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Building Permits Data
Last Revised:
May 25, 2021

Other Data
Last Revised:
May 18, 2021

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)
Housing Units Completed: United States — Not Seasonally Adjusted Single-family 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 59.4 54.3 59.7 67.3 73.0 69.7 79.7 78.1 83.3 78.9 75.1 80.1
1969 56.4 59.2 62.2 55.1 66.8 76.6 69.9 73.3 72.3 78.6 65.5 71.7
1970 56.1 51.7 49.3 56.0 61.2 69.0 69.1 80.3 80.3 79.5 74.0 75.4
1971 56.5 59.1 64.2 76.1 81.3 84.2 89.7 95.2 100.3 106.3 96.5 104.7
1972 79.0 77.6 81.2 86.5 92.8 100.9 97.5 114.6 104.0 117.1 100.8 108.3
1973 91.5 86.9 92.2 94.6 103.0 112.2 93.2 106.8 106.0 114.7 98.3 97.9
1974 70.5 69.2 67.2 69.0 73.9 95.8 81.6 84.7 84.0 90.4 77.4 76.7
1975 67.5 53.4 54.0 55.8 69.7 72.5 76.9 80.0 90.9 75.4 87.9 90.9
1976 66.1 65.4 72.6 71.4 78.5 92.5 92.0 98.7 95.3 100.1 101.0 100.7
1977 77.8 82.9 85.4 86.2 92.0 108.2 109.2 121.3 135.7 123.0 116.5 120.2
1978 88.4 83.2 97.1 104.1 111.4 119.3 115.4 127.5 135.2 137.0 123.8 126.7
1979 92.1 88.9 102.7 101.6 104.2 118.8 104.3 113.0 115.0 123.8 110.9 125.5
1980 84.7 81.5 81.5 82.4 76.6 79.4 74.1 84.2 72.6 79.1 73.1 87.5
1981 61.8 63.3 64.0 71.9 67.4 77.8 72.4 74.6 73.0 69.0 58.4 64.8
1982 43.2 36.7 43.6 46.0 53.7 51.1 58.5 57.5 54.8 63.8 60.7 61.8
1983 54.0 47.6 56.7 63.4 65.7 83.4 83.2 97.3 90.3 100.5 86.5 95.2
1984 69.3 71.3 74.9 75.4 83.5 94.3 91.5 95.5 95.3 94.6 86.0 93.5
1985 75.7 72.0 73.9 83.3 78.9 97.1 92.9 95.9 101.6 101.7 94.3 105.2
1986 74.4 69.3 83.2 87.0 88.6 95.1 93.8 102.8 104.9 109.7 99.1 112.1
1987 85.0 72.8 81.7 88.5 89.1 100.3 96.6 100.1 103.8 106.4 92.8 105.6
1988 78.0 69.2 80.4 80.4 83.3 99.1 93.3 99.5 101.2 104.8 88.8 106.8
1989 81.8 74.8 74.8 85.6 81.6 84.0 84.7 95.7 89.8 92.9 92.9 87.6
1990 76.1 67.5 75.4 70.9 79.2 84.8 83.6 86.0 91.1 88.7 77.8 84.8
1991 61.1 54.5 63.1 62.0 62.2 73.3 70.0 75.4 80.6 84.3 71.3 79.7
1992 59.7 63.4 70.5 67.3 79.7 86.5 86.8 86.9 88.8 93.3 84.6 96.2
1993 69.6 69.1 73.4 78.8 79.5 88.4 81.5 97.5 96.3 103.1 95.2 107.1
1994 76.6 79.6 82.0 90.5 100.7 99.4 98.5 103.8 106.1 112.4 97.7 113.1
1995 84.8 71.9 89.1 82.1 86.8 89.4 88.2 92.1 91.9 100.1 92.6 96.6
1996 79.4 72.3 83.7 80.3 91.9 98.0 97.6 104.1 99.6 108.5 99.2 113.9
1997 78.9 84.8 87.4 86.8 90.1 94.2 89.2 94.3 103.5 100.3 100.6 106.2
1998 71.3 76.8 85.5 90.8 89.9 100.5 103.1 104.6 107.6 108.1 111.5 110.0
1999 88.0 82.6 101.2 98.2 106.0 112.7 102.6 108.4 116.2 114.4 116.0 124.0
2000 88.7 92.2 100.8 100.7 108.1 102.9 98.2 108.9 105.8 107.6 110.7 117.1
2001 77.1 83.3 93.4 95.4 99.6 110.8 105.8 113.0 113.0 121.2 112.3 131.1
2002 91.0 94.9 103.0 98.3 110.5 110.2 105.1 117.9 119.8 117.4 125.6 131.3
2003 90.1 92.3 101.0 105.2 113.4 117.1 117.5 117.1 126.6 135.2 129.4 141.4
2004 99.4 101.2 115.1 129.0 125.1 130.4 127.8 137.2 136.2 140.7 128.7 160.8
2005 109.8 111.7 116.7 126.7 145.3 144.5 136.3 145.0 147.8 147.1 142.2 162.8
2006 115.1 120.8 144.9 134.0 133.7 151.7 138.7 142.4 152.6 142.4 131.4 146.7
2007 103.9 90.5 100.2 98.1 107.5 107.5 101.2 107.9 99.8 103.4 98.9 99.4
2008 69.0 63.2 69.0 62.0 73.6 73.6 69.2 62.3 75.3 68.5 66.8 66.3
2009 39.0 36.4 41.3 41.3 41.1 44.4 41.1 44.5 43.9 49.0 50.1 48.0
2010 30.0 30.7 37.6 42.9 43.0 60.1 39.2 41.4 43.9 44.7 38.7 44.0
2011 28.4 32.9 28.2 33.3 36.6 39.7 40.2 42.1 38.4 41.3 40.7 44.8
2012 26.0 29.4 33.6 37.6 39.3 42.4 38.3 43.3 46.6 50.1 45.6 50.7
2013 36.9 39.6 45.8 40.5 46.3 47.0 47.2 50.7 50.9 56.9 52.9 54.5
2014 40.3 43.1 47.8 46.4 52.7 51.0 51.5 54.1 56.9 57.6 53.6 64.5
2015 45.3 41.8 44.7 53.3 54.2 55.7 52.1 58.6 58.0 60.0 55.2 69.0
2016 46.7 51.4 55.4 55.6 60.2 65.9 61.2 66.0 63.7 70.0 67.3 75.0
2017 55.0 52.7 62.4 60.1 66.9 71.3 69.4 65.6 68.2 73.3 68.1 82.4
2018 59.8 61.3 67.1 61.0 74.1 75.6 67.6 83.6 72.7 75.5 66.9 74.9
2019 64.2 57.6 75.2 72.4 74.6 76.9 75.9 83.3 72.9 84.0 78.7 87.6
2020 62.5 70.8 72.3 69.3 69.5 81.8 79.5 78.9 78.6 80.7 75.6 92.0
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Business & Industry | sssd.econ.data@census.gov |  Last Revised: June 11, 2021