Georgia Building permits, 2013 by County

Data Item State
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Building permits, 2013 - (Number)
County Value
Appling 3
Atkinson 0
Bacon 0
Baker 0
Baldwin 76
Banks 16
Barrow 311
Bartow 150
Ben Hill 6
Berrien 7
Bibb 323
Bleckley 19
Brantley 9
Brooks 19
Bryan 271
Bulloch 195
Burke 43
Butts 8
Calhoun 0
Camden 69
Candler 0
Carroll 370
Catoosa 149
Charlton 7
Chatham 1,050
Chattahoochee 1
Chattooga 0
Cherokee 1,403
Clarke 494
Clay 5
Clayton 134
Clinch 5
Cobb 2,676
Coffee 31
Colquitt 74
Columbia 1,241
Cook 26
Coweta 972
Crawford 10
Crisp 23
Dade 1
Dawson 84
Decatur 24
DeKalb 1,212
Dodge 9
Dooly 0
Dougherty 77
Douglas 207
Early 9
Echols 8
Effingham 429
Elbert 15
Emanuel 9
Evans 21
Fannin 168
Fayette 390
Floyd 62
Forsyth 2,775
Franklin 2
Fulton 8,258
Gilmer 80
Glascock 0
Glynn 409
Gordon 109
Grady 27
Greene 109
Gwinnett 3,347
Habersham 34
Hall 552
Hancock 16
Haralson 25
Harris 143
Hart 34
Heard 16
Henry 694
Houston 789
Irwin 18
Jackson 348
Jasper 48
Jeff Davis 1
Jefferson 16
Jenkins 11
Johnson 0
Jones 14
Lamar 8
Lanier 26
Laurens 13
Lee 161
Liberty 192
Lincoln 24
Long 0
Lowndes 384
Lumpkin 166
Macon 9
Madison 45
Marion 10
McDuffie 15
McIntosh 26
Meriwether 26
Miller 0
Mitchell 19
Monroe 88
Montgomery 12
Morgan 40
Murray 22
Muscogee 547
Newton 110
Oconee 512
Oglethorpe 28
Paulding 598
Peach 120
Pickens 60
Pierce 36
Pike 17
Polk 74
Pulaski 17
Putnam 41
Quitman 6
Rabun 48
Randolph 0
Richmond 454
Rockdale 81
Schley 0
Screven 11
Seminole 8
Spalding 114
Stephens 20
Stewart 0
Sumter 62
Talbot 8
Taliaferro 2
Tattnall 21
Taylor 11
Telfair 0
Terrell 3
Thomas 77
Tift 68
Toombs 22
Towns 71
Treutlen 3
Troup 118
Turner 10
Twiggs 13
Union 99
Upson 10
Walker 144
Walton 203
Ware 91
Warren 0
Washington 58
Wayne 1
Webster 0
Wheeler 0
White 27
Whitfield 47
Wilcox 0
Wilkes 3
Wilkinson 2
Worth 16

Value for Georgia (Number): 36,174

Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Construction--Building Permits. Updated monthly, summarized here annually.


Building permits represent the number of new privately-owned housing units authorized by building permits in the United States. A housing unit, as defined for purposes of this report, is a house, an apartment, a group of rooms or a single room intended for occupancy as separate living quarters. Separate living quarters are those in which the occupants live separately from any other individuals in the building and which have a direct access from the outside of the building or through a common hall. In accordance with this definition, each apartment unit in an apartment building is counted as one housing unit. Housing units, as distinguished from “HUD-code” manufactured (mobile) homes, include conventional “site-built” units, prefabricated, panelized, componentized, sectional, and modular units. Housing unit statistics in these tables exclude group quarters (such as dormitories and rooming houses), transient accommodations (such as transient hotels, motels, and tourist courts), "HUD-code" manufactured (mobile) homes, moved or relocated units, and housing units created in an existing residential or nonresidential structure.

These numbers provide a general indication of the amount of new housing stock that may have been added to the housing inventory. Since not all permits become actual housing starts and starts lag the permit stage of construction, these numbers do not represent total new construction, but should provide a general indicator on construction activity and the local real estate market.

The value of new private housing units is the sum of the estimated valuation of construction on each building permit authorized in that year by local permit-issuing jurisdictions.

Scope and Methodology:

Building permits data are based on reports submitted by local building permit officials in response to a Census Bureau mail survey of 20,000 permit-issuing places. They are obtained using Form C-404, Report of New Privately Owned Residential Building or Zoning Permits Issued. Data are collected from individual permit offices, most of which are municipalities; the remainder are counties, townships, or New England and Middle Atlantic-type towns. When a report is not received, missing data are either (1) obtained from the Survey of Construction, which is used to collect information on housing starts, or (2) imputed.

The number of new housing units authorized by county is obtained by directly cumulating the data for the permit-issuing places to counties. Although not subject to sampling variability, data are subject to various nonsampling errors. Explicit measures of their effects generally are not available, but it is believed that most of the significant response and operational errors were detected and corrected in the course of the Census Bureau''s review of the data for reasonableness and consistency.

The portion of residential construction measurable from building permits records is inherently limited since such records obviously do not reflect construction activity outside of areas subject to local permits requirements. For the nation as a whole, less than 2 percent of all privately owned housing units are constructed in areas not requiring building permits. However, this proportion varies greatly from state to state and among counties. Any attempt to use these figures for inter-area comparisons of construction volume must, at best, be made cautiously and with broad reservations.

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