DECD: 2000 Housing Production Permit - Construction Report

2000 Construction Report - Connecticut Housing Production & Permits

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The Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), the lead agency in matters related to housing, economic development and community development in Connecticut, monitors housing growth, analyze trends, and collects data concerning the private sector of the housing market. DECD annually publishes statistics on housing production in the state, and distributes a monthly update to all interested parties.

This report represents the annual statistics on permit-authorized construction, specifically the additions to and reductions from the Connecticut housing inventory. The statistics are based on reports submitted by local building permit offices in response to a monthly survey conducted by the Construction Statistics Division of the U. S. Bureau of the Census.

Beginning in 1996, the Bureau of the Census changed the reporting forms used by towns to transmit these data. Towns no longer report on permits for demolitions, additions and alterations or distinguish between the privately owned and publicly owned units. In 1997, the Bureau of Census further eliminated distinguishing between one-unit attached and one-unit detached building permits. Therefore, only one-unit permits are issued and reported.

DECD, on behalf of Connecticut, acts as a cooperating agency in this survey. The data contained in this report were subject to continuous revision. For data and information regarding this report, please contact Kolie Sun Chang at 860-270-8167 or e-mail her: kolie.chang@po.state.ct.us

TOTAL HOUSING PRODUCTION

According to the recent released housing statistics from the Bureau of the Census, Connecticut authorized 9,376 new units in 2000, the fourth highest permit production during the last decade. Among them, 8,158 were single-family units, 150 units from the duplex buildings, 94 units were from three & four-unit buildings, and 974 units of condominium. Compared to a year ago, total production declined 1,262 units or 11.9 percent. Please refer to fig. 1.

Figure 1 - New Housing Units

Change from

Structure Type/Year

2000

1999

1999-2000

% Change

One-Unit

8,158

9,249

-1,091

-11.8%

Two-Unit

150

90

60

66.7%

Three & Four-Unit

94

64

30

46.9%

Five-or-More-Unit

974

1,234

-260

-21.1%

Total Units

9,376

10,637

-1,261

-11.9%

 

DEMOLITION AND NET GAIN

Again, at the end of 2000, DECD sent out a survey to collect the residential demolition permits issued. Among 169 municipalities, 155 towns (or 92 percent) responded to our request and yielded 1,790 units demolished. Hartford issued the most demolition permits with 248 units, Bridgeport with 215, New Haven with 122, and Waterbury with 95 and New Britain with 79. The five cities contributed 42 percent of all demolition permits. The net gain to Connecticut’s housing inventory totaled 7,586 units in 2000. This was a decrease of 12 percent from 1999’s net gain of 8,636. The reader should consult the table "Net Gain in Rank Order" for more information.

COUNTIES

In 2000, Fairfield County authorized the largest number of new residential permits with 2,278, followed by New Haven County with 1,918, and Hartford County with 1,705. These three counties combined accounted for 62.9 percent of total permits issued. Compared with a year ago, Hartford County had the largest decrease of 477 units, followed by New Haven County of 416 units. Middlesex County performed almost at the same level of last year.

Comparing from the decade of 1990 to 2000, new housing permits authorized increased 16 percent at the State level. Among the counties, Middlesex, Tolland and Fairfield counties outpaced the State level with percentage increases of 115 percent, 94 percent and 40 percent respectively during the same period. While Litchfield, Windham and New Haven counties posted decreases by 13 percent, 11 percent and 3 percent respectively between 1990 and 2000. Figure 2 presents the changes and percentage changes of the housing units permitted by county in 2000, 1999 and 1990. Please refer to figure 2.

 

Figure 2 - Change in Connecticut Housing Permits by County

Units Change

Units Change

% Change

State & Counties

2000

1999

1990

1999-2000

1990-2000

1990-2000

Connecticut

9,376

10,637

8,080

-1,261

1,296

16.0%

Fairfield County

2,278

2,343

1,623

-65

655

40.4%

Hartford County

1,705

2,182

1,703

-477

2

0.1%

Litchfield County

725

846

837

-121

-112

-13.4%

Middlesex County

867

869

403

-2

464

115.1%

New Haven County

1,918

2,334

1,969

-416

-51

-2.6%

New London County

814

879

765

-65

49

6.4%

Tolland County

693

792

358

-99

335

93.6%

Windham County

376

392

422

-16

-46

-10.9%

 

MUNICIPALITIES

Stamford led all Connecticut communities with 571 permits issued. Danbury ranked second with 381 units, followed by Southington with 216 units, Hamden with 208 units, and Milford with 195 units. These top five communities combined accounted for about 16.8 percent of the total permits authorized.

