What is the size of the average American home these days, compared to twenty years ago?



  1. 0 Votes

    I could only find data on new homes built, so that is what I will be presenting. Bear in mind, though, that people still live in homes built decades ago, if not over a century ago in some areas. Many people live in the 1,660 square foot homes of 1973.

    According to the US census, the average size of a new house built in 1990, twenty years ago, was 2,080 square feet. The average size of a new house built in 2009 (most recent estimate) was 2,438 square feet.

    I recommend looking at the data, which I linked to below. It’s fairly interesting, and goes back to 1973. It also breaks down average and median new home sizes in different areas of the country.

Please signup or login to answer this question.

Sorry,At this time user registration is disabled. We will open registration soon!