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Characteristics of New Housing

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Overview

This page provides national, annual data on the characteristics of new privately-owned residential structures, such as square footage, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, type of wall material, and sales prices. Many characteristics are available at the region level. The data are from the Survey of Construction (SOC), which is partially funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).


Annual Characteristics of New Housing



Item Single-Family Completed Single-Family Sold Multifamily Units Multifamily Buildings
Age-Restricted
XLS [54kb]
XLS [63kb]
XLS [49kb]
Age-Restricted Starts s
XLS [49kb]
Air-Conditioning
XLS [139kb]
XLS [90kb]
XLS [72kb]
XLS [95kb]
Bathrooms
XLS [171kb]
XLS [126kb]
XLS [94kb]
Bedrooms
XLS [150kb]
XLS [89kb]
XLS [101kb]
     Bathrooms by Bedrooms
XLS [125kb]
XLS [85kb]
Construction Method
XLS [104kb]
XLS [73kb]
Contract Price s, r, m, f
XLS [68kb]
Contract Price per Square Foot s, r, m
XLS [50kb]
Design (Apartments or Townhouses)
XLS [83kb]
Exterior Wall Material - Primary
XLS [227kb]
XLS [143kb]
Exterior Wall Material - Secondary
XLS [139kb]
XLS [150kb]
     by Brick Primary Wall Material
XLS [93kb]
XLS [79kb]
     by Fiber Cement Primary Wall Material
XLS [83kb]
XLS [72kb]
     by 'Other' Primary Wall Material
XLS [88kb]
XLS [76kb]
     by Stucco Primary Wall Material
XLS [92kb]
XLS [79kb]
     by Vinyl Primary Wall Material
XLS [93kb]
XLS [80kb]
     by Wood Primary Wall Material
XLS [97kb]
XLS [81kb]
Financing
XLS [148kb]
XLS [123kb]
Fireplaces
XLS [152kb]
XLS [90kb]
XLS [83kb]
XLS [70kb]
Floors/Stories
XLS [61kb]
XLS [76kb]
XLS [95kb]
XLS [85kb]
Foundation
XLS [157kb]
XLS [117kb]
Foyer
XLS [103kb]
Framing
XLS [93kb]
XLS [99kb]
XLS [49kb]
XLS [58kb]
Heating Fuel
XLS [188kb]
XLS [140kb]
XLS [101kb]
XLS [83kb]
Heating System
XLS [175kb]
XLS [132kb]
XLS [49kb]
XLS [68kb]
     Heating Fuel by Heating System
XLS [156kb]
XLS [134kb]
XLS [96kb]
Homeowners' Association
XLS [85kb]
XLS [69kb]
Laundry
XLS [105kb]
XLS [70kb]
XLS [58kb]
Lot Size r, m
XLS [96kb]
XLS [127kb]
Metropolitan Area
XLS [98kb]
XLS [76kb]
Outdoor Features
XLS [102kb]
XLS [83kb]
Parking
XLS [207kb]
XLS [115kb]
XLS [68kb]
Sale Price r, m, f
XLS [186kb]
Sale Price Per Square Foot r, m
XLS [186kb]
Sewer
XLS [103kb]
Square Feet r, m
XLS [258kb]
XLS [176kb]
XLS [116kb]
Units per Building
XLS [128kb]
XLS [138kb]

Footnotes:
    s = These tables are for housing units started
    r = Shown by price ranges or square feet ranges
    m = Shown by median and average
    f = Shown by type of financing

To view a summary of changes to the data tables, visit our historical data page.



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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Characteristics of New Housing | (301) 763-5160 |  Last Revised: June 01, 2020