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Physical Characteristics of Housing

OCCUPANCY and TENURE CHARACTERISTICS
1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000
OCCUPIED HOUSING UNITS
45,225
92,433
156,674
207,195
282,228
324,632
Owner-occupied
N/A
67,768
96,246
134,139
191,749
223,017
Renter-occupied
N/A
24,665
60,428
73,056
90,479
101,548
Percent owner-occupied
N/A
73.3%
61.4%
64.7%
67.9%
68.7%
Percent renter-occupied
N/A
26.7%
38.6%
35.3%
32.1%
31.3%
VACANT HOUSING UNITS
897
4,708
4,704
8,857
13,495
10,067
Owner vacancy rate
N/A
N/A
N/A
1.6%
1.7%
0.9%
Rental vacancy rate
N/A
N/A
N/A
5.0%
6.7%
3.3%
Persons per
owner-occupied unit
N/A
3.80
3.73
3.04
2.77
2.79
Persons per
renter-occupied unit
N/A
2.80
2.60
2.26
2.42
2.39
Units with more than
1 person per room
3,757
6,469
5,159
4,275
10,022
17,787
Source: U.S. Census.