U.S. Housing Unit Occupancy Statistics
Occupied U.S. housing, 2016:
—American Community Survey, 1-year estimate
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 are owner- or renter-occupied?
How do the size of households and housing units vary by tenure?
What do 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 housing units by less commonly-used heating fuels. (Note the different scales.)