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Release Date:
October 28, 2014

In the third quarter 2014, the CPS/HVS revised the series of housing inventory estimates back to the first quarter 2010, based on the latest series of independent housing controls, the vintage 2013 time series. Housing inventory estimates from the second quarter 2000 through the fourth quarter 2009 are revised based on the vintage 2010 time series. Housing inventory estimates, prior to the second quarter 2000, have not been revised. These annual estimates are updated using building permits, estimates of housing loss, and administrative records data. Vacancy rates and homeownership rates are not affected by this revision.

Methodology on how the housing controls are computed can be found at: http://www.census.gov/popest/methodology/

See the Source and Accuracy Statement for more information on the CPS/HVS vacancy and homeownership rates and estimates: http://www.census.gov/housing/hvs/

NA Not applicable

(z) Less than .05 percent

The Y-axis for the line charts may be truncated to prevent flattening of the lines or to present the complete range of data.

Source: Current Population Survey/Housing Vacancy Survey, Series H-111, Bureau of the Census, Washington DC 20233 (Definitions)
Rate: United States — Not Seasonally Adjusted Rental Vacancy Rate [Percent]
Year 1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter
1959 6.8 7.3 7.2 7.0
1960 8.0 8.0 8.3 8.4
1961 8.9 8.8 8.6 8.5
1962 8.5 8.1 8.0 8.1
1963 8.0 8.2 8.3 8.3
1964 8.1 8.1 8.4 8.3
1965 8.5 8.2 7.8 8.5
1966 8.3 7.4 7.4 7.7
1967 7.3 6.9 7.0 6.2
1968 6.1 6.2 5.9 5.4
1969 5.6 5.7 5.5 5.1
1970 5.4 5.4 5.3 5.2
1971 5.3 5.3 5.6 5.6
1972 5.3 5.5 5.8 5.6
1973 5.7 5.8 5.8 5.8
1974 6.2 6.3 6.2 6.0
1975 6.1 6.3 6.2 5.4
1976 5.5 5.8 5.7 5.3
1977 5.1 5.3 5.4 5.1
1978 5.0 5.1 5.0 5.0
1979 5.1 5.5 5.7 5.4
1980 5.2 5.6 5.7 5.0
1981 5.2 5.0 5.0 5.0
1982 5.3 5.1 5.3 5.5
1983 5.7 5.5 5.8 5.5
1984 5.6 5.5 6.0 6.3
1985 6.3 6.2 6.8 6.7
1986 6.9 7.3 7.5 7.7
1987 7.4 7.5 8.1 7.8
1988 8.0 7.7 7.8 7.3
1989 7.5 7.4 7.6 7.1
1990 7.5 7.0 7.2 7.2
1991 7.5 7.3 7.6 7.3
1992 7.4 7.7 7.3 7.1
1993 7.8 7.6 7.0 6.9
1994 7.5 7.4 7.2 7.4
1995 7.4 7.7 7.7 7.7
1996 7.9 7.8 8.0 7.7
1997 7.5 7.9 7.9 7.7
1998 7.7 8.0 8.2 7.8
1999 8.2 8.1 8.2 7.9
2000 7.9 8.0 8.2 7.8
2001 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.8
2002 9.1 8.4 9.0 9.3
2003 9.4 9.6 9.9 10.2
2004 10.4 10.2 10.1 10.0
2005 10.1 9.8 9.9 9.6
2006 9.5 9.6 9.9 9.8
2007 10.1 9.5 9.8 9.6
2008 10.1 10.0 9.9 10.1
2009 10.1 10.6 11.1 10.7
2010 10.6 10.6 10.3 9.4
2011 9.7 9.2 9.8 9.4
2012 8.8 8.6 8.6 8.7
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