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Old 07-30-2016, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in the lower 48.
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This is for the first half of 2016 per the Census Bureau. Since most city-data posters seem to be density and "urbanity" wonks, I'll include in parentheses the number of housing units that are multi-family (apartments, condos, etc.). The 20 metro areas with the most new housing starts:

metro area...new units (multi family units) (% multi family)
  1. Dallas-Ft Worth...26,697 (11,310) (42.4%)
  2. Houston...23,755 (5,257) (22.1%)
  3. Atlanta...20,189 (8,198) (40.1%)
  4. New York City...19,050 (14,089) (74%)
  5. Los Angeles...16,971 (11,937) (70.3%)
  6. Phoenix...14,856 (5,083) (34.2%)
  7. Washington...12,579 (5,883) (46.8%)
  8. Seattle-Tacoma...11,551 (6,433) (55.7%)
  9. Nashville...11,228 (5,084) (45.3%)
  10. Austin...11,154 (4,100) (36.8%)
  11. Orlando...10,656 (3,640) (34.2%)
  12. Denver...10,140 (5,016) (49.5%)
  13. Tampa-St Petersburg...9,565 (4,079) (42.7%)
  14. Miami-Ft Lauderdale...9,482 (6,023) (63.5%)
  15. Chicago...8,523 (4,821) (56.6%)
  16. Charlotte...8,353 (1,614) (19.3%)
  17. Las Vegas...8,132 (3,358) (41.3%)
  18. San Francisco-Oakland...7,286 (4,675) (64.2%)
  19. Portland OR...7,246 (3,225) (44.5%)
  20. Raleigh...6,292 (1,457) (23.2%)

and the 20 with the fewest housing starts:
  1. Altoona PA...0
  2. Bay City MI...0
  3. Cape Girardeau MO...0
  4. Danville IL...0
  5. Elmira NY...0
  6. St Joseph MO...0
  7. Weirton-Steubenville WV-OH...0
  8. Wichita Falls TX...0
  9. Battle Creek MI...1
  10. Binghampton NY...1
  11. Jackson MI...1
  12. Lima OH...1
  13. Lewiston ID...2
  14. Hickory NC...3 (2) (.67%)
  15. Johnstown PA...3
  16. Sheboygan WI...4
  17. Morgantown WV...5
  18. St Cloud MN...5
  19. Wheeling WV...5
  20. Pittsfield MA...6
The entire list:
http://www.census.gov/construction/b...t3yu201606.txt
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Old 07-30-2016, 09:35 PM
 
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This is permits issued year to date for 2016...not units under construction, but I'm sure the under construction number is very similar. Dallas, Houston, and Atlanta have the highest population growth so naturally they should have the most housing units under construction.
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Old 07-30-2016, 09:55 PM
 
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Permit stats are a good data point, but very different from actual starts. Lots of projects get permits but don't get built. This is particularly true in cities with lengthy permit processes.

Meanwhile, lots of starts were permitted a while back. It varies by city, but usually there's a healthy amount of time to start building before the permit sunsets.
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Old 07-30-2016, 09:59 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Not all multifamily is urban. There are plenty of suburban apartment complexes being constructed in the metros.

Given that Raleigh's official MSA only counts three counties on the eastern side of the Research Triangle area with a base population under 1.3 million, it holds its own by being in the top 20.
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Old 07-30-2016, 10:23 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Originally Posted by BuffaloHome View Post
This is for the first half of 2016 per the Census Bureau. Since most city-data posters seem to be density and "urbanity" wonks, I'll include in parentheses the number of housing units that are multi-family (apartments, condos, etc.). The 20 metro areas with the most new housing starts:

metro area...new units (multi family units) (% multi family)
  1. Dallas-Ft Worth...26,697 (11,310) (42.4%) (4th)
  2. Houston...23,755 (5,257) (22.1%) (5th)
  3. Atlanta...20,189 (8,198) (40.1%) (9th)
  4. New York City...19,050 (14,089) (74%) (1st)
  5. Los Angeles...16,971 (11,937) (70.3%) (2nd)
  6. Phoenix...14,856 (5,083) (34.2%) (12th)
  7. Washington...12,579 (5,883) (46.8%) (6th)
  8. Seattle-Tacoma...11,551 (6,433) (55.7%) (15th)
  9. Nashville...11,228 (5,084) (45.3%) (36th)
  10. Austin...11,154 (4,100) (36.8%) (33rd)
  11. Orlando...10,656 (3,640) (34.2%) (24th)
  12. Denver...10,140 (5,016) (49.5%) (19th)
  13. Tampa-St Petersburg...9,565 (4,079) (42.7%) (18th)
  14. Miami-Ft Lauderdale...9,482 (6,023) (63.5%) (8th)
  15. Chicago...8,523 (4,821) (56.6%) (3rd)
  16. Charlotte...8,353 (1,614) (19.3%) (22nd)
  17. Las Vegas...8,132 (3,358) (41.3%) (29th)
  18. San Francisco-Oakland...7,286 (4,675) (64.2%) (11th)
  19. Portland OR...7,246 (3,225) (44.5%) (23rd)
  20. Raleigh...6,292 (1,457) (23.2%) (44th)
Red numbers are metro ranking by population.

