Manufactured Housing Industry Trends and Statistics

Manufactured Housing Industry Trends and Statistics.
East Fork Crossing is a Sun Communities property in Batavia, Ohio. Photo courtesy of Sun Communities.

What’s The State of the Manufactured Housing Industry?

This post highlights some of the top-line manufactured housing trends in an industry that continues to offer a crucial solution to the affordable housing crisis. And, judging by the numbers, the future is promising.

Competitive Advantage

What is the cost per square foot comparison between manufactured and site-built homes?

The average cost per square foot of a site-built home is $111. The average cost per square foot for a manufactured home is $50.

Community Living

How many manufactured homes are there, and how many go to communities?

There are an estimated 4.2 million manufactured home sites in the United States. Approximately 32% of new manufactured homes are placed in a community.

How Many People Live in Manufactured and mobile homes?

Manufactured housing industry trends and statistics show 22 million people in the U.S. live in a manufactured or mobile home. Manufactured homes make up 10% of annual new home starts. About 76% of new manufactured homes are titled as personal property (chattel).

Resident Satisfaction

How much do residents and owners of manufactured homes appreciate their decision?

A recent study reveals 90% of people are satisfied with their mobile or manufactured home. Seventy-one percent of residents cite affordability as the key driver for choosing manufactured housing. About 62% of manufactured and mobile home residents anticipate living in their home for another 10 years, and 38% don’t ever anticipate selling their home.

-Data provided by the Manufactured Housing Institute

Take a look at the full manufactured housing industry data infographic published in our July/August 2019 “State of the Industry” edition of The MHInsider magazine.