Metro Area Housing Vacancy Data, Rates

Listed housing vacancies are currently hovering around the lowest levels in a decade, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates.

Nationally, the rental vacancy rate was 8.3 percent and the homeowner housing rate was 1.9 percent for the third quarter of 2013.

Metro area housing vacancies are tracked by several different private firms and government agencies.

Real estate website Trulia publishes overall occupancy rates for metro areas. Of the 100 largest areas, the following recorded the lowest overall vacancy rates in October 2013, according to the company's estimates:

Area Vacancy Rate: October 2013
San Jose, CA 3.0%
Ventura County, CA 3.4%
Orange County, CA 3.9%
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI 4.1%
Denver, CO 4.4%
San Francisco, CA 4.5%
Middlesex County, MA 4.5%
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD 4.7%
Long Island, NY 4.7%
Oakland, CA 5.1%

Governing compiled the Census Bureau's historical vacancy rates for the 75 metro areas with published annual estimates. Select a metro area below to view housing statistics from 2006 to 2012: