Category Archives: Housing

10 Ways the American Community Survey Serves Communities

Written by: Deborah Stempowski, Chief, American Community Survey Office Since 2005, the American Community Survey has provided annual data on more than 40 topics for our nation’s communities. Over the past 10 years, we have seen the many ways local … Continue reading

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For the Most Part, Few Young Adults Live With Their Parents

By Jonathan Vespa, David Ihrke and Ellyn Arevalo Steidl People may think that today’s young adults, often called “millennials” — the so-called “boomerang generation”— are flocking to their parents’ basement instead of moving out on their own. However, a look … Continue reading

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A Picture of Housing Constructed in 2012

Written by: Katie McNitt Did you know that there were 483,000 single-family homes built in the United States in 2012? In addition, there were 166,000 multifamily units completed. How do we know about characteristics of these new homes, such as … Continue reading

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America: A Nation on the Move

Written by:  Alison Fields and Robert Kominski Have you moved in the last five years? Earlier today, the Census Bureau released a collection of data on rates of migration, or “geographic mobility.” Between 2011 and 2012, 12 percent of people … Continue reading

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What Did New Housing Look Like in 2011?

Written by: Salima Jenkins Every year, we collect data on the characteristics of new residential construction, such as square footage and the number of bedrooms, as well as average and median sales prices (for single-family houses only). These statistics are … Continue reading

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