South Carolina Has The 5th Highest Rate of New Homes in America

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New data from the Census Bureau now shows that South Carolina is one of the top states in America for new home construction.

According to the new Census’ American Community Survey, there are about 131,160,239 occupied households in the US. Of these properties, 15,726,042 were constructed from 2010, equal to 11.99% of the homes across the US. A total of 23 states had a higher rate of new-build homes than the national average, with these modern properties making up one in every 5 homes in some locations.

South Carolina took fifth spot on the study, with 19.75% of homes state-wide built post-2009. According to the latest Census data, there are 2,136,080 occupied housing units across South Carolina, with 421,785 recognized as structures built since 2010.

Top 10 states with the highest rate of new-build homes

Ranking

State

Occupied Housing Units

Structures built from 2010

Percentages of properties built from 2010

1

Texas

11,087,708

2,495,270

22.50%

2

North Dakota

331,481

68,765

20.74%

3

Utah

1,129,660

233,297

20.65%

4

Idaho

717,151

143,474

20.01%

5

South Carolina

2,136,080

421,785

19.75%

6

North Carolina

4,299,266

781,093

18.17%

7

Nevada

1,198,356

200,603

16.74%

8

Delaware

402,334

66,338

16.49%

9

Colorado

2,384,584

388,751

16.30%

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