Massachusetts Real Estate Statistics

Home and Real Estate Statistics for Massachusetts

Housing Units By Status

Total Housing Units

There are 2,808,254 total housing units. This is an increase of 186,265 units since the year 2000 when it had 2,621,989 total homes. It's an increase of 335,543 units since the year 1990 when it had 2,472,711 total home units. Massachusetts saw an increase of 149,278 units between 1990 and 2000. Of Massachusetts's 2,808,254 total housing units, 90.7% are occupied units, and 9.3% are vacant home units.

Total Occupied Housing Units

There are 2,547,075 occupied housing units. This is an increase of 103,495 units since the year 2000 when it had 2,443,580 occupied home units. It's an increase of 299,965 units since the year 1990 when it had 2,247,110 occupied housing units. Massachusetts saw an increase of 196,470 units between 1990 and 2000. Of the 2,547,075 occupied housing units, 46.23% are occupied with a loan or mortgage home units, 37.69% are renter occupied homes, and 16.8% are occupied clear of any loan or mortgage home units.

Renter Occupied Housing Units

There are 959,917 renter occupied housing units. This is an increase of 24,389 units since the year 2000 when it had 935,528 renter occupied homes. It's an increase of 44,300 units since the year 1990 when it had 915,617 renter occupied housing units. Massachusetts saw an increase of 19,911 units between 1990 and 2000.

Units Occupied with a Loan or Mortgage

Massachusetts has 1,177,473 occupied with a loan or mortgage housing units.

Units Occupied Clear of Any Loan or Mortgage

Massachusetts has 409,685 occupied clear of any loan or mortgage housing units.

Total Vacant Housing Units

There are 261,179 vacant housing units. This is an increase of 82,770 units since the year 2000 when it had 178,409 vacant housing units. It's an increase of 35,578 units since the year 1990 when it had 225,601 vacant homes. There was a decrease of -47,192 units between 1990 and 2000. Of Massachusetts's 261,179 vacant housing units, 25.53% are for rent home units, 1.46% are rented - but not occupied home units, 9.59% are for sale home units, 2.45% are sold - but not occupied units, 44.27% are for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use housing units, 0.6% are for migrant workers units, and 16.63% are listed as vacant other housing units.

Vacant Units Listed For Rent

There are 66,673 for rent housing units. This is an increase of 32,499 units since the year 2000 when it had 34,174 for rent home units. It's a decrease of -1,099 units since the year 1990 when it had 67,772 for rent housing units. There was a decrease of -33,598 units between 1990 and 2000.

Rented, but Not Occupied Vacant Units

Massachusetts has 3,822 rented - but not occupied housing units. This is a decrease of -5,396 units since the year 2000 when it had 9,218 rented - but not occupied housing units.

Vacant Units Listed For Sale

Massachusetts has 25,038 for sale housing units. This is an increase of 14,177 units since the year 2000 when it had 10,861 for sale housing units. It's an increase of 1,750 units since the year 1990 when it had 23,288 for sale units. There was a decrease of -12,427 units between 1990 and 2000.

Sold, but Not Occupied Vacant Units

There are 6,408 sold - but not occupied housing units.

Vacant Units For Seasonal, Recreational, or Occasional Use

There are 115,630 for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use housing units. This is an increase of 21,859 units since the year 2000 when it had 93,771 for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use home units. It's an increase of 25,263 units since the year 1990 when it had 90,367 for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use units. Massachusetts saw an increase of 3,404 units between 1990 and 2000.

Vacant Units for Migrant Workers

There are 161 for migrant workers housing units. This is a decrease of -33 units since the year 2000 when it had 194 for migrant workers units. It's an increase of 27 units since the year 1990 when it had 134 for migrant workers units. Massachusetts saw an increase of 60 units between 1990 and 2000.

Vacant Units Listed as an Other Status

Massachusetts has 43,447 listed as vacant other housing units. This is an increase of 13,256 units since the year 2000 when it had 30,191 listed as vacant other units. It's an increase of 11,897 units since the year 1990 when it had 31,550 listed as vacant other home units. There was a decrease of -1,359 units between 1990 and 2000.