CONSTRUCTION VALUE

The valuation of construction is the cost of construction as recorded on the building permit. This figure usually excludes the cost of on-site development and improvements, and the cost of heating, plumbing, electrical and elevator installations.

The total investment in authorized construction activity was an estimated $1.425 billion during 2000. This was a decrease of 2.8 percent from 1999’s level of $1.466 billion. The average construction value of single unit housing showed an increase of 9.7 percent from $148,435 in 1999 to $162,845 in 2000, and 17.7 percent higher compared to the level of 1998.

 

INVENTORY CHANGE

Connecticut’s inventory of residential units was estimated to be 1,399,819 at the end of 2000. This estimate was based on a net gain of 78,969 housing units authorized from January of 1991 through December of 2000, added to the base of 1,320,850 housing units reported in the 1990 census. Figure 3 illustrates changes in the housing unit inventory between 1990 and 2000.

 

Figure 3 - Change in Connecticut Housing Inventory

Change

Structure Type

2000

1990

1990-1999

% Change

One-Unit

889,770

815,307

74,463

9.1%

Two-Unit

121,349

121,177

172

0.1%

Three & Four-Unit

122,155

122,423

-268

-0.2%

Five-or-More-Unit

239,742

230,989

8,753

3.8%

Other

30,964

30,954

10

0.0%

Demolitions

4161*

Total Units

1,399,819

1,320,850

78,969

6.0%

* Includes 1998 demolitions units 2,968 and

1997 demolitions units 1,193

Starting with the 1991 edition of this report, 1990 census figures were utilized as the base for Connecticut’s housing unit inventory. Prior reports relied on the 1980 census housing unit count as the base for housing unit inventory.

There are some differences in comparability between the 1990 census and the 1980 census regarding data collection and classification of several survey items in the housing unit inventory. In 1980, data on mobile homes and trailers were shown only for year-round housing units. In 1990, these data were shown for all housing units.

Also, the category, "Boat, tent, van, etc." was replaced in 1990 by the category "Other". This category is for any living quarters occupied as a housing unit that does not fit into the previous categories. Houseboats, campers, vans, and railroad cars are examples that would fit into this category. In some areas, the proportions of units classified as "Other" is far larger than the number of units that were classified as "Boat, tent, van, etc." in 1980.

Connecticut New Housing Authorizations in 2000

By State and Counties

Permit-issuing

Total

   

3 and 4

5 Units

Total 2000

 

Places

Units

1 Unit

2 Unit

Units

or More

Demolitions

Net Gain

               

State

9,376

8,158

150

94

974

1,790

7,586

               

Fairfield

2,278

1,602

48

72

556

602

1,676

Hartford

1,705

1,619

58

16

12

480

1,225

Litchfield

725

718

2

0

5

60

665

Middlesex

867

765

14

6

82

47

820

New Haven

1,918

1,597

26

0

295

424

1,494

New London

814

814

0

0

0

133

681

Tolland

693

693

0

0

0

22

671

Windham

376

350

2

0

24

22

354

 

