District of Columbia Housing Unit Occupancy Statistics

District of Columbia

Occupied U.S. housing, 2016:

118,860,065 units

—American Community Survey, 1-year estimate

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. 

How many housing units in District of Columbia 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 District of Columbia? 

What do District of Columbia 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 District of Columbia housing units by less commonly-used heating fuels. (Note the different scales.)

How many occupied housing units in District of Columbia lack plumbing or kitchens?