Affluent Metroburbs
Cosmopolitan Suburbs
Traditional Suburbs
Vacation / Retirement Destinations
Historic Skyline Cities
Transitional Cities
Deflated Bubble Communities
Challenged Communities
Endangered Communities
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POPULATION
HOUSING VALUE
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Total Population
Since 2000
Population Density
per square mile
Employment since 2000
%
Median Home Price
$49K
$1M
$56K
Since 2000
22%
Median Annual Income
$19K
$201K
$25K
Since 2000
15%
%
Owner Occupied
Housing Stock
%
Families Below
Poverty Line
%
Vacancy Rate
State Median Home Price Over Time
Nine Primary American Community Profiles
These community profiles are ordered by their overall economic strength
Affluent Metroburbs
Established, wealthy communities near big cities that
offer an ideal mix of urban and suburban lifestyles
Cosmopolitan Suburbs
Fast growing, contemporary suburbs that offer
distinctive services and wide-ranging amenities
Traditional Suburbs
Solid middle-class communities that represent
a cornerstone of American family life
Vacation / Retirement Destinations
Special-purpose communities in warm climates
that attract vacationing families and retirees
Historic Skyline Cities
America's urban core - largely concentrated on the
East Coast and reaching back to the country's founding
Transitional Cities
Older, inland cities undergoing transition; higher reliance
on government jobs to sustain the local economy
Deflated Bubble Communities
Ethnically diverse communities that were hit hard
by the real estate bubble over the last five years
Challenged Communities
Cities and towns facing economic stress due to a weak
private sector and limited employment opportunities
Endangered Communities
Municipalities facing a severe combination of downward economic pressures
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The Rise
Starting in the year 2000, home prices start to rise significantly all across the United States
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