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.
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