Special Report

The Size of a Home the Year You Were Born

2010
> Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 2,392 sq. feet
> Avg. floor area per person: 924 sq. feet
> New homes started: 586,900
> GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $50,355

2011
> Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 2,480 sq. feet
> Avg. floor area per person: 969 sq. feet
> New homes started: 608,800
> GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $50,770

2012
> Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 2,505 sq. feet
> Avg. floor area per person: 982 sq. feet
> New homes started: 780,600
> GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $51,548

2013
> Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 2,598 sq. feet
> Avg. floor area per person: 1,023 sq. feet
> New homes started: 924,900
> GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $52,141

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2014
> Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 2,657 sq. feet
> Avg. floor area per person: 1,046 sq. feet
> New homes started: 1,003,300
> GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $53,076

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2015
> Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 2,687 sq. feet
> Avg. floor area per person: 1,058 sq. feet
> New homes started: 1,111,800
> GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $54,320

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2016
> Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 2,640 sq. feet
> Avg. floor area per person: 1,039 sq. feet
> New homes started: 1,173,800
> GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $54,861

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2017
> Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 2,631 sq. feet
> Avg. floor area per person: 1,036 sq. feet
> New homes started: 1,152,900
> GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $55,790

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2018
> Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 2,588 sq. feet
> Avg. floor area per person: 1,019 sq. feet
> New homes started: 1,184,900
> GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $57,158

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2019
> Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 2,509 sq. feet
> Avg. floor area per person: 988 sq. feet
> New homes started: 1,255,100
> GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $58,113

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