Over one million
Georgians live in manufactured homes.
Less than 6% of manufactured homes are ever
moved from their original site.
The average price of a manufactured home in
Georgia is $48,800 without land. Nationally
based on the average sales price, the cost per
square foot for a manufactured home is $32.77
compared to $75.68 of a site-built home because
a manufactured home is constructed in a factory
under a controlled environment. Manufactured
homes are built with virtually the same materials
as site-built homes.
Over 60% of manufactured homes are placed on
Today's manufactured home is comparable in
appearance to a site-built home. Amenities include
fireplaces, walk-in closets, hardwood floors,
bay windows, modern kitchens with islands and
large bathrooms with garden tubs.
The median household income of Georgia's manufactured
home owner is $24,111.
88% of manufactured homeowners report satisfaction
with the manufactured housing lifestyle.
Manufactured homes are constructed and inspected
in accordance with strict federal building standards
- the HUD code - the only national building
code for single-family homes.
Nationally, in 2001, the estimated economic
impact from manufactured housing was $20.1 billion.
The economic impact reflects the economic activity
generated by the production and sale of a home
– this includes salaries, goods purchased
and auxiliary services.
Industry's Economical Impact in Georgia:
Almost 13,000 manufactured homes were produced
in Georgia in 2004.
In 2004, Georgia was the fifth-leading producer
of manufactured homes in the United States.
Georgia has ranked in the top five for seventeen
Fourteen plants are actively producing manufactured
homes in Georgia.
State of the State Housing Study (DCA) 2003;
Foremost Insurance Study, The Market Facts 2002;
Owen Corning Study; Beautiful, Affordable, Quality
Housing: What Manufactured Home Owners Really
Want, 1998; Thomas E. Nutt-Powell, David Hoaglin
and Jonathan Layzer, Residential Property Value
and Manufactured Homes, Working Paper 86-1;
Joint Center for Housing Studies of the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology and Harvard University
1986; Manufactured Housing Institute; U.S. Department
of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.