Housing Units Patterns & Trends
-- U.S. national scope data; all counties, metros, states; 2010-2017
-- tools and data to examine patterns and trends.
May 2018. Data on housing unit patterns and trends are essential for wide-ranging decision-making applications. This section provides access to tools and data to examine those patterns and trends for counties, metros, states and the U.S. The county and state housing unit data included in this section are annually updated model-based estimates developed by the Census Bureau. ProximityOne develops metro/CBSA estimates, included in table below, based on these data and uses these data to develop estimates and projections to 2060.
The U.S. housing stock grew by more than 1 million in 2017, reaching over 137 million units. The growth rate of 0.8 percent from 2016 to 2017 was slower than the 1.4 percent a decade ago between 2006 and 2007. The national housing stock increased by 5.7 million units (4.3 percent) since April 1, 2010. Housing unit growth in 2017 remained below 2007 levels in nearly all states except North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska and D.C.
Use the interactive table below to examine housing trends & patterns from 2010-2017.
View selected metros by county to examine metro change by component county.
Of the 3,142 counties, 338 experienced a decrease in housing units, 2010-2017.
Of the 382 MSAs, 10 experienced a decrease in housing units, 2016-17.
See about related data and tools below.
Patterns of Housing Unit Change by Metro: 2010-2017
The graphic below shows patterns of housing units change from 2010 to 2017 for the 382 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) Click graphic for larger view with details.
- view developed using CV XE GIS software and associated GIS project.
- create similar maps for counties, all/selected CBSAs, or states using CV XE GIS and associated GIS project.
Housing Units by County, Metro & State: 2010-2017 Interactive Table
Click column header to sort; click again to sort other direction.
Initial view order: U.S., states, metros. See usage notes below table.
See related interactive tables
To select only MSAs, use "MSA" (case sensitive, without quotes) in the Find in Name edit box, then click Find in Name.
Click on a column header to sort on that column; click column header again to sort in other direction.
Click ShowAll button to show all areas and restore full set of data view.
Use horizontal scroll bar at base of table to scroll left-right.
To view geographies in one state:
select state in dropdown below table; click ShowAll between selections.
Find in Name: key in partial area name in text box to right of Find in Name button.
then click button to locate all matches (case sensitive).
Find CBSA: key in CBSA code (5 characters) in text box to right of Find CBSA.
then click button to locate geographies that have this CBSA code.
See related ranking tables.
GEOID -- geographic id
CBSA -- core-based statistical area code
Housing units as of Census 2010
Housing units estimate: 7/1/2010
Housing units estimate: 7/1/2011
Housing units estimate: 7/1/2012
Housing units estimate: 7/1/2013
Housing units estimate: 7/1/2014
Housing units estimate: 7/1/2015
Housing units estimate: 7/1/2016
Housing units estimate: 7/1/2017
Housing Units Change 2010 to 2017
Housing Units Percent Change 2010 to 2017
Housing Units Change 2016 to 2017
Housing Units Percent Change 2016 to 2017
Metros and Core-Based Statistical Areas [goto top]
Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) and Micropolitan Statistical Areas (MISAs) are geographic entities delineated by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for use by Federal statistical agencies in collecting, tabulating, and publishing Federal statistics. The term "Core-Based Statistical Area" (CBSA) refer to the collective set of MSAs and MISAs. A MSA contains a core urban area of 50,000 or more population. A MISA contains an urban core of at least 10,000 (but less than 50,000) population. Each MSA or MISA consists of one or more counties and includes the counties containing the core urban area, as well as any adjacent counties that have a high degree of social and economic integration (as measured by commuting to work) with the urban core. The availability of data tabulated by MSA and MISA (and often less available for all counties or all cities) make MSAs and MISAs popular for the analysis of demographic, economic and business data.
Determining CBSA Code
Find name and code from list.
Find name in table and view corresponding CBSA code.
Find name and code from list.
Key in an address here to find codes/names based on address.
Key in an address here to view CBSA containing that address.
Related Housing Market Data & Analytical Resources
Metro Situation & Outlook Reports - click link in column 3 to view that metro
2010-2017 annual population estimates and trends
ACS 2016 1-year demographic-economic tables - metro/CBSA
Housing Price Index
ProximityOne Data Services: access/integrate these with other data
CV XE GIS software: data analytics, maps, geospatial analysis
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