Census Bureau


On a monthly basis we track the numbers of housing units authorized by permits, started, sold or completed. We measure the dollar value of all construction put in place each month. We track residential construction in 30 metropolitan areas across the country each quarter, and the sales of new one-family houses in those areas each year. We tabulate and publish the dollar value of residential improvement and repair work each quarter. And our Census of Construction Industries, taken every five years, provides the most comprehensive overview of the construction industry available.

  • Building Permits
  • Housing Starts
  • Housing Completions
  • New Home Sales
  • Value of Construction Put in Place
  • Expenditures for Residential Improvements
  • Census of Construction Industries
  • FTP any prior press releases from these series (back to January, 1995).
  • FAQ Frequently Asked Questions for Construction Statistics
  • Related Housing Statistics
  • MCD Working Papers

    U.S. Bureau of the Census
    Manufacturing and Construction Division
    Washington DC 20233-6900

    Send e-mail to mcd@census.gov

    Please send your comments on how we can improve this service to Dan Sansbury.

    The data products are updated according to their individual publication dates.

    Source: U.S. Census Bureau
    Last revised: June 27, 1997
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