The Size of a Home the Year You Were Born

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1960
Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 1,289 sq. ft.
Avg. floor area per person: 387 sq. ft.
New homes started: 1,296,000
GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $17,198

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1961
Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 1,284 sq. ft.
Avg. floor area per person: 382 sq. ft.
New homes started: 1,365,000
GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $17,351

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1962
Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 1,309 sq. ft.
Avg. floor area per person: 396 sq. ft.
New homes started: 1,492,000
GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $18,131

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1963
Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 1,450 sq. ft.
Avg. floor area per person: 435 sq. ft.
New homes started: 1,635,000
GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $18,650

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1964
Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 1,470 sq. ft.
Avg. floor area per person: 441 sq. ft.
New homes started: 1,561,000
GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $19,456

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1965
Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 1,525 sq. ft.
Avg. floor area per person: 461 sq. ft.
New homes started: 1,510,000
GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $20,462

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1966
Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 1,570 sq. ft.
Avg. floor area per person: 476 sq. ft.
New homes started: 1,196,000
GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $21,561

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1967
Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 1,610 sq. ft.
Avg. floor area per person: 491 sq. ft.
New homes started: 1,322,000
GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $21,913

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1968
Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 1,665 sq. ft.
Avg. floor area per person: 515 sq. ft.
New homes started: 1,545,000
GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $22,760

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1969
Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 1,640 sq. ft.
Avg. floor area per person: 514 sq. ft.
New homes started: 1,500,000
GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $23,244