How Many More Occupied Homes are Rented Today Compared to 2000? Probably Not as Many as You Think

One of the most frequently asked apartment industry questions NAA receives is how many single-family homes are rented. Today, the USAToday, based on 2010 U.S. Census Bureau data, compared the totals from 2010 with 2000.

USAToday’s report shows that, nationally, 34.9 percent of occupied homes were rented in 2010 compared with 33.8 percent in 2000.
Among the statistical highlights USAToday issued on May 31 were that 25 cities--including Baltimore, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City and Sacramento--swung from having more than half homeowners in 2000 to majorities of renters in 2010. Reading, Pa., had renters in 57.6 percent of its occupied homes, up from 49 percent in 2000. More individual market-based statistics can be found here.