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Ownership and Vacancy — Sources

Housing Stock

Rental Vacancy Rates

Homeownership Rates

Households Estimates

General Notes on Housing Unit Controls and Household Estimates for HUD Special Tabulations

  • CPS/HVS housing inventory estimates from 2000 through 2009 are revised based on vintage 2010 estimates. Housing inventory estimates from 2010 through 2014 are based on the latest set of independent housing unit estimates, vintage 2013, produced annually by the Population Division. These annual estimates are updated using building permits, estimates of housing loss, and administrative records data. Vacancy rates and homeownership rates are not affected by this revision.

  • CPS data from 1983 to 1992 are weighted based on the 1980 decennial census. Beginning in 1993 CPS data weighted based on the 1990 decennial census.

  • Summing the components may not match exactly to the United States total, due to the sub-categories being computed using a national adjustment factor, rather than regional adjustment factors. The United States total is based applying regional adjustment factors and summing the regions to get the total. Any differences will be very small and not affect any analysis.

  • Methodology on how the housing controls are computed can be found at: