Census Bureau Releases Latest Housing Unit Change
Two Arkansas counties were included in the list of the 100 fastest growing counties in the United States (of 3,142 counties and county-equivalents), based on housing unit change according to the new housing change estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Benton County is ranked number 39 in 2016-2017 housing change with an increase of 2,793 housing units, a 2.7% change. Craighead County is ranked number 79 for the same period with an increase of almost 1,000 houses, a 2.2% change. For the period from April 1, 2010 through July 1, 2017, Benton County is ranked 75 (12,174 housing units (h.u.), 13.1%) while Craighead County is ranked number 85 (4,977 h.u., 12.3%).
Other Arkansas counties with greater than five percentage points growth in housing units from April 1, 2010 through July 1, 2017 are: Saline (4,064 h.u., 9.1%), Lonoke (2,136 h.u., 7.8%), Faulkner (3,494 h.u., 7.5%), Washington (5,945 h.u., 6.8%), and Greene (1,086 h.u., 6.1%).
Arkansas was ranked 34th among the 50 states and Puerto Rico in terms of housing unit change from April 1, 2010 through July 1, 2017; this is down from 31st. For the change from 2016 to 2017, Arkansas fell from 31st place to 33rd.
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