The dashboards on this page break down housing units by selected physical characteristics. These data are helpful in understanding the design and size of a community’s housing stock, and whether that supply adequately meets the needs of the population.
Number of bedrooms by tenure
This dashboard shows the current supply of occupied housing units among owners, renters, and all households, broken down by the number of bedrooms each home contains.
Data is available at the state, CBSA, and locality level.
Why we can’t build small homes anymore
One of the most important challenges our industry will face: The significant shortage of starter homes
National Public Radio (NPR)
The housing shortage is significant. It’s acute for small, entry-level homes
The American Community Survey is an ongoing survey program of the U.S. Census Bureau. The ACS collects information about the nation’s social, economic, housing, and demographic characteristics on an annual basis. This information provides the most-up-to-date estimates between decennial censuses.
This section uses data from one ACS table:
- Table B25042: Tenure by Bedrooms
The most recent data used for this section are the 2015-2019 5-year estimates. These estimates average all survey responses across this period to increase sample sizes and reduce margins of error.