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A mapping of US rental housing rents, scraped from Craigslist

This is an interesting way of seeing rental housing rents (national scale). And there’s a lot that you can glean from a mapping like this. But it’s also interesting in that what you are seeing here is a visualization of some 11 million Craigslist rental housing listings (taken from this study). The authors refer to it as a “nontraditional source of volunteered geographic information”, and they argue that it’s probably more granular and real-time than what is typically available when it comes to rental housing. That sounds right to me.

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  1. Greg Shron

    Terrific graphic – thanks for the link. Note that it’s probably a mistake to represent the data as “apartment rents,” as the most common type of rental dwelling in the US is a single family home.

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