Data on new manufactured housing (shipments and sale prices) is from the U.S. Census Bureau Manufactured Housing Survey. Data on new single-family site-built home construction is from the U.S. Census Bureau Building Permits Survey. The median list price for all homes by state is from Zillow.
For each state, the change in new manufactured housing and the change in all single-family home starts (including both manufactured housing and site-built homes) was calculated comparing 2017 to 2009. Because new housing development bottomed out in 2009, it was chosen as the point of comparison. Using this data, states were ranked according to how much their change in new manufactured housing outpaced that of all single-family home starts. Hawaii, Rhode Island, Alaska, and District of Columbia were excluded due to insufficient data on manufactured housing.
While the U.S. Census Bureau provides average sale prices for new manufactured homes by state, it does not provide the same data for new single-family site-built homes. Because of this, the median list price for all homes (sourced from ZIllow) is provided for each state for comparison.
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