flexiblefullpage - default
Currently Reading

New Single-Family Starts Surged in 2021

billboard - default
Single-Family Homes

New Single-Family Starts Surged in 2021

2021 single-family housing starts expanded at the fastest pace in close to a decade with the highest total share since the Great Recession

August 10, 2022
Row of newly constructed single-family homes in residential neighborhood
Image: Stock.adobe.com

New single-family construction starts grew at the fastest pace in nearly a decade in 2021 with a total of 1,133,145 units started, 14% higher than in 2020, NAHB Eye on Housing reports. The South Atlantic, West South Central, and Mountain Divisions were home to the most new single-family units started in 2021, accounting for over two-thirds of the total count. 

Five of the nine Census divisions including Middle Atlantic, East South Central, West South Central, South Atlantic, and West North Central, accelerated in 2021, while the growth rates of the remaining divisions were close to or below the national level.

In addition, single-family units started in the Pacific Division increased to 106,240 in 2021, exceeding 100,000 for the second straight year since the 2008 recession. There were 93,693 new single-family units started in the East North Central Division in 2021. While the Pacific Division accounted for 9% of the total new single-family housing starts, the East North Central Division accounted for 8%. The other four divisions, including East South Central, West North Central, Middle Atlantic and New England, accounted for the remaining 16% of the total new single-family housing starts.

Read more

Related Stories


Central AC Is on the Rise in New Single-Family Homes

The share of new single-family homes with central AC systems is on the rise across the U.S., while natural gas and electric heating systems are split evenly between new homes


Supply Chain Bottlenecks, Rising Interest Rates Hinder New Construction

Unyielding supply chain challenges continued to slow single-family construction in August, but multifamily production surged

New-Construction Projects

U.S. Housing Starts Are Rising, but That May Not Be the Case for Much Longer, Experts Say

Single-family housing starts rebounded in August after falling in July, but a drop in building permits could signal a slowdown in new construction during the fall season

boombox1 -
native1 - default
halfpage2 -

More in Category

native2 - default
halfpage1 -

Create an account

By creating an account, you agree to Pro Builder's terms of service and privacy policy.

Daily Feed Newsletter

Get Pro Builder in your inbox

Each day, Pro Builder's editors assemble the latest breaking industry news, hottest trends, and most relevant research, delivered to your inbox.

Save the stories you care about

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet lorem ipsum dolor sit amet lorem ipsum dolor sit amet.

The bookmark icon allows you to save any story to your account to read it later
Tap it once to save, and tap it again to unsave

It looks like you’re using an ad-blocker!

Pro Builder is an advertisting supported site and we noticed you have ad-blocking enabled in your browser. There are two ways you can keep reading:

Disable your ad-blocker
Disable now
Subscribe to Pro Builder
Already a member? Sign in
Become a Member

Subscribe to Pro Builder for unlimited access

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.