The percentage of owner-occupied housing units is the percentage of housing units that are being lived in by their owners. A housing unit is owner-occupied if the owner or co-owner lives in the unit, even if it is mortgaged or not fully paid for. A housing unit may be a house, an apartment, a mobile home, a group of rooms, or a single room that is occupied (or, if vacant, is intended for occupancy) as separate living quarters.
Owner-occupied housing is a measure of well being. The percentage of owner-occupied housing units is used by local planners to assess neighborhood stability since, generally, higher owner-occupancy rates are considered to be a good indicator of neighborhood stability because owners have considerable long-term investments in their homes.
In 2021, the percentage of Owner-Occupied Housing Units in Alachua County was 55.1 compared to Florida at 66.5. The line graph shows change over time when there are at least three years of data.
Alachua County is in the first quartile for this measure. This means that relative to other counties in Florida, the percentage of Owner-Occupied Housing Units is more in about three quarters of the counties.
The map illustrates county data by quartile. A quartile map is presented when there are at least 51 counties with data for this measure.Links: Healthy People 2030|Other Resource
Owner-Occupied Housing Units, Percent of Occupied Housing Units, 2021
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Owner-Occupied Housing Units, Percentage of Occupied Housing Units, Single Year