Census Bureau

Housing Vacancies and Homeownership
Historical Tables

Table 9.  Estimates of the Total Housing Inventory for the Regions
                               1984 to Present
                           (Numbers in Thousands)


     Northeast
                           1984    1985    1986    1987    1988    1989

All housing units         20175   20560   20673   21092   21690   21782

 Vacant                    1830    1941    2019    2146    2440    2365
   Year-round vacant       1172    1164    1184    1270    1436    1445
     For rent               273     266     290     312     376     367
     For sale only           96     111     114     145     192     185
     Rented or sold         140     140     144     153     144     124
     Held off market        663     647     636     659     724     770
       Occ'l use            130     143     133     135     176     176
       URE                  133     137     152     162     180     172
       Other                400     367     351     363     368     422

   Seasonal                 658     777     835     876    1004     920

Total occupied            18345   18619   18654   18946   19250   19417
  Owner                   11227   11323   11451   11684   11797   12044
  Renter                   7118    7297    7203    7262     453    7373


     Midwest

All housing units         23558   24001   24228   24251   24798   25226

 Vacant                    1982    2011    2113    2045    2280    2405
   Year-round vacant       1631    1649    1708    1679    1710    1724
     For rent               430     459     545     531     548     528
     For sale only          240     238     224     210     187     202
     Rented or sold         154     160     158     144     144     151
     Held off market        807     792     781     793     831     843
       Occ'l use            129     131     131     132     137     140
       URE                  150     150     151     174     221     238
       Other                528     511     499     486     474     465

   Seasonal                 351     362     405     366     570     681

Total occupied            21576   21990   22115   22207   22518   22821
  Owner                   14769   14721   14801   14939   15194   15452
  Renter                   6808    7268    7314    7268    7324    7369


     South
                            1984    1985    1986    1987    1988    1989

All housing units          32572   33549   34614   35480   36269   36853

 Vacant                     3282    3635    4091    4355    4719    4590
   Year-round vacant        2868    3057    3332    3623    3660    3665
     For rent                836    1021    1172    1298    1228    1118
     For sale only           408     437     427     425     414     443
     Rented or sold          231     217     225     231     230     222
     Held off market        1393    1382    1508    1670    1788    1882
       Occ'l use             477     424     467     533     611     655
       URE                   177     228     273     295     332     367
       Other                 739     730     768     842     845     861

   Seasonal                  414     578     759     732    1059     925

Total occupied             29290   29914   30523   31125   31549   32263
  Owner                    19624   19869   20179   20626   20766   21276
  Renter                    9666   10045   10344   10499   10784   10988


     West

All housing units          18949   19225   19793   20279   20896   21110

  Vacant                    1814    1861    1941    2039    2194    2122
    Year-round vacant       1408    1532    1568    1643    1727    1684
      For rent               395     475     574     601     650     598
      For sale only          203     221     172     197     176     157
      Rented or sold         138     146     155     158     161     165
      Held off market        672     690     667     688     741     764
        Occ'l use            256     280     250     258     289     326
        URE                  162     143     159     141     155     171
        Other                254     267     258     288     298     267

    Seasonal                 406     329     373     396     467     438

Total occupied             17135   17364   17852   18239   18702   18988
  Owner                    10032   10243   10413   10666   10943   10983
  Renter                    7103    7121    7438    7573    7759    8005


     Northeast
                            1989/r   1990     1991    1992    1993   1993/r

All housing units          21783    21706    21903   21997   22242   22108   

 Vacant                     2366     2378     2406    2418    2479    2461
   Year-round vacant        1477     1466     1532    1557    1594    1593
     For rent                370      475      546     549     571     572
     For sale only           189      195      180     163     166     165
     Rented or sold          127      105      101     111     105     105
     Held off market         791      690      704     734     751     751
       Occ'l use             184      158      178     182     226     226
       URE                   174      166      167     178     161     161
       Other                 433      366      359     374     364     364

   Seasonal                  889      912      874     861     885     868

Total occupied             19417    19328    19498   19579   19764   19647
  Owner                    12044    12094    12157   12245   12328   12137
  Renter                    7373     7234     7341    7334    7436    7510


      Midwest

All housing units          25326    25407    25749   25850   26034   25739

  Vacant                    2505     2449     2449    2414    2417    2335
    Year-round vacant       1844     1780     1796    1730    1695    1686
      For rent               547      516      558     558     551     546
      For sale only          223      203      202     188     173     173
      Rented or sold         159      164      148     150     157     155
      Held off market        914      897      887     834     814     812
        Occ'l use            157      147      150     129     136     132
        URE                  248      238      239     225     203     201
        Other                510      512      498     480     475     479

