From Census.gov / Topics / Housing / About:
The Census Bureau’s housing data present a comprehensive picture of housing in America. You will find a wide range of data on the size, age and type of American homes; and home values, rents and mortgages, the housing and construction industry, and more.
We measure the housing and construction industry, track homeownership rates and produce statistics on both the physical and financial characteristics of our homes. Together, these statistics present a comprehensive picture of housing in America, allowing data-driven decision-making at all levels of government.
The key housing information we release is critical to measuring our national economy. The housing industry represents more than a quarter of our nation’s total investment dollars and about 5 percent of our total economy.
Explore the interactive house below, which highlights annual data from the Survey of Construction, a survey partially funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). All characteristics data, including estimates for new multifamily housing, are on our Characteristics of New Housing page.
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau and HUD jointly announced the following new residential construction statistics for April 2023:
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From Census.gov / Topics / Housing:
From Our Surveys & Programs > American Housing Survey (AHS):
From Census.gov / Topics / Business and Economy (includes Construction):
Source: Construction Spending.
Source: Monthly Retail Trade.
Source: Monthly Wholesale Trade.
Source: New Residential Construction.
Source: New Residential Sales.
Source: Quarterly Financial Report (QFR).
Source: Quarterly Services Survey (QSS).
Source: 2021 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-year estimates.
Source: 2018-2021 Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM).
Source: Annual Retail Trade Survey (ARTS).
Source: 2003-2021 Annual Wholesale Trade Survey (AWTS).
Source: 2021 County Business Patterns (CBP).
Source: 2021 Service Annual Survey (SAS).
Source: 2020 Annual Business Survey (ABS) Program.
Source: 2019 Nonemployer Statistics (NES).
Source: 2017 Economic Census.
From Business and Economy > International Trade Data:
Note: After you create an account, select options for Harmonized System (HS) or HS, select Exports or Imports, type a product name (lumber, household furniture, household appliances) in the Commodity search box, then select options for geography and time. Select Report for data. More information can be found in the Quick Start Guide. USATrade Online does not provide direct links to the data.
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