Housing Units by Bedrooms

Percentage of homes by number of bedrooms, by county, Portland MSA, 2010-2014 five-year estimates

Source: US Census, American Community Survey, Table S2504

Percentage of rental homes by number of bedrooms, by county, Portland MSA, 2010-2014 five-year estimates

Source: US Census, American Community Survey, Table S2504

Percentage of homes by number of owner-occupied bedrooms, by county, Portland MSA, 2010-2014 five-year estimates

Source: US Census, American Community Survey, Table S2504

Why is this important?

Residential property is reported as the most valuable asset people will own. Property value, informed by a number of different characteristics, is often used as a socioeconomic status measure and provides the greatest opportunity for wealth creation. One of the property characteristics that informs property value is the number of bedrooms [i]. Additionally, the number of bedrooms in a housing unit may indicate its suitableness for a certain type of household, whether single-person households or families with children. The prevalence of appropriately-sized housing units by rental or ownership tenure additionally indicates whether a community may be supportive of a range of household types.

Metadata

[i] Coffee, Neil T, Tony Lockwood, Graeme Hugo, Catherine Paquet, Natasha J Howard, and Mark Daniel.  “Relative Residential Property Value as a Socio-Economic Status Indicator for Health Research.” International Journal of Health Geographics. 12.22 (2013). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3637187/