    Seasonal                 661      669      653     684     722     649
 
Total occupied             22821    22958    23300   23435    23616  23403
  Owner                    15452    15501    15658   15748    15919  15697
  Renter                    7369     7456     7642    7688     7697   7706


      South
                            1989/r   1990    1991   1992    1993    1993/r

All housing units          37363    37611   37770  38061   38700    38930

  Vacant                    5100     5032    4979   4880    4860     4861
    Year-round vacant       4185     4119    4030   3807    3802     3841
      For rent              1196     1089    1101   1026    1008     1020
      For sale only          490      464     490    389     371      378
      Rented or sold         244      240     195    220     222      223
      Held off market       2255     2327    2245   2171    2202     2221
        Occ'l use            842      812     776    758     708      776
        URE                  407      490     487    438     458      473
        Other               1006     1026     982    975     964      971

    Seasonal                 915      913     949   1073    1058     1020

Total occupied             32263    32578   32791  33231   33840    34069
  Owner                    21276    21418   21665  21880   22368    22367
  Renter                   10988    11160   11126  11351   11472    11702

     West

All housing units          21258   21560   21853   22409   22739    22834

  Vacant                    2270    2199    2190    2263    2231     2236
    Year-round vacant       1844    1763    1780    1838    1792     1817
      For rent               619     582     575     636     661      670
      For sale only          180     202     198     230     176      178
      Rented or sold         175     152     157     148     141      142
      Held off market        870     827     850     824     814      826
        Occ'l use            382     368     390     374     368      373
        URE                  185     174     191     169     158      160
        Other                303     285     268     281     288      293

    Seasonal                 426     436     410     425     439      419

 Total occupied            18988   19360   19664   20146   20508    20598
   Owner                   10983   11235   11530   11950   12384    12333
   Renter                   8005    8125    8134    8196    8125     8266


rRevised to reflect edit changes and inclusion of year-round
 vacant mobile homes; see Quarterly Report for detailed explanation.
Source:  Current Population Survey/Housing Vacancy Survey
         Series H-111, Bureau of the Census, Washington, D.C.  20233. 

Table 9.          Estimates of the Total Housing Inventory for the Regions
                                      1984 to Present (Cont'd)
 

     Northeast               
                                   1994     1995       1996     1997     1998
    
      All Housing Units           22300    22392     22,541   22,564   22,450
                                                                
        Vacant                     2567     2629      2,705    2,696    2,589
          Year-round vacant        1712     1823      1,849    1,822    1,748
            For rent                590      586        601      543      534
            For sale only           182      187        201      207      196
            Rented or sold          153      141        139      149      160
            Held off market         797      909        908      923      858
            Occ'l use               264      289        282      274      251
            URE                     133      161        164      201      170
            Other                   400      459        462      448      437
        
          Seasonal                  855      806        856      874      841
              
     Total Occupied               19734    19763     19,836   19,868   19,861
       Owner                      12127    12252     12,339   12,398   12,440
       Renter                      7606     7511      7,497    7,470    7,421
  
     
     Midwest                                                     
                                   1994     1995       1996     1997     1998

      All Housing Units           26106    26224     26,479   26,709   27,049

        Vacant                     2497     2531      2,664    2,626    2,716
          Year-round vacant        1810     1871      1,992    1,928    2,050
            For rent                568      575        609      623      612
            For sale only           176      218        227      213      251
            Rented or sold          194      196        200      206      233
            Held off market         873      882        956      886      954
            Occ'l use               159      176        173      190      197
            URE                     188      164        213      182      176
            Other                   526      542        570      514      581
        
          Seasonal                  687      660        672      698      666

     Total Occupied               23609    23693     23,815   24,083   24,333
       Owner                      15978    16387     16,807   16,979   17,290
       Renter                      7630     7306      7,008    7,104    7,043


    South               
                                   1994     1995      1996      1997     1998
    
      All Housing Units           39423    40254    40,976    41,787   42,917

        Vacant                     4895     5031      5,227    5,469    5,783
          Year-round vacant        3817     3879      4,079    4,376    4,712
            For rent               1045     1076      1,108    1,183    1,262
            For sale only           395      399        435      477      529
            Rented or sold          275      306        336      344      358
            Held off market        2103     2098      2,200    2,372    2,563
            Occ'l use               810      808        832      940      949
            URE                     321      313        302      331      390
            Other                   972      977      1,066    1,101    1,224
     
