Top 50 metros for multifamily employment


The 2016 County Business Patterns (CBP) report was recently released by the Census Bureau. A dive into the report’s data reveals the metro areas with the highest levels of multifamily employment in the housing industry.

The CBP report was described in an earlier blog post.

In order to arrive at a measure of total employment, Multihousing Pro added together the employment numbers for two categories of businesses that cover the multifamily housing industry: Lessors of residential buildings and dwellings, and residential property managers. The former category includes owners and owner/operators, while the latter category includes companies which manage residential property for others.

Based on this analysis, the top 50 metro areas for multifamily employment are shown in the following table:

Geographic area name Total MF employment
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro Area 90699
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro Area 47113
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area 24475
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metro Area 23294
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL Metro Area 22877
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area 20529
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metro Area 16674
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metro Area 16528
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX Metro Area 16137
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro Area 15101
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro Area 13852
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI Metro Area 13561
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA Metro Area 13278
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metro Area 12997
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro Area 11480
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metro Area 11343
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metro Area 9800
Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metro Area 9513
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area 9372
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro Area 8564
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metro Area 8349
Austin-Round Rock, TX Metro Area 7446
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro Area 7409
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area 6841
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro Area 6364
Columbus, OH Metro Area 6234
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro Area 6203
St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area 5959
Sacramento-Roseville-Arden-Arcade, CA Metro Area 5867
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro Area 5782
Kansas City, MO-KS Metro Area 5562
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metro Area 4989
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area 4853
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro Area 4567
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro Area 4442
Rochester, NY Metro Area 4324
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI Metro Area 4170
Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN Metro Area 4123
Pittsburgh, PA Metro Area 3483
Jacksonville, FL Metro Area 3480
Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metro Area 2986
Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metro Area 2900
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metro Area 2876
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metro Area 2766
New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metro Area 2664
Oklahoma City, OK Metro Area 2609
Tucson, AZ Metro Area 2549
Urban Honolulu, HI Metro Area 2535
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY Metro Area 2533
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metro Area 2018