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Historical Data

Historical Time Series


These data are for new, privately-owned, residential housing units. The Survey of Construction does not collect information for existing homes.

Note - beginning in November 2019, these tables will be available only in Excel format. PDF versions will no longer be produced.


Annual and Monthly Data 1 All Data (Excel)
Housing Units Authorized in Permit‐Issuing Places XLS [295kb]
Housing Units Authorized, but Not Started, at End of Period XLS [213kb]
Housing Units Started XLS [311kb]
Housing Units Under Construction at End of Period XLS [257kb]
Housing Units Completed XLS [265kb]

1 Data from the New Residential Construction press release



Annual and Monthly Data (Permit-Issuing Areas Only) 2 All Data (Excel)
Housing Units Started in Permit Areas XLS [224kb]
Housing Units Under Construction in Permit Areas XLS [146kb]
Housing Units Completed in Permit Areas XLS [152kb]

2 Supplemental data, not released separately



Annual and Quarterly Data 3 All Data (Excel)
Housing Units Started by Purpose and Design XLS [323kb]
Housing Units Completed by Purpose and Design XLS [250kb]

3 Data from Quarterly Starts by Purpose and Design




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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | New Residential Construction | (301) 763-5160 |  Last Revised: March 20, 2024