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Construction and housing data cover subjects as varied as masonry and mortgages, gas heating and street construction, and noise pollution and trash collection. Federal, State, and local administrators use the data in determing housing policies, rent subsidies, and transportation and employment-related needs. The data help in designing lumber, water, and fuel policies and contribute to estimates of the gross domestic product (GDP).
All documents are in PDF format with a filesize ≤1MB unless otherwise stated.
The U.S. summary report contains summary data for establishments with or without payroll, as presented in the nine individual geographic division reports.
New England States - CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT [1.4MB]
Middle Atlantic States - NJ, NY, PA [1.1 MB]
East North Central States - IL, IN, MI, OH, WI [1.4 MB]
West North Central States - IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD [3 MB]
South Atlantic States -DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, NC, SC, VA, WV [1.8 MB]
East South Central States - AL, KY, MS, TN [1 MB]
West South Central States - AR, LA, OK, TX [1 MB]
Mountain States - AZ, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, UT, WY [1.4 MB]
Pacific States - AK, CA, HI, OR, WA [3.1 MB]
United States - All States [<1 MB]
Each industry publication presents at the state level and the U.S. level for the number of construction establishments; value of construction work done; employment; payroll; value added; cost of subcontractors and cost for subcontractors and cost of materials, components, supplies and fuels. Also included are statistics for value of construction work subcontracted in; rental cost of machinery, equipment and buildings, capital expenditures, other than land; and end-of-year gross book value of depreciable assets.
1521 - General Contractors Single-Family Houses
1522 - General Contractors Residential Buildings, Other Than Single-Family Houses
1531 - Operative Builders
1541 - General Contractors Industrial Buildings and Warehouses
1542 - General Contractors Nonresidential Buildings, Other Than Industrial Buildings and Warehouses
1611 - Highway and Street Construction Contractors, Except Elevated Highways
1622 - Bridge, Tunnel, and Elevated Highway Construction Contractors
1623 - Water, Sewer, Pipeline, and Communications and Power Line Construction
1629 - Heavy Construction Contractors, Not Elsewhere Classified
1711 - Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Special Trade Contractors
1721 - Painting and Paper Hanging Special Trade Contractors
1731 - Electrical Work Special Trade Contractors
1741 - Masonry, Stone Setting, and Other Stone Work Special Trade Contractors
1742 - Plastering, Drywall, Acoustical and Insulation Work Special Trade Contractors
1743 - Terrazzo,Tile,Marble, and Mosaic Work Special Trade Contractors
1751 - Carpentry Work Special Trade Contractors
1752 - Floor Laying and Other Floor Work Special Trade Contractors, Not Elsewhere Classified
1761 - Roofing, Siding, and Sheet Metal Work Special Trade Contractors
1771 - Concrete Work Special Trade Contractors
1781 - Water Well Drilling Special Trade Contractors
1791 - Structural Steel Erection Special Trade Contractors
1793 - Glass and Glazing Work Special Trade Contractors
1794 - Excavation Work Special Trade Contractors
1795 - Wrecking and Demolition Work Special Trade Contractors
1796 - Installation or Erection of Building Equipment Special Trade Contractors, Not Elsewhere Classified
1799 - Special Trade Contractors, Not Elsewhere Classified
Summary - United States SummaryEstablishments With and Without Payroll
Provides estimates of expenditures by property owners for maintenance, repairs, additions, alterations, and major replacements to residential properties during the current quarter and for specified preceding quarters, with some comparative data for earlier years for the United States and regions. Estimates are both unadjusted and seasonally adjusted annual rates.
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Provides monthly statistics on the number of new privately owned housing units completed and under construction for United States and regions. The report includes both actual and seasonally adjusted estimates for units completed and under construction by number of housing units in structure. Comparative data are shown for earlier years. Quarterly statistics on characteristics of new housing appear in selected issues.
