Special Report

Cities Where New Apartment Construction Is Skyrocketing

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35. New Orleans-Metairie, LA
> New building permits with 5+ units, 2021: 17.5% of all permits (+5.1 ppts from 2016)
> New building permits with 5+ units, 2016: 12.4% of all permits
> Median rent: $1,069 per month
> Population density, 2021: 393.9 people per square mile
> Total population, 2021: 1.3 million

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34. Portland-South Portland, ME
> New building permits with 5+ units, 2021: 23.1% of all permits (+5.1 ppts from 2016)
> New building permits with 5+ units, 2016: 18.0% of all permits
> Median rent: $1,204 per month
> Population density, 2021: 267.6 people per square mile
> Total population, 2021: 556,893

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33. Champaign-Urbana, IL
> New building permits with 5+ units, 2021: 56.0% of all permits (+5.4 ppts from 2016)
> New building permits with 5+ units, 2016: 50.6% of all permits
> Median rent: $913 per month
> Population density, 2021: 155.2 people per square mile
> Total population, 2021: 222,696

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32. Burlington-South Burlington, VT
> New building permits with 5+ units, 2021: 49.9% of all permits (+5.4 ppts from 2016)
> New building permits with 5+ units, 2016: 44.5% of all permits
> Median rent: $1,458 per month
> Population density, 2021: 181.4 people per square mile
> Total population, 2021: 226,715

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31. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN
> New building permits with 5+ units, 2021: 34.3% of all permits (+5.9 ppts from 2016)
> New building permits with 5+ units, 2016: 28.4% of all permits
> Median rent: $923 per month
> Population density, 2021: 497.5 people per square mile
> Total population, 2021: 2.3 million

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