João Pessoa - Paraíba Paradise > Coming to Joao Pessoa > Living in João Pessoa > Accommodation for Residents > Housing Statistics for Paraiba
In 2002 there were 42,000 apartments in Paraíba.
In four years this has increased by 21.43% to 51,000 an increase of 9000 units.
Approximately 144,000 people now live in apartments.
Overall there are 985,000 homes in Paraíba for 3.6 million people which works out at 3.7 people to each home. Of these, 79.2% live in urban areas and 20.8 in rural areas. In just four years 34,000 people left the rural areas to live in the urban areas.
Concerning earnings, 38.7% of people living in urban properties earn little more than half the minimum salary a month or just over R$200.
Paraíba in comparison with other states
Bahia = 319,000
Pernambuco = 198,000
Ceara = 162,000
Paraíba = 51,000
Areas of rapid growth since 2002
Piaui 70% growth
Rio Grande do Norte 60%