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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)
Annual Rate for Housing Units Started: United States — Seasonally Adjusted Total Units [Thousands of Units]
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1959 1,657 1,667 1,620 1,590 1,498 1,503 1,547 1,430 1,540 1,355 1,416 1,601
1960 1,460 1,503 1,109 1,289 1,271 1,247 1,197 1,344 1,097 1,246 1,246 1,063
1961 1,183 1,226 1,312 1,166 1,228 1,382 1,335 1,312 1,429 1,415 1,385 1,365
1962 1,361 1,278 1,443 1,524 1,483 1,404 1,450 1,517 1,324 1,533 1,622 1,564
1963 1,244 1,456 1,534 1,689 1,641 1,588 1,614 1,639 1,763 1,779 1,622 1,491
1964 1,603 1,820 1,517 1,448 1,467 1,550 1,562 1,569 1,455 1,524 1,486 1,484
1965 1,361 1,433 1,423 1,438 1,478 1,488 1,529 1,432 1,482 1,452 1,460 1,656
1966 1,370 1,378 1,394 1,352 1,265 1,194 1,086 1,119 1,046 843 961 990
1967 1,067 1,123 1,056 1,091 1,304 1,248 1,364 1,407 1,421 1,491 1,538 1,308
1968 1,380 1,520 1,466 1,554 1,408 1,405 1,512 1,495 1,556 1,569 1,630 1,548
1969 1,769 1,705 1,561 1,524 1,583 1,528 1,368 1,358 1,507 1,381 1,229 1,327
1970 1,085 1,305 1,319 1,264 1,290 1,385 1,517 1,399 1,534 1,580 1,647 1,893
1971 1,828 1,741 1,910 1,986 2,049 2,026 2,083 2,158 2,041 2,128 2,182 2,295
1972 2,494 2,390 2,334 2,249 2,221 2,254 2,252 2,382 2,481 2,485 2,421 2,366
1973 2,481 2,289 2,365 2,084 2,266 2,067 2,123 2,051 1,874 1,677 1,724 1,526
1974 1,451 1,752 1,555 1,607 1,426 1,513 1,316 1,142 1,150 1,070 1,026 975
1975 1,032 904 993 1,005 1,121 1,087 1,226 1,260 1,264 1,344 1,360 1,321
1976 1,367 1,538 1,421 1,395 1,459 1,495 1,401 1,550 1,720 1,629 1,641 1,804
1977 1,527 1,943 2,063 1,892 1,971 1,893 2,058 2,020 1,949 2,042 2,042 2,142
1978 1,718 1,738 2,032 2,197 2,075 2,070 2,092 1,996 1,970 1,981 2,094 2,044
1979 1,630 1,520 1,847 1,748 1,876 1,913 1,760 1,778 1,832 1,681 1,524 1,498
1980 1,341 1,350 1,047 1,051 927 1,196 1,269 1,436 1,471 1,523 1,510 1,482
1981 1,547 1,246 1,306 1,360 1,140 1,045 1,041 940 911 873 837 910
1982 843 866 931 917 1,025 902 1,166 1,046 1,144 1,173 1,372 1,303
1983 1,586 1,699 1,606 1,472 1,776 1,733 1,785 1,910 1,710 1,715 1,785 1,688
1984 1,897 2,260 1,663 1,851 1,774 1,843 1,732 1,586 1,698 1,590 1,689 1,612
1985 1,711 1,632 1,800 1,821 1,680 1,676 1,684 1,743 1,676 1,834 1,698 1,942
1986 1,972 1,848 1,876 1,933 1,854 1,847 1,782 1,807 1,687 1,681 1,623 1,833
1987 1,774 1,784 1,726 1,614 1,628 1,594 1,575 1,605 1,695 1,515 1,656 1,400
1988 1,271 1,473 1,532 1,573 1,421 1,478 1,467 1,493 1,492 1,522 1,569 1,563
1989 1,621 1,425 1,422 1,339 1,331 1,397 1,427 1,332 1,279 1,410 1,351 1,251
1990 1,551 1,437 1,289 1,248 1,212 1,177 1,171 1,115 1,110 1,014 1,145 969
1991 798 965 921 1,001 996 1,036 1,063 1,049 1,015 1,079 1,103 1,079
1992 1,176 1,250 1,297 1,099 1,214 1,145 1,139 1,226 1,186 1,244 1,214 1,227
1993 1,210 1,210 1,083 1,258 1,260 1,280 1,254 1,300 1,343 1,392 1,376 1,533
1994 1,272 1,337 1,564 1,465 1,526 1,409 1,439 1,450 1,474 1,450 1,511 1,455
1995 1,407 1,316 1,249 1,267 1,314 1,281 1,461 1,416 1,369 1,369 1,452 1,431
1996 1,467 1,491 1,424 1,516 1,504 1,467 1,472 1,557 1,475 1,392 1,489 1,370
1997 1,355 1,486 1,457 1,492 1,442 1,494 1,437 1,390 1,546 1,520 1,510 1,566
1998 1,525 1,584 1,567 1,540 1,536 1,641 1,698 1,614 1,582 1,715 1,660 1,792
1999 1,748 1,670 1,710 1,553 1,611 1,559 1,669 1,648 1,635 1,608 1,648 1,708
2000 1,636 1,737 1,604 1,626 1,575 1,559 1,463 1,541 1,507 1,549 1,551 1,532
2001 1,600 1,625 1,590 1,649 1,605 1,636 1,670 1,567 1,562 1,540 1,602 1,568
2002 1,698 1,829 1,642 1,592 1,764 1,717 1,655 1,633 1,804 1,648 1,753 1,788
2003 1,853 1,629 1,726 1,643 1,751 1,867 1,897 1,833 1,939 1,967 2,083 2,057
2004 1,911 1,846 1,998 2,003 1,981 1,828 2,002 2,024 1,905 2,072 1,782 2,042
2005 2,144 2,207 1,864 2,061 2,025 2,068 2,054 2,095 2,151 2,065 2,147 1,994
2006 2,273 2,119 1,969 1,821 1,942 1,802 1,737 1,650 1,720 1,491 1,570 1,649
2007 1,409 1,480 1,495 1,490 1,415 1,448 1,354 1,330 1,183 1,264 1,197 1,037
2008 1,084 1,103 1,005 1,013 973 1,046 923 844 820 777 652 560
2009 490 582 505 478 540 585 594 586 585 534 588 581
2010 614 604 636 687 583 536 546 599 594 543 545 539
2011 630 517 600 554 561 608 623 585 650 610 711 694
2012 723 704 695 753 708 757 740 754 847 915 833 976
2013 896 951 994 848 915 831 898 885 863 936 1,105 1,034
2014 897 928 950 1,063 985 893 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