2019

RENTERS MORE BURDENED BY HOUSING COSTS THAN HOMEOWNERS

RENTERS MORE BURDENED BY HOUSING COSTS THAN HOMEOWNERS

June, 2019

Many households were burdened by housing costs in 2017...

HOMEOWNERSHIP AFFORDABILITY VARIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY

HOMEOWNERSHIP AFFORDABILITY VARIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY

June, 2019

Recently sold homes with monthly payments affordable to the following median-income households

Loss of Low-Rent Stock

Loss of Low-Rent Stock

June, 2019

The low-rent stock in most metros has declined substantially since 2011.

Rising Land Prices

Rising Land Prices

June, 2019

Residential land prices in many areas have risen sharply since 2012.

Boston Neighborhood Change Interactive Map

Boston Neighborhood Change Interactive Map

January, 2019

This tool allows you to map a variety of demographic, social, and economic changes in the Greater Boston area from 1990-2016.

2018

Cost Burdens Rise with Age in Many Metros

Cost Burdens Rise with Age in Many Metros

November, 2018

Many older adults across the US are burdened by housing costs.

The Number of Older Adults in the US is Growing

The Number of Older Adults in the US is Growing

November, 2018

Between 2000 and 2016, the number of census tracts where the majority of households were headed by an older adult more than doubled

CHANGES IN RENTAL UNITS AND HOUSEHOLDS: 2006-2016

CHANGES IN RENTAL UNITS AND HOUSEHOLDS: 2006-2016

October, 2018

A growing number of low-income renters are competing for a shrinking number of low-rent units. This is the basic conclusion of our new analysis of rental markets which compares changes in the rental supply at various rent levels with changes in the number of renter households at various income levels.

ANNUAL POPULATION GROWTH RATES BY DISTANCE FROM CITY CENTER

ANNUAL POPULATION GROWTH RATES BY DISTANCE FROM CITY CENTER

October, 2018

Suburban areas located between 10 and 35 miles of the the central business districts of cities grew by 1.8, 1.4, and 1.2 percent per year in 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s, respectively, when the nation as a whole grew by 1.2, 0.9, and 0.8 percent annually.

Western migration is attributable to millennials and baby boomers.

Western migration is attributable to millennials and baby boomers.

September, 2018

Data from the IRS show that between 2012 and 2016, 26-34 year olds (a fixed age group in these data) flocked to the West, especially to Washington, Oregon, and Colorado, and, to a lesser extent, Montana, Idaho, and Nevada. While 26-34 year olds generally moved away from Midwestern and Northeastern states, there were small but positive net inflows of these millennials in Minnesota, Maine, and New Hampshire

PRICE-TO-INCOME RATIOS ARE NEARING HISTORIC HIGHS

PRICE-TO-INCOME RATIOS ARE NEARING HISTORIC HIGHS

September, 2018

Price-to-income ratios vary considerably across the country. As our interactive map shows, the median sale price in 2017 was more than eight times greater than incomes in 12 metropolitan areas, all of them in the West.

Metro Area Home Improvement Projections

Metro Area Home Improvement Projections

September, 2018

Annual growth in home improvement spending is expected to be widespread across the country’s largest metropolitan areas in 2018, according to our new model...

Major Metro Remodeling Cycles

Major Metro Remodeling Cycles

August, 2018

Among the major metros with consistent historical data in the AHS—including Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York, and Philadelphia—there is surprising variety in the trajectory of home improvement spending over time, with some of these metros experiencing severe booms and busts and others exhibiting much more modest changes in spending.

2017

Nearly Half of American Renters are Cost Burdened

Nearly Half of American Renters are Cost Burdened

December, 2017

Released in conjunction with our 2017 America's Rental Housing report.

RENTER COST BURDENS BY AGE

RENTER COST BURDENS BY AGE

November, 2017

Released in conjunction with our 2017 America's Rental Housing report.

How Much Have Home Prices Changed?

How Much Have Home Prices Changed?

June, 2017

Released in conjunction with our 2017 The State of the Nation's Housing report.

Who Can Afford the Median-Priced Home in Their Metro?

Who Can Afford the Median-Priced Home in Their Metro?

June, 2017

Released in conjunction with our 2017 The State of the Nation's Housing report.

Millions of Americans Burdened by Housing Costs in 2015

Millions of Americans Burdened by Housing Costs in 2015

June, 2017

Released in conjunction with our 2017 The State of the Nation's Housing report.

2016

Renters and Homeowners in Non-metro Areas are Increasingly Cost-Burdened

Renters and Homeowners in Non-metro Areas are Increasingly Cost-Burdened

August, 2016

Released in conjunction with a blog post by Sonali Mathur.

Low-Income Households Face Severe Housing Cost Burdens

Low-Income Households Face Severe Housing Cost Burdens

June, 2016

Released in conjunction with our 2016 The State of the Nation's Housing report.

New Population Data from U.S. Census Reveals Increasing Migration to Sunnier Regions

New Population Data from U.S. Census Reveals Increasing Migration to Sunnier Regions

March, 2016

The map shows the changes in population for each county between July 2014 and July 2015. Click on the map to launch, or read the accompanying blog. Then, click on a county to display its data. Select a tab to map percent change in population, net international immigration or net domestic migration. 

2015

Renters Are Spending Over 30 Percent of Income on Housing

Renters Are Spending Over 30 Percent of Income on Housing

December, 2015

In 2014, just under half (49.3 percent) of American renters were housing cost burdened, spending more than 30 percent of income on housing costs. This represents a record high of 21.3 million renters with cost burdens, and includes 11.4 million (26.4 percent) with severe cost burdens, spending more than half of income on housing. Click the map to launch, or read the accompanying blog.

Homebuying Affordability Varies Greatly by Metro

Homebuying Affordability Varies Greatly by Metro

July, 2015

Stagnant incomes and tight credit since the recession have worked in tandem to keep many renters from becoming homeowners in recent years, even as prices plummeted. Now, as the housing market continues to recover, questions about homebuying affordability are beginning to creep back into the public discussion. But nationally, the affordability outlook remains favorable. Click the map to launch, or read the accompanying blog.

2014