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ARC 401/URB 401: Theories of Housing and Urbanism: Housing Statistics

US and International Resources

General Resources

Statistical Abstracts Indexes statistical publications issued by federal governments, international governmental organizations, and state governments, professional and trade associations, etc.

Bulletin of housing and building statistics for Europe and North America U.N. Economic Commission for Europe. 

Global urban indicators databases (U.N. Centre on Human Settlements [HABITAT]) Covers more than 1000 cities. Includes information on housing (affordable housing and housing provision) as well as many other socio-economic indicators.

Statistical agencies (international) (U.S. Bureau of the Census) Links to statistical agencies and their publications.

US Specific

  • Housing Prices: New Residential Sales: Provides statistics on the sales of new privately-owned single-family residential structures in the U.S. New homes sold data are only available at the national and regional levels. Data included in the press release are:
  • * Number of new single-family houses sold
  • * Number of new single-family houses for sale
  • * U.S. median and average sales prices of new homes sold
  • HUD User Data Sets HUD USER provides interested researchers with access to the original data sets generated by PD&R-sponsored data collection efforts, including the American Housing Survey, HUD median family income limits, as well as microdata from research initiatives on topics such as housing discrimination, the HUD-insured multifamily housing stock, and the public housing population.
  • Disparities in Mortgage Lending and Foreclosures: Maps and Data From the Center for Responsible Lending