How Do Americans Live?

The chart below, based on new 2014 American Community Survey data on the characteristics of occupied housing, breaks down the differences in how Americans live in major American cities.

Emily Badger and Christopher Ingraham: “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.”

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