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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.

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Source: New Residential Construction (Definitions)
Housing Units Under Construction: United States — Seasonally Adjusted Total 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 889 888 890 891 883 882 891 874 890 900 914 943
1971 971 994 1,025 1,062 1,093 1,127 1,160 1,185 1,205 1,224 1,262 1,285
1972 1,316 1,294 1,359 1,384 1,403 1,429 1,449 1,476 1,499 1,542 1,573 1,588
1973 1,607 1,628 1,626 1,619 1,624 1,599 1,606 1,594 1,578 1,540 1,522 1,495
1974 1,465 1,459 1,416 1,390 1,353 1,321 1,276 1,230 1,179 1,129 1,075 1,030
1975 990 962 924 895 873 854 850 843 835 843 828 820
1976 827 812 840 843 844 856 858 869 895 914 930 947
1977 963 982 1,009 1,041 1,078 1,100 1,127 1,146 1,154 1,185 1,201 1,234
1978 1,238 1,247 1,259 1,284 1,295 1,308 1,308 1,306 1,310 1,317 1,330 1,344
1979 1,327 1,315 1,288 1,260 1,253 1,265 1,258 1,251 1,233 1,220 1,187 1,157
1980 1,134 1,074 1,044 976 912 881 860 854 873 894 906 913
1981 930 926 915 902 887 854 827 801 770 737 711 694
1982 686 687 676 669 661 654 668 670 686 697 717 735
1983 760 798 824 854 891 925 958 976 990 996 1,016 1,026
1984 1,040 1,039 1,069 1,086 1,081 1,093 1,098 1,087 1,089 1,081 1,080 1,080
1985 1,074 1,067 1,065 1,085 1,088 1,071 1,070 1,075 1,063 1,085 1,088 1,094
1986 1,100 1,111 1,106 1,135 1,137 1,149 1,151 1,157 1,148 1,136 1,119 1,107
1987 1,090 1,096 1,084 1,079 1,070 1,060 1,051 1,045 1,048 1,041 1,042 1,018
1988 1,008 976 994 999 987 980 971 967 958 953 960 955
1989 955 947 940 922 913 913 918 901 895 897 882 885
1990 891 898 885 872 858 846 831 813 793 766 758 745
1991 716 710 678 670 662 654 652 651 633 630 636 633
1992 639 630 656 650 650 644 629 635 638 643 641 638
1993 636 640 633 636 648 654 663 665 677 687 695 703
1994 709 716 732 740 749 757 764 773 774 775 785 784
1995 783 793 771 761 758 759 762 774 780 781 786 799
1996 803 793 814 827 832 826 824 820 824 821 829 814
1997 817 810 808 810 816 826 836 836 846 858 865 872
1998 886 896 905 906 912 927 938 941 952 972 976 1,003
1999 973 989 994 991 989 981 983 989 983 983 983 983
2000 991 998 988 989 985 982 979 976 970 972 970 969
2001 986 987 1,001 1,007 1,015 1,013 1,017 1,011 1,014 1,008 1,011 996
2002 996 1,005 1,013 1,011 1,019 1,023 1,029 1,013 1,024 1,026 1,031 1,033
2003 1,049 1,044 1,044 1,043 1,047 1,064 1,078 1,102 1,121 1,135 1,158 1,183
2004 1,191 1,197 1,219 1,222 1,233 1,229 1,247 1,238 1,247 1,264 1,268 1,280
2005 1,302 1,322 1,311 1,324 1,322 1,329 1,338 1,356 1,377 1,376 1,395 1,405
2006 1,424 1,423 1,423 1,401 1,409 1,383 1,363 1,339 1,317 1,283 1,265 1,247
2007 1,217 1,206 1,192 1,181 1,164 1,161 1,144 1,123 1,108 1,096 1,080 1,059
2008 1,041 1,025 1,014 1,009 991 975 955 936 904 876 842 806
2009 783 756 717 677 650 627 611 588 576 554 532 517
2010 501 493 492 488 476 447 443 444 439 436 431 427
2011 431 424 420 417 415 416 417 414 417 422 433 434
2012 441 450 458 463 474 486 490 495 511 520 534 551
Source: New Residential Construction (Definitions)
Housing Units Under Construction: United States — Not Seasonally Adjusted Total 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 884.8
1970 850.2 831.2 850.7 878.1 896.3 904.5 927.4 913.7 918.4 918.4 923.1 922.0
1971 925.7 930.0 977.6 1,046.3 1,110.0 1,157.0 1,208.2 1,240.2 1,245.7 1,249.3 1,274.3 1,254.0
1972 1,251.4 1,248.7 1,299.8 1,359.7 1,422.4 1,467.6 1,509.7 1,545.2 1,554.2 1,573.8 1,594.1 1,542.1
