Hawaii ranked ninth in home vacancy rate in Q2


Hawaii's home vacancy rate was ninth in the U.S., with a home vacancy rate of 1.7 percent in Q2 according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

The home vacancy rate is the proportion of the homeowner inventory that is vacant and for sale at the time of the survey.

The bureau compiles data from a sampling of approximately 72,000 occupied and vacant housing units across the country and District of Columbia. The bureau also collects information on homeownership vacancies, as well as certain characteristics about housing unit, such as age of household members, family status, race/ethnicity and median family income.

Home Vacancy Rates by State in Q2 2019
Rank
State
Home vacancies
1
Alaska
2.7%
2
North Dakota
2.4%
3
Georgia
2.1%
3
Florida
2.1%
5
Nevada
2%
6
West Virginia
1.8%
6
Oklahoma
1.8%
6
Louisiana
1.8%
9
New York
1.7%
9
Hawaii
1.7%
9
Connecticut
1.7%
9
Alabama
1.7%
13
Virginia
1.6%
13
Texas
1.6%
13
Arkansas
1.6%
16
Tennessee
1.5%
17
North Carolina
1.4%
17
New Mexico
1.4%
17
Kentucky
1.4%
17
Arizona
1.4%
21
Montana
1.3%
21
Maryland
1.3%
21
District of Columbia
1.3%
21
Delaware
1.3%
25
Wyoming
1.2%
25
Vermont
1.2%
25
South Carolina
1.2%
25
Idaho
1.2%
29
Wisconsin
1.1%
29
New Jersey
1.1%
29
Nebraska
1.1%
29
Michigan
1.1%
29
Indiana
1.1%
29
Illinois
1.1%
29
California
1.1%
36
Ohio
1%
36
Mississippi
1%
36
Maine
1%
36
Kansas
1%
40
Pennsylvania
0.9%
40
Oregon
0.9%
40
Iowa
0.9%
43
Rhode Island
0.8%
43
Minnesota
0.8%
45
Washington
0.7%
45
Missouri
0.7%
45
Massachusetts
0.7%
48
Utah
0.6%
48
New Hampshire
0.6%
50
Colorado
0.5%
51
South Dakota
0.4%

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