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Variable Definition:
Total Housing Units: The total number of homes, apartments and other living quarters intended for occupancy
Source:
American Community Survey, 5 year estimates, Table B25001
Years Available:
2006-2010, 2007-2011, 2008-2012, 2009-2013, 2010-2014, 2011-2015, 2012-16
Geographic Unit
Census Tract

Why is this Variable Important to Measure?

Total Housing Units
The number of housing units available in a given area provides insight about the area's characteristics and development opportunities. A high number of units indicates a densely populated neighborhood with a demand for schools, retail, transit, and traffic solutions. Areas with lower numbers of units could be neighborhoods consisting of primarily commercial buildings, suburban areas where housing units are relatively more spread out, or blighted neighborhoods that require development and investment.

Source:
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