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Number of Bathrooms in New Homes

The Census Bureau’s latest Survey of Construction (SOC) shows changes in the shares of the number of bathrooms and half-bathrooms of single-family homes started in the United States in 2020. The latest data show that 3% of new single-family homes started had one bathroom or fewer, 65% had 2 bathrooms, 25% had 3 bathrooms, and 7% had 4 bathrooms or… Read More ›

Share of New Homes with Porches Back Over 65 Percent

Of the roughly 990,000 single-family homes started in 2020, 65.3 percent came with porches, according to NAHB tabulation of data from the Survey of Construction (SOC, conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau with partial funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development). This marks the third time the share of single-family homes with porches has broken above the 65 percent barrier.  The… Read More ›

Declines for the 3-Car Garage: 2020 Data

A majority of new homes that completed construction in 2020 included two-car garages (67%), according to NAHB analysis of 2020 Census Bureau Survey of Construction data. There is clear uniformity for parking options in new homes completed across the Census divisions: the 2-car garage was the most popular parking option for completed homes in all divisions. The option for three or… Read More ›

New Homes Built with Private Wells and Individual Septic Systems in 2020

According to NAHB Economics analysis of the Survey of Construction (SOC) data, almost 9% of new single-family homes started in 2020 are served by individual wells and 15% have private septic systems. These shares, however, vary widely across the nine Census divisions with the corresponding shares reaching 36% and 42% in New England – the highest occurrence rates in the… 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 ›

Age-Restricted New Homes: Same Size, Slightly Pricier

Of the roughly 990,000 single-family and 389,000 multifamily homes started in 2020, 46,000 (28,000 single-family and 18,000 multifamily) were built in age-restricted communities, according to NAHB tabulation of data from the Survey of Construction (SOC, conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau and partially funded by HUD).  A residential community can be legally age-restricted, provided it conforms the one of the… Read More ›

Number of Bathrooms in New Homes

The Census Bureau’s latest Survey of Construction (SOC) shows changes in the number and shares of bathrooms and half-bathrooms of single-family homes started in the United States in 2019. The latest data show that 4% of new single-family homes started had one bathroom or less, 64% had 2 bathrooms, 25% had 3 bathrooms, and 8% had 4 bathrooms or more…. Read More ›