Maine ranked 41st in home vacancy rate in 2018


Maine's home vacancy rate was 41st in the U.S., with a home vacancy rate of 1.1 percent in 2018 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.

The overall home vacancy rate in the U.S. was 1.5 percent in 2018, a 6.3 percent decrease from 2017.

Home Vacancy Rates by State in 2018
Rank
State
Home vacancies
1
Wyoming
2.6%
2
Oklahoma
2.5%
3
North Dakota
2.4%
4
West Virginia
2.2%
4
Florida
2.2%
6
Arkansas
2.1%
7
New Mexico
2%
8
South Carolina
1.9%
8
Louisiana
1.9%
8
Arizona
1.9%
8
Alabama
1.9%
12
Alaska
1.8%
13
New York
1.7%
13
Illinois
1.7%
13
Hawaii
1.7%
13
Connecticut
1.7%
17
Pennsylvania
1.6%
17
Missouri
1.6%
17
Mississippi
1.6%
17
Kansas
1.6%
17
Georgia
1.6%
22
Virginia
1.5%
22
New Jersey
1.5%
22
Iowa
1.5%
25
Wisconsin
1.4%
25
Texas
1.4%
25
Tennessee
1.4%
25
North Carolina
1.4%
25
Montana
1.4%
25
Maryland
1.4%
31
South Dakota
1.3%
31
Oregon
1.3%
31
Kentucky
1.3%
31
Indiana
1.3%
35
Rhode Island
1.2%
35
Nebraska
1.2%
35
Michigan
1.2%
35
Idaho
1.2%
35
District of Columbia
1.2%
35
California
1.2%
41
Washington
1.1%
41
Vermont
1.1%
41
Ohio
1.1%
41
Nevada
1.1%
41
Maine
1.1%
41
Delaware
1.1%
47
Utah
1%
47
Massachusetts
1%
49
New Hampshire
0.9%
49
Colorado
0.9%
51
Minnesota
0.4%

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