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Top Ten Metros with Highest Owner-Occupied Housing Rates

The National Association of Home Builders’ American Community Survey (ACS) studies eight main housing statistics every year, including the share of new owner-occupied units. In 2012, the American metro with the largest percentage of these types of units was Palm Coast, FL with 46.3 percent of all housing falling under this category.

ACS calculates the stake of new owner-occupied units by taking the number of owner-occupied units built since 2000 and divides it by the total amount of owner-occupied housing units. The resulting number demonstrates how quickly the pool of owner-occupied housing is growing.

The top ten American metropolitan areas with the highest share of owner-occupied units are:

  • Palm Coast, FL – 46.3 percent
  • St. George, UT - 40.1
  • Greeley, CO - 38.7
  • Provo-Orem, UT - 36.8
  • Las Vegas-Paradise, NV - 36.8
  • Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX - 35.6
  • Dover, DE - 35.3
  • Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC - 34.5
  • Yuma, AZ - 34.2
  • Raleigh-Cary, NC - 34.1

Read the full article from NAHB here.

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