About This Statistic
This is an annual report of the total number of shopping malls in the United States from 1986 to 2010. In 1986, there were 66,972 shopping malls in the United States. Shopping malls are becoming less and less popular as it is easier for consumers to purchase items online. Retail vacancy rates in the United States are projected to drop to 11 percent by the 3Q of 2018.