The Census Bureau’s Housing Emptiness Survey (CPS/HVS) reported the U.S. homeownership fee at 66% within the third quarter of 2023, amid persistently tight housing provide and elevated mortgage rates of interest. The homeownership fee remained statistically unchanged from the second quarter studying (65.9%). In comparison with the height of 69.2% in 2004, the homeownership fee is 3.2 share factors decrease and stays beneath the 25-year common fee of 66.4%.

The homeownership fee for households aged lower than 35 decreased to 38.2% within the third quarter of 2023, as affordability is declining for first-time homebuyers amidst elevated mortgage rates of interest and tight housing provide.



The covid-induced information assortment restrictions have led to all areas as of the final quarter of 2021. Nevertheless, technical points concerned with information assortment modifications restrict helpful comparisons of the info in the course of the pandemic with the prior information sequence. We have now notably famous the homeownership fee information for the final three quarters of 2020 with separate dots beneath to indicate these technical points. We encourage readers to think about these information factors individually from the remaining information sequence. Nonetheless, the primary three quarters of 2021 seemingly returned the sequence to a extra apples-to-apples comparability with the prior historical past of the sequence.

The nationwide rental emptiness fee elevated to six.6%. The house owner emptiness fee edged as much as 0.7%, however it’s nonetheless hovering close to the bottom fee within the survey’s 66-year historical past (0.7%), signaling a supply-constrained housing market.

Households aged lower than 35 skilled a one share level lower within the homeownership fee. The homeownership fee amongst households aged 55-64 registered the most important features amongst all age teams, from 75.4% to 74.6%, adopted by homeowners aged 35-44 with 0.4 share level enhance from 62.9% to 62.5%. The homeownership fee of households aged 45-54 declined a 0.4 share level. Households aged 65 and older noticed their homeownership fee lower to 79.2% within the third quarter of 2023 from 79.5% a 12 months in the past.


The housing stock-based HVS revealed that the depend of whole households elevated to 130.4 million within the third quarter of 2023 from 128.6 million a 12 months in the past. The features are largely attributable to sturdy proprietor family formation (1.1 million enhance), whereas renter households elevated 702,000 as nicely.

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