According to the newly released 2015 American Housing Survey, 63% of all occupied housing units have a garage or carport. Garages and carports often have access to electricity for parked vehicles, so these data are important for electric vehicle market analysis. Seventy-percent of new construction units (five years old or less) have a garage or carport. The West and Midwest regions of the country have a greater percentage of housing with garages or carports, each with over 70%. For rental housing units, only 37% have a garage/carport, as compared to 78% for those owning housing units.
Share of Housing Units with a Garage or Carport, 2015
Note: A housing unit is a house, apartment, group of rooms, or single room occupied or intended for occupancy as separate living quarters.
|Share of Occupied
|Percent with a
Garage or Carport
|Location - Census Region|
|Age of Housing Unit|
|New construction (< = 5 years)||3%||71%|
|Older than 5 years||97%||63%|
|All Occupied Units|
Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, 2015 American Housing Survey, AHS Table Creator, Accessed December 2, 2016.