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Number of owner occupied homes in the U.S. 1975-2019

Following a period of stagnation over most of the 2010’s, the number of owner occupied housing units in the United States has recently started growing again, increasing to 80.68 million in 2019.

‘Owner occupied housing’

Owner occupied housing is where the person who owns a property – either outright or through a mortgage – also resides in the property. Excluded are therefore rental properties, employer-provided housing and social housing. When all forms of housing are included there were 138.45 million housing units in the U.S. in 2018, of which roughly one third were renter-occupied.

‘Owning vs renting’

In general it is cheaper to rent in the U.S., with more renters than owners having monthly housing expenses of less than 1,500 U.S. dollars in 2017. However this situation is gradually changing, with the ratio of house prices. However, the house prices have been rising faster than the cost of rent, meaning that it is increasingly more affordable to own a house than to rent.

Number of owner occupied housing units in the United States from 1975 to 2019

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Source

Release date

March 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

1975 to 2019

Supplementary notes

Data for previous years taken from previous reports.
Data as of Q4 each year.
Figures have been rounded.

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