Connecticut New Housing Authorizations in 2000

In Alphabetical Order

Number of Housing Units

Permit-issuing

County

Total Units

1 Unit

2 Unit

3 and 4 Units

5 Units or More

Demolitions

Net Gain

Rank by Net Gain

Places

Connecticut

9,376

8,158

150

94

974

1,790

7,586

Andover

Tolland

14

14

0

0

0

0

14

137

Ansonia

New Haven

38

32

6

0

0

7

31

88

Ashford

Windham

22

22

0

0

0

0

22

105

Avon

Hartford

97

97

0

0

0

5

92

18

Barkhamsted

Litchfield

16

16

0

0

0

0

16

132

Beacon Falls

New Haven

48

48

0

0

0

0

48

58

Berlin

Hartford

103

93

2

8

0

5

98

16

Bethany

New Haven

29

29

0

0

0

1

28

92

Bethel

Fairfield

40

40

0

0

0

23

17

126

Bethlehem

Litchfield

20

18

2

0

0

0

20

112

Bloomfield

Hartford

33

33

0

0

0

2

31

89

Bolton

Tolland

21

21

0

0

0

1

20

113

Bozrah

New London

11

11

0

0

0

0

11

142

Branford

New Haven

38

26

12

0

0

11

27

93

Bridgeport

Fairfield

106

56

0

3

47

215

-109

168

Bridgewater

Litchfield

10

10

0

0

0

0

10

145

Bristol

Hartford

77

77

0

0

0

34

43

66

Brookfield

Fairfield

46

46

0

0

0

2

44

64

Brooklyn

Windham

26

26

0

0

0

0

26

97

Burlington

Hartford

64

64

0

0

0

1

63

37

Canaan

Litchfield

3

3

0

0

0

0

3

161

Canterbury

Windham

20

20

0

0

0

2

18

122

Canton

Hartford

36

36

0

0

0

0

36

81

Chaplin

Windham

14

14

0

0

0

0

14

138

Cheshire

New Haven

68

68

0

0

0

2

66

33

Chester

Middlesex

15

15

0

0

0

2

13

139

Clinton

Middlesex

48

48

0

0

0

10

38

80

Colchester

New London

95

95

0

0

0

1

94

17

Colebrook

Litchfield

8

8

0

0

0

0

8

151

Columbia

Tolland

24

24

0

0

0

1

23

101

Cornwall

Litchfield

4

4

0

0

0

0

4

156

Coventry

Tolland

80

80

0

0

0

1

79

27

Cromwell

Middlesex

114

94

14

6

0

1

113

15

Danbury

Fairfield

381

315

10

56

0

14

367

2

Darien

Fairfield

48

48

0

0

0

29

19

115

Deep River

Middlesex

23

23

0

0

0

1

22

106

Derby

New Haven

22

22

0

0

0

0

22

107

Durham

Middlesex

63

63

0

0

0

3

60

42

East Granby

Hartford

29

29

0

0

0

0

29

91

East Haddam

Middlesex

76

76

0

0

0

3

73

29

East Hampton

Middlesex

76

76

0

0

0

5

71

31

East Hartford

Hartford

11

11

0

0

0

12

-1

164

East Haven

New Haven

40

40

0

0

0

1

39

78

East Lyme

New London

74

74

0

0

0

10

64

35

East Windsor

Hartford

50

50

0

0

0

6

44

65

Eastford

Windham

6

6

0

0

0

0

6

153

Easton

Fairfield

42

42

0

0

0

2

40

77

Ellington

Tolland

129

129

0

0

0

1

128

9

Enfield

Hartford

32

32

0

0

0

11

21

109

Essex

Middlesex

42

42

0

0

0

1

41

72

Fairfield

Fairfield

42

42

0

0

0

17

25

98

Farmington

Hartford

98

98

0

0

0

10

88

20

Franklin

New London

9

9

0

0

0

0

9

148

Glastonbury

Hartford

124

124

0

0

0

6

118

10

Goshen

Litchfield

42

42

0

0

0

1

41

73

Granby

Hartford

60

60

0

0

0

7

53

49

Greenwich

Fairfield

136

128

8

0

0

79

57

45

Griswold

New London

39

39

0

0

0

4

35

84

Groton

New London

119

119

0

0

0

2

117

12

Guilford

New Haven

88

88

0

0

0

8

80

25

Haddam

Middlesex

36

36

0

0

0

0

36

82

Hamden

New Haven

208

146

0

0

62

5

203

4

Hampton

Windham

18

18

0

0

0

0

18

123

Hartford

Hartford

61

11

50

0

0

248

-187

169

Hartland

Hartford

9

9

0

0

0

0

9

149

Harwinton

Litchfield

25

25

0

0

0

0

25

99

Hebron

Tolland

41

41

0

0

0

0

41

74

Kent

Litchfield

12

12

0

0

0

1

11

143

Killingly

Windham

42

42

0

0

0

0

42

70

Killingworth

Middlesex

37

37

0

0

0

1

36

83

Lebanon

New London

42

42

0

0

0

1

41

75

Ledyard

New London

40

40

0

0

0

1

39

79

Lisbon

New London

19

19

0

0

0

0

19

116

Litchfield

Litchfield

23

23

0

0

0

0

23

102

Lyme

New London

15

15

0

0

0

0

15

134

Madison

New Haven

166

61

0

0

105

4

162

7

Manchester

Hartford

54

54

0

0

0

9

45

63

Mansfield

Tolland

46

46

0

0

0

0

46

61

Marlborough

Hartford

35

35

0

0

0

1

34

85

Meriden

New Haven

68

68

0

0

0

36

32

87

Middlebury

New Haven

34

34

0

0

0

7

27

94

Middlefield

Middlesex

15

15

0

0

0

0

15

135

Middletown

Middlesex

179

97

0

0

82

7

172

5

Milford

New Haven

195

148

2

0

45

29

166

6

Monroe

