How many toilets per person do you have in your kingdom?
Posted: 6:00 am Friday, October 24th, 2014
By Kim Miller
Multiple bathrooms are always a boon when trying to sell a home, so the Seattle-based real estate firm Redfin took a look at what cities have the most toilets per capita.
West Palm Beach is the only Florida metro to make the top ten list, ranking seventh with 1.25 million toilets, or 93 toilets per 100 people.
“Using census and housing data, we calculated which cities had the most residential toilets per person and we had a clear winner: Boulder, Colo.,” a press release from the Seattle-based Redfin says. “Boulder is the only city with more residential toilets than actual people. For every 100 Boulderites, there are an estimated 102 residential toilets.”
Redfin delved into the bathroom habits of 37 cities and claims to have learned some interesting details tying the age of residential housing to the “plethora of potties.”
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Miami, for example, ranked last on Redfin’s list with just 62 toilets per 100 people. Redfin agent Bohdan Mastykaz said Miami’s aging condominiums are to blame for its poor showing.
“A lot of our condo stock was built in the 1960s and 1970s _ and with fewer bathrooms than you’d have today,” he said. “The idea was to build for empty-nesters looking to downsize.”
But that toilet trend is changing. According to Mastykaz, new Miami condos are focused on luxury. And that means more bathrooms.
West Palm Beach Realtor Shannon Brink said it can be a struggle to sell single-toilet homes.
“Even first time homebuyers expect two full or even two full and a half bathroom so it is somewhat of a cultural expectation at this point and newer construction over the last 15-20 years tends to have 2 plus baths,” he said. “Many luxury homes have a full bath for each bedroom plus a guest full or half bath so South Floridians apparently love going to the bathroom with as much ease as possible.”
Other Florida cities that had their toilets ranked by Redfin include:
Tampa, 86 toilets per 100 people
Orlando, 83 toilets per 100 people
Fort Lauderdale, 71 toilets per 100 people