Demographics & Economics

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According to 2000 US Census Bureau data, only 15% of housing units across the country were built before 1940.  However, the greatest concentrations are found in the Northeast (28.9%).  Nationally, New York State has the highest number of old units (2.4 million) and the third highest concentration (31.5%, after Massachusetts and the District of Columbia).

Table 16 reflects a higher percentage of housing units are occupied by renters in the study area compared to City-wide.  This was not always the case.  Interviews with long-term residents indicate that the growth in the number of renters began in the 1960s after construction of the Collar City Bridge on Hoosick Street.

 

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