Number of the Day: 1%

NJ Spotlight | January 10, 2011

Given the rate of high taxes, costs and density, it’s no wonder New Jerseyans have complex relationships with their homes. But very few live in trailers. Only 1 percent of Garden State housing units are mobile homes, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2008 American Community Survey. That ranks it 47th in the country, in which 6.6 percent of housing units are trailers.

It may come as little surprise that the states with the highest density of mobile homes are relatively poor and have warm weather: South Carolina, New Mexico, Mississippi and Alabama, in that order. The states with even fewer mobile homes than New Jersey: Connecticut (ranked 48th), Massachusetts (49th) and, surprisingly, the very warm-weather state of Hawaii (50th).