The Size of a Home the Year You Were Born

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2010
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 (inflation adjusted): $47,721

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2011
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 (inflation adjusted): $48,128

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2012
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 (inflation adjusted): $48,842

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2013
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 (inflation adjusted): $49,312

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2014
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: 1,003,300
GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $50,206

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2015
Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 2,687 sq. ft.
Avg. floor area per person: 1,058 sq. ft.
New homes started: 1,111,800
GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $51,262

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2016
Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 2,640 sq. ft.
Avg. floor area per person: 1,039 sq. ft.
New homes started: 1,173,800
GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $51,646