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By Philip Thompson
US Census Bureau 

New single-family homes sold not as large as they used to be

Census Bureau's characteristics of new housing offers a peek into the nation's new homes this decade


Last updated 1/7/2021 at 12:04pm

graph of sale prices

The average square footage of new homes sold in the United States increased from 2,457 in 2010 to 2,724 in 2015 but dropped in 2019 to 2,518, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's Characteristics of New Housing.

The report is based on data collected in the Survey of Construction which is partially funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. It provides national and regional details on new privately owned single-family and multifamily residential structures.

Characteristics include square footage, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, types of wall material, parking, sales prices...

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