Florida's 2011 Community Planning Act calls for cities and counties to include a housing element in their comprehensive plan based on data:
The principles, guidelines, standards, and strategies of the housing element must be based on the data and analysis prepared on housing needs, including an inventory taken from the latest decennial United States Census or more recent estimates, which shall include the number and distribution of dwelling units by type, tenure, age, rent, value, monthly cost of owneroccupied units, and rent or cost to income ratio, and shall show the number of dwelling units that are substandard. The inventory shall also include the methodology used to estimate the condition of housing, a projection of the anticipated number of households by size, income range, and age of residents derived from the population projections, and the minimum housing need of the current and anticipated future residents of the jurisdiction.

These data tools help local communities to meet these requirements.

  • Quick Report
    View and download preformatted data tables on the local housing inventory, conditions, affordability, and population projections for a single city or county. While these tables fulfill most of the Community Planning Act's housing data requirements, additional information may be needed from local sources.
  • Household Demographic Data Create custom datasets for counties and cities from 2000-2040 estimates and projections of households by tenure, age of householder, household income and housing cost burden.
  • Population Projections
    Population projections by age for counties and cities, 2000-2040.
  • Construction and Sales
    Property appraisers' data on unit types on unit types (single family, multifamily, condominium, or manufactured housing), age and size of properties, property values, sales prices and number of sales.