Where New Homes Have the Largest Lots

October 15, 2013

New England has the largest lots for new homes, nearly double the size of lots in other regions of the country, according to data from the Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction. 

The median lot size for single-family homes that began construction in 2012 was three quarters of an acre in the New England area compared to 0.18 acres in the West South Central area, which includes Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.

Here’s how lot sizes stacked up regionally: 

  • New England (Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, and Connecticut): 0.75 acres
  • East South Central (Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee): 0.40 acres
  • Midwest-East North Central (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin): 0.38 acres
  • Middle Atlantic (New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania): 0.29 acres
  • South Atlantic (Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia): 0.25 acres
  • West North Central (Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota): 0.23 acres
  • West South Central (Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas): 0.18 acres
  • Mountain Division (Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming): 0.18 acres
  • Pacific Division (Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington): 0.14 acres

Source: “Lots for New Homes Largest in New England,” RISMedia (Oct. 14, 2013)

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