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USA Statistics in Brief--Households, Housing, and Construction

HOUSEHOLDS1 2000 2003 2004 2005 2006
Households (million) 104.7 111.3 112.0 113.3 114.4
One person households, percent of total 25.5 26.4 26.4 26.6 26.6
Persons per household 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.6
Families, total (million) 72.0 75.6 76.2 76.9 77.4
Families with children under 18 years (million) 34.6 36.0 35.9 36.2 36.5
Families with children, percent one-parent 27.0 28.0 28.2 28.4 28.8
HOUSING AND CONSTRUCTION 2000 2003 2004 2005 2006
Total housing units 1 (million) 119.6 120.8 122.2 123.9 126.0
Occupied housing units (million) 105.7 105.6 106.6 108.2 109.6
Percent owner-occupied 67.4 68.3 69.0 68.9 68.8
Value of new construction, total (billion dollars) 831 921 1,023 1,132 1,192
Residential buildings, construction value (billion dollars) 374 476 565 641 641
Building permits2 (1,000) 1,592 1,889 2,070 2,155 1,839
Housing starts (1,000) 1,569 1,848 1,956 2,068 1,801
New home sales (1,000) 877 1,086 1,203 1,283 1,051
Existing homes sales (1,000) 4,603 5,443 5,958 6,180 5,677

FOOTNOTES
1Beginning 2003, based on 2000 census population controls and an expanded sample.
2Beginning 2004, based on 20,000 place series (previously 19,000 series)


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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Administration and Customer Services Division