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US Metro Housing Markets – March 2011 – Cities 1-180

05/09/2011 by Jim Haughey, RCD Chief Economist

This chart features U.S. Housing Permits per 1,000 population based on the latest 12 months and residential permits for cities ranked 1-180. For cities ranked 181-361 please see Chart 2.

US Metro Housing Markets – March 2011 – Cities 1-180

    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, 2009
2009
Total
Latest
12 Months
Jacksonville, NC 1 13.088 8.541 173,064 2,063 2,265
Fayetteville, NC 2 9.258 6.041 360,355 2,435 3,336
Fargo, ND-MN 3 6.971 4.550 200,102 1,498 1,395
Clarksville, TN-KY 4 6.736 4.396 268,546 1,390 1,809
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 5 6.408 4.182 238,772 2,268 1,530
Valdosta, GA 6 6.369 4.157 135,804 753 865
Charlottesville, VA 7 6.332 4.132 196,776 517 1,246
Bismarck, ND 8 6.247 4.077 106,288 502 664
El Paso, TX 9 5.726 3.737 751,296 3,095 4,302
St. George, UT 10 5.667 3.698 137,473 571 779
Auburn-Opelika, AL 11 5.659 3.693 135,883 1,182 769
Burlington, NC 12 5.613 3.663 150,358 551 844
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC 13 5.480 3.576 263,868 1,701 1,446
Huntsville, AL 14 5.478 3.575 406,316 2,698 2,226
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 15 5.358 3.497 685,488 2,821 3,673
College Station-Bryan, TX 16 5.097 3.326 212,268 813 1,082
Wilmington, NC 17 4.919 3.210 354,525 2,225 1,744
Lake Charles, LA 18 4.914 3.207 194,138 986 954
Coeur d'Alene, ID 19 4.878 3.184 139,390 828 680
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 20 4.868 3.177 562,906 2,483 2,740
Columbia, MO 21 4.861 3.172 166,234 1,107 808
Dover, DE 22 4.824 3.148 157,741 800 761
Ocean City, NJ 23 4.808 3.138 96,091 403 462
Dubuque, IA 24 4.738 3.092 93,072 381 441
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 25 4.644 3.031 741,152 3,069 3,442
Bowling Green, KY 26 4.536 2.960 120,595 350 547
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX 27 4.528 2.955 379,231 1,822 1,717
Lubbock, TX 28 4.507 2.941 276,659 972 1,247
Austin 29 4.455 2.907 1,705,075 8,768 7,596
Jonesboro, AR 30 4.428 2.890 120,139 409 532
Las Cruces, NM 31 4.381 2.859 208,419 1,114 913
Houston 32 4.373 2.854 5,867,489 26,855 25,657
Odessa, TX 33 4.331 2.826 134,625 220 583
Raleigh-Cary, NC 34 4.266 2.784 1,125,627 4,929 4,802
Elizabethtown, KY 35 4.187 2.733 113,433 271 475
Charleston-North Charleston, SC 36 4.079 2.662 659,191 3,047 2,689
Columbia, SC 37 3.987 2.602 744,730 3,099 2,969
Kennewick-Richland-Pasco, WA 38 3.985 2.601 245,649 730 979
Columbus, GA-AL 39 3.907 2.550 292,795 1,053 1,144
Cheyenne, WY 40 3.872 2.527 88,854 170 344
Durham, NC 41 3.870 2.526 501,228 2,147 1,940
Logan, UT-ID 42 3.830 2.499 127,945 344 490
Warner Robins, GA 43 3.809 2.486 135,715 642 517
Olympia, WA 44 3.773 2.462 250,979 1,161 947
Johnson City, TN 45 3.744 2.443 197,381 528 739
Harrisonburg, VA 46 3.708 2.420 120,271 631 446
Iowa City, IA 47 3.645 2.379 152,263 619 555
Sioux Falls, SD 48 3.511 2.291 238,122 1,393 836
Casper, WY 49 3.490 2.277 74,508 187 260
Asheville, NC 50 3.475 2.268 412,672 1,232 1,434
Baton Rouge, LA 51 3.444 2.247 786,947 2,692 2,710
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 52 3.431 2.239 539,154 1,911 1,850
Cape Girardeau-Jackson, MO-IL 53 1.206 0.787 93,712 0 113
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 54 3.402 2.220 391,516 1,255 1,332
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 55 3.341 2.180 849,517 3,373 2,838
Greenville, NC 56 3.333 2.175 179,715 646 599
Naples-Marco Island, FL 57 3.331 2.174 318,537 944 1,061
