Table 4. Estimates of the Total Housing Inventory for the
United States: Second Quarter 2004 and 2005
(Estimates are in thousands and may not add to total, due to rounding)
Second Second 90-Percent
quarter quarter Confidence interval(±)<sup>a</sup> 2005
Type 2004 2005 of 2005 of Percent
estimate estimate estimate difference of total
All housing units................. 122,002 123,732 (X) (X) 100
Occupied........................ 106,066 107,850 336 307 87
Owner occupied................ 73,449 73,974 633 432 60
Renter occupied............... 32,617 33,876 536 412 27
Vacant.......................... 15,936 15,882 352 314 13
Year-round vacant............. 11,947 11,970 345 298 10
For rent.................... 3,775 3,720 171 192 3
For sale only............... 1,261 1,370 89 110 1
Rented or sold,
awaiting occupancy.......... 1,079 1,073 72 101 1
Held off market............. 5,832 5,807 247 215 5
For occasional use........ 1,965 1,946 145 127 2
Temporarily occupied
by persons with
usual residence elsewhere. 1,066 1,112 110 95 1
For other reasons......... 2,801 2,749 172 150 2
Seasonal vacant............... 3,989 3,912 227 200 3
<sup>a</sup>A 90-percent confidence interval is a measure of an estimate's reliability.
The larger the confidence interval is, in relation to the size of the estimate, the less
reliable the estimate.
(X) Not Applicable. Since the number of housing units is set equal to an independent
national measure, there is no sampling error, and hence no confidence interval.
NOTE: Since first quarter 2003, the Current Population Survey/Housing Vacancy Survey
(CPS/HVS) estimates have been controlled to independent housing unit counts. Doing so
should make the CPS/HVS estimate of housing units more comparable to other Census Bureau
housing surveys.