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US Metro Housing Markets – March 2010 – Cities 1-100

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This chart features U.S. Housing Permits per 1,000 population based on the latest 12 months and residential permits for cities ranked 1-100.

This chart features U.S. Housing Permits per 1,000 population based on the latest 12 months and residential permits for cities ranked 1-100. For cities ranked 101-200 please see Chart 2, for cities ranked 201-300 please see Chart 3, and for cities ranked 301-361 please see Chart 4.

US Metro Housing Markets – March 2010 – Cities 1-100

    Permits per 1,000 Population
(based on latest 12 months)
  Residential Permits (units)
  Rank Actuals Relative to
U.S. Average
(set = 1.000)
Population
July 1, 2008
2009
Total
Latest
12 Months
Jacksonville, NC 1 13.210 8.298 165,938 2,063 2,192
Auburn-Opelika, AL 2 10.127 6.361 133,010 1,182 1,347
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 3 8.938 5.614 234,625 2,268 2,097
Fayetteville, NC 4 8.366 5.255 356,105 2,435 2,979
Fargo, ND-MN 5 7.732 4.857 195,685 1,498 1,513
Casper, WY 6 7.220 4.535 73,129 187 528
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC 7 6.962 4.373 257,380 1,701 1,792
Wilmington, NC 8 6.887 4.326 347,012 2,225 2,390
Huntsville, AL 9 6.776 4.256 395,945 2,698 2,683
Coeur d/'Alene, ID 10 6.103 3.834 137,475 828 839
Sioux Falls, SD 11 5.998 3.767 232,930 1,393 1,397
Valdosta, GA 12 5.857 3.679 133,348 753 781
Dover, DE 13 5.682 3.569 155,415 800 883
Lake Charles, LA 14 5.553 3.488 192,856 986 1,071
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 15 5.429 3.410 644,506 3,047 3,499
Clarksville, TN-KY 16 5.398 3.391 261,220 1,390 1,410
Austin-Round Rock, TX 17 5.216 3.277 1,652,502 8,768 8,620
Bismarck, ND 18 5.174 3.250 104,944 502 543
Raleigh-Cary, NC 19 5.150 3.235 1,088,785 4,929 5,607
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX 20 5.146 3.232 379,935 1,822 1,955
St. George, UT 21 5.073 3.187 137,589 571 698
Mobile, AL 22 4.991 3.135 406,309 2,157 2,028
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 23 4.928 3.095 556,230 2,483 2,741
Columbia, SC 24 4.888 3.071 728,063 3,099 3,559
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 25 4.855 3.050 5,728,143 26,855 27,811
College Station-Bryan, TX 26 4.850 3.046 207,425 813 1,006
Olympia, WA 27 4.743 2.980 245,181 1,161 1,163
Dubuque, IA 28 4.681 2.940 92,724 381 434
Lawton, OK 29 4.625 2.905 111,772 512 517
Las Cruces, NM 30 4.618 2.901 201,603 1,114 931
Ocean City, NJ 31 4.612 2.897 95,838 403 442
El Paso, TX 32 4.610 2.896 742,062 3,095 3,421
Cedar Rapids, IA 33 4.588 2.882 255,452 1,113 1,172
Harrisonburg, VA 34 4.493 2.822 118,409 631 532
Hinesville-Fort Stewart, GA 35 4.404 2.766 69,943 323 308
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 36 4.293 2.696 726,604 3,069 3,119
Cleveland, TN 37 4.289 2.694 112,143 256 481
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 38 4.280 2.688 837,925 3,373 3,586
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 39 4.269 2.682 1,701,799 7,071 7,265
Warner Robins, GA 40 4.266 2.679 133,161 642 568
Iowa City, IA 41 4.237 2.662 148,437 619 629
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 42 4.145 2.604 378,255 1,548 1,568
Savannah, GA 43 4.080 2.563 334,353 1,327 1,364
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 44 4.058 2.549 534,218 1,911 2,168
Pascagoula, MS 45 4.043 2.540 153,100 723 619
