U.S. Department of Commerce

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

HOUSEHOLDS1 2000 2004 2005 2006 2007
Households (million) 104.7 112.0 113.3 114.4 116.0
    One person households, percent of total 25.5 26.4 26.6 26.6 26.8
    Persons per household 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.6
Families, total (million) 72.0 76.2 76.9 77.4 78.4
Families with children under 18 years (million) 34.6 35.9 36.2 36.5 36.8
    Percent one-parent 27.0 28.2 29.0 28.8 28.0
HOUSING AND CONSTRUCTION 2000 2004 2005 2006 2007
Total housing units 1 (million) 119.6 122.2 123.9 126.0 128.0
    Occupied housing units (million) 105.7 106.6 108.2 109.6 110.3
            Percent owner-occupied 67.4 69.0 68.9 68.8 68.1
Value of new construction, total (billion dollars) 831 1,023 1,132 1,192 1,162
    Residential buildings, (billion dollars) 374 565 641 641 525
Building permits2 (1,000) 1,592 2,070 2,155 1,839 1,398
Housing starts (1,000) 1,569 1,956 2,068 1,801 1,355
New home sales (1,000) 877 1,203 1,283 1,051 776
Existing homes sales (1,000) 4,603 5,958 6,180 5,677 4,939

FOOTNOTES
1Beginning 2004, 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, Administrative and Customer Services Division