Census reports on new housing for 2018


A total of 840,000 homes were completed last year.


The U.S. Census Bureau was out Thursday with the 2018 Characteristics of New Housing Report, which shows:

Of the 840,000 single-family homes completed in 2018:

  • 783,000 had air-conditioning.
  • 84,000 had two bedrooms or less and 376,000 had four bedrooms or more.
  • 31,000 had one and one-half bathrooms or less and 306,000 homes had three or more bathrooms.
  • 336,000 had a heat pump. Of these, 324,000 were air-source and 12,000 were ground-source.
  • 778,000 were framed in wood and 59,000 were framed using concrete.
  • 270,000 had a patio and a porch, while 69,000 had no outdoor features.

The median size of a completed single-family house was 2,386 square feet.


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