Special Report

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. feet
> Avg. floor area per person: 387 sq. feet
> New homes started: 1,296,000
> GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $18,036

1961
> Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 1,284 sq. feet
> Avg. floor area per person: 382 sq. feet
> New homes started: 1,365,000
> GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $18,196

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1962
> Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 1,309 sq. feet
> Avg. floor area per person: 396 sq. feet
> New homes started: 1,492,000
> GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $19,017

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1963
> Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 1,450 sq. feet
> Avg. floor area per person: 435 sq. feet
> New homes started: 1,635,000
> GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $19,561

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1964
> Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 1,470 sq. feet
> Avg. floor area per person: 441 sq. feet
> New homes started: 1,561,000
> GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $20,405

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1965
> Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 1,525 sq. feet
> Avg. floor area per person: 461 sq. feet
> New homes started: 1,510,000
> GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $21,459

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1966
> Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 1,570 sq. feet
> Avg. floor area per person: 476 sq. feet
> New homes started: 1,196,000
> GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $22,614

1967
> Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 1,610 sq. feet
> Avg. floor area per person: 491 sq. feet
> New homes started: 1,322,000
> GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $22,982

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1968
> Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 1,665 sq. feet
> Avg. floor area per person: 515 sq. feet
> New homes started: 1,545,000
> GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $23,872

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1969
> Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 1,640 sq. feet
> Avg. floor area per person: 514 sq. feet
> New homes started: 1,500,000
> GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $24,377

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