Savannah, GA 58 3.314 2.163 343,092 1,327 1,137
Green Bay, WI 59 3.245 2.118 304,783 497 989
Cedar Rapids, IA 60 3.222 2.103 256,324 1,113 826
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR 61 3.147 2.053 464,623 1,491 1,462
Missoula, MT 62 3.130 2.043 108,623 225 340
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 63 3.104 2.026 688,126 1,763 2,136
Dallas 64 3.062 1.998 6,447,615 20,026 19,742
Sumter, SC 65 3.043 1.986 104,485 403 318
Charlotte 66 3.039 1.983 1,745,524 7,071 5,304
Greensboro-High Point, NC 67 3.004 1.960 714,785 2,130 2,147
Provo-Orem, UT 68 3.002 1.959 555,551 1,483 1,668
Laredo, TX 69 2.990 1.952 241,438 759 722
Lawrence, KS 70 2.990 1.951 116,383 347 348
Colorado Springs, CO 71 2.937 1.916 626,227 1,377 1,839
Midland, TX 72 2.902 1.894 132,316 330 384
Pascagoula, MS 73 2.879 1.879 155,603 723 448
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 74 2.879 1.879 1,743,658 5,341 5,020
Mobile, AL 75 2.878 1.878 411,721 2,157 1,185
Fort Collins-Loveland, CO 76 2.859 1.866 298,352 405 853
Brunswick, GA 77 2.851 1.860 103,841 312 296
Lexington-Fayette, KY 78 2.837 1.852 470,849 1,639 1,336
Greeley, CO 79 2.787 1.819 254,759 802 710
Bloomington-Normal, IL 80 2.785 1.817 167,699 376 467
Owensboro, KY 81 2.772 1.809 113,636 242 315
Lawton, OK 82 2.738 1.787 113,238 512 310
Corpus Christi, TX 83 2.733 1.783 416,095 844 1,137
San Antonio 84 2.678 1.748 2,072,128 5,962 5,549
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 85 2.667 1.740 3,407,848 7,277 9,088
Palm Coast, FL 86 2.663 1.738 91,622 168 244
Oklahoma City, OK 87 2.660 1.736 1,227,278 3,325 3,265
Richmond, VA 88 2.648 1.728 1,236,187 3,139 3,273
Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro, TN 89 2.641 1.724 1,582,264 4,569 4,179
Salt Lake City, UT 90 2.634 1.719 1,130,293 4,657 2,977
Lafayette, LA 91 2.629 1.716 263,171 708 692
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 92 2.624 1.712 396,371 939 1,040
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 93 2.597 1.695 455,102 997 1,182
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA 94 2.591 1.691 1,674,498 5,000 4,339
Las Vegas 95 2.586 1.688 1,902,634 5,682 4,920
Billings, MT 96 2.575 1.681 154,553 505 398
Orlando 97 2.524 1.647 2,082,421 4,591 5,257
Alexandria, LA 98 2.498 1.630 154,101 313 385
Boise City-Nampa, ID 99 2.485 1.622 606,376 2,018 1,507
Tulsa, OK 100 2.481 1.619 929,015 3,318 2,305
Springfield, MO 101 2.481 1.619 430,900 1,007 1,069
Tuscaloosa, AL 102 2.481 1.619 210,839 642 523
Jacksonville 103 2.470 1.612 1,328,144 4,659 3,281
Columbus, OH 104 2.450 1.599 1,801,848 3,717 4,415
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 105 2.446 1.596 266,149 690 651
Grand Junction, CO 106 2.423 1.581 146,093 378 354
Rochester, MN 107 2.392 1.561 185,618 513 444
Madison, WI 108 2.368 1.546 570,025 1,431 1,350
Tucson, AZ 109 2.363 1.542 1,020,200 2,137 2,411
Bend, OR 110 2.345 1.530 158,629 382 372
Fort Wayne, IN 111 2.341 1.528 414,315 845 970
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 112 2.339 1.526 639,617 1,449 1,496
Lafayette, IN 113 2.333 1.522 196,329 419 458
Lincoln, NE 114 2.325 1.518 298,012 642 693
Winchester, VA-WV 115 2.323 1.516 123,989 336 288
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 116 2.297 1.499 178,479 267 410
Washington 117 2.296 1.498 5,476,241 11,549 12,574
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 118 2.264 1.477 135,167 342 306
Tampa 119 2.255 1.471 2,747,272 7,033 6,194
Knoxville, TN 120 2.251 1.469 699,247 1,753 1,574