Fairfield

51

51

0

0

0

4

47

59

Montville

New London

79

79

0

0

0

6

73

30

Morris

Litchfield

17

17

0

0

0

0

17

127

Naugatuck

New Haven

68

68

0

0

0

25

43

67

New Britain

Hartford

13

13

0

0

0

79

-66

165

New Canaan

Fairfield

58

58

0

0

0

36

22

108

New Fairfield

Fairfield

28

28

0

0

0

1

27

95

New Hartford

Litchfield

48

48

0

0

0

2

46

62

New Haven

New Haven

25

25

0

0

0

122

-97

167

New London

New London

1

1

0

0

0

85

-84

166

New Milford

Litchfield

123

123

0

0

0

8

115

13

Newington

Hartford

50

50

0

0

0

0

50

53

Newtown

Fairfield

103

103

0

0

0

15

88

21

Norfolk

Litchfield

4

4

0

0

0

0

4

157

North Branford

New Haven

23

23

0

0

0

3

20

114

North Canaan

Litchfield

4

4

0

0

0

1

3

162

North Haven

New Haven

90

30

0

0

60

0

90

19

North Stonington

New London

23

23

0

0

0

0

23

103

Norwalk

Fairfield

116

80

24

3

9

30

86

22

Norwich

New London

29

29

0

0

0

13

16

133

Old Lyme

New London

26

26

0

0

0

2

24

100

Old Saybrook

Middlesex

23

23

0

0

0

5

18

124

Orange

New Haven

19

19

0

0

0

0

19

117

Oxford

New Haven

84

84

0

0

0

0

84

23

Plainfield

Windham

87

63

0

0

24

3

84

24

Plainville

Hartford

19

19

0

0

0

2

17

128

Plymouth

Litchfield

53

48

0

0

5

0

53

50

Pomfret

Windham

23

23

0

0

0

0

23

104

Portland

Middlesex

62

62

0

0

0

5

57

46

Preston

New London

19

19

0

0

0

0

19

118

Prospect

New Haven

64

64

0

0

0

0

64

36

Putnam

Windham

13

13

0

0

0

7

6

154

Redding

Fairfield

50

50

0

0

0

1

49

56

Ridgefield

Fairfield

68

68

0

0

0

7

61

41

Rocky Hill

Hartford

65

51

0

8

6

2

63

38

Roxbury

Litchfield

24

24

0

0

0

3

21

110

Salem

New London

18

18

0

0

0

0

18

125

Salisbury

Litchfield

9

9

0

0

0

5

4

158

Scotland

Windham

7

7

0

0

0

0

7

152

Seymour

New Haven

43

41

2

0

0

0

43

68

Sharon

Litchfield

13

13

0

0

0

0

13

140

Shelton

Fairfield

121

117

0

4

0

3

118

11

Sherman

Fairfield

27

27

0

0

0

0

27

96

Simsbury

Hartford

34

34

0

0

0

1

33

86

Somers

Tolland

58

58

0

0

0

8

50

54

South Windsor

Hartford

64

64

0

0

0

1

63

39

Southbury

New Haven

81

81

0

0

0

1

80

26

Southington

Hartford

216

206

4

0

6

11

205

3

Sprague

New London

3

3

0

0

0

0

3

163

Stafford

Tolland

43

43

0

0

0

0

43

69

Stamford

Fairfield

571

64

4

3

500

21

550

1

Sterling

Windham

17

15

2

0

0

0

17

129

Stonington

New London

69

69

0

0

0

6

63

40

Stratford

Fairfield

23

21

2

0

0

11

12

141

Suffield

Hartford

83

83

0

0

0

5

78

28

Thomaston

Litchfield

53

53

0

0

0

0

53

51

Thompson

Windham

26

26

0

0

0

9

17

130

Tolland

Tolland

153

153

0

0

0

1

152

8

Torrington

Litchfield

71

71

0

0

0

24

47

60

Trumbull

Fairfield

69

69

0

0

0

3

66

34

Union

Tolland

5

5

0

0

0

0

5

155

Vernon

Tolland

62

62

0

0

0

9

53

52

Voluntown

New London

15

15

0

0

0

0

15

136

Wallingford

New Haven

136

124

0

0

12

21

115

14

Warren

Litchfield

10

10

0

0

0

0

10

146

Washington

Litchfield

10

10

0

0

0

0

10

147

Waterbury

New Haven

114

101

2

0

11

95

19

119

Waterford

New London

69

69

0

0

0

2

67

32

Watertown

Litchfield

65

65

0

0

0

7

58

44

West Hartford

Hartford

58

56

2

0

0

9

49

57

West Haven

New Haven

43

43

0

0

0

39

4

159

Westbrook

Middlesex

58

58

0

0

0

3

55

48

Weston

Fairfield

32

32

0

0

0

11

21

111

Westport

Fairfield

76

76

0

0

0

65

11

144

Wethersfield

Hartford

24

24

0

0

0

5

19

120

Willington

Tolland

17

17

0

0

0

0

17

131

Wilton

Fairfield

44

41

0

3

0

13

31

90

Winchester

Litchfield

15

15

0

0

0

6

9

150

Windham

Windham

5

5

0

0

0

1

4

160

Windsor

Hartford

59

59

0

0

0

3

56

47

Windsor Locks

Hartford

47

47

0

0

0

5

42

71

Wolcott

New Haven

64

64

0

0

0

4

60

43

Woodbridge

New Haven

22

20

2

0

0

3

19

121

Woodbury

Litchfield

43

43

0

0

0

2

41

76

Woodstock

Windham

50

50

0

0

0

0

50

55

 

Housing Units and Residential Construction Activity Authorized in 2000

In Alphabetical Order

Valuations of Residential Construction

Single Family

All Units (Including Single & Multi-Units)

