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Building Permits Data
Last Revised:
September 18, 2019

Other Data
Last Revised:
September 18, 2019

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 Completed: 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 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1961 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1962 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1963 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1964 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1965 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1966 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1967 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1968 1,257 1,174 1,323 1,328 1,367 1,184 1,370 1,279 1,397 1,348 1,367 1,390
1969 1,257 1,414 1,558 1,318 1,430 1,455 1,432 1,393 1,367 1,406 1,404 1,402
1970 1,434 1,430 1,317 1,354 1,334 1,431 1,384 1,609 1,383 1,437 1,457 1,437
1971 1,471 1,448 1,489 1,709 1,637 1,637 1,699 1,896 1,804 1,815 1,844 1,895
1972 1,942 2,061 1,981 1,970 1,896 1,936 1,930 2,102 2,053 1,995 1,985 2,121
1973 2,162 2,124 2,196 2,195 2,299 2,258 2,066 2,056 2,061 2,052 1,925 1,869
1974 1,932 1,938 1,806 1,830 1,715 1,897 1,695 1,634 1,651 1,630 1,590 1,540
1975 1,588 1,346 1,293 1,278 1,349 1,234 1,276 1,290 1,333 1,134 1,383 1,306
1976 1,258 1,311 1,347 1,332 1,440 1,390 1,322 1,374 1,371 1,388 1,428 1,457
1977 1,457 1,655 1,619 1,548 1,555 1,636 1,687 1,673 1,865 1,675 1,770 1,634
1978 1,777 1,719 1,785 1,843 1,850 1,905 1,957 1,976 1,944 1,885 1,877 1,844
1979 1,850 1,845 1,946 1,866 2,007 1,853 1,759 1,779 1,983 1,832 1,892 1,863
1980 1,794 1,803 1,701 1,751 1,532 1,480 1,472 1,440 1,267 1,272 1,313 1,378
1981 1,270 1,395 1,377 1,469 1,246 1,350 1,337 1,222 1,221 1,206 1,074 1,129
1982 1,052 935 965 979 1,060 930 1,006 985 947 1,059 1,079 1,047
1983 1,187 1,135 1,168 1,197 1,300 1,344 1,410 1,711 1,493 1,586 1,462 1,509
1984 1,595 1,562 1,600 1,683 1,732 1,714 1,692 1,685 1,642 1,633 1,611 1,629
1985 1,646 1,772 1,715 1,630 1,665 1,791 1,693 1,685 1,806 1,565 1,749 1,732
1986 1,723 1,753 1,756 1,685 1,833 1,672 1,722 1,763 1,732 1,782 1,793 1,840
1987 1,862 1,771 1,694 1,735 1,713 1,635 1,685 1,624 1,587 1,577 1,578 1,632
1988 1,554 1,450 1,600 1,615 1,483 1,512 1,527 1,551 1,531 1,529 1,407 1,547
1989 1,561 1,597 1,442 1,542 1,449 1,346 1,386 1,429 1,338 1,333 1,475 1,304
1990 1,508 1,352 1,345 1,332 1,351 1,263 1,295 1,307 1,312 1,282 1,248 1,173
1991 1,149 1,090 1,176 1,093 1,070 1,093 1,076 1,050 1,216 1,076 1,013 1,002
1992 1,061 1,098 1,128 1,083 1,187 1,189 1,251 1,140 1,123 1,139 1,224 1,199
1993 1,135 1,236 1,105 1,216 1,111 1,193 1,090 1,264 1,172 1,246 1,235 1,289
1994 1,228 1,353 1,257 1,374 1,430 1,336 1,281 1,348 1,414 1,378 1,365 1,386
1995 1,423 1,294 1,413 1,342 1,326 1,242 1,352 1,265 1,279 1,335 1,360 1,200
1996 1,402 1,317 1,369 1,327 1,423 1,437 1,453 1,468 1,379 1,392 1,413 1,487
1997 1,377 1,545 1,445 1,438 1,400 1,315 1,313 1,332 1,442 1,396 1,420 1,428
1998 1,316 1,441 1,477 1,498 1,465 1,467 1,552 1,521 1,452 1,452 1,604 1,433
1999 1,599 1,459 1,673 1,580 1,623 1,648 1,597 1,563 1,643 1,593 1,596 1,659
2000 1,574 1,677 1,704 1,610 1,682 1,530 1,495 1,573 1,528 1,513 1,539 1,521
2001 1,456 1,536 1,470 1,574 1,497 1,654 1,582 1,615 1,551 1,599 1,555 1,693
2002 1,632 1,671 1,559 1,625 1,705 1,589 1,615 1,722 1,641 1,601 1,718 1,671
2003 1,654 1,688 1,638 1,662 1,733 1,641 1,680 1,570 1,719 1,728 1,692 1,716
2004 1,709 1,718 1,794 1,938 1,893 1,857 1,881 1,911 1,796 1,839 1,758 1,921
2005 1,892 1,908 1,787 1,927 2,103 1,965 1,886 1,952 1,922 1,962 1,907 1,941
2006 2,036 2,048 2,245 2,071 1,897 2,050 1,934 1,877 2,011 1,918 1,893 1,888
2007 1,822 1,640 1,623 1,539 1,536 1,481 1,534 1,512 1,356 1,405 1,390 1,328
2008 1,331 1,274 1,195 1,022 1,142 1,142 1,087 1,017 1,160 1,055 1,076 1,021
2009 777 819 839 846 818 797 797 792 721 746 844 750
2010 689 670 635 737 702 894 572 592 632 605 552 565
2011 520 615 591 549 549 579 634 614 603 566 585 610
2012 545 561 582 671 626 625 676 684 652 730 668 677
2013 714 729 816 712 708 736 784 765 776 801 839 778
2014 838 876 893 834 891 800 839 908 975 920 863 955
2015 957 867 789 1,010 1,011 957 987 973 1,027 986 987 1,028
2016 1,057 1,039 1,022 960 994 1,100 1,076 1,046 1,018 1,074 1,214 1,114
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Business & Industry | sssd.econ.data@census.gov |  Last Revised: September 20, 2019