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Building Permits Data
Last Revised:
August 24, 2021

Other Data
Last Revised:
August 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.

The Y-axis for the line charts may be truncated to prevent flattening of the lines or to present the complete range of data.

Source: New Residential Construction (Definitions)
Annual Rate for Housing Units Started: United States — Seasonally Adjusted Single-family Units [Thousands of Units]
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2004 1,560 1,481 1,632 1,646 1,652 1,526 1,675 1,691 1,555 1,660 1,458 1,714
2005 1,739 1,792 1,583 1,658 1,714 1,719 1,724 1,728 1,789 1,740 1,808 1,628
2006 1,823 1,804 1,601 1,511 1,570 1,451 1,424 1,364 1,384 1,212 1,290 1,249
2007 1,130 1,189 1,202 1,197 1,130 1,131 1,042 957 935 878 833 805
2008 773 724 728 682 679 647 615 607 537 542 459 403
2009 358 358 353 387 408 482 509 487 510 476 497 484
2010 510 526 542 566 457 445 426 417 449 438 452 429
2011 430 391 429 415 414 435 432 422 418 439 465 522
2012 518 466 472 504 518 524 517 536 594 611 569 615
2013 604 651 624 587 608 614 593 631 577 595 699 647
2014 567 594 652 646 652 603 656 644 664 699 658 720
2015 703 584 627 742 708 700 759 734 746 705 774 765
2016 752 859 753 777 753 769 769 734 777 859 817 801
2017 792 874 838 824 828 863 840 866 835 871 931 828
2018 883 902 886 916 957 865 860 896 867 862 786 777
2019 940 788 843 880 843 864 887 899 910 889 917 1,012
2020 992 1,055 895 685 733 903 995 1,023 1,105 1,162 1,182 1,315
2021 1,143 1,069 1,255 1,061 1,098 1,163 1,111 NA NA NA NA NA
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Business & Industry | sssd.econ.data@census.gov |  Last Revised: September 17, 2021