If you think the housing market is tough in your county, try moving to Washington, D.C. Four of the U.S. capital’s exurbs are among the places with the smallest percentage of vacant housing units in the nation, according to a Social Explorer analysis of 2020 Census data. Only 2.6 percent of housing units in Manassas Park City, Va., were vacant in 2020; Manassas City, Va. (2.7 percent), Prince William County, Va. (3 percent), and Loudoun County, Va. (3.3 percent) were also among the 10 counties with the smallest percentage of vacancies.
The pain, however, spread west. Anoka County, Minn., a Twin Cities northern suburb, reported 3 percent of housing units were vacant; Dakota County, a southern suburb, had a 3.1 percent vacancy figure. Others in the top 10 included the Salt Lake City suburbs of Davis County, Utah (3.2 percent) and Morgan County, Utah (3.5 percent); the Chicago suburb of Kendall County, Ill. (3.3 percent); and Franklin County, Wash. (3.3 percent). Discover how housing has changed in your county with Social Explorer’s cutting-edge mapping and report tools.
Vacant Housing Units, 2020. Click here to explore further.