Some observations:
Some of America's most dense metros will get more dense: (NY, SF, LA, MIA in particular)
Texas and Florida each have 3 metros in the top twenty while NC and CA each have 2.
Nashville has more permits than Austin, though smaller and slower growing. (Who isn't growing slower than Austin?)
Surprisingly missing from this list in my opinion are: Boston (10th), Riverside (13th), Minneapolis (16th), San Diego (17th), and San Antonio (25th); all of which are healthy, fast or relatively fast growing metros.
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Old 07-30-2016, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Originally Posted by BuffaloHome View Post
This is for the first half of 2016 per the Census Bureau. Since most city-data posters seem to be density and "urbanity" wonks, I'll include in parentheses the number of housing units that are multi-family (apartments, condos, etc.). The 20 metro areas with the most new housing starts:

metro area...new units (multi family units) (% multi family)
  1. Dallas-Ft Worth...26,697 (11,310) (42.4%)
  2. Houston...23,755 (5,257) (22.1%)
  3. Atlanta...20,189 (8,198) (40.1%)
  4. New York City...19,050 (14,089) (74%)
  5. Los Angeles...16,971 (11,937) (70.3%)
  6. Phoenix...14,856 (5,083) (34.2%)
  7. Washington...12,579 (5,883) (46.8%)
  8. Seattle-Tacoma...11,551 (6,433) (55.7%)
  9. Nashville...11,228 (5,084) (45.3%)
  10. Austin...11,154 (4,100) (36.8%)
  11. Orlando...10,656 (3,640) (34.2%)
  12. Denver...10,140 (5,016) (49.5%)
  13. Tampa-St Petersburg...9,565 (4,079) (42.7%)
  14. Miami-Ft Lauderdale...9,482 (6,023) (63.5%)
  15. Chicago...8,523 (4,821) (56.6%)
  16. Charlotte...8,353 (1,614) (19.3%)
  17. Las Vegas...8,132 (3,358) (41.3%)
  18. San Francisco-Oakland...7,286 (4,675) (64.2%)
  19. Portland OR...7,246 (3,225) (44.5%)
  20. Raleigh...6,292 (1,457) (23.2%)

and the 20 with the fewest housing starts:
  1. Altoona PA...0
  2. Bay City MI...0
  3. Cape Girardeau MO...0
  4. Danville IL...0
  5. Elmira NY...0
  6. St Joseph MO...0
  7. Weirton-Steubenville WV-OH...0
  8. Wichita Falls TX...0
  9. Battle Creek MI...1
  10. Binghampton NY...1
  11. Jackson MI...1
  12. Lima OH...1
  13. Lewiston ID...2
  14. Hickory NC...3 (2) (.67%)
  15. Johnstown PA...3
  16. Sheboygan WI...4
  17. Morgantown WV...5
  18. St Cloud MN...5
  19. Wheeling WV...5
  20. Pittsfield MA...6
The entire list:
http://www.census.gov/construction/b...t3yu201606.txt
And I was for one excited that Atlanta *had* a cool down period. Looks like that time has passed and before too long, there will be 125k+ people popping up every year. I'm all for growth, but good Lord. We have so many infrastructure issues that we haven't addressed, before too long Atlanta is gonna become a cesspool of pollution and 24 hour traffic.
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Old 07-30-2016, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Predictions of the Sunbelt's demise, as usual, have no basis in fact and are the dreams of jealous non-Southerners!
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Old 08-01-2016, 03:11 PM
 
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43% of housing units going up in Chicagoland are going up in the immediate downtown area and neighborhoods directly to the west, northwest and the north lakefront areas.

Those areas that are seeing 43% of the housing starts have around 5%-8% of the metro area's population.

Downtown is absolutely booming, the rest of the city is stable to doing poorly (south/west) and the suburbs are pretty much taking a break right now.
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Old 08-01-2016, 07:11 PM
 
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43% of housing units going up in Chicagoland are going up in the immediate downtown area and neighborhoods directly to the west, northwest and the north lakefront areas.

Those areas that are seeing 43% of the housing starts have around 5%-8% of the metro area's population.

Downtown is absolutely booming, the rest of the city is stable to doing poorly (south/west) and the suburbs are pretty much taking a break right now.
Yeah really only Chicago's downtown and a few neighborhoods to the north are booming. The rest of the metro is largely stagnant. Sad considering Chicagoland just 2 decades ago was growing 100k people per year.
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Old 08-01-2016, 09:04 PM
 
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The Toronto census metropolitan area had 19,481 housing starts (actual construction) in the first 6 months of 2016. Of that number, 12,241 were multi-family (apt/condo), or 62.84%.

http://ohba.ca/system/documents/docu...pdf?1469731368
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