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					Table 929. New Privately-Owned Housing Units Authorized by State [1,592.3 represents 1,592,300. Based on about 19,000 places in United States having building permit systems in 2000 and 20,000 in 2004]

Housing units (1,000) State 2000 2004 Total United States Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming 1,592.3 17.4 2.1 61.5 9.2 145.6 54.6 9.4 4.6 0.8 155.3 91.8 4.9 10.9 51.9 37.9 12.5 12.5 18.5 14.7 6.2 30.4 18.0 52.5 32.8 11.3 24.3 2.6 9.1 32.3 6.7 34.6 8.9 44.1 78.4 2.1 49.7 11.1 19.9 41.1 2.6 32.8 4.2 32.2 141.2 17.6 2.5 48.4 39.0 3.8 34.2 1.6 2,070.1 27.4 3.1 90.6 15.9 207.4 46.5 11.8 7.9 1.9 255.9 108.4 9.0 18.1 59.8 39.2 16.3 13.3 22.6 23.0 8.8 27.4 22.5 54.7 41.8 14.5 32.8 5.0 10.9 44.6 8.7 35.9 12.6 53.5 93.1 4.0 51.7 17.1 27.3 49.7 2.5 43.2 5.8 44.8 188.8 24.3 3.6 63.2 50.1 5.7 40.0 3.3 1 unit 1,613.4 22.4 1.8 80.8 10.6 151.6 40.8 9.3 7.5 0.2 187.5 87.7 5.6 15.3 46.2 32.2 12.4 11.5 18.5 20.7 8.1 21.6 14.8 45.9 32.6 11.2 26.3 3.4 9.1 38.9 7.0 22.4 11.7 24.1 77.1 2.5 42.5 14.1 20.7 41.5 1.9 36.1 4.7 37.8 149.1 20.2 2.7 49.0 36.5 5.1 29.7 2.8

Valuation (million dollars) 2000 2004 Total 185,744 1,718 333 7,158 859 23,344 6,822 1,425 414 54 17,462 8,722 823 1,359 6,528 4,414 1,333 1,397 1,767 1,553 723 3,232 2,741 6,256 4,204 918 2,569 235 830 3,312 937 3,376 1,073 4,992 8,643 190 6,154 1,204 2,533 4,616 296 3,533 369 3,378 15,418 2,138 319 5,052 4,426 360 3,917 314 292,414 3,293 540 13,531 1,764 36,059 8,050 2,032 893 225 36,959 12,884 1,742 2,624 9,551 5,610 2,231 1,926 2,679 2,626 1,249 3,823 3,790 7,625 6,583 1,517 4,286 645 1,373 5,461 1,385 4,294 1,747 6,945 12,845 434 7,974 2,184 4,458 6,767 362 5,641 656 5,863 22,487 3,633 494 8,094 7,535 735 5,783 525 1 unit 255,511 2,850 365 12,819 1,509 30,865 7,522 1,850 880 22 29,601 11,486 1,184 2,443 8,388 5,160 1,933 1,804 2,453 2,489 1,190 3,385 3,021 6,955 5,629 1,345 3,809 522 1,255 5,061 1,238 3,302 1,701 4,532 11,830 343 7,366 2,023 3,950 6,181 325 5,061 577 5,423 20,380 3,304 412 7,218 6,376 700 4,986 490

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Construction Reports, Series C40, Building Permits, monthly; publication discontinued in 2001. See Internet site <http://www.census.gov/const/www/newresconstindex.html> and New Residential Construction, monthly. 9/5/2009

Housing Units. A housing unit, as defined in this table, is a house, an apartm room intended for occupancy as separate living quarters. Separate living quart separately from any other individuals in the building and which have a direct through a common hall. In accordance with this definition, each apartment unit housing unit. Methodology

The most recent statistics are based upon reports submitted by local building obtained using Form C-404, "Report of New Privately-Owned Residential Building received, missing data are either (1) obtained from the Survey of Use of Permi on housing starts, or (2) imputed. Data for SUP are available only for about 8 representatives list permits. Imputations are based on the assumption that the a year ago should be the same for reporting and nonreporting places. SAMPLE DESIGN AND ESTIMATION PROCEDURES Sample design for 2004 and earlier is as follows:

The most recent statistics shown are estimates based on data from a sample of from a universe of 19,000 such places in the United States. Selection of the s permit-issuing places in the most active MSAs and all CMSAs were selected with stratified by State, into two strata based on the number of housing units auth State, all places that authorized housing units during the period greater than selected with certainty. The other places were selected at the rate of 1 in 10 Sample design beginning January 2005 is as follows:

The monthly statistics shown for the United States, regions and states are der selected from a universe of 20,000 such places. Selection of the sample was a the 75 Metropolitan Areas (MAs) having the greatest number of housing units au permit-issuing places in states with a limited number of permit-issuing places having special data reporting arrangements were selected with certainty. The r state, places were ordered by a weighted average of the numbers of housing uni a large weighted average, varying by state, were selected with certainty. Othe LIMITATIONS OF DATA

The portion of residential construction measurable from building permits recor obviously do not reflect construction activity outside of areas subject to loc whole, less than 5 percent of all privately owned housing units are constructe However, this proportion varies greatly from State to State and among MA's.

The reported statistics are influenced by the following factors: 1. Some new residential construction work in building permit jurisdictions such unrecorded units is relatively small.

2. Detailed recent evidence is lacking as to how closely the valuation reco the dollar amount of construction work involved.

3. Changes in boundaries of localities due to annexations, new incorporatio comparability over time, even for statistics for the same places.

4. Some building permit jurisdictions close their books a few days before t for permits is not in all cases strictly the calendar month.

To the extent that most of these limiting factors apply rather consistently ov impair the usefulness of building permit statistics as prompt indicators of tr even in this connection the geographic limitations of the data need to be kept data which have been mentioned especially restrict their value as indicators o Any attempt to use these figures for inter-area comparisons of construction vo with broad reservations.

a house, an apartment, a group of rooms or a single arate living quarters are those in which the occupants live ich have a direct access from the outside of the building or ach apartment unit in an apartment building is counted as one

by local building permit officials in response to a mail survey. They are sidential Building or Zoning Permits Issued." When a report is not ey of Use of Permits (SUP) which is used to collect information e only for about 850 places for which Census Bureau field ssumption that the ratio of current month authorizations to those of

from a sample of 8,500 permit-issuing places selected Selection of the sample was a multistage process. All were selected with certainty. The remaining places were housing units authorized in 1989, 1990, 1991, and 1992. In each eriod greater than or equal to a predetermined number of units were he rate of 1 in 10.

and states are derived from a sample of 9,000 permit-issuing places the sample was a multiple step process. All permit-issuing places in f housing units authorized in 2002 were selected with certainty. All mit-issuing places were selected with certainty. Permit-issuing places h certainty. The remaining places were stratified by state. Within a ers of housing units authorized in 2000, 2001, and 2002. Places with th certainty. Other places were selected at the rate of 1 in 10.

ding permits records is inherently limited since such records eas subject to local permits requirements. For the nation as a its are constructed in areas not requiring building permits. and among MA's.

mit jurisdictions escapes recording. However, the number of

the valuation recorded for building permit purposes approximates

, new incorporations, etc., result in some problems of few days before the end of the month, so that the time reference

er consistently over an extended period, they may not seriously t indicators of trends in residential construction activity, although ta need to be kept in mind. The characteristics of building permit ue as indicators of the dollar volume of residential construction. of construction volume must, at best, be made cautiously and

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g places