Household Growth

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Wave of Household Growth Likely Cresting, Relieving Crowded Housing Markets

A recent series of data on the growth of households in the United States reveals the unprecedented scale of housing demand in recent years.

January 22, 2023 - Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University

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Census Data: U.S. Household Growth Slower Than Ever in the 2010s

A growing number of signs show major shifts in U.S. population growth—most emerged before the pandemic.

October 22, 2021 - Pew Research Center

Census Survey: Household Growth Finally Booming

The most recent Census Bureau Housing Vacancy Survey showed a long-awaited boom in household growth—to the tune of 1.6 million households in year-over-year growth.

February 21, 2015 - Harvard Center for Joint Housing Studies

Explaining the National Economy's Real Estate Doldrums

Despite the housing boom in certain markets (such as New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco), the real estate market is nowhere near the economic driver it once was.

April 25, 2014 - New York Times - The Upshot

Millennials Not Ready to Leave Mom's Basement

During the Great Recession, household formation in the U.S. was well below historic levels, dimming the demand for new homes. Although many sectors of the economy have experienced sustained recoveries, household growth still lags.

July 24, 2013 - Trulia

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