Sitka City and Borough Housing Unit Occupancy Statistics

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Sitka City and Borough

A housing unit is a space where people live—such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home or trailer, or other forms of living quarters. The people who occupy a housing unit form a household

The American Community Survey, conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, publishes detailed estimates about housing each year. Unlike the Census—which is an exact count of people and households every ten years—ACS statistics are estimated based on a representative survey sample. 

For locations with populations under 60,000, the ACS is only available in 5-year estimates, rather than single-year periods. The 5-year estimates provide greater geographical granularity but a less granular time period. To view data for different 5-year periods, use the time-slider beneath the charts.

How many housing units in Sitka City and Borough, Alaska are owner- or renter-occupied? 

A housing unit's occupants may be its owners or renters. The term tenure refers to this distinction.  

How do the size of households and housing units vary by tenure in Sitka City and Borough, Alaska? 

What do Sitka City and Borough housing units use for heating fuel? 

Utility gas and electricity are by far the two most common sources of heat for American housing units. The chart below breaks down Sitka City and Borough housing units by less commonly-used heating fuels. (Note the different scales.)

How many occupied housing units in Sitka City and Borough lack plumbing or kitchens?