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When examining the state of the economy, the housing market and housing prices are among the top issues. This section provides access to selected housing market measures by congressional district for 2007 and 2009. 2010 updates will be available in September 2011.

Using the ranking table, you can determine these district characteristics:
  • CA 18 median housing value decreased by 51.34 between 2007 and 2009
  • the median housing value increased in 196 districts between 2007 and 2009
  • NY 8 had the greatest increase in median value between 2007 and 2009 ($47,000)
  • CA 14 had the highest median value in 2009 ($889,500)
  • KY 5 had the lowest median value in 2009 ($66,100)

America is experiencing great variation in housing market patterns by congressional district.

Data in the ranking table are based on 2007 - 2009 American Community Survey estimates. The table includes a selection of items for 2007 and 2009 from the housing characteristics profile. See congressional district profiles to view integrated demographics for individual districts. See column/subject matter descriptions below table.

111th Congressional District Housing Market Characteristics
  Interactive Ranking Table; click column header to sort; click again to sort other direction.
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Ranking Table Column Descriptions
TotHsg07 2007 Total Housing Units
OccHsg07 2007 Occupied Housing Units
VacHsg072007 Vacant Housing Units
ORate07 2007 Homeowner vacancy rate
RRate07 2007 Rental vacancy rate
$MdVal07 2007 Median Value, Occ Hsg Units
TotHsg09 2009 Total Housing Units
OccHsg09 2009 Occupied Housing Units
VacHsg092009 Vacant Housing Units
ORate09 2009 Homeowner vacancy rate
RRate09 2009 Rental vacancy rate
$MdVal09 2009 Median Value, Occ Hsg Units
Tot0709 2007-2009 Total Housing Unit Change
Occ0709 2007-2009 Occupied Housing Unit Change
Vac07092007-2009 Vacant Housing Unit Change
$MdV0709 2007-2009 Median Value Change
%$MdV0709 2007-2009 Median Value Percent Change

The ranking table includes 435 congressional districts and the District of Columbia thereby covering the total United States population. The table excludes delegates for Puerto Rico and U.S. territorial areas.

Using the Filters. To select CDs within a state, after clicking the Show All button, select the state with the State filter dropdown below table. To select CDs with a party incumbency, after clicking the Show All button, select the party with the Party filter dropdown below table. For example, selecting Party=D the table shows just the 257 districts that have a Democrat incumbent. Once either the State or Party filter has been applied, re-sort on attributes to view ranking based on that item. To restore to view to all CDs, click the Show All button. To find a member name (any partial string) in Incumbent column, click Show All button, key in the text (case-sensitive), then click Find in Name button. To restore to start-up view, refresh the page.

Within State Analysis. To examine attributes of a party within a state proceed as follows. Click Show All button. Select a state (e.g., CA). Select a party (e.g. D). Note there are 33 rows/incumbents (CA and D). Now click a header column to sort this group in either direction. Repeat as desired.

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