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 121 2.249 1.468 208,055 427 468
Lynchburg, VA 122 2.243 1.464 247,447 509 555
Jackson, MS 123 2.243 1.464 540,886 1,376 1,213
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 124 2.224 1.452 1,839,700 995 4,092
Appleton, WI 125 2.210 1.442 221,694 369 490
Tallahassee, FL 126 2.205 1.439 360,013 831 794
Idaho Falls, ID 127 2.177 1.421 128,131 318 279
Winston-Salem, NC 128 2.169 1.416 484,921 1,035 1,052
Spokane, WA 129 2.159 1.409 468,684 667 1,012
Wenatchee, WA 130 2.138 1.395 109,937 244 235
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 131 2.115 1.380 495,890 754 1,049
Medford, OR 132 2.082 1.358 201,286 344 419
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 133 2.080 1.357 164,913 323 343
Cleveland, TN 134 2.064 1.347 113,358 256 234
Amarillo, TX 135 2.037 1.329 246,474 594 502
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 136 2.029 1.324 378,477 1,548 768
Panama City-Lynn Haven, FL 137 2.021 1.319 164,767 339 333
Cape Coral 138 2.021 1.319 586,908 946 1,186
La Crosse, WI-MN 139 2.016 1.316 132,923 207 268
Waco, TX 140 2.010 1.311 233,378 534 469
Eau Claire, WI 141 2.006 1.309 160,018 371 321
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 142 2.002 1.306 163,370 339 327
Fort Smith, AR-OK 143 1.996 1.303 293,063 757 585
Lakeland, FL 144 1.985 1.295 583,403 1,127 1,158
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 145 1.982 1.294 2,241,841 3,882 4,444
Farmington, NM 146 1.974 1.288 124,131 226 245
Yuma, AZ 147 1.960 1.279 196,972 634 386
Punta Gorda, FL 148 1.950 1.272 156,952 302 306
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 149 1.948 1.272 516,826 995 1,007
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 150 1.937 1.264 1,258,577 2,503 2,438
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 151 1.933 1.261 1,189,981 2,812 2,300
Albuquerque, NM 152 1.932 1.261 857,803 1,710 1,657
Manchester-Nashua, NH 153 1.914 1.249 405,908 423 777
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 154 1.909 1.246 541,569 1,343 1,034
Atlantic City, NJ 155 1.884 1.230 271,712 522 512
Denver 156 1.878 1.226 2,552,195 4,162 4,794
Glens Falls, NY 157 1.871 1.221 128,774 208 241
Visalia-Porterville, CA 158 1.843 1.203 429,668 959 792
Bakersfield, CA 159 1.840 1.201 807,407 1,494 1,486
Champaign-Urbana, IL 160 1.840 1.201 226,132 351 416
Anderson, SC 161 1.828 1.193 184,901 218 338
Columbus, IN 162 1.801 1.175 76,063 170 137
Wichita, KS 163 1.776 1.159 612,683 1,694 1,088
Spartanburg, SC 164 1.768 1.154 286,822 579 507
St. Louis, MO-IL 165 1.756 1.146 2,828,990 5,047 4,968
Baltimore-Towson, MD 166 1.746 1.139 2,690,886 4,086 4,697
Lebanon, PA 167 1.739 1.135 130,508 328 227
Fresno, CA 168 1.732 1.130 915,267 1,774 1,585
Montgomery, AL 169 1.730 1.129 366,401 436 634
Texarkana, TX-Texarkana, AR 170 1.726 1.126 127,488 222 220
Jackson, TN 171 1.725 1.126 113,629 223 196
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 172 1.724 1.125 202,973 527 350
Flagstaff, AZ 173 1.717 1.121 129,849 416 223
Florence, SC 174 1.689 1.103 200,653 403 339
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 175 1.685 1.100 1,304,926 2,083 2,199
Chattanooga, TN-GA 176 1.667 1.088 524,303 968 874
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 177 1.663 1.085 636,357 1,010 1,058
Phoenix 178 1.656 1.081 4,364,094 9,471 7,226
State College, PA 179 1.655 1.080 146,212 205 242
Honolulu, HI 180 1.646 1.074 907,574 991 1,494

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
Permits Continue Strong in Texas and Carolinas.


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