race Percentage Behind on Rent
Black 31.2%
Hispanic/Latino 19.6%
Asian 15.4%
White 12.1%
Two or More Races/Another Race 21.9%

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