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NAR created the profile of homebuyers for each metropolitan area. The following reports cover information on the demographics and housing characteristics of purchased homes for 2019. These reports respond to who the typical homebuyer is and what homes they typically buy in each of these metropolitan areas.
Looking for information on home sellers by MSA? Check out the NAR profile of home sellers by metropolitan statistical area.
The American Community Survey releases the Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) files every year, which include population and housing unit records with individual response information. Focusing on homeowners who moved into their home within the last year, NAR was able to identify characteristics of home buyers and their homes at a local level.
The estimates below were computed based on the American Community Survey datasets. The U.S. Census delayed the release of the 2020 ACS data due to the impacts of COVID-19 on data collection.
Where are people buying homes, by Metropolitan Statistical Area?
1. Ogden-Clearfield, UT (9.8%)
2. Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL (9.6%)
3. Boise City, ID (9.4%)
4. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV (9.3%)
5. Provo-Orem, UT (9.2%)
6. Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL (9.2%)
7. Jacksonville, FL (9.0%)
8. Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ (9.0%)
9. Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL (8.9%)
10. Durham-Chapel Hill, NC (8.4%)
Based on the NAR's Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers survey, a typical homebuyer was 47 years old and earned nearly $96,500. What is the profile of the buyer in your local area?
The map above shows the share of homebuyers for 382 metropolitan areas.
Statistical Profile of Buyers by Metropolitan Area
Select a metropolitan area from the dropdown below and see the characteristics of the buyers and the purchased homes at your area: