California Real Estate Statistics

Real Estate and Home Statistics for California

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Housing Units by Status

DateOccupiedVacantTotal
2010
+9.34%
+1,074,628
12,577,498
+54.93%
+390,904
1,102,583
+12%
+1,465,532
13,680,081
2000
+10.8%
+1,121,664
11,502,870
-11.23%
-89,997
711,679
+9.23%
+1,031,667
12,214,549
1990
10,381,206
801,676
11,182,882

Occupied Housing Units

As of 2010, California has 12,577,498 occupied housing units. This is a 9.34% (1,074,628) increase compared to 10 years prior (2000), and a 21.16% (2,196,292) increase compared to 20 years prior (1990).

Vacant Housing Units

As of 2010, California has 1,102,583 vacant housing units. This is a 54.93% (390,904) increase compared to 10 years prior (2000), and a 37.53% (300,907) increase compared to 20 years prior (1990).

Occupied Housing Unit Breakout

DateOwned with a mortgage or a loanOwned free and clearRenter occupiedTotal
2010
5,465,345
1,570,026
+11.81%
+585,591
5,542,127
+153.76%
+7,620,962
12,577,498
2000
0
0
+7.58%
+349,273
4,956,536
+7.58%
+349,273
4,956,536
1990
0
0
4,607,263
4,607,263

Owned with a Mortgage or Loan

As of 2010, California has 5,465,345 housing units owned with a mortgage or loan.

Owned Free and Clear

As of 2010, California has 1,570,026 housing units owned free and clear.

Renter Occupied Units

As of 2010, California has 5,542,127 renter occupied housing units. This is a 11.81% (585,591) increase compared to 10 years prior (2000), and a 20.29% (934,864) increase compared to 20 years prior (1990).

Vacant Housing Unit Breakout

DateFor RentRented, not occupiedFor sale onlySold, not occupiedFor seasonal, recreational, or occasional useFor migrant workersOtherTotal
2010
+2771.65%
+5,275,024
5,465,345
-59.98%
-30,499
20,347
+67.87%
+62,578
154,775
-32.57%
-16,558
34,288
+27.85%
+65,958
302,815
-4.76%
-105
2,100
+53.42%
+74,395
213,648
+712.21%
+5,430,793
6,193,318
2000
-34.6%
-100,689
190,321
50,846
-22.98%
-27,508
92,197
50,846
+21.23%
+41,472
236,857
-27.73%
-846
2,205
+13.15%
+16,183
139,253
+4.14%
+30,304
762,525
1990
291,010
0
119,705
0
195,385
3,051
123,070
732,221

For Rent

As of 2010, California has 5,465,345 housing units for rent. This is a 2771.65% (5,275,024) increase compared to 10 years prior (2000), and a 1778.06% (5,174,335) increase compared to 20 years prior (1990).

Rented, not occupied

As of 2010, California has 20,347 rented, not occupied, housing units for rent. This is a -59.98% (-30,499) decrease compared to 10 years prior (2000)

For sale only

As of 2010, California has 154,775 for sale housing units for rent. This is a 67.87% (62,578) increase compared to 10 years prior (2000), and a 29.3% (35,070) increase compared to 20 years prior (1990).

Sold, not occupied

As of 2010, California has 34,288 sold, not occupied, housing units for rent. This is a -32.57% (-16,558) decrease compared to 10 years prior (2000)

For seasonal, recreational, or occasional use

As of 2010, California has 302,815 housing units for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use. This is a 27.85% (65,958) increase compared to 10 years prior (2000), and a 54.98% (107,430) increase compared to 20 years prior (1990).

For migrant workers

As of 2010, California has 2,100 housing units for migrant workers. This is a -4.76% (-105) decrease compared to 10 years prior (2000), and a -31.17% (-951) decrease compared to 20 years prior (1990).

Other

As of 2010, California has 213,648 other vacant housing units. This is a 53.42% (74,395) increase compared to 10 years prior (2000), and a 73.6% (90,578) increase compared to 20 years prior (1990).

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