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How many mobile/manufactured homes are there in the United States?
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
There are 8,500,432 mobile/manufactured homes in the U.S., according to the 2017 American Community Survey by the U.S. Census Bureau, which is 6.2% of the total housing stock in the country. That’s down slightly from 8,779,228 in 2000, which was 7.6% of total housing at the time. Earlier figures are 4,401,056 and 8.3% in 1980, and 766,565 and 1.3% in 1960.
The study also found that most manufactured/mobile homes are sited on privately owned property. Two thirds of homeowners own the land under their home, contrary to the popular misconception that a majority live in “trailer parks.” But the other third are, unfortunately, the most vulnerable to the whims of their land-lease owners to raise lot rents, change community rules, or order eviction due to a “change of use” when the land becomes more valuable.
For a state-by-state breakdown of the numbers, click on one of the links below.
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Also, see our blog post How many people live in mobile/manufactured homes in America?
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