Special Report

The Size of a Home the Year You Were Born

1960 house

> Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 1,289 sq ft
> Avg. floor area per person: 387 sq ft
> New homes started: 1.30 million
> GDP per capita: $19,180

1961 house

> Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 1,284 sq ft
> Avg. floor area per person: 382 sq ft
> New homes started: 1.37 million
> GDP per capita: $19,351

1962 house

> Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 1,309 sq ft
> Avg. floor area per person: 396 sq ft
> New homes started: 1.49 million
> GDP per capita: $20,220

1963 house

> Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 1,450 sq ft
> Avg. floor area per person: 435 sq ft
> New homes started: 1.64 million
> GDP per capita: $20,799

1964 house

> Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 1,470 sq ft
> Avg. floor area per person: 441 sq ft
> New homes started: 1.56 million
> GDP per capita: $21,698

1965 house

> Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 1,525 sq ft
> Avg. floor area per person: 461 sq ft
> New homes started: 1.51 million
> GDP per capita: $22,820

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> Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 1,570 sq ft
> Avg. floor area per person: 476 sq ft
> New homes started: 1.20 million
> GDP per capita: $24,046

1967 house

> Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 1,610 sq ft
> Avg. floor area per person: 491 sq ft
> New homes started: 1.32 million
> GDP per capita: $24,438

1968 house

> Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 1,665 sq ft
> Avg. floor area per person: 515 sq ft
> New homes started: 1.55 million
> GDP per capita: $25,383

1969 house copy
> Avg. floor area of a new single-family home:
1,640 sq ft
> Avg. floor area per person: 514 sq ft
> New homes started: 1.50 million
> GDP per capita: $25,923

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