More Measures

Looking for more data? We've identified these links to useful data sets and data-rich sites.

Affordable Housing

H+T Affordability Index
The Center for Neighborhood Technology’s Housing and Transportation (H+T®) Affordability Index provides a more comprehensive way of thinking about affordability. The H+T Index incorporates transportation costs—usually a household’s second-largest expense—to show that location-efficient places can be more livable and affordable. It allows users to view housing and transportation data as maps, charts, and statistics for nearly 900 metropolitan and micropolitan areas—covering 89 percent of the US population.

Out of Reach, National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC)
Out of Reach is a report on the housing wage released by the National Low Income Housing Coalition: the wage one must earn in order to afford a modest rental home in communities across the country. State and county profiles provide law makers, advocates, planners, and concerned citizens critical data and information they need to make informed decisions.

National Housing Preservation Database
The National Housing Preservation Database was created by the Public and Affordable Housing Research Corporation (PAHRC) and the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) in an effort to provide communities with the information they need to effectively preserve their stock of public and affordable housing. The National Housing Preservation Database incorporates all available data on federally subsidized housing properties and includes nine separate funding streams.

Construction and Building

Census Bureau: New Residential Construction
This page provides national and regional data on the number of new housing units authorized by building permits, authorized but not started, started, under construction, and completed. The data are from the Building Permits Survey and from the Survey of Construction.

Housing construction statistics
Up-to-date housing construction statistics, including new housing starts; building permits; and new and existing homes sold by region. National, state and local data are available.

Discrimination and Housing

Housing segregation
"Exposure index," measures the average racial composition of neighborhoods experienced by members of specific racial groups; "Dissimilarity index" measures to what degree a particular group is distributed across census tracts in relation to another group. Census Scope provides a tool to calculate exposure and dissimilarity indexes by major cities and metropolitan statistical areas (MSA) using 2000 census data.


Local Statistics and Research on Homelessness
The City of Fargo provides local data, regional plans, and research dealing with homelessness.

Point in Time - North Dakota Coalition for Homeless People
The North Dakota Coalition for Homeless People provides summary reports based on a statewide point-in-time survey of homeless individuals. The report includes information regarding demographics, education, employment, veteran status, common characteristics, and service utilization.

Comprehensive Housing Measures

Census Bureau Housing Data
The Census Bureau’s housing data present a comprehensive picture of housing in America. You’ll find a wide range of data on the size, age and type of American homes; home values, rents and mortgages, the housing and construction industry, and more.

Housing Economics
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) produces in-depth economic analyses of the home building industry based on private and government data. Data and information are provided based on surveys administered to builders, home buyers, and renters to provide insight into the issues and trends driving the industry.

2016 Housing Needs Assessment
The Housing Needs Assessment is a three-component research study on population and housing need projections. The first component presents an overview of current socio-economic conditions and important trends affecting housing dynamics, and an analysis of population and housing need projections. The second component examines special topics with implications for meeting future housing needs, including trends in housing costs, subsidized housing, and special needs populations. The third component presents a series of data tables relating to population projections, projected housing needs, projected housing stock, special populations, and housing conditions. When applicable, data are presented for North Dakota and the eight planning regions, four Native American Indian Reservation areas, all 53 counties, and 12 cities with 6,500 residents or more

U.S. Housing Market Conditions, Department of Housing and Urban Development
Quarterly economic and housing market data provided by HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research. Also includes special reports and briefing materials on specific topics such as housing market conditions, affordable housing needs, and homeownership trends.

Data Sets, HUD User
The HUD User Clearinghouse is an information source for housing and community development researchers, academics, policymakers, and the American public. HUD USER provides interested researchers with access to the original data sets generated by PD&R-sponsored data collection efforts, including the American Housing Survey, HUD median family income limits, as well as microdata from research initiatives on topics such as housing discrimination, the HUD-insured multifamily housing stock, and the public housing population.

North Dakota Compass

Center for Social Research
North Dakota State University

Compass created by:
Wilder Research

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