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Did all the big cities I could if some are missing I either couldn't find the info or if you think I left out what you consider a large city then you're right I did,tedious enough adding this as it is, do I have to add EVERY city between 100-300k?

2000-2005 single housing construction building permits.

Phoenix-------51,575---2000-4,732 2004-12,749 2005-12,391
Fort Worth----41,557---2000-3,854 2005-10,046
San Antonio---40,107---2000-5,570 2005-8,266
Jacksonville----33,734---2000-3,497 2005-8,175
Houston-------32,422---2000-4,680 2005-7,194
Las Vegas-----30,831---2000-4,750 2003-6,861 2005-4,271
Albuquerque---26,267---2000-3,412 2004-5,119 2005-4,764
Indianapolis----20,703---2000-3,534 2001-4,765 2005-2,760
El Paso--------19,287---2000-2,589 2003-4,582 2005-3,252
Austin---------19,130---2000-3,361 2005-4,569
Oklahoma City-18,697---2000-2,044 2005-4,066
Nashville------18,175---2000-2,294 2005-3,681
Columbus------17,392---2000-2,903 2002-3,196 2005-2,360
Sacramento---16,549---2000-1,954 2003-3,603 2005-1,856
Dallas---------14,972---2000-1,732 2005-3,353
Tucson--------14,824---2000-2,764 2005-2,421
Omaha--------14,562---2000-2,008 2005-2,870
Denver--------12,340---2000-1,439 2004-4,098 2005-2,029
San Diego-----11,057---2000-2,014 2002-2,588 2005-1,059
Los Angeles---10,913---2000-1,687 2004-2,501 2005-2,482
Tampa--------10,289---2000-1,437 2005-2,144
Fresno--------10,028---2000-1,398 2005-2,247
Virginia Beach--8,467---2000-1,312 2002-1,896 2005-894
Wichita--------8,390---2000-1,030 2005-1,625
Orlando--------7,153---2000-312 2004-2,256 2005-1,865
Chicago--------6,588---2000-1,334 2005-1,507
Atlanta--------6,243---2000-803 2005-1,564
Portland-------6,024---2000-866 2003-1093 2005-981
San Jose------5,382---2000-1,336 2005-805
Little Rock-----4,170---2000-515 2005-990
Seattle--------4,020---2000-449 2003-914 2005-553
Tulsa----------3,363---2000-632 2005-717
St Petersburg--2,962---2000-211 2005-925
New Orleans---2,736---2000-348 2004-552 2005-413
Baton Rouge---2,362
Des Moines----2,248
Norfolk--------2,025
Oakland-------1,875
Baltimore------1,797
Cleveland------1,764
Akron---------1,515
Minneapolis----1,337
Detroit--------1,321
St Louis-------1,136
Dayton-------1,130
Milwaukee----1,085
Toledo-------1,057
Newark-------1,029
Philadelphia-----991
St Paul---------956
Birmingham-----930
Salt Lake City--864
Cincinnati------860
Louisville-------767
Pittsburgh------715
Jackson--------565
Long Beach----548
Boston---------544
Miami----------490
Buffalo---------421
San Francisco--349
Jersey City-----329
Providence-----217

What the numbers don't tell you is if a city is picking up or declining. Phoenix is picking up, 2004 and 2005 each had about double the permits of the previous years,San Jose is on a decline and St Louis looks to be picking up. I'm guessing Jacksonville will be the next city to reach 1 million, that or San Jose.
 

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I wonder if cities are consistent in what they consider "single family". In Seattle, many of our 4,020 are townhouses. I'd guess the majority.

There's some rule about how many units need to be in one building before they're multifamily. Also many of our townhouses are actually freestanding -- they simply take a bungalow lot, divide the parcel into maybe four legal parcels (two front, two behind), tear down the old house, and build four houses. But they're doing it at a density substantially higher than even some attached townhouse developments. The only downside is they usually have parking inside each house, so the remainder of the site is totally driveways.

Quite a piece of work there Mike!
 

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Thank you i'm going to work on it later, give the number for 2000 and 2005 and give a high number.
 

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It seems like this is only "single family" construction permits. One of the reasons Boston's total is pretty low is probably because very little new housing being constructed in Boston are single family homes. Most are condos.
 

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I think if it's a place you buy instead of rent it counts as single family regardless of being attached to another building.
 

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Not in Seattle. Multifamily is multifamily regardless of whether it's bought or rented. The question here is what counts as single-family in terms of their permit statistics. The DPD website doesn't make it easy to find this.
 
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