Conventional wisdom, the national media, and planning professionals would have you believe that Americans are moving to attached housing (apartments and condominiums) in droves. A report by NewGeography finds reality defies that conventional wisdom.
NewGeography analyzed the top 51 housing markets (over 1 million population) and compared Census data from 2000 and 2010. The results of their findings include:
- Single-Family Detached housing attracted 79.2 percent of new households
- Multi-Family Attached housing attracted 11.8 percent of new households
- Two-Unit Attached housing attracted 11.3 percent of new households
- Other housing, like mobile homes and boats, declined by 2.3 percent