Census Releases New County Housing Unit Estimates

How many housing units have been added in your county? View 2011 estimates released Thursday.
by | June 14, 2012

New figures released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau show changes in total housing units throughout the country over the past year.

The annual estimates, current as of July 2011, count the number of residential homes, apartments, mobile homes and other units considered separate living quarters.

Much of the estimates mirror current population trends.

In terms of raw change, Texas had by far the largest year-over-year increase, with more than 121,000 units added. This corresponds to earlier figures showing  a boom in the state’s population – also the largest jump in the country.

Much of the recent growth in housing units occurred in the western U.S.

The following states experienced the largest percentage increases in housing units from April 2010 from July 2011:

State 2010 2011 Change % Change
Wyoming 261,868 265,528 3,660 1.40
Alaska 306,967 311,201 4,234 1.38
Utah 979,709 993,060 13,351 1.36
Montana 482,825 489,157 6,332 1.31
Texas 9,977,437 10,098,750 121,313 1.22
North Dakota 317,498 320,909 3,411 1.07
Idaho 667,794 674,394 6,600 0.99
Delaware 405,885 409,757 3,872 0.95
South Carolina 2,137,683 2,157,033 19,350 0.91
Nevada 1,173,815 1,183,873 10,058 0.86

Michigan, which saw a decline in population over the same time period, lost an estimated 6,752 housing units.

Interested in seeing data for your county?

Enter a county below to view estimated changes from April 2010 through July 2011. Additional updated data on types of housing units for each county is not available.


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