Massachusetts Real Estate Statistics

Real Estate and Home Statistics for Massachusetts

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Housing Units by Status

DateOccupiedVacantTotal
2010
+4.24%
+103,495
2,547,075
+46.39%
+82,770
261,179
+7.1%
+186,265
2,808,254
2000
+8.74%
+196,470
2,443,580
-20.92%
-47,192
178,409
+6.04%
+149,278
2,621,989
1990
2,247,110
225,601
2,472,711

Occupied Housing Units

As of 2010, Massachusetts has 2,547,075 occupied housing units. This is a 4.24% (103,495) increase compared to 10 years prior (2000), and a 13.35% (299,965) increase compared to 20 years prior (1990).

Vacant Housing Units

As of 2010, Massachusetts has 261,179 vacant housing units. This is a 46.39% (82,770) increase compared to 10 years prior (2000), and a 15.77% (35,578) increase compared to 20 years prior (1990).

Occupied Housing Unit Breakout

DateOwned with a mortgage or a loanOwned free and clearRenter occupiedTotal
2010
1,177,473
409,685
+2.61%
+24,389
959,917
+172.26%
+1,611,547
2,547,075
2000
0
0
+2.17%
+19,911
935,528
+2.17%
+19,911
935,528
1990
0
0
915,617
915,617

Owned with a Mortgage or Loan

As of 2010, Massachusetts has 1,177,473 housing units owned with a mortgage or loan.

Owned Free and Clear

As of 2010, Massachusetts has 409,685 housing units owned free and clear.

Renter Occupied Units

As of 2010, Massachusetts has 959,917 renter occupied housing units. This is a 2.61% (24,389) increase compared to 10 years prior (2000), and a 4.84% (44,300) 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
+3345.52%
+1,143,299
1,177,473
-58.54%
-5,396
3,822
+130.53%
+14,177
25,038
-30.48%
-2,810
6,408
+23.31%
+21,859
115,630
-17.01%
-33
161
+43.91%
+13,256
43,447
+631.23%
+1,184,352
1,371,979
2000
-49.58%
-33,598
34,174
9,218
-53.36%
-12,427
10,861
9,218
+3.77%
+3,404
93,771
+44.78%
+60
194
-4.31%
-1,359
30,191
-11.96%
-25,484
187,627
1990
67,772
0
23,288
0
90,367
134
31,550
213,111

For Rent

As of 2010, Massachusetts has 1,177,473 housing units for rent. This is a 3345.52% (1,143,299) increase compared to 10 years prior (2000), and a 1637.4% (1,109,701) increase compared to 20 years prior (1990).

Rented, not occupied

As of 2010, Massachusetts has 3,822 rented, not occupied, housing units for rent. This is a -58.54% (-5,396) decrease compared to 10 years prior (2000)

For sale only

As of 2010, Massachusetts has 25,038 for sale housing units for rent. This is a 130.53% (14,177) increase compared to 10 years prior (2000), and a 7.51% (1,750) increase compared to 20 years prior (1990).

Sold, not occupied

As of 2010, Massachusetts has 6,408 sold, not occupied, housing units for rent. This is a -30.48% (-2,810) decrease compared to 10 years prior (2000)

For seasonal, recreational, or occasional use

As of 2010, Massachusetts has 115,630 housing units for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use. This is a 23.31% (21,859) increase compared to 10 years prior (2000), and a 27.96% (25,263) increase compared to 20 years prior (1990).

For migrant workers

As of 2010, Massachusetts has 161 housing units for migrant workers. This is a -17.01% (-33) decrease compared to 10 years prior (2000), and a 20.15% (27) increase compared to 20 years prior (1990).

Other

As of 2010, Massachusetts has 43,447 other vacant housing units. This is a 43.91% (13,256) increase compared to 10 years prior (2000), and a 37.71% (11,897) increase compared to 20 years prior (1990).

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