Skip Main Navigation Skip To Navigation Content

Housing Vacancies and Homeownership (CPS/HVS)

Skip top of page navigation
You are here: Census.govPeople and HouseholdsHousing Vacancies and Homeownership (CPS/HVS) MainData › › Historical Tables

Historical Tables

Revised Estimates of the Housing Inventory: 2000 to Present

Notes and Explanations

Since the first quarter 2003, the Current Population Survey/Housing Vacancy Survey (CPS/HVS) housing inventory estimates have been controlled to independent housing unit estimates based upon Census 2000 (2000-2009 data) and Census 2010 (2010-present data) and updated with building permit data, estimates of housing loss, and other administrative records data. In the second quarter 2014, the CPS/HVS revised the entire 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. The revised CPS/HVS housing inventory data series are based on the independently produced Vintage 2013 housing unit estimates that are projected forward through the second quarter 2014. The same general procedure will be followed each year in revising housing inventory estimates with the most up-to-date independent housing estimates available.

For an explanation of the methodology used in producing the housing inventory independent estimates, please see: http://www.census.gov/popest/methodology.

Note: This time series is by the latest "vintage" year. For example, Vintage 2013 means that all of the estimates in this time series are identified as belonging to "Vintage 2013." The 2010 data are from the 2013 vintage, the 2011 data are from the 2013 vintage, and so on.


[Excel] or the letters [xls] indicate a document is in the Microsoft® Excel® Spreadsheet Format (XLS). To view the file, you will need the Microsoft® Excel® Viewer Off Site available for free from Microsoft®.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Housing Vacancies and Homeownership (CPS/HVS) |  Last Revised: 2014-03-07T09:20:44.559-05:00