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Q: Housing in the U.S. ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Housing in the U.S.
Category: Family and Home > Home
Asked by: mhibbs-ga
List Price: $25.00
Posted: 19 Jul 2006 13:20 PDT
Expires: 18 Aug 2006 13:20 PDT
Question ID: 747836
I have developed a product for use in irrigation of plants and flowers
outside of the home. What I need to know is: How many single family
homes are there in the U.S.? How many new homes are constructed
Subject: Re: Housing in the U.S.
Answered By: bobbie7-ga on 19 Jul 2006 14:15 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello Mhibbs, 

According to Spencer Raskoff,'s chief financial officer and
vice president of marketing, there are an estimated 85 million
single-family homes in the United States.

CNET News: February 7, 2006

According to the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce
Development, there are  90 million single-family homes in the U.S.

?In 2003, there were 120.8 million housing units in the United States.
Most units, 74.9 million, were single-family detached structures.
Another 7.2 million were single-family attached units, such as
Manufactured or mobile homes accounted for 9.0 million units. The
remaining 29.7 million units were in multifamily structures.?

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Housing Survey, 2003.


According to the report  ?State of the Nation's Housing 2006?, 1.7
million single-family homes were constructed in 2005 , a 30* year


?Housing production remained very strong last year, led by
construction of 1.7 million single-family homes, a 30+ year high. The
manufactured housing sector continued to languish, however, with only
121,000 new units placed for residential use, a 30+ year low.?


There is a wealth of excellent information in the State of the
Nation's Housing 2006 Report.
Download the full text of this report here:

However ?construction of new single-family homes surged to an all-time
high in 2005 but construction activity fell sharply in December,
sending a signal that the nation's long housing boom could be cooling

The Commerce Department reported that construction of new homes and
apartments fell by 8.9 percent last month, the biggest decline in nine

Even with the December weakness, construction was started on 2.064
million single-family homes and apartments last year, the
second-highest level on record, exceeded only by 2.356 million units
built in 1972. Construction of just single-family homes set a record
last year of 1.714 million units, up 6.4 percent from the previous
record set in 2004.?

Dallas News: April 2006

?Construction of single-family homes did hit an all-time high for the
third straight year, rising to 1.714 million units, up 6.4 percent
from the previous record of 1.611 million single-family homes built in

That performance came despite the fact that housing activity dropped
by 8.9 percent in December, the biggest decline in nine months.

Part of that fall-off was attributed to the weather. Unusually mild
weather in November had boosted construction while wet and cold
weather in many parts of the country depressed December activity.

However, analysts said they also believed the December decline was
reflecting the start of a cooling-off period for construction as
builders face rising inventories of unsold homes due to weakening

BIBCA: January 19, 2006


Additional Census Bureau Sstatistics  that might interest you 

Annual Statistics

Housing Vacancies and Homeownership

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I hope the information provided is helpful!

Best regards,
mhibbs-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
great, this is exactly what I was looking for.

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