Americans continue to favor large houses on large lots

Between 2000 and 2010, there was an overall 14-​percent increase in detached housing in the major U.S. metropolitan areas, showing the nation’s preference for detached housing.

October 10, 2014

The numbers are based on an analysis from Wendell Cox, principal of an international public policy and demographics firm called Demographia. The numbers were reached by using the City Sector Model that analyzes the urban core, suburban,​ and exurban areas by the use of smaller areas instead of municipal ones. The study also found that there is a smaller increase in multi-family housing, but overall, houses are getting bigger.


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