number of community associations in the United States grew from 10,000 in 1970
and 222,500 in 2000 to 342,000 in 2016, according to results of CAI’s National and State Statistical Review for 2016. While final 2017 data is not yet
available, CAI estimates the year will end with between 345,000 and 347,000
U.S. community associations, housing units and residents
1970 10,000 .7 million 2.1 million
2000 222,500 17.8 45.2
2016 342,000 26.3 69
The review found an estimated 69 million Americans—21.3 percent of the U.S. population in 2016—lived in common-interest communities, including homeowners associations, condominium communities and cooperatives. Homeowners associations account for 51 to 55 percent of the 342,000 associations, with condominiums representing 42 to 45 percent and cooperatives 3 to 4 percent.
States with the most associations are Florida (47,900), California (45,400), Texas (19,900) and Illinois (18,600).
See the National and State Statistical Review for 2016 for more information on
homeowners associations, condominium communities, cooperatives and other
The information in the review was developed by Clifford J. Treese, CIRMS, president of Association Data, Inc., in Mountain House, Calif., and a past president of both CAI and the Foundation for Community Association Research.
For even more detailed statistical data, see the Community Association Fact Book published by the Foundation for Community Association Research.