U.S. Department of Commerce

Business and Industry

Skip top of page navigation
You are here: Census.govBusiness & Industry › Time Series / Trend Charts

TIME SERIES / TREND CHARTS

Please follow the numbers in order.

1

2
Select a date range:
3

4

5

Select as available:



Download all data for this report/survey new!


Building Permits Data
Last Revised:
October 17, 2014

Other Data
Last Revised:
October 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.

The Y-axis for the line charts may be truncated to prevent flattening of the lines or to present the complete range of data.

Source: New Residential Construction (Definitions)
Housing Units Started: 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 Started: 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 75.7 78.8 102.2 122.3 123.8 121.2 122.8 114.9 113.1 96.8 85.4 77.0
1960 68.4 71.5 73.5 101.0 103.9 100.7 92.3 105.4 76.7 85.8 69.4 46.0
1961 50.5 54.8 77.8 85.5 97.5 101.6 97.2 94.4 92.6 92.5 74.4 55.5
1962 54.4 53.2 79.9 101.2 108.0 95.9 94.9 101.7 75.7 92.0 78.5 55.9
1963 45.0 53.4 79.8 110.1 112.5 101.7 99.0 98.2 91.7 98.2 74.0 48.8
1964 58.0 62.4 82.2 94.9 98.2 100.9 89.9 92.0 79.8 89.4 67.5 55.2
1965 52.1 47.2 82.2 100.9 98.4 97.4 96.5 88.8 80.9 85.8 72.4 61.2
1966 46.6 50.4 83.2 94.3 84.7 79.8 69.1 69.4 59.4 53.5 50.2 38.0
1967 40.2 40.3 66.6 79.8 87.3 87.6 82.3 83.7 78.2 81.7 69.1 47.0
1968 45.2 55.4 79.3 98.0 86.8 81.4 86.4 82.5 80.1 85.6 64.8 53.8
1969 51.3 47.9 71.9 85.0 91.3 82.7 73.5 69.5 71.5 68.0 55.1 42.8
1970 33.4 41.4 61.9 73.8 74.8 83.0 75.5 77.3 76.0 79.4 67.4 69.0
1971 54.9 58.3 91.6 116.0 115.6 116.9 107.7 111.7 102.1 102.9 92.9 80.4
1972 76.2 76.3 111.4 119.8 135.2 131.9 119.1 131.3 120.5 117.0 97.4 73.2
1973 77.1 73.6 105.1 120.5 131.6 114.8 114.7 106.8 84.5 86.0 70.5 46.8
1974 43.3 57.6 76.9 102.2 96.3 99.3 90.7 79.8 73.4 69.5 57.9 41.0
1975 39.8 40.0 62.5 77.8 92.8 90.3 92.8 90.7 84.5 93.8 71.6 55.6
1976 54.0 72.6 92.4 107.8 112.2 119.6 112.8 112.8 108.0 109.1 89.4 71.6
1977 55.7 87.2 125.8 138.8 152.2 149.1 138.2 140.5 131.6 135.4 109.3 87.1
1978 63.3 72.8 121.4 139.9 154.9 154.3 139.3 140.0 124.6 131.1 110.4 81.4
1979 57.5 59.3 109.8 121.2 131.2 134.5 117.8 119.4 105.7 107.9 72.0 57.8
1980 49.3 49.9 51.7 61.5 64.9 76.9 85.6 92.0 95.0 97.5 71.2 56.6
1981 48.0 48.0 70.5 83.6 73.8 72.5 69.5 57.0 58.3 49.9 40.1 34.1
1982 29.3 32.5 51.8 55.8 58.9 63.5 61.4 62.0 63.3 66.3 66.0 51.8
1983 56.3 60.4 86.2 93.2 114.9 114.2 100.4 109.9 97.2 91.9 81.9 61.0
1984 67.7 81.0 87.8 106.4 115.2 111.0 97.9 91.9 90.5 91.9 80.0 62.8
1985 59.3 63.4 92.6 108.7 107.5 101.7 105.6 99.5 89.9 104.7 73.4 66.0