Valuations

Valuations

State/Towns

Units

Valuations

Per Unit

Total Units

Total Valuations

Per Unit

Connecticut

8,158

$1,328,486,953

$162,845

9,376

$1,425,046,165

$151,989

Andover

14

1,639,330

117,095

14

1,639,330

117,095

Ansonia

32

2,509,000

78,406

38

2,742,000

72,158

Ashford

22

2,143,410

97,428

22

2,143,410

97,428

Avon

97

17,540,910

180,834

97

17,540,910

180,834

Barkhamsted

16

1,830,290

114,393

16

1,830,290

114,393

Beacon Falls

48

3,483,000

72,563

48

3,483,000

72,563

Berlin

93

10,657,229

114,594

103

11,468,585

111,345

Bethany

29

5,779,255

199,285

29

5,779,255

199,285

Bethel

40

8,309,542

207,739

40

8,309,542

207,739

Bethlehem

18

3,655,000

203,056

20

3,930,000

196,500

Bloomfield

33

2,628,136

79,640

33

2,628,136

79,640

Bolton

21

4,605,280

219,299

21

4,605,280

219,299

Bozrah

11

1,454,000

132,182

11

1,454,000

132,182

Branford

26

4,694,200

180,546

38

5,984,200

157,479

Bridgeport

56

2,995,081

53,484

106

4,095,081

38,633

Bridgewater

10

2,300,909

230,091

10

2,300,909

230,091

Bristol

77

9,157,700

118,931

77

9,157,700

118,931

Brookfield

46

7,809,276

169,767

46

7,809,276

169,767

Brooklyn

26

2,985,000

114,808

26

2,985,000

114,808

Burlington

64

10,465,019

163,516

64

10,465,019

163,516

Canaan

3

180,725

60,242

3

180,725

60,242

Canterbury

20

1,909,088

95,454

20

1,909,088

95,454

Canton

36

6,316,667

175,463

36

6,316,667

175,463

Chaplin

14

758,786

54,199

14

758,786

54,199

Cheshire

68

8,907,063

130,986

68

8,907,063

130,986

Chester

15

2,964,302

197,620

15

2,964,302

197,620

Clinton

48

5,898,084

122,877

48

5,898,084

122,877

Colchester

95

9,649,000

101,568

95

9,649,000

101,568

Colebrook

8

747,912

93,489

8

747,912

93,489

Columbia

24

3,420,247

142,510

24

3,420,247

142,510

Cornwall

4

517,288

129,322

4

517,288

129,322

Coventry

80

9,634,237

120,428

80

9,634,237

120,428

Cromwell

94

12,042,964

128,117

114

13,415,486

117,680

Danbury

315

42,679,693

135,491

381

43,940,113

115,328

Darien

48

40,407,000

841,813

48

40,407,000

841,813

Deep River

23

3,794,525

164,979

23

3,794,525

164,979

Derby

22

1,972,790

89,672

22

1,972,790

89,672

Durham

63

8,228,740

130,615

63

8,228,740

130,615

East Granby

29

4,279,565

147,571

29

4,279,565

147,571

East Haddam

76

10,277,050

135,224

76

10,277,050

135,224

East Hampton

76

7,696,916

101,275

76

7,696,916

101,275

East Hartford

11

1,000,050

90,914

11

1,000,050

90,914

East Haven

40

4,066,891

101,672

40

4,066,891

101,672

East Lyme

74

12,065,518

163,048

74

12,065,518

163,048

East Windsor

50

6,017,569

120,351

50

6,017,569

120,351

Eastford

6

696,809

116,135

6

696,809

116,135

Easton

42

14,332,981

341,261

42

14,332,981

341,261

Ellington

129

21,671,589

167,997

129

21,671,589

167,997

Enfield

32

2,720,130

85,004

32

2,720,130

85,004

Essex

42

8,878,930

211,403

42

8,878,930

211,403

Fairfield

42

8,284,151

197,242

42

8,284,151

197,242

Farmington

98

13,468,738

137,436

98

13,468,738

137,436

Franklin

9

1,168,775

129,864

9

1,168,775

129,864

Glastonbury

124

22,740,638

183,392

124

22,740,638

183,392

Goshen

42

6,960,001

