'All Towns' is a Statewide model, whereas 'Similar Towns' is a stratified model by Municipal Reference Groups. In other words, 'Similar Towns' are scored using only a subset of towns with similar social determinant and demographic variables.
Rental Vacancy Rates as a Percentage of Rental Units
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.
The rental vacancy rate is an indicator for housing supply and affordability.
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)