The Size of a Home the Year You Were Born

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1990
Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 2,080 sq. ft.
Avg. floor area per person: 791 sq. ft.
New homes started: 1,193,000
GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $35,794

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1991
Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 2,075 sq. ft.
Avg. floor area per person: 789 sq. ft.
New homes started: 1,014,000
GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $35,295

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1992
Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 2,095 sq. ft.
Avg. floor area per person: 800 sq. ft.
New homes started: 1,200,000
GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $36,068

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1993
Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 2,095 sq. ft.
Avg. floor area per person: 788 sq. ft.
New homes started: 1,288,000
GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $36,580

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1994
Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 2,100 sq. ft.
Avg. floor area per person: 787 sq. ft.
New homes started: 1,457,000
GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $37,598

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1995
Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 2,095 sq. ft.
Avg. floor area per person: 791 sq. ft.
New homes started: 1,354,000
GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $38,167

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1996
Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 2,120 sq. ft.
Avg. floor area per person: 800 sq. ft.
New homes started: 1,477,000
GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $39,156

1997
Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 2,150 sq. ft.
Avg. floor area per person: 814 sq. ft.
New homes started: 1,474,000
GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $40,427

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1998
Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 2,190 sq. ft.
Avg. floor area per person: 836 sq. ft.
New homes started: 1,617,000
GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $41,737

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1999
Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 2,223 sq. ft.
Avg. floor area per person: 852 sq. ft.
New homes started: 1,640,900
GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $43,196