United States - Dwelling Stocks

United States: Dwelling Stocks

Mnemonic HSTK.IUSA
Unit Ths. #
Annual 0.84 %
Data 2018 138,537
2017 137,384

Series Information

Source U.S. Census Bureau (BOC)
Release Annual Estimates of Housing Units for the United States, States and Counties
Frequency Annual
Start Date 12/31/1980
End Date 12/31/2018

United States: Real Estate

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Building Completions Feb 2020 1,316 1,319 Ths., SAAR Monthly
House Price Value for Existing Homes Feb 2020 288.04 283.68 Ths. USD, SA Monthly
House Price Value for New Homes Feb 2020 346,803 330,468 USD, SA Monthly
Residential Building Permits Feb 2020 1,452 1,550 Ths. #, SAAR Monthly
Residential Housing Starts Feb 2020 1,599 1,624 Ths. #, SAAR Monthly
House Price Index 2019 Q4 451.65 447.87 Index 1980Q1=100, NSA Quarterly
Dwelling Stocks 2018 138,537 137,384 Ths. # Annual

Release Information

This data comes from the Housing Vacancy and Homeownership Survey and the Decennial Census of Population and Housing Characteristics. It is presented in thousands of units.

Housing stock is defined as a house, an apartment, a mobile home or trailer, a group of rooms, or a single room that is occupied, or, if vacant, is intended for occupancy as separate living quarters.

The source estimates housing stock based on the most recent decennial census. The do so by taking the housing unit number from the census and adding new residential construction and new mobile homes while subtracting housing units lost. New residential construction includes building permits times permit completions rate plus estimates of non-permitted construction. New mobile homes is based on mobile home shipments. 

The source also annual retabulates the most recent census based on current geographic boundaries. 

(Housing Vacancy and Homeownership)

The statistics in this report are based on data collected in two different sample surveys conducted by the Bureau of the Census. Estimates and characteristics of occupied and vacant housing units are based on data obtained in the monthly Current Population Survey (CPS/HVS). Characteristics of occupied housing units are from the American Housing Survey.

(Decennial Census)

The 1990 Decennial Census of Population and Housing encompasses the US, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Data is gathered by issuing questionnaires to residents.

Data will generally revise back to the most recent decennial census on an annual basis. This is because the source retabulates the most recent census data based on current geographic boundaries.