Georgia New private housing units authorized by building permits - total, 2010 (20,000-place universe) by County

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New private housing units authorized by building permits - total, 2010 (20,000-place universe) - (Number)
County Value
Appling 2
Atkinson 0
Bacon 0
Baker 0
Baldwin 61
Banks 42
Barrow 62
Bartow 144
Ben Hill 36
Berrien 28
Bibb 210
Bleckley 9
Brantley 22
Brooks 24
Bryan 223
Bulloch 207
Burke 41
Butts 9
Calhoun 1
Camden 96
Candler 0
Carroll 149
Catoosa 123
Charlton 17
Chatham 957
Chattahoochee 6
Chattooga 0
Cherokee 549
Clarke 94
Clay 10
Clayton 143
Clinch 5
Cobb 1,013
Coffee 108
Colquitt 67
Columbia 1,285
Cook 22
Coweta 416
Crawford 15
Crisp 75
Dade 1
Dawson 35
Decatur 89
DeKalb 432
Dodge 12
Dooly 0
Dougherty 54
Douglas 72
Early 12
Echols 3
Effingham 121
Elbert 18
Emanuel 5
Evans 14
Fannin 106
Fayette 82
Floyd 55
Forsyth 1,125
Franklin 1
Fulton 1,101
Gilmer 91
Glascock 0
Glynn 307
Gordon 33
Grady 20
Greene 124
Gwinnett 1,239
Habersham 35
Hall 184
Hancock 12
Haralson 17
Harris 88
Hart 29
Heard 11
Henry 260
Houston 646
Irwin 19
Jackson 82
Jasper 36
Jeff Davis 0
Jefferson 19
Jenkins 8
Johnson 0
Jones 25
Lamar 80
Lanier 68
Laurens 60
Lee 111
Liberty 111
Lincoln 16
Long 0
Lowndes 757
Lumpkin 56
Macon 1
Madison 58
Marion 17
McDuffie 33
McIntosh 75
Meriwether 29
Miller 4
Mitchell 34
Monroe 110
Montgomery 9
Morgan 33
Murray 31
Muscogee 339
Newton 58
Oconee 74
Oglethorpe 0
Paulding 265
Peach 78
Pickens 28
Pierce 34
Pike 17
Polk 94
Pulaski 14
Putnam 35
Quitman 5
Rabun 65
Randolph 1
Richmond 378
Rockdale 40
Schley 0
Screven 7
Seminole 53
Spalding 118
Stephens 2
Stewart 1
Sumter 19
Talbot 6
Taliaferro 2
Tattnall 21
Taylor 10
Telfair 0
Terrell 14
Thomas 72
Tift 47
Toombs 21
Towns 59
Treutlen 6
Troup 140
Turner 7
Twiggs 8
Union 68
Upson 71
Walker 75
Walton 45
Ware 76
Warren 0
Washington 4
Wayne 3
Webster 0
Wheeler 0
White 40
Whitfield 70
Wilcox 0
Wilkes 17
Wilkinson 2
Worth 69

Value for Georgia (Number): 17,265

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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