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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 Under Construction: 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 355 357 361 365 365 368 370 367 369 377 381 399
1971 411 424 429 449 464 477 485 497 505 513 525 529
1972 544 534 562 567 573 583 591 602 620 630 639 646
1973 652 652 643 632 630 611 615 607 593 577 563 551
1974 543 540 533 537 526 516 509 500 488 477 469 464
1975 454 447 442 438 439 440 447 452 450 472 473 471
1976 482 480 504 511 518 527 533 540 558 572 577 587
1977 598 613 632 654 678 694 704 712 710 730 743 759
1978 766 774 776 782 782 786 787 788 781 778 786 798
1979 785 775 761 743 739 739 732 727 718 707 682 658
1980 645 607 580 535 500 482 481 481 503 519 529 531
1981 535 532 523 515 501 483 467 448 431 415 402 394
1982 394 399 392 388 378 378 376 375 382 388 400 415
1983 430 455 467 484 510 525 536 544 545 544 548 547
1984 558 558 571 578 581 584 580 571 569 573 577 582
1985 574 576 579 581 579 573 575 578 568 575 573 568
1986 575 580 580 587 598 610 617 624 624 620 615 613
1987 610 619 622 627 627 622 622 621 628 625 624 619
1988 613 592 615 621 611 609 605 605 597 598 604 601
1989 601 593 585 578 574 571 576 565 567 566 559 566
1990 569 576 566 558 548 537 528 514 504 494 487 477
1991 459 457 442 441 443 446 451 456 454 451 456 458
1992 464 464 481 482 483 483 477 482 486 493 497 496
1993 500 507 500 505 518 523 530 537 543 551 559 565
1994 569 573 585 584 585 590 590 590 590 583 585 579
1995 571 577 554 544 540 537 539 547 552 557 559 569
1996 570 563 581 592 592 593 591 591 590 585 586 572
1997 573 567 562 562 564 562 568 569 574 579 578 580
1998 592 601 611 616 624 636 642 647 654 662 671 690
1999 663 672 676 672 674 668 672 675 671 673 676 677
2000 679 678 675 672 666 663 658 659 656 660 655 655
2001 670 672 676 683 687 688 689 692 690 681 683 673
2002 669 676 676 679 686 689 696 684 691 694 695 700
2003 717 715 721 723 724 737 744 756 769 781 794 812
2004 818 818 837 838 853 855 859 867 870 880 884 891
2005 904 918 908 912 913 913 920 933 945 955 971 976
2006 989 990 983 962 960 934 913 888 864 837 822 805
2007 779 769 757 747 730 722 709 682 667 649 625 611
2008 592 578 563 552 532 511 489 479 456 437 417 397
2009 383 366 344 327 316 314 316 311 314 308 301 300
2010 299 302 306 307 301 282 277 273 270 266 266 262
2011 260 253 253 249 246 246 242 238 237 235 236 236
2012 241 245 246 246 253 257 262 265 271 275 279 284
Source: New Residential Construction (Definitions)
Housing Units Under Construction: 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 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 349.6
1970 328.6 320.6 333.6 353.7 369.3 386.5 394.5 394.8 391.5 393.8 387.2 381.1
1971 380.0 381.5 395.7 435.5 470.1 500.6 517.3 535.0 536.8 535.4 533.0 504.9
1972 500.4 491.8 516.2 547.4 581.7 613.6 632.7 647.9 663.0 661.0 653.1 612.5
1973 597.0 578.6 584.9 613.2 639.2 639.1 660.1 657.7 635.0 606.0 577.0 521.7
1974 492.8 477.9 485.7 517.2 537.4 539.8 546.9 539.7 527.4 502.5 478.4 441.1
