Special Report

The Size of a Home the Year You Were Born

2010 house

> Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 2,392 sq ft
> Avg. floor area per person: 924 sq ft
> New homes started: 586,900
> GDP per capita: $53,218

2011 house

> Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 2,480 sq ft
> Avg. floor area per person: 969 sq ft
> New homes started: 608,800
> GDP per capita: $53,662

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> Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 2,505 sq ft
> Avg. floor area per person: 982 sq ft
> New homes started: 780,600
> GDP per capita: $54,451

2013 house

> Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 2,598 sq ft
> Avg. floor area per person: 1,023 sq ft
> New homes started: 924,900
> GDP per capita: $54,859

2014 house

> Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 2,657 sq ft
> Avg. floor area per person: 1,046 sq ft
> New homes started: 1.0 million
> GDP per capita: $55,762

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