165,714

42

6,960,001

165,714

Granby

60

8,434,149

140,569

60

8,434,149

140,569

Greenwich

128

81,677,001

638,102

136

83,137,001

611,301

Griswold

39

3,246,300

83,238

39

3,246,300

83,238

Groton

119

12,801,978

107,580

119

12,801,978

107,580

Guilford

88

17,185,110

195,285

88

17,185,110

195,285

Haddam

36

3,927,754

109,104

36

3,927,754

109,104

Hamden

146

11,679,000

79,993

208

14,919,000

71,726

Hampton

18

1,855,818

103,101

18

1,855,818

103,101

Hartford

11

671,563

61,051

61

3,494,204

57,282

Hartland

9

1,085,255

120,584

9

1,085,255

120,584

Harwinton

25

3,666,000

146,640

25

3,666,000

146,640

Hebron

41

8,547,278

208,470

41

8,547,278

208,470

Kent

12

2,111,713

175,976

12

2,111,713

175,976

Killingly

42

3,475,184

82,742

42

3,475,184

82,742

Killingworth

37

7,913,540

213,879

37

7,913,540

213,879

Lebanon

42

3,895,171

92,742

42

3,895,171

92,742

Ledyard

40

4,906,400

122,660

40

4,906,400

122,660

Lisbon

19

1,641,379

86,388

19

1,641,379

86,388

Litchfield

23

4,088,000

177,739

23

4,088,000

177,739

Lyme

15

4,996,570

333,105

15

4,996,570

333,105

Madison

61

16,734,837

274,342

166

22,012,967

132,608

Manchester

54

6,450,843

119,460

54

6,450,843

119,460

Mansfield

46

6,919,064

150,414

46

6,919,064

150,414

Marlborough

35

6,488,443

185,384

35

6,488,443

185,384

Meriden

68

4,900,980

72,073

68

4,900,980

72,073

Middlebury

34

7,392,000

217,412

34

7,392,000

217,412

Middlefield

15

2,090,000

139,333

15

2,090,000

139,333

Middletown

97

6,311,134

65,063

179

7,414,823

41,424

Milford

148

19,391,844

131,026

195

21,161,844

108,522

Monroe

51

9,965,000

195,392

51

9,965,000

195,392

Montville

79

12,926,070

163,621

79

12,926,070

163,621

Morris

17

1,909,000

112,294

17

1,909,000

112,294

Naugatuck

68

6,554,791

96,394

68

6,554,791

96,394

New Britain

13

628,342

48,334

13

628,342

48,334

New Canaan

58

38,152,000

657,793

58

38,152,000

657,793

New Fairfield

28

4,150,074

148,217

28

4,150,074

148,217

New Hartford

48

6,575,000

136,979

48

6,575,000

136,979

New Haven

25

1,825,900

73,036

25

1,825,900

73,036

New London

1

93,000

93,000

1

93,000

93,000

New Milford

123

22,669,338

184,304

123

22,669,338

184,304

Newington

50

5,490,644

109,813

50

5,490,644

109,813

Newtown

103

24,928,732

242,027

103

24,928,732

242,027

Norfolk

4

2,482,500

620,625

4

2,482,500

620,625

North Branford

23

2,532,266

110,099

23

2,532,266

110,099

North Canaan

4

608,530

152,133

4

608,530

152,133

North Haven

30

5,185,650

172,855

90

6,867,510

76,306

North Stonington

23

2,535,000

110,217

23

2,535,000

110,217

Norwalk

80

15,373,000

192,163

116

17,714,500

152,711

Norwich

29

2,692,565

92,847

29

2,692,565

92,847

Old Lyme

26

6,446,021

247,924

26

6,446,021

247,924

Old Saybrook

23

4,516,060

196,350

23

4,516,060

196,350

Orange

19

3,261,000

171,632

19

3,261,000

171,632

Oxford

84

11,530,000

137,262

84

11,530,000

137,262

Plainfield

63

4,594,000

72,921

87

6,140,165

70,577

Plainville

19

1,593,899

83,889

19

1,593,899

83,889

Plymouth

48

6,309,000

131,438

53

6,409,000

120,925

Pomfret

23

2,888,360

125,581

23