The publication is a joint report of the Bureau of the Census and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Provides monthly statistics for the United States and regions on new privately owned housing units started, authorized in permit-issuing places; and authorized, but not started at end of period.
The report includes both monthly and seasonally adjusted estimates of units started and authorized. Comparative data are shown for earlier years.
Presents information on new privately owned one-family houses sold during the month and for sale at the end of the month, together with related annual data and figures for prior months for the United States and regions.
The report also shows some comparative data for earlier years. Tables present seasonally adjusted and unadjusted data on new one-family houses sold and for sale, months' supply at the current sales rate, and median number of months on the sales market, measured from month of start. Tables show average and median sales prices, as well as houses sold and for sale by stage of construction, and quarterly figures on houses sold by type of financing.
Beginning in 1996, the "Characteristics of New Housing" reports were retitled "New One-Family Houses Sold."
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C25 -- Characteristics of New Housing
Note: C21 Series/Publication has been discontinued.
Presents quarterly estimates for forty selected metropolitan areas (MA's) of the number of new, privately owned residential housing units authorized by building permits, authorized but not yet started, started, under construction, and completed. Annual totals and comparative data for earlier years are given also. Tables include all such housing units and separate figures for one-family houses. An annual supplement provides statistics on sales of new one-family houses including the number sold, median and average sales prices, and median and average floor areas.
This publication is a joint report of the Bureau of the Census and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
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Presents estimates for the United States of the value of total new construction put in place by type of construction (residential, nonresidential, public utility, public buildings, and the like) and by type of owner (private, State or local, or Federal government). Seasonally adjusted annual rates in current and constant dollars and some comparative data for earlier years are also shown. Supplements provide data as follows: annual private nonresidential construction by geographic region and division, and quarterly value of private nonresidential projects started and completed.
All files less than 2 MB.
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MCD/99-CSDUC - Construction Statistics Data Users' Conference (October 28, 1997, Washington, DC)
Describes, in a series of succinct reports, housing patterns, conditions, and costs. The housing profiles provide data for diverse demographic groups in metropolitan areas.
See American Housing Survey below for 2011 Housing Profiles.
These Old Houses: 2001 (February 2004)
Housing Profile, Out of Order: 1999
Housing Profile, Our Homes, Our Neighborhoods: 1999
Housing Profile, In and Around the Home: 1997
Housing Profile: Regional Differences in Housing (1995)
American Housing Survey: A Quality Profile (July 1996)
Our Nation's Housing in 1993 (October 1995)
Housing Profile: Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas (1994)
Housing Profile: Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California (1994)
Housing Profile: Anaheim-Santa Ana, California (1994)
Housing Profile: Buffalo, New York (1994)
Housing Profile: Phoenix, Arizona (1994)
Housing Profile: San Diego, California (1994)
Housing Profile: Dallas, Texas (1994)
Note: In 1984, the Annual Housing Survey was changed to the American Housing Survey.
More information about the American Housing Survey
AHS/11-1 - United States [423 KB]
AHS/11-2 - Anaheim-Santa Ana, CA [267 KB]
AHS/11-3 - Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA [547 KB]
AHS/11-4 - Birmingham-Hoover, AL [560 KB]
AHS/11-5 - Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY [236 KB]
AHS/11-6 - Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC [609 KB]
AHS/11-7 - Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN [496 KB]
AHS/11-8 - Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH [387 KB]
AHS/11-9 - Columbus, OH [341 KB]
AHS/11-10 - Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX [570 KB]
AHS/11-11 - Denver, CO [501 KB]
AHS/11-12 - Fort Worth-Arlington, TX [543 KB]
AHS/11-13 - Indianapolis-Carmel, IN [386 KB]
AHS/11-14 - Kansas City, MO-KS [453 KB]
AHS/11-15 - Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA [415 KB]
AHS/11-16 - Memphis, TN-MS-AR [725 KB]
AHS/11-17 - Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI [392 KB]
AHS/11-18 - New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA [1 MB]
AHS/11-19 - Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC [944 KB]
AHS/11-20 - Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA [411 KB]
AHS/11-21 - Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ [300 KB]
AHS/11-22 - Pittsburgh, PA [541 KB]
AHS/11-23 - Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA [410 KB]
AHS/11-24 - Providence, RI [1.2 MB]
AHS/11-25 - Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA [343 KB]
AHS/11-26 - Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA [346 KB]
AHS/11-27 - San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA [284 KB]
AHS/11-28 - San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA [391 KB]
AHS/11-29 - San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA [475 KB]
AHS/11-30 - St. Louis, MO-IL [683 KB]
Codebook - Database 1973 to 1993 [21 MB]
Codebook - Volume 2 [5.4 MB]
Selected Metropolitan Areas: 2009 [25 MB]
NOTE: Most of the following publications are scanned documents.
