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Which US Counties got the most residential building permits in 2023?


According to Reuters, construction of single-family homes began to decline and building permits hit a 12-month high. Therefore, Market Stadium analyzed the number of building permits by county in the US for multifamily and single-family.


Below is a color map based on the number of multifamily permits over the past six months. Darker blue counties have relatively higher permits over the past 6 months. There are 4 counties in California State and 3 counties in Texas.


Number of Multifamily permits by County over 6 months


Below is a color map based on the number of single-family permits over the past six months. The below table shows the top 10 counties by single-family permits over the 6 months. As you can see, Houston's Harris County had the highest number of single-family home permits over six months, accounting for more than 3% of all permits. Interestingly, there are 3 counties in Houston and 4 counties in Texas


Number of Single-family permits by County over 6 months


Let’s take a look at what the combined score looks like. Below is a color map based on the combined percentile scores using the number of single-family & multifamily permits over the past six months. A higher ranking indicates a higher number of permits for both single-family and multifamily units over the past six months. As you can see, Harris County in Houston had the highest rate, followed by Maricopa County in Arizona. In conclusion, the majority of single-family and multifamily permits occur in Texas and California counties.


A combined score of single-family & multi-family permits by county over a six-month period




Appendix

The below chart describes the number of monthly multifamily permits from Jan 2012 by the top 3 counties above. In recent months, Maricopa County has surpassed Harrison County, but Harrison's cumulative permits over six months have exceeded Maricopa's.

Source: Market Stadium, Census Bureau




The below chart describes the number of monthly single-family permits from Jan 2012 by the top 3 counties above. The top two counties surpassed Los Angeles County by a wide margin.

Source: Market Stadium, Census Bureau













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