New construction of owner-occupied residential housing slightly outpaced that of renter-occupied housing from 2014 through 2016, according to figures from the U.S. Census Bureau.
In San Antonio, 0.1 percent more owner-occupied new homes were built than rental units between 2014 and 2016, the data shows.
Two far West Side zip codes, near Lackland and SeaWorld, saw the greatest number of renter-occupied housing units added. Meanwhile, new construction of owner-occupied housing units, typically single-family homes, largely occurred on the far North and West sides of town, outside Loop 1604.
In the map above, toggle between showing newly constructed renter and owner housing units by clicking on the check mark next to the label of the layer you would like to see. Each census tract is shaded according to the total number of renter- or owner-occupied housing units between 2014 and 2016, with darker colors representing a greater number of units.
The latest U.S. Census data on new construction is from 2016, but according to Metrostudy, a California-based company that analyzes local real estate markets, new single-family home starts in San Antonio are up 5.3 percent in 2018 from the previous year. A report by Marcus & Millichap released this year estimates that 6,200 multifamily apartment units are expected to be completed in the city by the end of this year, down from 7,300 units in 2017.