1973 1,525.1 1,519.6 1,551.5 1,592.8 1,642.5 1,635.9 1,669.8 1,670.7 1,632.9 1,576.2 1,543.7 1,454.4
1974 1,391.5 1,365.3 1,348.9 1,363.1 1,370.6 1,348.9 1,327.9 1,289.3 1,227.6 1,163.1 1,089.3 1,000.8
1975 934.9 891.7 871.6 875.3 882.2 878.9 890.0 889.1 876.0 879.2 840.9 794.3
1976 770.5 768.0 785.7 823.0 854.4 882.6 902.2 920.7 941.6 955.2 950.7 922.0
1977 895.0 895.2 941.3 1,009.3 1,087.6 1,137.0 1,182.0 1,208.8 1,211.8 1,241.4 1,233.3 1,208.0
1978 1,167.0 1,146.8 1,181.4 1,237.7 1,297.5 1,339.5 1,363.2 1,373.4 1,370.7 1,380.6 1,370.9 1,310.2
1979 1,265.3 1,223.3 1,215.7 1,225.2 1,258.4 1,283.6 1,295.6 1,300.6 1,280.1 1,273.2 1,223.7 1,140.1
1980 1,087.1 1,038.3 991.4 947.8 915.2 895.3 887.3 883.6 905.5 933.4 931.5 896.1
1981 890.9 865.4 870.2 880.3 890.1 868.7 854.5 825.3 797.1 762.6 729.0 682.4
1982 656.4 641.9 645.7 652.1 665.0 669.0 687.6 691.3 711.9 717.3 731.6 720.0
1983 728.1 745.7 789.2 832.3 900.5 948.0 987.3 1,007.2 1,025.0 1,024.7 1,035.8 1,002.8
1984 994.5 1,007.5 1,021.7 1,063.8 1,098.6 1,117.6 1,131.9 1,123.6 1,123.4 1,110.8 1,101.0 1,050.5
1985 1,030.8 1,001.1 1,019.6 1,062.6 1,098.5 1,094.8 1,105.9 1,111.5 1,100.3 1,120.8 1,105.0 1,062.5
1986 1,053.0 1,041.0 1,053.6 1,111.7 1,146.2 1,175.5 1,194.8 1,197.2 1,191.6 1,174.8 1,142.1 1,073.5
1987 1,040.9 1,024.5 1,034.1 1,054.1 1,077.1 1,087.4 1,093.3 1,083.3 1,088.6 1,077.1 1,061.0 987.3
1988 955.9 942.7 948.5 973.2 996.0 1,009.6 1,012.1 1,004.2 994.6 982.4 976.1 919.4
1989 905.5 884.3 894.2 901.2 919.3 942.9 954.8 941.7 925.2 926.6 897.8 850.3
1990 842.7 838.7 841.5 856.0 868.6 873.3 870.2 849.9 818.8 791.1 767.9 711.4
1991 677.9 660.6 644.8 658.7 672.7 675.1 685.7 680.7 657.1 654.3 640.3 606.3
1992 601.6 600.0 622.9 642.9 659.0 667.6 662.7 664.8 664.0 667.1 646.9 612.4
1993 597.6 588.8 600.9 626.2 655.0 675.3 694.2 698.4 707.6 710.9 703.8 680.1
1994 668.1 659.9 695.6 727.5 759.6 776.8 794.2 808.0 806.0 804.4 797.1 762.2
1995 743.4 736.0 732.3 747.4 764.1 775.7 787.7 808.1 813.4 811.1 800.5 775.9
1996 763.7 765.8 772.8 813.5 835.2 845.1 853.3 857.0 858.9 855.1 843.3 792.3
1997 777.2 763.7 772.9 799.8 820.0 845.0 864.9 869.6 877.0 886.4 877.9 846.7
1998 846.0 847.5 867.6 895.5 918.1 948.7 970.1 976.8 984.7 1,003.9 988.0 970.8
1999 928.6 937.1 956.4 979.6 997.6 1,003.3 1,017.8 1,023.8 1,012.9 1,009.5 995.1 952.8
2000 946.6 948.4 952.5 979.5 994.6 1,006.8 1,015.2 1,009.9 998.9 997.3 980.2 933.8
2001 940.8 939.1 967.0 996.2 1,027.6 1,038.3 1,056.3 1,046.2 1,043.3 1,035.6 1,018.4 959.4
2002 957.3 960.7 979.8 999.8 1,024.6 1,045.7 1,064.9 1,045.5 1,053.8 1,057.0 1,039.7 1,001.2
2003 1,005.2 999.4 1,014.2 1,032.2 1,055.6 1,083.9 1,117.3 1,136.0 1,152.4 1,163.3 1,166.5 1,141.4
2004 1,145.7 1,149.9 1,186.6 1,210.9 1,239.1 1,247.0 1,286.5 1,278.2 1,281.3 1,293.8 1,279.7 1,237.1
2005 1,252.9 1,270.3 1,278.2 1,311.9 1,334.2 1,355.3 1,383.5 1,398.2 1,413.2 1,405.5 1,402.6 1,355.9
2006 1,369.3 1,371.2 1,382.3 1,384.8 1,418.1 1,407.2 1,406.8 1,383.7 1,354.3 1,313.1 1,271.8 1,204.9
2007 1,172.5 1,162.6 1,160.2 1,171.0 1,173.8 1,181.9 1,178.5 1,158.5 1,137.9 1,119.9 1,085.2 1,025.0
2008 1,002.4 989.6 988.6 999.9 995.4 992.6 983.2 963.7 926.5 892.9 845.8 780.9
2009 754.9 731.3 701.6 672.9 654.2 640.2 626.6 605.7 592.8 563.9 534.8 495.4
2010 483.5 476.2 480.8 485.1 482.8 457.6 457.2 458.3 451.4 442.3 432.0 411.0
2011 413.8 408.2 410.6 414.9 419.6 426.2 428.7 424.7 429.1 429.5 433.3 417.7
2012 426.8 435.1 449.3 462.1 478.1 496.2 503.7 508.6 523.5 528.8 535.2 532.5
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Business & Industry | sssd.econ.data@census.gov |  Last Revised: March 26, 2014