2,888,360

125,581

Portland

62

7,038,571

113,525

62

7,038,571

113,525

Preston

19

2,690,050

141,582

19

2,690,050

141,582

Prospect

64

9,376,000

146,500

64

9,376,000

146,500

Putnam

13

1,293,214

99,478

13

1,293,214

99,478

Redding

50

18,637,141

372,743

50

18,637,141

372,743

Ridgefield

68

31,190,233

458,680

68

31,190,233

458,680

Rocky Hill

51

6,270,000

122,941

65

7,148,000

109,969

Roxbury

24

5,726,250

238,594

24

5,726,250

238,594

Salem

18

2,549,400

141,633

18

2,549,400

141,633

Salisbury

9

2,925,000

325,000

9

2,925,000

325,000

Scotland

7

591,000

84,429

7

591,000

84,429

Seymour

41

3,998,564

97,526

43

4,079,564

94,874

Sharon

13

4,386,234

337,403

13

4,386,234

337,403

Shelton

117

10,770,688

92,057

121

11,074,648

91,526

Sherman

27

6,026,200

223,193

27

6,026,200

223,193

Simsbury

34

7,406,149

217,828

34

7,406,149

217,828

Somers

58

8,225,178

141,813

58

8,225,178

141,813

South Windsor

64

8,219,258

128,426

64

8,219,258

128,426

Southbury

81

12,582,035

155,334

81

12,582,035

155,334

Southington

206

17,412,710

84,528

216

17,990,835

83,291

Sprague

3

347,000

115,667

3

347,000

115,667

Stafford

43

4,333,300

100,774

43

4,333,300

100,774

Stamford

64

14,683,500

229,430

571

80,056,500

140,204

Sterling

15

1,282,000

85,467

17

1,370,000

80,588

Stonington

69

11,392,920

165,115

69

11,392,920

165,115

Stratford

21

2,131,500

101,500

23

2,251,500

97,891

Suffield

83

13,021,200

156,882

83

13,021,200

156,882

Thomaston

53

8,524,310

160,836

53

8,524,310

160,836

Thompson

26

3,842,278

147,780

26

3,842,278

147,780

Tolland

153

16,354,000

106,889

153

16,354,000

106,889

Torrington

71

6,309,256

88,863

71

6,309,256

88,863

Trumbull

69

10,992,288

159,309

69

10,992,288

159,309

Union

5

847,000

169,400

5

847,000

169,400

Vernon

62

5,436,240

87,681

62

5,436,240

87,681

Voluntown

15

1,506,000

100,400

15

1,506,000

100,400

Wallingford

124

16,123,745

130,030

136

16,566,865

121,815

Warren

10

2,175,503

217,550

10

2,175,503

217,550

Washington

10

2,167,374

216,737

10

2,167,374

216,737

Waterbury

101

5,104,000

50,535

114

5,332,000

46,772

Waterford

69

9,773,575

141,646

69

9,773,575

141,646

Watertown

65

8,658,649

133,210

65

8,658,649

133,210

West Hartford

56

6,241,817

111,461

58

6,453,817

111,273

West Haven

43

2,506,000

58,279

43

2,506,000

58,279

Westbrook

58

6,513,860

112,308

58

6,513,860

112,308

Weston

32

23,727,556

741,486

32

23,727,556

741,486

Westport

76

35,299,375

464,465

76

35,299,375

464,465

Wethersfield

24

3,250,400

135,433

24

3,250,400

135,433

Willington

17

2,439,527

143,502

17

2,439,527

143,502

Wilton

41

10,970,571

267,575

44

11,443,295

260,075

Winchester

15

2,007,722

133,848

15

2,007,722

133,848

Windham

5

311,000

62,200

5

311,000

62,200

Windsor

59

7,211,826

122,234

59

7,211,826

122,234

Windsor Locks

47

2,988,295

63,581

47

2,988,295

63,581

Wolcott

64

7,341,674

114,714

64

7,341,674

114,714

Woodbridge

20

4,125,500

206,275

22

4,220,500

191,841

Woodbury

43

8,648,214

201,121

43

8,648,214

201,121

Woodstock

50

6,687,074

133,741

50

6,687,074

133,741

 

