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Building Permits Data
Last Revised:
September 25, 2014

Other Data
Last Revised:
September 18, 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 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
2013 39.4 44.2 52.5 55.3 57.9 60.9 57.4 56.5 51.0 49.2 50.9 42.5
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Business & Industry | sssd.econ.data@census.gov |  Last Revised: March 26, 2014