An interesting article by the Washington Post was recently published in which the nation’s 40 largest cities were broken down by the type of home in each.
These figures tell us not just about the physical character of each city, but the potential they have for new housing as many places (Detroit not withstanding) look for space to fit a growing urban population. Higher density, in all of these cities, doesn’t have to mean Manhattan-style mega-rises.
To nobody’s surprise, New York City has a majority of large, 20+ unit apartment buildings. We also have the second fewest single family detached residences, and one of the highest duplex percentages of all major cities.
Check out the full article for more insights and comparisons across cities.