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According to the 2009 American Housing Survey, two-thirds of all housing units in the U.S. have a garage or carport. The access to electricity that a garage or carport may provide is important for the light vehicle manufacturers who are selling or planning to sell electric vehicles or plug-in hybrid vehicles. The good news for those manufacturers is that 82.3% of newly constructed housing units (4 years old or less) have a garage or carport. Those living in manufactured housing/mobile homes are the least likely to have a garage or carport.

Share of Housing Units with a Garage or Carport, 2009

Note: New construction is any housing unit that is 4 years old or less.
A housing unit is a house, apartment, group of rooms, or single room occupied or intended for occupancy as separate living quarters. Group quarters, such as orphanages, nursing homes, dormitories, and military barracks are not included.

Bar graph showing the share of housing units (new construction, manufacturerd/mobile homes, and all housing units. For more detailed information, see supporting information below.


Supporting Information

Share of Housing Units with a Garage or Carport, 2009
  Number of housing units (Millions) Share of units with a garage or carport
New Construction (4 years old or less) 4.8 82.3%
Manufactured/Mobile Homes 6.8 38.6%
All Housing Units 111.8 66.4%

Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, 2009 American Housing Survey, Table 2-7.

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