Connecticut New Housing Authorizations in 2000

In Net Gain Order

Number of Housing Units

Permit-issuing

Total

3 and 4

5 Units

Rank by

Places

County

Units

1 Unit

2 Unit

Units

or More

Demolitions

Net Gain

Net Gain

Connecticut

9,376

8,158

150

94

974

1,790

7,586

Stamford

Fairfield

571

64

4

3

500

21

550

1

Danbury

Fairfield

381

315

10

56

0

14

367

2

Southington

Hartford

216

206

4

0

6

11

205

3

Hamden

New Haven

208

146

0

0

62

5

203

4

Middletown

Middlesex

179

97

0

0

82

7

172

5

Milford

New Haven

195

148

2

0

45

29

166

6

Madison

New Haven

166

61

0

0

105

4

162

7

Tolland

Tolland

153

153

0

0

0

1

152

8

Ellington

Tolland

129

129

0

0

0

1

128

9

Glastonbury

Hartford

124

124

0

0

0

6

118

10

Shelton

Fairfield

121

117

0

4

0

3

118

11

Groton

New London

119

119

0

0

0

2

117

12

New Milford

Litchfield

123

123

0

0

0

8

115

13

Wallingford

New Haven

136

124

0

0

12

21

115

14

Cromwell

Middlesex

114

94

14

6

0

1

113

15

Berlin

Hartford

103

93

2

8

0

5

98

16

Colchester

New London

95

95

0

0

0

1

94

17

Avon

Hartford

97

97

0

0

0

5

92

18

North Haven

New Haven

90

30

0

0

60

0

90

19

Farmington

Hartford

98

98

0

0

0

10

88

20

Newtown

Fairfield

103

103

0

0

0

15

88

21

Norwalk

Fairfield

116

80

24

3

9

30

86

22

Oxford

New Haven

84

84

0

0

0

0

84

23

Plainfield

Windham

87

63

0

0

24

3

84

24

Guilford

New Haven

88

88

0

0

0

8

80

25

Southbury

New Haven

81

81

0

0

0

1

80

26

Coventry

Tolland

80

80

0

0

0

1

79

27

Suffield

Hartford

83

83

0

0

0

5

78

28

East Haddam

Middlesex

76

76

0

0

0

3

73

29

Montville

New London

79

79

0

0

0

6

73

30

East Hampton

Middlesex

76

76

0

0

0

5

71

31

Waterford

New London

69

69

0

0

0

2

67

32

Cheshire

New Haven

68

68

0

0

0

2

66

33

Trumbull

Fairfield

69

69

0

0

0

3

66

34

East Lyme

New London

74

74

0

0

0

10

64

35

Prospect

New Haven

64

64

0

0

0

0

64

36

Burlington

Hartford

64

64

0

0

0

1

63

37

Rocky Hill

Hartford

65

51

0

8

6

2

63

38

South Windsor

Hartford

64

64

0

0

0

1

63

39

Stonington

New London

69

69

0

0

0

6

63

40

Ridgefield

Fairfield

68

68

0

0

0

7

61

41

Durham

Middlesex

63

63

0

0

0

3

60

42

Wolcott

New Haven

64

64

0

0

0

4

60

43

Watertown

Litchfield

65

65

0

0

0

7

58

44

Greenwich

Fairfield

136

128

8

0

0

79

57

45

Portland

Middlesex

62

62

0

0

0

5

57

46

Windsor

Hartford

59

59

0

0

0

3

56

47

Westbrook

Middlesex

58

58

0

0

0

3

55

48

Granby

Hartford

60

60

0

0

0

7

53

49

Plymouth

Litchfield

53

48

0

0

5

0

53

50

Thomaston

Litchfield

53

53

0

0

0

0

53

51

Vernon

Tolland

62

62

0

0

0

9

53

52

Newington

Hartford

50

50

0

0

0

0

50

53

Somers

Tolland

58

58

0

0

0

8

50

54

Woodstock

Windham

50

50

0

0

0

0

50

55

Redding

Fairfield

50

50

0

0

0

1

49

56

West Hartford

Hartford

58

56

2

0

0

9

49