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pdfGrowth of Pennsylvania Housing Units in 2009 hide

New estimates released recently by the Census Bureau for states and counties show that the state continues to add new houses, apartments and mobile homes. According to the new estimates, the total number of Pennsylvania’s housing units grew to 5,518,556 in 2009, ranking the Commonwealth 5th among all states in number of housing units. Since 2000, the number of housing units in Pennsylvania has increased by 262,792, a 5.1 percent increase. The Commonwealth ranks 46th among the states in percent increase between 2000 and 2009. In terms of percent, Pennsylvania housing has grown more slowly than the nation over the last nine years (12.1 percent nationwide).


published: 6/16/2010 | tags: Estimates Data , Housing , Research Briefs

pdfGrowth of Pennsylvania Housing Units in 2008 hide

New estimates released recently by the Census Bureau show that the state continues to add new houses, apartments and mobile homes. According to the new estimates, the total number of Pennsylvania’s housing units grew to 5,496,336 in 2008, ranking the Commonwealth 5th among all states in number of housing units. Since 2000, the number of housing units in Pennsylvania has increased by 246,583, a 4.7 percent increase. The Commonwealth ranks 45th among the states in percent increase between 2000 and 2008. In terms of percent, Pennsylvania housing has grown more slowly than the nation over the last seven years (11.4 percent nationwide).


published: 8/12/2009 | tags: Housing , Research Briefs

pdfGrowth of Pennsylvania Housing Units in 2007 hide

Pennsylvania has some of the nation’s oldest housing stock, but new estimates released today by the Census Bureau show that the state continues to add new houses, apartments and mobile homes. According to the new estimates, the total number of Pennsylvania’s housing units grew to 5,477,864 in 2007, ranking the Commonwealth 5th among all states in number of housing units. Between July 1, 2006 and July 1, 2007, Pennsylvania gained 24,901 housing units, a 0.5 percent increase. Since 2000, the number of housing units has increased by 228,113, a 4.3 percent increase. The Commonwealth ranks 45th among the states in percent increase between 2000 and 2007 (4.3 percent). In terms of percent, Pennsylvania housing has grown about half as fast as the nation over the last six years.


published: 8/21/2008 | tags: Housing , Research Briefs

pdfGrowth of Pennsylvania Housing Units in 2006 hide

According to new estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau, Pennsylvania’s housing units grew to 5,453,228 in 2006, ranking the Commonwealth 5th among all states in number of housing units. Between July 1, 2005 and July 1, 2006, Pennsylvania gained 30,644 housing units, a 0.6 percent increase. Since 2000, the number of housing units has increased by 203,477, a 3.9 percent increase. The Commonwealth ranks 45th among the states in percent increase between 2000 and 2006 (3.9 percent). In terms of percent, Pennsylvania housing has grown about half as fast as the nation over the last five years.


published: 9/12/2007 | tags: Housing , Research Briefs

pdfGrowth of Pennsylvania Housing Units Sustained in 2005 hide

According to new estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, Pennsylvania’s housing units grew to 5,422,362 in 2005, the 5th largest number of housing units in the nation. Between July 1, 2004 and July 1, 2005, the Commonwealth gained 36,636 housing units, a 0.7 percent increase. Since 2000, the number of housing units has increased by 172,611. The Commonwealth is among the top 20 states in the number of housing units gained since 2000, but ranks 45th in percent increase (3.3 percent). In terms of percent, Pennsylvania housing has grown about half as fast as the nation over the last five years.


published: 8/23/2006 | tags: Estimates Data , Housing , Research Briefs

pdfMobile Homes in Pennsylvania hide

Recent media reports indicate that developers across the U.S. are purchasing trailer parks and replacing them with strip malls, townhouses, condominiums and big box stores. As affordable housing dwindles, states and counties are taking notice of their low-income mobile home residents.* Data from the 2004 American Community Survey (ACS) provides a picture of Pennsylvania’s mobile home communities and can answer important questions like: what are the characteristics of the commonwealth’s mobile home residents, and who will be affected by this trend in our state?


published: 4/21/2006 | tags: Housing , Research Briefs

pdfCensus Bureau Releases State & County Housing Unit Estimates for 2004 – New Housing in Pennsylvania Continues to Grow hide

Following national trends, the number of housing units in Pennsylvania increased for the fifth straight year. Between 2003 and 2004, Pennsylvania gained an additional 34,938 housing units, up from the 32,673 reported the year before. Since the 2000 Census (estimates base), Pennsylvania has gained an estimated 135,978 additional housing units, and is currently fifth among the states with an estimated 5,385,729 units. This data is based on the 2004 State and County Housing Unit Estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. These estimates were compiled using the estimates base from April 1, 2000 (Census Day), and were carried forward to July 1, 2004.


published: 7/21/2005 | tags: Housing , Research Briefs

pdfU.S. Census Bureau Releases State & County Housing Unit Estimates for 2003 hide

Pennsylvania gained 115,735 additional housing units between the April 1, 2000, base count (5,249,751) and the July 1, 2003, estimate (5,365,486). This represents a 2.2 percent increase. This increase of over 115,000 housing units ranked Pennsylvania 15th nationally in numeric change during this time period. This data is based on the 2003 State and County Housing Unit Estimates that were released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. These estimates were compiled using the estimates base from April 1, 2000 (Census Day), and were carried forward to July 1, 2003.


published: 7/23/2004 | tags: Housing , Research Briefs

pdfU.S. Census Bureau Releases State & County Housing Unit Estimates for 2002 hide

Pennsylvania gained 78,501 additional housing units between the April 1, 2000 base count (5,249,750) and the July 1, 2002 estimate (5,328,251). This data is based on the 2002 State and County Housing Unit Estimates that were released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. These estimates were compiled using the estimates base from April 1, 2000 (Census Day), and were carried forward to July 1, 2002.


published: 7/18/2003 | tags: Housing , Research Briefs

pdfGroup Quarters Counts Updated for Pennsylvania Municipalities hide

The Pennsylvania State Data Center at Penn State Harrisburg reports that the Census Question Resolution (CQR) program has released updated data for Pennsylvania municipalities.


published: 1/30/2003 | tags: Housing , Research Briefs

pdfHome Ownership Grows, Household Types Change in Pennsylvania Through the Nineties hide

The Pennsylvania State Data Center at Penn State Harrisburg reports that in 1990, 70.6 percent of all occupied housing units were owner-occupied. In 2000, owners occupied 71.3 percent of all occupied housing (see Table 1). This and other data was recently released from the U.S. Census Bureau s General Demographic Profile, which provides information including age, sex, race, Hispanic or Latino origin, household relationship and whether the residence is owned or rented. The profile is a prerelease of Summary File 1 (SF1) (100% data), which is scheduled to be released on or before the end of September 2001.


published: 7/5/2001 | tags: Housing , Research Briefs

pdfPA Real Estate and Rental and Leasing Establishments Generate $7.7 Billion in Revenue hide

The real estate and rental and leasing sector had a total of 8,684 establishments in the Commonwealth in 1997. These establishments generated $7.7 billion of revenue in that year.


published: 2/25/2000 | tags: Housing , Research Briefs

pdfPennsylvania’s New Housing Units and Median Values Increase hide

Pennsylvania had 4,938,140 housing units in 1990. This was a seven percent increase from 1980. From 1990 to 1998, there were 346,448 new housing units constructed in the Commonwealth resulting in an additional seven percent growth. Nationally, existing housing grew 11 percent from 1990 to 1998.


published: 2/10/2000 | tags: Housing , Research Briefs

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