South and West Top List of Fastest-Growing Places to Build

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During the 15 months representing the height of the current home building boom, 1.9 million U.S. housing units were added, mostly in the South and West.

January 01, 2003

During the 15 months representing the height of the current home building boom, 1.9 million U.S. housing units were added, mostly in the South and West. Douglas County, Colo., south of Denver, had the biggest percentage gain, 12.4%. Maricopa County, Ariz., where Phoenix is located, had more growth in units than all but nine states.

Double-digit growth rates also occurred in Loudon County, Va., Williamson County, Texas, and four Georgia counties in the Atlanta area.

 

Top Counties
Maricopa, Ariz.
53,367
Clark, Nev.
31,962
Harris, Texas
29,356
San Diego, Calif.
18,246
Riverside, Calif.
17,752
Travis, Texas
17,284
Mecklenburg, N.C.
16,912
Gwinnett, Ga.
15,269
Wake, N.C.
15,097
Los Angeles, Calif.
15,067
Numerical increase in housing units from April 1, 2000, to July 1, 2001
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

 

Top States
Texas
198,236
Florida
174,044
California
159,962
Georgia
117,179
North Carolina
106,544
Arizona
78,129
Colorado
66,363
Virginia
55,702
Michigan
54,517
Ohio
52,777
Numerical increase in housing units from April 1, 2000, to July 1, 2001
Source: U.S. Census Bureau





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