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Release Number CB20-SFS.65
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The U.S. 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 one-quarter of our nation’s total investment dollars and about 5 percent of our total economy.

Key Stats:

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.

Note: Click on the image above to see the full interactive visualization.


Source: U.S. Census Bureau and HUD jointly announced the following new residential construction statistics for April 2020:

Note: Click on the image above to see the full release from 8:30 AM EDT, TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2020.

More Stats

From Census.gov > Topics > Housing:


From Our Surveys & Programs > American Housing Survey (AHS):


From Census.gov > Business and Economy > Construction:

From Census.gov › Business & Industry > Time Series/Trend Charts:

Source: Construction Spending

Source: Quarterly Services

Other Stats

From the Newsroom > News Releases by Topic (see Housing News): 


Source: 2018 American Community Survey (ACS), 1-Year Estimates. 

  • 4233: Lumber and other construction materials merchant wholesalers
  • 4237: Hardware, plumbing and heating equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers
  • 443141: Household appliance stores
  • 4441: Building material and supplies dealers
  • 531: Real estate


Source: 2017 Economic Census


From Foreign Trade > U.S. International Trade Data:

After an account is created, 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/or time. Select Report for data. For more information, see Quick Start Guide. Note: USATrade Online does not provide direct links to the data.

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