The Size of a Home the Year You Were Born

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1950
Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 983 sq. ft.
Avg. floor area per person: 292 sq. ft.
New homes started: 1,952,000
GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $14,398

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1951
Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 874 sq. ft.
Avg. floor area per person: 262 sq. ft.
New homes started: 1,491,000
GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $15,296

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1952
Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 910 sq. ft.
Avg. floor area per person: 274 sq. ft.
New homes started: 1,504,000
GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $15,649

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1953
Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 917 sq. ft.
Avg. floor area per person: 279 sq. ft.
New homes started: 1,438,000
GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $16,115

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1954
Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 1,140 sq. ft.
Avg. floor area per person: 341 sq. ft.
New homes started: 1,551,000
GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $15,745

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1955
Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 1,170 sq. ft.
Avg. floor area per person: 351 sq. ft.
New homes started: 1,646,000
GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $16,573

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1956
Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 1,230 sq. ft.
Avg. floor area per person: 370 sq. ft.
New homes started: 1,349,000
GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $16,630

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1957
Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 1,305 sq. ft.
Avg. floor area per person: 392 sq. ft.
New homes started: 1,224,000
GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $16,677

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1958
Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 1,289 sq. ft.
Avg. floor area per person: 386 sq. ft.
New homes started: 1,382,000
GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $16,282

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1959
Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 1,300 sq. ft.
Avg. floor area per person: 389 sq. ft.
New homes started: 1,554,000
GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $17,112