Blog

    Fact of the Week

    According to the newly released 2015 American Housing Survey, 63% of all occupied housing units have a garage or carport. Garages and carports often have access to electricity for parked vehicles, so these data are important for electric vehicle market analysis. Seventy-percent of new construction units (five years old or less) have a garage or carport. The West and Midwest regions of the country have a greater percentage of housing with garages or carports, each with over 70%. For rental housing units, only 37% have a garage/carport, as compared to 78% for those owning housing units.

    SHARE OF HOUSING UNITS WITH A GARAGE OR CARPORT, 2015

    fotw958.png

    Note: A housing unit is a house, apartment, group of rooms, or single room occupied or intended for occupancy as separate living quarters.

    Fact #958 Dataset

    SUPPORTING INFORMATION

    Share of Housing Units with Garage or Carport, 2015

     Share of Occupied
    Housing Units
    Percent with a
    Garage or Carport
    Tenure
    Owner 63% 78%
    Renter 37% 37%
    Location - Census Region
    Northeast 18% 49%
    Midwest 22% 72%
    South 37% 56%
    West 22% 76%
    Age of Housing Unit
    New construction (< = 5 years) 3% 71%
    Older than 5 years 97% 63%
    All Occupied Units
    Total 118,290 units 63%

    Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, 2015 American Housing Survey, AHS Table Creator, Accessed December 2, 2016.

    Return to list

    0 Comments