Tuesday, August 10, 2010

U.S. Census Bureau Pegs Portland Metro Rental Vacancies at 4.5% - Nation's 4th Lowest

The U.S. Census Bureau has reported 2nd quarter 2010 vacancy rate estimates for the top 75 U.S. Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs).

The Portland/ Vancouver/ Beaverton area ranks 4th in the nation for vacancies at 4.5%. Portland's Q1 2010 vacancy rate was estimated at 3.8% - the new estimate shows a drop of 0.7% over the past 3 months. Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA had a Q1 2010 vacancy estimate of 8.0 and a Q2 vacancy estimate of 6.9%, the nation's 10th lowest.

The Census Bureau reports the nation's lowest vacancy rates as follows:
  • Ex Paso, TX - 2.1%
  • Salt Lake City, UT - 3.8%
  • San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA; Springfield, MA - 4.0% (2-way tie)
  • Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA - 4.5%
  • Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI - 5.1%
  • San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA - 5.6%
  • Alburquerque, NM - 5.7%
  • Bakersfield, CA; Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH - 5.9% (2-way tie)
  • Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA - 6.5%

The MSA's with the five highest vacancy rates were as follows:
  • Orlando, FL - 20.6%
  • Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land, TX - 17.4%
  • Orlando, FL - 18.2%
  • Jacksonville, FL - 18.6%
  • Memphis, TN-AR-MS - 21.2%
  • Akron, OH - 21.9%
Read the full report online.

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