Housing Market

This graph shows U.S., California, and San Joaquin County annual median home sale prices. Data came from monthly median home price estimates and was averaged to obtain annual price estimates. California and San Joaquin County home prices are more volatile than in the U.S. overall, although price trends are similar. In the late 1990s, U.S. and San Joaquin County home prices were comparable. However, the dot com bubble made California and San Joaquin County prices skyrocket, while U.S. prices rose more steadily. Beginning in 2007, California home prices remained significantly higher than the U.S. and San Joaquin County, and all geographies have increased since 2012 (Source: UOP CBPR Index). 


Housing Characteristics


Housing Characteristics describe the available housing stock, and whether it is primarily rented or owned. These characteristics affect the housing market and the affordability and availability of houses built, sold, or rented.

Year Structure Built and Occupancy by Owner or Renter



 Year Built Percent of All Occupied Housing Structures   Percent of Owner-Occupied Housing (of total population who own their home)  Percent of Renter-Occupied Housing (of total population who rent their home)
2010 or later       2.4%  3.0%  1.6%
2000 to 2009      19.7%  25.1%  12.9%
1980 to 1999     29.2%  30.2%  28.0%
1960 to 1979     25.1%  21.0%  30.3%
1940 to 1959     16.6%  14.9%  18.8%
1939 or earlier                         6.9%  5.8%  8.%


Number of Bedrooms per Housing Structure



 Number of Bedrooms  Percent of all Occupied Housing Structures Percent of Owner-Occupied Housing (of total population who own their home) Percent of Renter-Occupied Housing (of total population who rent their home) 
No bedroom  2.1%  0.4%  4.1%
1 bedroom  7.5%  1.3%  15.3%
2 or 3 bedrooms  63.6%  60.9%  67.1%
4 or more bedrooms  26.8%  37.4%  13.5%

House Heating Fuel Types



 House Heating Fuel  Percent of all Occupied Housing Structures Percent of Owner-Occupied Housing (of total population who own their home)  Percent of Renter-Occupied Housing (of total population who rent their home) 
Utility Gas  66.5%  71.0%  60.9%
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
 3.4%  3.8%  2.9%
Electricity  27.2%  22.0%  33.8%
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.  0.1%  0.1%  0.2%
Coal or coke  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%
All other fuels  2.0%  2.8%  1.0%
No fuel used  0.8%  0.4%  1.3%