1986 72.0 65.1 97.0 118.4 126.1 124.9 113.5 109.4 102.5 100.9 77.5 72.2
1987 69.2 71.8 100.4 118.3 114.1 114.1 111.5 100.7 109.1 96.6 79.3 61.2
1988 55.8 64.0 99.9 106.1 104.0 113.6 100.3 101.4 91.7 97.7 81.2 65.7
1989 69.9 59.3 83.5 100.4 101.4 100.3 98.0 91.7 82.4 91.2 71.9 53.4
1990 67.9 65.9 83.2 90.0 92.4 88.9 85.5 75.6 71.9 75.6 54.9 43.1
1991 39.2 46.1 61.4 82.8 84.5 86.8 87.4 78.7 73.7 80.9 62.6 56.3
1992 58.4 69.2 90.9 93.5 100.2 102.7 93.2 91.8 91.4 96.1 74.8 67.9
1993 62.8 65.5 84.9 104.4 109.2 110.1 100.4 108.3 100.6 105.5 90.6 83.3
1994 67.2 70.8 114.6 114.3 122.3 117.6 110.4 110.1 105.2 101.3 87.8 76.8
1995 63.6 65.3 85.3 93.9 102.3 100.5 102.0 108.5 97.7 101.5 82.0 73.7
1996 68.9 74.2 96.9 117.9 111.6 115.0 109.1 115.6 99.3 101.0 82.6 68.9
1997 66.6 75.1 96.1 109.5 106.2 108.8 107.4 98.8 108.3 99.2 83.7 73.9
1998 72.3 78.9 107.2 117.3 114.4 128.7 120.5 115.1 112.4 113.5 101.3 89.8
1999 80.4 86.9 119.9 115.5 126.5 124.8 120.2 117.4 109.6 112.8 100.6 87.9
2000 78.6 87.8 111.8 118.8 122.6 115.6 105.4 113.6 101.5 108.2 88.8 78.2
2001 83.9 85.6 104.3 122.2 125.8 125.8 120.5 115.4 105.2 110.3 90.6 83.6
2002 84.7 99.1 109.5 122.2 133.7 130.1 125.2 111.4 124.0 118.8 102.6 97.2
2003 95.9 88.1 120.1 128.2 133.7 144.4 142.8 132.2 137.0 141.6 121.0 114.1
2004 99.5 102.1 143.5 149.9 159.1 146.7 152.5 155.4 132.0 143.4 111.0 115.4
2005 114.3 121.1 133.4 151.5 170.4 162.8 158.0 158.6 154.0 150.7 133.1 107.9
2006 121.0 123.6 137.7 134.8 158.0 139.9 133.1 120.0 119.2 104.0 91.7 82.3
2007 75.4 82.9 101.3 111.4 111.4 110.1 100.1 86.6 78.6 77.4 58.6 52.3
2008 48.5 51.9 61.5 62.6 66.1 65.2 59.9 54.4 48.7 45.8 31.3 26.1
2009 22.7 24.6 31.0 35.0 39.5 49.2 49.3 43.4 45.6 39.4 35.2 30.1
2010 31.7 35.2 47.4 52.2 44.5 45.5 40.7 39.1 39.2 36.0 33.0 26.6
2011 26.6 26.6 36.3 37.7 40.9 44.8 41.0 39.4 37.3 36.2 32.7 31.0
2012 33.1 32.2 40.2 46.6 50.1 54.4 49.4 49.3 51.4 50.3 40.1 38.2
[PDF] or PDF denotes a file in Adobe’s Portable Document Format. To view the file, you will need the Adobe® Reader® Off Site available free from Adobe. [Excel] or the letters [xls] indicate a document is in the Microsoft® Excel® Spreadsheet Format (XLS). To view the file, you will need the Microsoft® Excel® Viewer Off Site available for free from Microsoft®. This symbol Off Site indicates a link to a non-government web site. Our linking to these sites does not constitute an endorsement of any products, services or the information found on them. Once you link to another site you are subject to the policies of the new site.



Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Business & Industry | sssd.econ.data@census.gov |  Last Revised: March 26, 2014