Census Bureau – 26% of Adults Struggle on Expenses

The U.S. Census Bureau reports that the negative social and economic effects of COVID-19 continue in the latest Household Pulse Survey that ended in April. Of  pressing concern –  adults living in households not current on rent or mortgage, 30.6% report eviction or foreclosure in the next two months is somewhat or very likely.

Based on responses collected April 14-26, the Household Pulse Survey estimates that:

  • Of adults living in households with children, 11% were in households where children were unable to attend daycare/another childcare arrangement because of the coronavirus pandemic in the last 4 weeks.
  • Of adults living in households with children, 24% were in homes where children had an appointment with a doctor, nurse, or other health professional by video or phone in the last 4 weeks.
  • Of adults living in households with children enrolled in public/private school, 25.7% were in households where students received food assistance from school in the last 7 days.
  • 7% of American adults had an appointment with a doctor, nurse, or other health professional by video or by phone in the last 4 weeks.
  • 2% of adults are planning to take overnight trips or trips to places more than 100 miles away in the next 4 weeks
  • 8% of American adults expect someone in their household to experience a loss in employment income in the next 4 weeks.
  • 27% of adults live in households where at least one adult teleworked because of the coronavirus pandemic in the last 7 days.
  • 1% of American adults lived in households where there was either sometimes or often not enough to eat in the previous 7 days.
  • 7% of adults are not current on their rent or mortgage payment and have slight or no confidence in making their next payment on time.
  • Of adults living in households not current on rent or mortgage, 6% report eviction or foreclosure in the next two months is somewhat or very likely.
  • 2% of adults live in households where it has been somewhat or very difficult to pay usual household expenses in the last 7 days.
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