Special Report

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. feet
> Avg. floor area per person: 791 sq. feet
> New homes started: 1,193,000
> GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $37,436

1991
> Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 2,075 sq. feet
> Avg. floor area per person: 789 sq. feet
> New homes started: 1,014,000
> GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $36,900

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1992
> Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 2,095 sq. feet
> Avg. floor area per person: 800 sq. feet
> New homes started: 1,200,000
> GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $37,695

1993
> Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 2,095 sq. feet
> Avg. floor area per person: 788 sq. feet
> New homes started: 1,288,000
> GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $38,233

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1994
> Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 2,100 sq. feet
> Avg. floor area per person: 787 sq. feet
> New homes started: 1,457,000
> GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $39,294

1995
> Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 2,095 sq. feet
> Avg. floor area per person: 791 sq. feet
> New homes started: 1,354,000
> GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $39,875

1996
> Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 2,120 sq. feet
> Avg. floor area per person: 800 sq. feet
> New homes started: 1,477,000
> GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $40,899

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1997
> Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 2,150 sq. feet
> Avg. floor area per person: 814 sq. feet
> New homes started: 1,474,000
> GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $42,210

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1998
> Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 2,190 sq. feet
> Avg. floor area per person: 836 sq. feet
> New homes started: 1,617,000
> GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $43,591

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1999
> Avg. floor area of a new single-family home: 2,223 sq. feet
> Avg. floor area per person: 852 sq. feet
> New homes started: 1,640,900
> GDP per capita (inflation adjusted): $45,144

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