Congressional District and State Reports 2021
Click within the state borders of this interactive map to find real estate activity reports by state. All reports are in PDF format.
These state and congressional district reports housing and real estate data that REALTORS® can use to advocate for sustainable and affordable homeownership and policies that support a vibrant residential and commercial real estate industry.
Homeownership represents the achievement of the American dream. It is the primary pathway for moving up the economic ladder and accumulating wealth and is associated with positive educational, health, and other desirable social outcomes.1 In 2019, the median net worth of homeowners was $255,000, 40 times the median net worth of renters of $6,300.
A large homeownership rate gap exists across racial groups, with a 27.7 percentage point gap between Whites Only (69.7%) and Black Alone (42%) and a 21.6 percentage point gap for Hispanics (48.1%).
Housing and real estate contribute to economic output and employment. In the first quarter of 2021, consumer spending for housing and utilities and real estate construction (residential and commercial) totaled $4.4 trillion and accounted for 20% of gross domestic product. Every $1 of output generates $1.5 dollars of direct and indirect demand for inputs from other industries.
Based on the most recent data (2019), 18.9 million people worked as payroll or self-employed workers in real estate, construction of buildings, or in specialty trades, accounting for 9.3% of total employment.
As of May 2021, payroll jobs in residential construction and specialty trade contractors were up by 35,200 from February 2020 (pre-COVID-19 pandemic level). However, in non-residential construction and specialty trade, 209,500 payroll jobs have been lost. In the real estate services industry, there were 15,200 fewer payroll jobs.
Real estate, demographic, and economic data are presented to provide information about the status of homeownership, trends in the real estate market, and the economic conditions that underlie the demand for housing.
Realtors Property Resource® (RPR) provides additional demographic data at the congressional district level. Please visit narrpr.com to generate the additional report.