Housing Age

The dashboards on this page break down housing units by their age. This is represented by the reported year each home was built. These data are helpful in understanding historical production trends over time, as well as serving as a proxy for housing quality. Older homes generally require more maintenance to be safe and efficient.

Housing age by tenure

This dashboard shows the current supply of occupied housing units among owners, renters, and all households, broken down by the year each home was built. Years are grouped into ten categories: 1939 or earlier, eight decades from 1940 through 2009, 2010 to 2019, and 2020 or later.

Data is available at the state, CBSA, and locality level.

Data sources

American Community Survey

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 B25036: Tenure by Year Structure Built

The most recent data used for this section are the 2018-2022 5-year estimates. These estimates average all survey responses across this period to increase sample sizes and reduce margins of error.

The data contained in Sourcebook is intended for informational, educational and research uses. The information may not be used for commercial purposes or re-marketed. Any reproduction and distribution of this information must clearly identify HousingForward Virginia and Sourcebook as the provider of the information.

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