D.C. is a city of renters, rowhouses, and recent transplants. That’s hardly news, of course—-but here are the data to back it up. The U.S. Census Bureau has released its 2013 housing data for cities across the country, and I’ve compiled some of the information into charts for your handy viewing.
A few quick takeaways: More than a quarter of D.C. households live in attached single-family houses, far more than in New York, San Francisco, or Boston. Four in 10 moved into their homes in 2010 or later, while under 4 percent have stuck around in their homes since 1970 or earlier. One- and two-bedroom units predominate, but despite the fixation on all the small units being built these days, the city still has a lot more family-size units than studios. And D.C.’s renters have a heavy housing burden, with nearly 40 percent paying at least 35 percent of their household income toward rent.
Here are the breakdowns of D.C.’s housing:
And here are a few select comparisons to other cities (mouse over for details):
Charts made with Chartbuilder and Google Spreadsheet