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US Metro Housing Markets – March 2011 – Cities 181-361

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 181-361. For cities ranked 1-180 please see Chart 1.

US Metro Housing Markets – March 2011 – Cities 181-361

    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
Wausau, WI 181 1.641 1.071 131,612 227 216
Lancaster, PA 182 1.639 1.069 507,766 771 832
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 183 1.636 1.068 816,012 1,653 1,335
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 184 1.623 1.059 119,534 235 194
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 185 1.623 1.059 157,745 238 256
St. Cloud, MN 186 1.591 1.039 189,148 335 301
Salem, OR 187 1.585 1.035 396,103 670 628
Abilene, TX 188 1.568 1.023 160,070 193 251
Bloomington, IN 189 1.568 1.023 185,598 265 291
Barnstable Town, MA 190 1.555 1.015 221,151 297 344
Topeka, KS 191 1.551 1.012 230,824 466 358
Rome, GA 192 1.537 1.003 98,250 139 151
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, 193 1.534 1.001 677,094 486 1,039
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN 194 1.524 0.995 3,269,814 4,611 4,983
Reno-Sparks, NV 195 1.517 0.990 419,261 832 636
Monroe, LA 196 1.516 0.990 174,086 210 264
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA 197 1.510 0.985 266,971 343 403
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 198 1.498 0.977 144,238 179 216
Pittsburgh, PA 199 1.496 0.976 2,354,857 2,791 3,522
York-Hanover, PA 200 1.492 0.974 428,937 626 640
Grand Forks, ND-MN 201 1.492 0.974 97,190 262 145
Eugene-Springfield, OR 202 1.455 0.950 351,109 637 511
Lewiston-Auburn, ME 203 1.455 0.949 106,539 126 155
Gainesville, FL 204 1.446 0.944 260,690 509 377
Goldsboro, NC 205 1.441 0.940 113,811 180 164
Anchorage, AK 206 1.423 0.929 374,553 547 533
San Angelo, TX 207 1.417 0.924 110,119 516 156
Dothan, AL 208 1.416 0.924 142,693 254 202
Chico, CA 209 1.414 0.923 220,577 358 312
Prescott, AZ 210 1.405 0.917 215,686 485 303
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 211 1.404 0.916 366,222 285 514
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 212 1.395 0.910 536,919 776 749
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island,  IA-IL 213 1.388 0.906 379,068 539 526
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 214 1.387 0.905 4,588,680 5,360 6,365
Roanoke, VA 215 1.385 0.904 300,399 405 416
Corvallis, OR 216 1.380 0.901 82,605 34 114
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 217 1.366 0.891 240,862 396 329
Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ 218 1.362 0.889 194,625 266 265
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 219 1.361 0.888 2,171,898 3,541 2,957
Ocala, FL 220 1.358 0.886 328,527 397 446
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 221 1.350 0.881 1,559,667 1,501 2,106
Jefferson City, MO 222 1.343 0.876 147,438 204 198
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 223 1.328 0.867 261,957 288 348
Bellingham, WA 224 1.327 0.866 200,434 285 266
Atlanta 225 1.320 0.861 5,475,213 6,577 7,226
Albany, GA 226 1.318 0.860 165,440 199 218
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 227 1.306 0.852 1,131,070 1,971 1,477
Riverside 228 1.303 0.850 4,142,113 5,858 5,396
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 229 1.301 0.849 3,053,793 2,888 3,973
Evansville, IN-KY 230 1.270 0.829 351,911 466 447
Pocatello, ID 231 1.252 0.817 90,273 144 113
Bangor, ME 232 1.240 0.809 148,419 163 184
Longview, TX 233 1.222 0.797 208,674 128 255
Rocky Mount, NC 234 1.194 0.779 146,598 267 175
