Massachusetts Number of Housing Units by County

Data Item State
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Housing unit, 2010 - (Number)
County Value
Barnstable 160,281
Berkshire 68,508
Bristol 230,535
Dukes 17,188
Essex 306,754
Franklin 33,758
Hampden 192,175
Hampshire 62,603
Middlesex 612,004
Nantucket 11,618
Norfolk 270,359
Plymouth 200,161
Suffolk 315,522
Worcester 326,788

Value for Massachusetts (Number): 2,808,254

Data item: Housing unit, 2010

Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, 2010 Census of Population and Housing, Profiles of General Demographic Characteristics. Updated every 10 years.


A housing unit is 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. Separate living quarters are those in which the occupants live and eat separately from any other persons in the building and which have direct access from the outside of the building or through a common hall.

Scope and Methodology:

These data were derived from answers to questions included on the every census form (100%) sent to households.

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