U.S. & State Housing Data Analytics
-- 2016 Housing Units, Age, Tenure, Occupancy, Rates, Value, Rent, more
September 2017. In 2016, the U.S. median housing value was $205,000 while states ranged from $113,900 (Mississippi) to $592,000 (Hawaii). See item/column H089 in the interactive table below to view, rank, compare, analyze states based on this measure for 2016 ... in context of related housing characteristics. These data uniquely provide insights into many of the most important housing characteristics.
This section is focused on tools, resources and methods that you can use to access, integrate and analyze housing characteristics for the U.S. and states. These data will update in September 2018.
Approximately 600 subject matter items from the American Community Survey ACS 2016 database (released September 2017) are included in these four pages/tables:
Housing Characteristics -- this section
GIS, Data Integration & Visual Data Analysis
Use data extracted from these tables in a ready-to-use GIS project. These ACS sourced data (from the four tables listed above) have been integrated with population estimates trend data, components of change and personal income quarterly trend data. See details below in this section.
Patterns of Median Housing Value by State
The following graphic shows patterns of median housing value by state. Yellow label shows the state USPS abbreviation; white label shows $MHV. Legend shows color patterns associated with percent population change 2010-2016.
- View developed using CV XE GIS software and associated GIS project.
- use these resources to develop similar views for any area. Modify subjects, zoom, colors, labels, add your data.
Using the Interactive Table
Use the interactive table below to view, query, rank, compare housing characteristics of the population, households and families for these areas. The scroll box shown below lists each of the subject matter items available for each area via the ranking table. In the subject matter items scroll box, subject matter items are organized into to mini-tables with related items. The number at the left of the subject matter item is also used as the short name for the subject matter item in the column header in the ranking table.
Housing Characteristics Items
.. a few item names and numbers changed from previous year data/table.
U.S. & State 2016 Housing Characteristics -- interactive table
Click ShowAll button between Find/Queries. Use mouseover on column header to view column description.
See usage notes below table. See related tables -- http://proximityone.com/rankingtables.htm.
If table not showing any rows; click ShowAll button below table.
Use vertical and horizontal scroll bars to navigate up/down or left/right.
Adjust column widths using column divider between header cells.
Find Name> button -- use to select area based on exact spelling of partial name in column 1.
.. Key in exact up/low case spelling of partial name of area in the edit box to right of Find Name> button.
.. overwriting the value Texas.
.. click the Find Name> button ... table refreshes with all states with matched spelling in column 1.
Selected columns -- click the "Units.Occ.Vacant.%MdValue.$MdRent" button to show only these columns;
.. click "All columns" button to restore view to all columns.
All items are estimates for 2016.
Click ShowAll button between specific area queries.
Cells with negative value could not be estimated (for this geography and this time frame).
State GIS Project Installation & Use .. goto top
Join us in a Data Analytics Lab session where we discuss use of these tools and data. There is no fee for these one-hour Web sessions.
Installation requirements include:
Windows computer with Internet connection.
Userid and password provided separately.
There is no warranty or guarantee; users are solely responsible for any use.
Authorized for personal, non-business/income generating use only.
Software nor data may not be redistributed.
Authorized for use only as a package; data not authorized for use with other software.
Contact use for more information; add message in test section.
Follow these steps to install the "States1" GIS project and related data files.
1. Install the CV XS GIS software
... run the CV XE GIS installer
... take all defaults during installation
... not necessary to reinstall if already installed
2. Install the States1 project fileset
... using windows explorer, create the folder c:\statetrends.
... unzip States1 GIS project files to local folder c:\statetrends
3. Open the c:\statetrends\states1.gis project
... after completing the above steps, click File>Open>Dialog
... open the file named c:\statetrends\states1.gis
4. Done. The start-up view for the states1.gis project is shown below.
- View developed using CV XE GIS software and associated GIS project.
Using the State GIS Project .. goto top
The layers in the states1.gis project are listed below.
Most of these layers use the shapefile cb_2015_us_state_500k.shp. The fields/attributes of this shapefile are listed below.
Fields 8 - 27 ... Census Bureau population estimates program.
Fields 28 - 37 ... Census Bureau ACS 2016 1 year data (from tables in this and related sections).
Fields 38 - 127 ... Bureau of Economic Analysis State Quarterly Personal Income data (2010Q1 through 2017Q2).
.. three sections of quarterly data: total personal income, population, per capita personal income.
Importance of Demographic-Economic Data
The importance of understanding the demographic-economic make-up and trends can hardly be overstated. Community and educational challenges and opportunities are shaped by demographic-economic dynamics. Only by knowing "where we are" can we develop the most effective plans for improvement.
The American Community Survey provides "richer" demographic-economic characteristics for national scope wide-ranging geographic areas. While Census 2010 provides data similar to those items in the General Demographics section, only ACS sourced data provide details on topics such as income and poverty, labor force and employment, housing value and costs, educational participation and attainment, language spoken at home, among many related items. The approximate 600 items accessible via the dataset are supplemented by a wide range of additional subject matter. These data are updated annually in December of each year for each/all political/statistical areas, including census tracts, ZIP code areas and block groups..
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Support Using these Resources
Learn more about accessing and using demographic-economic data and related analytical tools. Join us in a Data Analytics Lab session. There is no fee for these one-hour Web sessions. Each informal session is focused on a specific topic. The open structure also provides for Q&A and discussion of application issues of interest to participants.
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