Housing Patterns

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Residential housing pattern measures are computed using decennial census data and are therefore released only after each decennial census. Residential housing pattern measures are not released more frequently because the various measures available here use geographic areas as small as census tracts or blocks as the unit of analysis. Only the decennial census can provide data at this small a geographic level. Once the American Community Survey is fully implemented and census tract data become available on a yearly basis (using multi-year averages), then residential housing patterns could be computed on an annual basis instead of every 10 years.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Housing Patterns |  Last Revised: 2012-09-27T14:36:44.842-04:00