How much has Vermont’s housing supply changed over the past few years?
In Housing Supply in the 2010s, I used US Postal Service data to document where the housing supply is growing–and where it is shrinking. The commonly-used data on building permits cannot measure decline, since they do not track demolitions. So this is probably the most detailed publicly-available dataset for identifying which parts of Vermont lost housing units between 2012 and 2018 and which gained.
The map shows the rate of housing supply growth (in blue-green) or decline (in brown) by census tract. Since tracts are designed to be of roughly-equal population, clusters of small tracts indicate cities. In Vermont, most of those clusters are blue-green, with a few pockets of negative growth throughout the state. Indeed,
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