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U.S. Population Growth Rate Rebounds in 2022

According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s latest estimates, the U.S. resident population grew by 1,256,003 to a total population of 333,287,557. After a historically low growth rate of 0.16% between 2020 and 2021, the U.S. population grew at a rate of 0.38% between 2021 and 2022. The increase in the population growth rate reversed a 6-year trend of declining population… Read More ›

Metro Area Populations Exhibit Minimal Growth From 2020

The Census Bureau recently released its 2021 Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) annual population estimates. Between 2020 and 2021, 251 (65%) of the 384 MSAs within the 50 states and the District of Columbia experienced population increases, albeit small on percentage terms. The MSAs’ combined total population increased from 286,195,308 in 2020 to 286,472,775 in 2021, approximately a 0.1% increase. Dallas-Fort… Read More ›

2020 Multifamily Completion Data: Property Size

Data from the 2020 Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction (SOC) show that total multifamily units completed in 2020 increased by six percent to 375,000, the largest annual count of multifamily units completed in thirty years. The number of multifamily units completed were divided between 348,000 units built for-rent and 28,000 units built for-sale, increasing in both categories from the prior… Read More ›

U.S. Population Grows Slower

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Annual Resident Population of the United States as of July 1, 2019 was estimated at 328.2 million, increasing by 1.6 million from the previous year. Additionally, there was a significant downward revision to the national population estimated for 2018, by 480 thousand, to 326.7 million, effectively reducing the growth rate estimated for that… Read More ›

New Homes Started With 4 or More Bedrooms Trends Lower

The U.S. Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction’s (SOC) estimate of the number of bedrooms in new single-family homes has shown a declining trend for homes with 4 bedrooms or more since 2015. The most recent SOC data show the number of bedrooms of new homes whose construction began in 2018 (new homes started). Nationally, the number of single-family homes started… Read More ›

Composition of New Home Sales Financing Shifts in Third Quarter

NAHB analysis of the most recent Census estimates concerning sources of financing for new home sales reveals that the composition of mortgages by financing method shifted over the third quarter of 2016. The share of new home sales financed with conventional loans expanded at the expense of FHA-insured and VA-backed mortgages. The shift to conventional mortgages indicates continued return to health in the… Read More ›

New Home Sales: Financing Source Shares Hold Steady

NAHB analysis of the most recent Census estimates concerning sources of financing for new home sales reveals that the share of mortgages financed through conventional, FHA, and VA loans, as well as cash, held steady in the second quarter of 2016 while the number of new homes sold grew by 22%. According to data from the Census Bureau’s Quarterly Sales by Price… Read More ›

Starts in Age Restricted Communities Up Slightly in 2011

In 2009, at the request of NAHB and possibly other stakeholders, the Census Bureau’s Manufacturing and Construction Division added a question on age-restricted communities to its Survey of Construction (the survey that gives us  housing starts, among other things).  In June of this year, for the first time, the Census Characteristics of New Housing release included enough of this new information… Read More ›