U.S. Housing Cost Statistics

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Median U.S. Housing Costs:


American Community Survey,  2016 (1-Year Estimate)

The American Community Survey, conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, publishes detailed estimates of housing costs throughout the United States 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.

"Median housing costs" includes both gross rent and homeowner costs. Gross rent includes both the contract rent and any additional utility and fuel costs. Homeowner costs include mortgage payments, property taxes, insurance, fuel and utilities, and such additional costs as condominium or mobile home fees.

How do housing costs vary between renters and homeowners?

How have housing costs changed across the United States?