The Rise and Fall of the Manufactured Home …

When we left off, over a few short years mobile home manufacturing had grown into a massive industry, and was supplying an increasingly large fraction of the US’s housing. In 1973, 580,000 mobile homes were shipped, just over 50% of the number of single family home starts that year (1.1 million), and 22% of total housing units produced that year (including single family, multifamily, and mobile homes.) The Department of Commerce predicted that mobile home shipments would be between 750,000 and 850,000 by 1980.

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