Examining New Authorized Residential Construction
.. monthly, year-to-date, annual time series data
.. city, county, metro, state, national
.. tools & data to examine housing growth; new residential construction
October 2021 .. the number of total housing units changed from 131,704,730 (Census 2010) to 140,498,736 (Census 2020) .. a change of 8.8 million units (6.7%). These and related data are available in seconds using DEDE. Estimates of the number of housing units since Census 2020, and as of July 2021, at the county level will be released as part of the Census Bureau population estimates program in June 2022. These estimates are based in part on new authorized residential construction, building permits, the focus of this section. ProximityOne develops annual housing unit estimates and projections at the county level for the period 2010 through 2025, available now, using a similar methodology as a part of the Situation & Outlook program.
Leading Economic Indicator
New authorized residential construction data are a leading economic indicator. An increase in the number of building permits can signal the start or increase in economic activity. These data are important to businesses, governments, policy-makers and stakeholders - how, where and when is housing changing; how are residential markets changing? Building permits data are tabulated by thousands of cities, counties and metros across the country. Many permit issuing places tabulate these data monthly, others report the data annually. These data can provide a continuous measure of the health of a city, county, region and characteristics of the housing market.
County and Place Time Series Data
The county and place building permits time series database is updated monthly. There is only a one month lag between the data reference date (e.g., August 2021) and the date of availability (e.g., September 2021. Data include the number of units, buildings and valuation for single family, 2-unit, 3-4 unit and 5 or more unit structures. The data are integrated into a database with other wide-ranging data including Census 2010, Census 2020, and annual housing characteristics.
Examining Monthly Building Permits by City/Place
Use the Visual Data Analytics (VDA) Web GIS to develop maps like shown below .. August 2021 building permits for monthly permit issuing places in the Dallas, TX metro. This view shows places with blue boundary labeled with the number of building permits issued in context of the urban areas (salmon fill pattern). The Dallas city area (crosshatched) is clicked and shows a profile for the place in the Profile Panel (lower left). As shown in the profile, and in the map view, there were 136 single family unit permits issued in August 2021.
New Authorized Residential Construction -- tabular view
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Examining Change in New Authorized Residential Housing Units
Build/use maps and interactive tables using the Visual Data Analytics (VDA) Web GIS. The graphic presented below illustrates use of VDA to examine annual new authorized residential construction (total units) for each year 2016 through 2020 by county for Texas. See more about using VDA to develop this interactive table with associated
Insights: in this state you can see the total units authorized time series sorted on 2020 units.
clicking the Dallas county area in the map view, the profile panel populates for that area.
see that the 2020 units (units20) shows the same value as in the table.
optionally copy to clipboard the profile for further analysis.
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