1975 410.5 394.6 402.1 423.1 446.2 463.7 479.9 490.3 483.4 500.7 483.3 447.5
1976 433.0 439.3 459.4 494.6 527.3 551.9 571.9 585.6 597.7 604.8 591.9 562.6
1977 537.7 541.2 578.1 629.5 688.8 727.3 754.4 767.3 761.3 772.5 763.6 729.8
1978 703.3 691.0 711.8 745.4 784.9 815.5 837.5 848.8 836.5 827.3 812.3 764.5
1979 728.0 698.1 700.8 714.4 741.2 757.4 769.8 774.7 764.4 747.6 707.7 638.7
1980 602.1 569.5 538.6 515.0 500.5 496.0 506.1 510.5 532.9 548.2 546.1 514.5
1981 499.6 483.3 488.9 499.3 504.6 497.1 490.7 472.0 455.0 433.7 413.2 381.7
1982 367.8 361.7 368.5 376.6 381.4 392.1 393.3 396.2 403.7 403.8 408.1 399.7
1983 401.4 413.5 441.2 469.9 518.4 546.0 561.6 572.8 575.3 564.8 558.8 523.9
1984 519.6 525.4 536.3 564.4 593.4 605.9 610.8 604.5 597.1 594.4 586.8 556.0
1985 536.4 527.3 544.8 566.1 591.3 594.6 605.9 610.1 598.1 599.8 578.5 538.6
1986 534.9 529.7 542.6 572.1 607.5 635.4 654.3 661.0 658.2 648.3 626.0 583.1
1987 566.3 564.5 582.5 610.9 634.9 646.0 658.3 657.7 662.4 651.4 636.3 590.6
1988 567.7 559.6 577.7 601.6 620.7 635.3 639.4 640.7 629.7 621.2 612.8 569.6
1989 556.8 540.3 548.1 562.9 581.6 597.0 609.1 602.6 593.6 590.1 569.0 535.1
1990 527.2 523.8 528.7 545.6 557.9 560.8 561.5 550.0 529.6 516.2 492.2 449.1
1991 426.0 414.8 412.6 431.4 452.7 465.3 481.3 484.4 476.7 470.5 458.6 433.5
1992 431.0 434.6 451.8 474.1 490.8 504.8 507.2 510.3 511.5 513.2 502.1 472.7
1993 464.9 460.3 471.1 495.5 524.1 542.5 559.6 569.0 572.4 572.7 567.8 543.0
1994 532.2 522.1 551.1 572.4 592.4 608.9 619.0 624.1 621.2 608.9 595.6 557.8
1995 535.1 526.2 520.5 530.6 543.2 551.4 564.3 579.7 584.7 583.5 571.9 547.2
1996 533.7 533.1 544.0 578.4 595.5 610.5 619.9 627.3 624.5 614.0 596.7 550.0
1997 536.2 524.1 530.7 551.2 566.6 579.7 596.9 601.8 605.2 603.3 586.7 554.6
1998 556.0 557.6 578.6 604.5 628.4 656.4 674.3 682.9 686.8 689.0 678.4 659.1
1999 621.3 624.9 642.9 659.6 679.8 689.1 705.0 711.1 702.5 699.2 684.9 647.6
2000 636.6 631.8 642.3 659.1 672.8 684.9 691.1 694.5 687.9 684.1 662.7 623.4
2001 627.8 628.5 644.0 669.4 696.5 710.9 725.7 729.5 721.6 706.6 686.5 638.3
2002 631.3 635.9 643.3 666.8 690.3 710.3 730.4 719.2 722.8 723.0 700.1 668.8
2003 675.2 671.6 687.6 708.8 729.6 756.6 782.7 795.9 805.2 808.1 799.2 772.9
2004 773.6 772.3 800.7 822.4 857.4 873.5 897.0 912.8 909.0 910.4 893.5 850.3
2005 856.0 866.4 874.0 896.2 922.3 939.2 961.7 978.4 983.8 985.0 977.5 929.1
2006 936.7 938.7 943.1 943.9 968.5 958.8 955.3 934.3 902.1 864.4 827.0 764.7
2007 737.3 728.3 726.9 736.3 739.2 743.0 741.5 717.9 695.4 668.1 626.8 579.1
2008 559.2 548.1 540.5 542.5 535.9 525.2 513.7 504.7 476.7 451.7 417.3 377.3
2009 360.4 346.3 331.4 323.6 320.0 323.7 330.4 327.3 327.9 315.7 300.8 283.1
2010 283.4 287.0 295.8 304.7 306.0 290.9 290.8 287.5 280.9 270.5 265.0 247.3
2011 245.3 238.4 243.6 246.7 249.7 253.4 253.9 250.6 248.2 241.6 234.9 221.6
2012 227.7 230.2 236.5 245.0 255.1 265.7 275.5 279.8 283.8 282.7 278.6 267.7
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Business & Industry | sssd.econ.data@census.gov |  Last Revised: March 26, 2014