          Seasonal                 1078     1152      1,148    1,093    1,071

     Total Occupied               34529    35223     35,749   36,318   37,134
       Owner                      22650    23487     24,119   24,686   25,481
       Renter                     11879    11736     11,630   11,632   11,653


	West               
                                   1994     1995      1996     1997      1998
                                   
      All Housing Units           23120    23785     24,141   24,560   24,864

        Vacant                     2299     2478      2,557    2,627    2,659
          Year-round vacant        1890     1997      2,025    1,986    2,004
            For rent                655      709        690      629      638
            For sale only           200      218        219      236      228
            Rented or sold          161      167        159      167      175
            Held off market         874      903        957      954      963
            Occ'l use               380      395        422      413      396
            URE                     174      162        173      170      174
            Other                   320      346        362      370      393
        
          Seasonal                  409      481        532      641      655

     Total Occupied               20821    21307     21,584   21,933   22,205
       Owner                      12376    12614     12,776   13,080   13,426
       Renter                      8444     8693      8,808    8,853    8,779
	   

Table 9.          Estimates of the Total Housing Inventory for the Regions
                                      1984 to Present (Cont'd)
    
     Northeast               
                                   1999     2000     2001    2002
    
      All Housing Units          22,578   22,660   22,745   22,845
                                                                
        Vacant                    2,593    2,511    2,507    2,503
          Year-round vacant       1,712    1,681    1,614    1,662    
            For rent                501      443      417      448
            For sale only           182      158      163      160
            Rented or sold          148      143      148      155
            Held off market         943      937      886      899
            Occ'l use               301      320      251      268
            URE                     175      185      208      211
            Other                   467      432      427      420
        
          Seasonal                  819      830      893      841
              
     Total Occupied              19,985   20,149   20,238   20,342
       Owner                     12,604   12,780   12,893   13,089
       Renter                     7,381    7,369    7,345    7,253
  
     
     Midwest                                                     
                                   1999     2000     2001   2002

      All Housing Units          27,436   27,422   27,829   28,234

        Vacant                    2,848    2,818    3,028    3,129
          Year-round vacant       2,161    2,091    2,233    2,338
            For rent                667      660      729      771
            For sale only           221      239      319      335
            Rented or sold          234      209      213      231
            Held off market       1,039      983      972    1,001
            Occ'l use               212      193      167      192
            URE                     207      237      230      199
            Other                   620      553      575      610
        
          Seasonal                  687      727      795      795

     Total Occupied              24,588   24,604   24,801    25,105
       Owner                     17,638   17,864   18,123    18,348
       Renter                     6,650    6,740    6,678     6,757
	   

    South               
                                   1999     2000     2001    2002
    
      All Housing Units          43,629   43,996   44,971    45,870

        Vacant                    6,013    6,037    6,323     6,537
          Year-round vacant       4,890    4,808    5,105     5,308
            For rent              1,355    1,378    1,478     1,611
            For sale only           535      527      585       539
            Rented or sold          382      332      333       328
            Held off market       2,618    2,571    2,709     2,830
            Occ'l use             1,047      971    1,029     1,046
            URE                     401      450      461       472
            Other                 1,170    1,150    1,219     1,312
     
          Seasonal                1,123    1,229    1,218     1,229

     Total Occupied              37,616   37,959   38,648    39,333
       Owner                     26,003   26,402   26,976    27,426
       Renter                    11,613   11,557   11,672    11,907

  
	West               
                                   1999     2000     2001   2002
                                   
      All Housing Units          25,400   25,550   25,933   26,371

        Vacant                    2,660    2,542    2,610    2,612
          Year-round vacant       2,021    1,859    1,962    1,965
            For rent                596      543      579      667
            For sale only           246      223      234      243
            Rented or sold          192      172      187      164
            Held off market         987      921      962      891
            Occ'l use               387      408      440      395
            URE                     182      166      165      154
            Other                   418      347      357      342
			
          Seasonal                  639      683      648      647

     Total Occupied              22,740   23,008   23,323    23,759
       Owner                     13,853   14,204   14,601    14,849
       Renter                     8,887    8,804    8,722     8,910
    	
Source: Current Population Survey/Housing Vacancy Survey,
        Series H-111, Bureau of the Census, Washington, D.C.  20233. 


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Created: February 1, 2000 Last Revised: February 20, 2003


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