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Building Permits Data
Last Revised:
July 25, 2014

Other Data
Last Revised:
July 17, 2014

For important information on the timeliness of these data compared with the official press release, the schedule for revisions to these data, links to additional related data, and standard errors for these estimates, see footnote, or go directly to the New Residential Construction web page.

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Source: New Residential Construction (Definitions)
Housing Units Authorized in Permit-Issuing Places: United States — Seasonally Adjusted Single-family Units [Thousands of Units]
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1959 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1960 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1961 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1962 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1963 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1964 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1965 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1966 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1967 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1968 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1969 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1970 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1971 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1972 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1973 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1974 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1975 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1976 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1977 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1978 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1979 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1980 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1981 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1982 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1983 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1984 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1985 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1986 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1987 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1988 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1989 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1990 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1991 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1992 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1993 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1994 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1995 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1996 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1997 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1998 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1999 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
2000 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
2001 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
2002 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
2003 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
2004 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
2005 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
2006 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
2007 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
2008 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
2009 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
2010 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
2011 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
2012 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Source: New Residential Construction (Definitions)
Housing Units Authorized in Permit-Issuing Places: United States — Not Seasonally Adjusted Single-family Units [Thousands of Units]
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1959 55.7 59.9 91.3 99.7 93.5 94.9 90.2 85.4 80.3 74.4 57.8 55.1
1960 46.8 52.7 67.7 78.7 76.1 75.8 65.8 70.0 62.3 59.6 51.8 38.7
1961 41.1 40.2 64.8 65.8 74.0 72.4 66.3 71.1 62.1 67.0 56.2 41.8
1962 44.3 45.1 63.3 75.2 75.2 67.8 66.8 68.8 57.5 62.9 51.1 38.3
1963 43.3 43.4 63.8 82.1 78.8 71.0 72.8 68.1 65.4 69.7 51.0 40.8
1964 42.7 48.5 67.6 73.1 70.9 72.3 68.2 61.1 61.9 60.8 50.8 42.2
1965 39.2 41.4 65.6 73.2 69.3 71.3 64.9 64.6 60.3 61.5 54.0 44.5
1966 39.1 38.1 69.6 66.2 60.5 58.8 47.3 46.9 40.2 36.9 32.7 27.1
1967 31.5 34.2 56.0 59.2 67.6 68.5 58.1 64.7 57.6 61.2 51.6 40.2
1968 38.9 44.7 61.4 72.0 70.7 60.2 64.3 62.2 60.8 65.0 51.9 42.5
1969 39.8 42.5 58.5 69.7 64.5 61.7 55.2 50.3 51.3 53.5 40.1 38.8
1970 27.7 34.4 50.8 63.5 58.3 62.7 59.6 58.3 60.9 62.2 51.3 57.1
1971 44.1 48.1 78.8 89.6 90.2 93.2 86.0 82.7 78.1 76.0 73.3 65.9
1972 61.8 64.8 94.2 95.0 103.2 104.1 89.1 101.1 84.6 98.1 76.5 60.8
1973 64.9 66.2 91.6 94.9 102.2 92.0 82.6 78.0 61.7 60.4 49.9 37.8
1974 38.7 44.8 66.5 76.8 73.3 63.7 61.7 56.6 46.9 48.2 36.4 30.3
1975 29.8 32.5 45.5 65.2 68.2 68.4 69.5 63.8 65.5 68.0 51.5 47.6
1976 46.3 53.6 81.4 87.3 81.3 89.1 82.5 80.6 78.5 77.4 73.8 61.8
1977 52.6 67.2 110.5 108.2 112.4 117.2 99.7 110.1 97.2 94.9 87.6 68.4
1978 62.9 67.9 110.1 119.7 124.3 130.4 100.9 107.3 96.6 104.0 87.5 71.0
1979 54.9 56.4 101.5 102.2 110.0 100.8 93.0 97.1 79.4 83.3 57.7 45.1
1980 45.2 47.0 49.1 48.4 49.6 61.2 74.6 75.3 80.2 76.3 55.3 48.2
1981 39.6 42.9 61.2 69.3 61.0 56.3 52.6 45.2 41.8 35.6 29.2 29.6
1982 25.4 27.9 44.0 46.6 45.8 50.6 46.8 47.6 52.4 55.5 54.8 48.9
1983 48.5 50.9 79.2 81.6 93.0 101.2 82.3 85.9 77.8 76.5 68.3 56.5
1984 60.2 72.6 88.6 92.3 98.2 90.3 79.1 80.7 70.8 75.8 62.7 51.2
1985 55.8 58.1 85.9 93.9 96.8 89.0 92.1 90.0 81.3 89.7 64.9 59.1
1986 65.3 61.1 89.3 114.8 109.3 110.8 106.2 91.3 94.8 93.5 66.4 74.7
1987 62.4 69.5 103.5 107.6 96.6 107.7 95.8 87.6 86.6 81.7 65.5 59.7
1988 50.5 63.0 98.2 93.1 98.7 105.9 85.3 95.9 85.1 82.9 71.8 63.4
1989 60.9 58.9 84.1 87.5 93.6 92.0 79.0 89.2 78.6 81.2 69.2 57.4
1990 60.7 60.7 82.8 79.2 83.1 79.7 70.9 72.5 57.7 62.5 47.0 37.1
1991 37.6 43.5 61.2 75.7 78.1 73.9 74.9 69.9 64.2 70.4 52.6 51.7
1992 55.2 61.1 82.4 88.0 82.7 91.6 83.3 76.6 80.1 80.3 63.8 65.8
1993 55.1 61.3 84.2 91.5 85.2 97.0 88.2 91.0 89.8 87.9 80.5 74.8
1994 63.4 69.2 104.0 102.0 107.7 109.2 90.9 100.9 91.5 85.9 74.8 68.9
1995 58.2 59.8 85.1 83.1 95.9 97.4 88.3 101.4 90.1 90.8 78.4 68.8
1996 66.0 74.4 95.7 109.9 109.2 100.7 101.9 97.6 85.9 90.8 71.5 66.0
1997 65.8 70.3 88.7 104.4 101.3 100.9 99.8 91.8 95.6 97.5 72.5 73.9
1998 70.1 78.1 105.1 113.6 107.3 115.8 111.2 104.4 102.5 103.8 86.6 89.0
1999 74.2 86.6 118.9 119.9 115.9 128.0 114.6 112.6 103.1 97.6 90.3 84.8
2000 78.3 89.1 119.0 107.6 119.3 114.5 98.8 111.6 95.8 102.8 87.7 73.7
2001 85.6 85.1 112.7 116.5 124.4 119.2 110.2 116.2 92.4 104.4 89.2 79.7
2002 88.7 95.5 111.0 125.4 127.1 118.9 122.4 119.8 110.1 123.0 96.0 94.6
2003 98.0 93.9 117.7 134.2 132.1 138.3 138.6 131.0 130.5 138.1 99.2 109.6
2004 103.4 108.4 154.8 155.0 150.2 159.3 145.3 145.6 134.5 128.5 114.6 113.8
2005 106.9 114.8 150.6 152.7 156.0 166.2 145.9 161.9 151.3 139.1 124.0 112.5
2006 114.3 115.6 146.7 130.8 144.5 139.3 111.6 121.5 97.7 98.0 82.2 76.0
2007 80.3 79.4 103.4 98.6 106.6 97.2 89.8 87.5 66.6 70.7 54.7 45.2
2008 48.0 48.0 54.1 63.4 61.9 59.4 55.7 48.0 45.9 40.4 26.2 24.6
2009 22.1 26.3 32.7 37.8 39.5 47.0 46.9 42.9 40.7 38.6 31.9 34.7
2010 31.4 35.4 50.9 46.1 39.9 42.9 37.5 37.2 34.3 31.5 29.6 30.6
2011 26.2 26.5 37.8 37.2 39.7 41.5 35.9 41.6 36.3 34.4 31.6 29.8
2012 30.5 35.7 42.9 44.5 50.3 48.1 47.3 49.8 43.3 49.6 40.4 36.3
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Business & Industry | sssd.econ.data@census.gov |  Last Revised: March 26, 2014