Special Report

The Size of a Home the Year You Were Born

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2000
> Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 2,266 sq. feet
> Avg. floor area per person: 865 sq. feet
> New homes started: 1,568,700
> GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $46,497

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2001
> Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 2,324 sq. feet
> Avg. floor area per person: 901 sq. feet
> New homes started: 1,602,700
> GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $46,497

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2002
> Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 2,320 sq. feet
> Avg. floor area per person: 899 sq. feet
> New homes started: 1,704,900
> GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $46,858

2003
> Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 2,330 sq. feet
> Avg. floor area per person: 907 sq. feet
> New homes started: 1,847,700
> GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $47,755

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2004
> Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 2,349 sq. feet
> Avg. floor area per person: 914 sq. feet
> New homes started: 1,955,800
> GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $49,124

2005
> Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 2,434 sq. feet
> Avg. floor area per person: 947 sq. feet
> New homes started: 2,068,300
> GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $50,381

2006
> Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 2,469 sq. feet
> Avg. floor area per person: 961 sq. feet
> New homes started: 1,800,900
> GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $51,330

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2007
> Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 2,521 sq. feet
> Avg. floor area per person: 985 sq. feet
> New homes started: 1,355,000
> GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $51,794

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2008
> Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 2,519 sq. feet
> Avg. floor area per person: 984 sq. feet
> New homes started: 905,500
> GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $51,241

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2009
> Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 2,438 sq. feet
> Avg. floor area per person: 949 sq. feet
> New homes started: 554,000
> GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $49,501

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