The Size of a Home the Year You Were Born

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2000
Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 2,266 sq. ft.
Avg. floor area per person: 865 sq. ft.
New homes started: 1,568,700
GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $44,475

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2001
Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 2,324 sq. ft.
Avg. floor area per person: 901 sq. ft.
New homes started: 1,602,700
GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $44,464

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2002
Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 2,320 sq. ft.
Avg. floor area per person: 899 sq. ft.
New homes started: 1,704,900
GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $44,829

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2003
Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 2,330 sq. ft.
Avg. floor area per person: 907 sq. ft.
New homes started: 1,847,700
GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $45,664

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2004
Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 2,349 sq. ft.
Avg. floor area per person: 914 sq. ft.
New homes started: 1,955,800
GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $46,967

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2005
Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 2,434 sq. ft.
Avg. floor area per person: 947 sq. ft.
New homes started: 2,068,300
GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $48,090

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2006
Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 2,469 sq. ft.
Avg. floor area per person: 961 sq. ft.
New homes started: 1,800,900
GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $48,905

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2007
Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 2,521 sq. ft.
Avg. floor area per person: 985 sq. ft.
New homes started: 1,355,000
GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $49,300

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2008
Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 2,519 sq. ft.
Avg. floor area per person: 984 sq. ft.
New homes started: 905,500
GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $48,697

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2009
Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 2,438 sq. ft.
Avg. floor area per person: 949 sq. ft.
New homes started: 554,000
GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $46,930