Category Research

Browse reports prepared by our research team on the construction industry. We use data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, among other sources, to provide readers with up-to-date data and statistics relevant to the construction industry.


These U.S. Cities Need More Electricians

The U.S. is increasingly moving towards electrification—replacing technologies that use fossil fuels with those that use electricity. Not only are private sector companies like Tesla pushing for the adoption of electric technologies to replace those that use greenhouse gas-emitting energy…

Solar panel installer

Best-Paying U.S. Cities for Solar Panel Installers in 2023

Due to the increased cost of non-renewable energy sources like oil, gas, and coal, heating bills have reached their highest level in 10 years. Energy sources continue to be limited by economic and political conditions, such as OPEC+ cutting oil…

For rent

American Cities With the Highest Rental Vacancy Rates in 2023

How and where people live saw a drastic transformation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Following the initial lockdowns around the country aimed at slowing the virus’s spread, society reopened with a large emphasis on remote work and social distancing which…

Senior homebuyers

American Cities With the Oldest Homebuyers [2023 Edition]

The U.S. housing market looks drastically different than it did before the pandemic, creating numerous challenges for prospective homebuyers. The median sales price of a home skyrocketed from $329,000 in the first quarter of 2020 to $467,700 in the last…

Suburban home

American Cities With the Highest Property Taxes [2023 Edition]

America’s homebuyers have had an extraordinarily difficult few years. Heavy demand and scarce inventory in late 2020 and 2021 led to record growth in prices, while a run of high inflation throughout the economy made it more difficult to save…


The Hottest Real Estate Markets in the U.S.

After two years of stiff competition and fast-rising prices, the residential housing market in the U.S. began cooling quickly over the second half of 2022 and beginning of 2023.
Black man thinking

American Cities With the Largest Minority Homeownership Gap in 2023

Homeownership offers the opportunity to accumulate wealth and keep housing costs relatively consistent over time, both of which contribute to financial stability. However, homeownership benefits have not been experienced equally. Significant racial disparities in homeownership rates have persisted for decades,…

Suburban home

U.S. Cities Investing in More Affordable Housing [2023 Edition]

Despite home prices starting to stabilize, becoming a homeowner remains largely out of reach for many Americans. According to The Cato Institute’s 2022 Housing Affordability National Survey, 87% of Americans are concerned about the cost of housing. In the same…

Bad road

U.S. States With the Worst Roads [2023 Edition]

Roadways are a vital component of infrastructure in the United States. The vast majority of goods are transported by truck, highlighting the economy’s need for reliable roadways to connect supply chains and move goods and services efficiently across borders. Most…


American Cities With the Most Mechanically-Inclined Workers in 2023

As concerns over climate change continue to grow, there has been a sustained effort towards electrification, or the process of replacing technologies that use fossil fuels (including coal, oil, and natural gas) with technologies that use electricity for energy. States…

Single-family home

The Most Stable U.S. Housing Markets [2023 Edition]

The red-hot pandemic housing market has finally cooled in recent months. Due to actions by the Federal Reserve to combat inflation, mortgage rates have more than doubled from the historic lows seen in 2021. As a result, home sales have…