West Leads Permits Growth; Northeast, Midwest See Declines

Filed in Economics by on August 6, 2018 3 Comments

permit growth in statesThe number of single-family permits issued in the first six months of 2018 was 444,600, a 6.3% increase over where the nation was at the end of June 2017, when permits totaled 418,128.

Thirty states saw growth in single-family permits issued while 20 states and the District of Columbia registered a decline. Colorado recorded the highest growth rate at 26.3% while single-family permits in the District of Columbia declined by 66.7%, from 171 in 2017 to 57 in 2018.

See the analysis in this Eye on Housing blog post written by NAHB economist Danusha Nanayakkara-Skillington.

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  1. Please identify boundaries for regions. Living in Oklahoma, it’s hard to know if we are midwest or southern.

  2. B Jack Smith says:

    Odd that people have that question. Oklahoma has “always” been south. Midwest is defined as 10, or 12 states, depending on the dictionary, but Oklahoma isn’t included in either, although for some reason people tend to confuse us as “midwest”.

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