Interesting Facts


  • California has approximately 4,700 mobile home parks containing 363,500 spaces (California Department of Housing and Community Development, 2012).
  • 3.9 percent of all California homes are mobile homes (American Community Survey, 2008)
  • Roughly 750,000 Californians live in manufactured home parks.
  • 23 parks in California have 500 or more spaces (California Department of Housing and Community Development, 2012).
  • Over two thirds of manufactured (mobile) home owners live in parks with 100 or more spaces (California Department of Housing and Community Development, 2012).
  • Only about 160 of park operators are from out-of-state (California Department of Housing and Community Development, 2012). 
  • The average cost of a new manufactured home without the land is $75,100 in the West (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Oct. 2012)
  • It would cost over $27 Billion to replace the manufactured homes in California.
  • Fewer than 18 percent of all manufactured (mobile) homes have ever been moved from their original site (American Housing Survey).
  • Over half of manufactured homes are double- or triple-wide models (American Housing Survey).
  • California pioneered earthquake resistant bracing for manufactured homes, which prevent catastrophic damage in actual earthquakes.
  • There are fewer fires in manufactured (mobile) homes than site-built housing (Federal Emergency Management Agency).
  • Manufactured (mobile) homes on leased spaces usually qualify for "personal property" loans like automobiles instead of real estate financing. 

LIVING:  Successful Living in Mobile Home Parks