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Rental Vacancy Rates as a Percentage of Rental Units

Time Range: 2006-2010       Resolution: Census Block Group

The rental vacancy rate measures the number of vacant units for rent in the neighborhood out of all renter-occupied units and vacant units that are for rent in the area.

Rationale

The rental vacancy rate is an indicator for housing supply and affordability.

Source
Data is from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2006-2010 5-year detailed tables. This measure uses table B25003, B25004 (Tenure, Vacancy Status) at the census block group (150) summary level. Forumula: B25004001 / (B25003002 + B25004001)

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