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE 235 1.189 0.776 5,968,252 6,736 7,096
Duluth, MN-WI 236 1.183 0.772 276,368 401 327
Kansas City, MO-KS 237 1.176 0.768 2,067,585 3,477 2,432
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 238 1.174 0.766 2,127,355 2,560 2,497
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 239 1.171 0.764 365,364 603 428
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 240 1.171 0.764 305,629 369 358
Great Falls, MT 241 1.156 0.754 82,178 119 95
Stockton, CA 242 1.151 0.751 674,860 729 777
Worcester, MA 243 1.150 0.750 803,701 621 924
Morristown, TN 244 1.148 0.749 137,612 188 158
Springfield, IL 245 1.124 0.734 208,182 190 234
Ames, IA 246 1.124 0.733 87,214 96 98
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 247 1.122 0.732 200,502 188 225
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 248 1.122 0.732 857,592 807 962
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 249 1.100 0.718 407,234 548 448
Longview, WA 250 1.079 0.704 101,966 151 110
Norwich-New London, CT 251 1.076 0.702 266,830 389 287
Pueblo, CO 252 1.075 0.701 157,224 377 169
Boulder, CO 253 1.071 0.699 303,482 233 325
Rochester, NY 254 1.065 0.695 1,035,566 1,014 1,103
Port St. Lucie, FL 255 1.053 0.687 406,296 494 428
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 256 1.039 0.678 144,360 114 150
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 257 1.035 0.676 4,317,853 3,474 4,470
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 258 1.013 0.661 778,009 809 788
Redding, CA 259 1.010 0.659 181,099 217 183
New York 260 0.978 0.638 19,069,796 15,475 18,649
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 261 0.975 0.636 148,764 118 145
Wichita Falls, TX 262 0.970 0.633 147,421 194 143
Miami 263 0.957 0.625 5,547,051 3,658 5,311
Salisbury, MD 264 0.940 0.614 120,181 155 113
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 265 0.924 0.603 901,208 1,092 833
St. Joseph, MO-KS 266 0.924 0.603 126,644 79 117
Syracuse, NY 267 0.919 0.600 646,084 471 594
Danville, VA 268 0.907 0.592 105,814 92 96
Ann Arbor, MI 269 0.898 0.586 347,563 205 312
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 270 0.891 0.582 317,538 272 283
Pine Bluff, AR 271 0.884 0.577 100,694 54 89
Kingston, NY 272 0.882 0.575 181,440 129 160
Los Angeles 273 0.879 0.574 12,874,797 7,167 11,319
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 274 0.873 0.569 2,091,286 2,087 1,825
El Centro, CA 275 0.870 0.568 166,674 181 145
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 276 0.869 0.567 1,123,804 810 977
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 277 0.868 0.567 472,102 350 410
Tyler, TX 278 0.860 0.561 204,665 171 176
Fond du Lac, WI 279 0.859 0.561 100,070 135 86
Toledo, OH 280 0.848 0.553 672,220 431 570
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 281 0.835 0.545 1,195,998 1,019 999
Madera, CA 282 0.834 0.544 148,632 111 124
Hinesville-Fort Stewart, GA 283 0.820 0.535 74,420 323 61
Erie, PA 284 0.807 0.527 380,290 343 307
Dayton, OH 285 0.801 0.523 835,063 764 669
Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, 286 0.798 0.521 1,600,642 1,298 1,278
Athens-Clarke County, GA 287 0.786 0.513 192,222 275 151
Dalton, GA 288 0.782 0.510 134,319 186 105
Terre Haute, IN 289 0.777 0.507 169,825 112 132
Decatur, AL 290 0.773 0.504 151,399 54 117
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 291 0.772 0.504 453,603 247 350
Chicago 292 0.767 0.500 9,580,567 6,736 7,347
Rockford, IL 293 0.766 0.500 353,722 235 271
Peoria, IL 294 0.764 0.498 375,885 269 287
