FOTW #1058, December 3, 2018: Two-thirds of all Housing Units Had a Garage or Carport in 2017

December 3, 2018

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According to the 2017 American Housing Survey, 66% of all occupied housing units in the United States had a garage or carport. Garages and carports often have access to electricity for parked vehicles, so these data are important for electric vehicle studies. Seventy-four percent of new construction units (< 2 years old) had a garage or carport. The West and Midwest regions of the country had a greater percentage of housing with garages or carports, each with 75% or greater. For rental housing units, only 39% had a garage/carport, as compared to 81% for housing units that are owned by the residents.

Share of housing units with garage or carport in 2017. Catagories include owner or renter, regions of the country, age of construction, and all occupied units.

Note: A housing unit is a house, apartment, group of rooms, or single room occupied or intended for occupancy as separate living quarters.

Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, 2017 American Housing Survey, AHS Table Creator, Accessed September 23, 2018.

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