Burlington, NC 46 4.012 2.520 148,053 551 594
Durham, NC 47 4.006 2.516 488,762 2,147 1,958
Jonesboro, AR 48 3.979 2.499 117,361 409 467
Greeley, CO 49 3.851 2.419 248,775 802 958
Lubbock, TX 50 3.832 2.407 270,610 972 1,037
Sumter, SC 51 3.831 2.406 104,148 403 399
Tulsa, OK 52 3.812 2.394 916,079 3,318 3,492
Billings, MT 53 3.730 2.343 152,005 505 567
Baton Rouge, LA 54 3.730 2.343 774,327 2,692 2,888
Naples-Marco Island, FL 55 3.721 2.337 315,258 944 1,173
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 56 3.715 2.334 675,069 2,821 2,508
Flagstaff, AZ 57 3.703 2.326 128,558 416 476
Tuscaloosa, AL 58 3.681 2.312 206,765 642 761
Boise City-Nampa, ID 59 3.635 2.284 589,763 2,018 2,144
Columbus, GA-AL 60 3.583 2.251 267,653 1,053 959
Salt Lake City, UT 61 3.581 2.249 1,115,692 4,657 3,995
Kennewick-Richland-Pasco, WA 62 3.562 2.237 235,841 730 840
Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro, TN 63 3.502 2.200 1,550,733 4,569 5,431
Idaho Falls, ID 64 3.488 2.191 122,995 318 429
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 65 3.486 2.190 452,992 997 1,579
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 66 3.455 2.170 389,533 1,255 1,346
Columbia, MO 67 3.451 2.168 164,283 1,107 567
Greenville, NC 68 3.451 2.168 176,758 646 610
Bowling Green, KY 69 3.434 2.157 117,947 350 405
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 70 3.430 2.154 1,865,746 5,682 6,399
Lexington-Fayette, KY 71 3.361 2.111 453,424 1,639 1,524
San Antonio, TX 72 3.346 2.102 2,031,445 5,962 6,797
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 73 3.308 2.078 1,715,459 5,341 5,675
Provo-Orem, UT 74 3.284 2.063 540,820 1,483 1,776
Brunswick, GA 75 3.257 2.046 102,850 312 335
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR 76 3.255 2.044 443,976 1,491 1,445
Laredo, TX 77 3.203 2.012 236,941 759 759
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 78 3.191 2.005 6,300,006 20,026 20,106
Elizabethtown, KY 79 3.189 2.003 112,268 271 358
Oklahoma City, OK 80 3.147 1.977 1,206,142 3,325 3,796
Yuma, AZ 81 3.098 1.946 194,322 634 602
Greensboro-High Point, NC 82 3.095 1.944 705,684 2,130 2,184
Knoxville, TN 83 3.075 1.932 591,152 1,753 1,818
Jacksonville, FL 84 3.047 1.914 1,313,228 4,659 4,001
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 85 3.035 1.906 531,488 1,343 1,613
Lafayette, LA 86 3.030 1.903 258,073 708 782
Logan, UT-ID 87 2.990 1.878 125,070 344 374
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA 88 2.988 1.877 1,658,292 5,000 4,955
Grand Junction, CO 89 2.982 1.873 143,171 378 427
San Angelo, TX 90 2.975 1.869 109,563 516 326
Asheville, NC 91 2.952 1.854 404,436 1,232 1,194
Jackson, MS 92 2.905 1.825 537,285 1,376 1,561
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 93 2.889 1.815 687,823 1,763 1,987
Odessa, TX 94 2.857 1.795 131,941 220 377
Richmond, VA 95 2.843 1.786 1,225,628 3,139 3,485
Midland, TX 96 2.819 1.771 129,494 330 365
Rochester, MN 97 2.799 1.758 182,924 513 512
Winchester, VA-WV 98 2.746 1.725 122,369 336 336
Charlottesville, VA 99 2.742 1.722 194,391 517 533
Fort Smith, AR-OK 100 2.729 1.714 290,977 757 794

Data source: U.S. Census Bureau (Department of Commerce) and Reed Construction Data.
Table: Reed Construction Data and Reed Construction Data – CanaData.

For more information, please see
Austin, Raleigh, Charleston, Columbia and Houston are the Strongest Large Metro Housing Markets.

by Jim Haughey

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