Massachusetts Number of Housing Units, 2013 by County

Data Item State
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Housing units, 2013 - (Number)
County Value
Barnstable 160,978
Berkshire 68,250
Bristol 230,256
Dukes 17,399
Essex 306,814
Franklin 33,580
Hampden 191,464
Hampshire 62,680
Middlesex 614,474
Nantucket 11,715
Norfolk 271,904
Plymouth 201,131
Suffolk 315,379
Worcester 327,512

Value for Massachusetts (Number): 2,813,536

Data item: Housing units, 2013

Sources: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Population Estimates Program (PEP), Updated annually.


Census Bureau, 2010 Census of Population, P94-171 Redistricting Data File. Updated every 10 years. See

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the number of housing units for each year since the most recent decennial census. With each annual release of housing unit estimates, the entire time series of estimates beginning with April 1, 2010 is revised and updated.


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.

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