The Size of a Home the Year You Were Born

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1980
Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 1,740 sq. ft.
Avg. floor area per person: 630 sq. ft.
New homes started: 1,292,000
GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $28,325

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1981
Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 1,720 sq. ft.
Avg. floor area per person: 630 sq. ft.
New homes started: 1,084,000
GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $28,772

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1982
Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 1,710 sq. ft.
Avg. floor area per person: 629 sq. ft.
New homes started: 1,062,000
GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $27,953

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1983
Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 1,725 sq. ft.
Avg. floor area per person: 632 sq. ft.
New homes started: 1,703,000
GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $28,984

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1984
Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 1,780 sq. ft.
Avg. floor area per person: 657 sq. ft.
New homes started: 1,750,000
GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $30,817

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1985
Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 1,785 sq. ft.
Avg. floor area per person: 664 sq. ft.
New homes started: 1,742,000
GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $31,839

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1986
Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 1,825 sq. ft.
Avg. floor area per person: 684 sq. ft.
New homes started: 1,805,000
GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $32,659

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1987
Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 1,905 sq. ft.
Avg. floor area per person: 716 sq. ft.
New homes started: 1,621,000
GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $33,489

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1988
Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 1,995 sq. ft.
Avg. floor area per person: 756 sq. ft.
New homes started: 1,488,000
GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $34,581

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1989
Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 2,035 sq. ft.
Avg. floor area per person: 777 sq. ft.
New homes started: 1,376,000
GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $35,517