United States and Regions, Components of Inventory Change
Census of Housing, Components of Inventory Change
National Data by Year: 2011 [14.7MB], 2009 [5.8 MB], 2007 [6.8 MB], 2005 [4 MB], 2003 [3.9 MB], 2001 [8.7 MB], 1999 [revised, 5.1 MB], 1997 [3.2 MB], 1995 [revised, 4.4 MB], 1993 [6.9 MB], 1991, 1989, 1987, 1985
Note: The American Housing Survey report for 1995 was revised to include the correct "monthly housing costs" data.
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|Financial Characteristics of the Housing Inventory||H150-83C||H150-81C||H150-80C||H150-79C||H150-78C||H150-77C||H150-76C||H150-75C||H150-74C||H150-73C|
|Housing Characteristics of Recent Movers||H150-83D||H150-81D||H150-80D||H150-79D||H150-78D||H150-77D||H150-76D||H150-75D||H150-74D||H150-73D|
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|Energy-Related Housing Characteristics||H150-83F||H150-81F||H150-80F||H150-79F||H150-78F|
|Financial Characteristics by Indicators of Housing and Neighborhood Quality||H150-77F||H150-76F||H150-75F||H150-74F||H150-73|
Provides statistics on apartments completed in the United States and regions, based on preliminary figures from the survey of market absorptions (see H-130). The report covers the number of apartments completed and the percent absorbed (that is, rented) within 3 months, for each region by rent range. Tables feature unfurnished apartments by number of bedrooms and rent range cross-tabulated by region or location inside or outside metropolitan areas (MA's). The report also includes furnished apartments, condominium, and cooperative apartments for each region. The report covers only privately financed, nonsubsidized apartments in buildings with five units or more.
Presents data for the United States and regions concerning the rate at which nonsubsidized, privately financed, unfurnished units in buildings with five or more units are rented or sold (that is, absorbed).
Data are shown quarterly by rent class and number of bedrooms. Historical tables are presented for unfurnished apartments and for all apartment completions. Information is provided on the rate at which cooperative and condominium apartments are sold. Information by price class and number of bedrooms is shown for condominium apartments.
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H121/13-02 - Who Could Afford to Buy a Home in 2009?
H121/13-01 - Other Vacant Housing Units: 2000, 2005, and 2010
H121/07-1 - Who Could Afford to Buy a Home in 2002?
H121/04-1 - These Old Houses: 2001
H121/03-1 - Moving to America—Moving to Homeownership: 1994-2002
H121/99-1 - Who Could Afford to Buy a House in 1995?
H121/98-1 - What We Have Learned About Properties, Owners, and Tenants From the 1995 Property Owners and Managers Survey
H121/97-2 - Current Population Survey, Moving to America—Moving to Homeownership
H121/97-1 - Survey of Income and Program Participation, Who Can Afford to Buy a House in 1993?
H121/95-1 - American Housing Survey, A Quality Profile
H121/95-2 - Our Nation's Housing in 1993
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