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 295 0.762 0.497 326,634 307 249
Gainesville, GA 296 0.756 0.494 187,743 199 142
Canton-Massillon, OH 297 0.716 0.467 408,005 315 292
Akron, OH 298 0.714 0.466 699,935 512 500
Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 299 0.684 0.447 4,403,437 1,398 3,014
Michigan City-La Porte, IN 300 0.684 0.447 111,063 85 76
Racine, WI 301 0.663 0.433 200,601 317 133
Yakima, WA 302 0.661 0.431 239,054 141 158
Santa Fe, NM 303 0.657 0.429 147,532 102 97
Napa, CA 304 0.654 0.427 134,650 86 88
Anniston-Oxford, AL 305 0.649 0.423 114,081 155 74
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, 306 0.609 0.398 407,057 140 248
Joplin, MO 307 0.545 0.356 174,300 96 95
Ithaca, NY 308 0.540 0.353 101,779 66 55
Yuba City, CA 309 0.532 0.347 165,539 141 88
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 310 0.531 0.347 803,983 357 427
Monroe, MI 311 0.498 0.325 152,721 54 76
Macon, GA 312 0.497 0.324 231,576 176 115
Cumberland, MD-WV 313 0.491 0.321 99,738 129 49
Springfield, MA 314 0.479 0.313 698,903 341 335
New Haven-Milford, CT 315 0.472 0.308 848,006 366 400
Lima, OH 316 0.470 0.306 104,357 15 49
Reading, PA 317 0.462 0.301 407,125 220 188
Janesville, WI 318 0.455 0.297 180,155 167 82
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, MI 319 0.440 0.287 200,050 92 88
Anderson, IN 320 0.434 0.283 131,417 54 57
Gadsden, AL 321 0.425 0.277 103,645 64 44
Charleston, WV 322 0.417 0.272 304,214 160 127
Salinas, CA 323 0.414 0.270 410,370 166 170
Williamsport, PA 324 0.411 0.268 116,840 13 48
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH 325 0.404 0.264 160,905 97 65
Lewiston, ID-WA 326 0.396 0.258 60,643 23 24
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 327 0.387 0.253 562,963 205 218
Fairbanks, AK 328 0.385 0.251 98,660 35 38
Victoria, TX 329 0.381 0.249 115,398 46 44
Kankakee-Bradley, IL 330 0.380 0.248 113,215 50 43
Hot Springs, AR 331 0.366 0.239 98,479 38 36
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 332 0.351 0.229 256,218 98 90
Morgantown, WV 333 0.341 0.222 120,327 40 41
Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI 334 0.339 0.221 173,951 50 59
Springfield, OH 335 0.322 0.210 139,671 67 45
Mansfield, OH 336 0.321 0.210 124,480 43 40
Muncie, IN 337 0.321 0.210 115,192 30 37
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 338 0.318 0.208 549,454 150 175
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 339 0.299 0.195 160,472 29 48
Sheboygan, WI 340 0.279 0.182 114,560 49 32
Modesto, CA 341 0.270 0.176 510,385 337 138
Carson City, NV 342 0.254 0.166 55,176 18 14
Kokomo, IN 343 0.233 0.152 98,787 73 23
Jackson, MI 344 0.213 0.139 159,626 71 34
Hattiesburg, MS 345 0.210 0.137 143,093 126 30
Merced, CA 346 0.204 0.133 245,321 98 50
Decatur, IL 347 0.194 0.127 108,204 14 21
Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV 348 0.124 0.081 120,929 20 15
Flint, MI 349 0.116 0.075 424,043 122 49
Elmira, NY 350 0.113 0.074 88,351 12 10
Altoona, PA 351 0.111 0.072 126,122 19 14
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 352 0.105 0.069 285,624 30 30
Binghamton, NY 353 0.086 0.056 244,694 23 21
Pittsfield, MA 354 0.085 0.056 129,288 15 11
Johnstown, PA 355 0.083 0.054 143,998 13 12
Battle Creek, MI 356 0.081 0.053 135,616 7 11
Bay City, MI 357 0.074 0.049 107,434 25 8
Sherman-Denison, TX 358 0.058 0.038 120,030 5 7
Utica-Rome, NY 359 0.038 0.024 293,280 12 11
Danville, IL 360 0.037 0.024 80,067 2 3
Wheeling, WV-OH 361 0.021 0.014 144,637 1 3

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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