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Building Permits Data
Last Revised:
April 16, 2014

Other Data
Last Revised:
April 16, 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)
Annual Rate for Housing Units Authorized in Permit-Issuing Places: 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 1,092 1,088 955 1,016 1,052 958 999 994 984 972 979 951
1961 969 961 1,000 1,002 1,027 1,070 1,083 1,159 1,098 1,123 1,152 1,161
1962 1,122 1,194 1,134 1,235 1,142 1,154 1,189 1,200 1,223 1,181 1,236 1,236
1963 1,248 1,212 1,258 1,288 1,350 1,345 1,321 1,310 1,413 1,414 1,357 1,423
1964 1,296 1,442 1,313 1,264 1,299 1,280 1,304 1,306 1,265 1,230 1,254 1,164
1965 1,264 1,185 1,211 1,162 1,207 1,241 1,237 1,249 1,227 1,279 1,306 1,315
1966 1,325 1,159 1,234 1,145 1,078 956 932 877 774 739 736 743
1967 995 907 955 1,035 1,076 1,169 1,177 1,229 1,279 1,280 1,297 1,315
1968 1,179 1,342 1,370 1,286 1,297 1,300 1,344 1,357 1,464 1,421 1,436 1,389
1969 1,459 1,495 1,438 1,441 1,328 1,349 1,278 1,317 1,263 1,216 1,191 1,155
1970 1,062 1,118 1,132 1,224 1,328 1,322 1,324 1,394 1,426 1,564 1,502 1,767
1971 1,643 1,588 1,759 1,745 1,972 1,903 2,069 2,004 1,996 2,026 2,079 2,133
1972 2,238 2,169 2,105 2,139 2,067 2,183 2,195 2,263 2,393 2,354 2,234 2,419
1973 2,271 2,226 2,062 1,908 1,931 2,051 1,819 1,809 1,704 1,411 1,402 1,288
1974 1,331 1,360 1,440 1,254 1,138 1,086 1,002 917 840 824 783 869
1975 726 729 709 866 914 946 1,020 994 1,064 1,096 1,110 1,091
1976 1,195 1,190 1,164 1,132 1,194 1,188 1,245 1,309 1,481 1,425 1,531 1,511
1977 1,466 1,560 1,660 1,660 1,668 1,752 1,687 1,780 1,674 1,758 1,771 1,754
1978 1,740 1,736 1,799 1,948 1,766 1,983 1,786 1,691 1,751 1,781 1,795 1,818
1979 1,461 1,492 1,720 1,597 1,684 1,640 1,534 1,591 1,638 1,481 1,276 1,254
1980 1,280 1,199 988 808 861 1,118 1,259 1,367 1,484 1,366 1,383 1,249
1981 1,221 1,199 1,183 1,190 1,173 976 935 889 847 731 748 796
1982 794 808 891 888 953 913 1,044 926 1,042 1,149 1,229 1,351
1983 1,426 1,471 1,475 1,566 1,669 1,769 1,795 1,713 1,585 1,716 1,668 1,627
1984 1,816 1,987 1,725 1,776 1,741 1,814 1,605 1,530 1,523 1,490 1,643 1,626
1985 1,660 1,662 1,727 1,664 1,709 1,716 1,697 1,808 1,916 1,743 1,692 1,794
1986 1,847 1,767 1,780 1,858 1,797 1,790 1,780 1,726 1,686 1,675 1,644 1,903
1987 1,690 1,689 1,704 1,601 1,500 1,522 1,516 1,511 1,514 1,447 1,457 1,345
1988 1,244 1,438 1,525 1,429 1,444 1,485 1,439 1,460 1,436 1,516 1,508 1,501
1989 1,466 1,383 1,214 1,376 1,381 1,322 1,283 1,334 1,314 1,365 1,344 1,422
1990 1,748 1,329 1,246 1,136 1,067 1,108 1,078 1,069 976 925 941 861
1991 786 853 911 916 991 964 973 944 974 991 984 1,061
1992 1,077 1,146 1,082 1,054 1,056 1,057 1,089 1,075 1,114 1,132 1,118 1,176
1993 1,177 1,148 1,056 1,104 1,112 1,130 1,174 1,230 1,251 1,287 1,357 1,461
1994 1,390 1,269 1,342 1,392 1,396 1,357 1,335 1,377 1,412 1,397 1,340 1,396
1995 1,282 1,254 1,226 1,259 1,271 1,305 1,354 1,386 1,421 1,400 1,430 1,442
1996 1,387 1,420 1,437 1,463 1,457 1,429 1,450 1,413 1,392 1,358 1,412 1,411
1997 1,382 1,445 1,436 1,421 1,414 1,402 1,440 1,449 1,494 1,499 1,469 1,456
1998 1,555 1,647 1,605 1,547 1,554 1,551 1,610 1,654 1,577 1,719 1,672 1,742
1999 1,732 1,720 1,665 1,600 1,640 1,702 1,682 1,671 1,551 1,649 1,672 1,683
2000 1,727 1,692 1,651 1,597 1,543 1,572 1,542 1,552 1,570 1,577 1,614 1,543
2001 1,699 1,656 1,659 1,666 1,665 1,626 1,598 1,615 1,565 1,566 1,651 1,680
2002 1,665 1,787 1,691 1,669 1,716 1,758 1,738 1,695 1,803 1,799 1,771 1,896
2003 1,808 1,854 1,757 1,803 1,835 1,875 1,885 1,966 1,961 2,012 1,918 1,987
2004 1,952 1,966 2,066 2,070 2,150 2,020 2,112 2,056 2,041 2,097 2,079 2,082
2005 2,139 2,114 2,062 2,150 2,085 2,178 2,203 2,219 2,263 2,170 2,218 2,120
2006 2,212 2,141 2,118 1,998 1,905 1,867 1,763 1,722 1,655 1,570 1,535 1,638
2007 1,626 1,598 1,596 1,470 1,493 1,407 1,361 1,321 1,261 1,192 1,224 1,149
2008 1,094 1,014 967 1,008 995 1,180 921 858 797 736 626 554
2009 545 558 513 521 556 601 595 616 609 583 623 664
2010 636 650 687 637 575 587 579 580 563 558 560 632
2011 576 542 583 581 618 636 621 647 610 671 706 697
2012 714 739 785 749 806 785 839 827 921 908 933 943
2013 915 952 890 1,005 985 918 954 926 974 1,039 1,017 991
2014 945 1,014 990 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Business & Industry | sssd.econ.data@census.gov |  Last Revised: March 26, 2014