DECD: Housing Production & Permit

1997 Construction Report Connecticut Housing Production & Permits

TABLE OF CONTENTS

The annual housing permit report for 1997 is available, free, from the Department of Economic and Community Development. To obtain a copy please e-mail DECD@po.state.ct.us or write the Department of Economic and Community Development, 505 Hudson Street, Hartford, CT 06106 Attention: Research.
Introduction

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.

TOTAL HOUSING PRODUCTION

In 1997, 9,349 housing units were authorized and added to the housing units inventory in Connecticut. The 1997 total consisted of 7,874 units of single family homes, and 1,475 of multi-units housing. This production level increased 19.7 percent when compared with the 7,808 units authorized in 1996, increased 12.9 percent when compared with 8,279 units approved in 1995, decreased one percent when compared to the 9,445 units in 1994, and increased 4.2 percent when compared with the 8,972 units permitted in 1993.

Figure 1 - New Housing Units

Structure Type

1997

1996

Chg. 96-97

% Change

One-Unit

7,874

6,956

918

13.2

Two-Unit

138

78

60

76.9

Three & Four-Unit

143

87

56

64.4

Five-or-More-Unit

1,194

687

507

73.8

Total Units

9,349

7,808

1,541

19.7

Figure 1 presents the distribution and percentage change of the new housing units permitted in 1997 and 1996 by structure type.

DEMOLITION AND NET GAIN

At the end of 1997, DECD sent out a survey to collect the residential demolition permits issued. Over 85 percent of the cities and towns responded to our request. Bridgeport issued the most demolition permits with 199 units, Meriden with 103, Waterbury with 83, Hartford with 79 and New Britain with 62. The five cities contributed over 44 percent of all demolition permits. The net gain to Connecticutís housing inventory totaled 8,156 units in 1997. This was an increase of 11.2 percent from 1996ís net gain of 7,333. The reader should consult the table "Net Gain in Rank Order" for more information.

COUNTIES

In 1997, Hartford County authorized the largest number of new residential permits with 2,246, followed by Fairfield County with 2,045, and New Haven County with 2,030. These three counties combined accounted for 67.6 percent of total permits issued. Compared with the State growth rate of 19.7 percent, New Haven County fared much better with growth of 37.3 percent, followed by Middlesex County with 24.3 percent, and Hartford County with 24.2 percent. Figure 2 presents the changes and percentage changes of the housing units permitted by county in 1997 and 1996.

Figure 2 - Change in Connecticut Housing Permits by County

1996

1997

Units Change

%

Connecticut

7,808

9,349

1,541

19.7

Fairfield

1,747

2,045

298

17.1

Hartford

1,809

2,246

437

24.2

Litchfield

622

732

110

17.7

Middlesex

503

625

122

24.3

New Haven

1,479

2,030

551

37.3

New London

851

825

-26

-3.1

Tolland

523

523

0

0.0

Windham

274

323

49

17.9

MUNICIPALITIES

The top five communities combined accounted for over 12 percent of the total permits authorized. Manchester led all Connecticut communities with 321 permits issued, followed by Danbury with 242 units, Stamford with 199 units, Milford with 197 units, and Newtown with 195 units.

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT

Construction employment was strong in 1997. It has shown a steady increase since 1991, with an annual average growth rate of 1.6 percent. The State Department of Laborís 1997 benchmarked annual average data indicated an increase of 32,700 nonfarm jobs from the revised figure in 1996. The construction industry employed an added 4,300 workers during the same period, a significant 13 percent share of the increase, second to the service industry with a 47 percent share (gained 15,400 jobs), and tied with the retail trade sector.

MEDIAN HOME SALES PRICE

According to Connecticut Market Date 1998, the State median home sales price dropped eight percent from $150,000 in 1988 to $138,000 in 1996. Only a dozen towns actually showed an increase in median home sales prices. Norfolk had the highest growth rate with 16.4 percent; Greenwich followed with 13.9 percent; and Ridgefield with 11.0 percent. On the down side, the cities of Bridgeport, New Britain, and New Haven had the biggest decline rate in median home sales prices during the same period, with 42.8 percent, 40.0 percent and 35.3 percent respectively.

CONSTRUCTION VALUE

The 1997 average construction value of single unit housing has risen 2.5 percent from $127,172 to $130,363 compared with the previous year. The consumer Price Index for NY-Northern NJ-Long Island used to approximate price trends in Connecticut rose 2.0 percent in 1997. Thus, the growth rate of average construction value slightly outpaced the rate of inflation.

INVENTORY CHANGE

Connecticutís inventory of residential units was estimated to be 1,374,566 at the end of 1997. This estimate was based on a net gain of 53,716 housing units authorized from January of 1991 through December of 1997, 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 1997.

Figure 3 - Change in Connecticut Housing Inventory

Change

Structure Type

1997

1990

1990-1997

% Change

One-Unit

864,655

815,307

49,348

6.1

Two-Unit

121,473

121,177

296

0.2

Three & Four-Unit

122,417

122,423

-6

0.0

Five-or-More-Unit

236,250

230,989

5,261

2.3

Other

30,964

30,954

10

0.0

Demolitions

1193*

1,109

84

7.6

Total Units

1,374,566

1,366,410

8,156

0.6

*   DECD collected demolitions data by year end of 1997

Starting with the 1991 edition of this report, 1990 census figures were utilized as the base for Connecticutís 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, cans, 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 1997

By State and Counties

Number of Housing Units

3 and 4

5 Units

Total

Net

State & Counties

1 Unit

2 Units

Units

or More

Units

Demolition

Gains

Connecticut

7,874

138

143

1,194

9,349

1,193

8,156

Fairfield

1,694

64

102

185

2,045

449

1,596

Hartford

1,741

40

0

465

2,246

236

2,010

Litchfield

656

2

0

74

732

54

678

Middlesex

620

2

3

0

625

41

584

New Haven

1,585

20

38

387

2,030

296

1,734

New London

750

6

0

69

825

67

758

Tolland

509

0

0

14

523

22

501

Windham

319

4

0

0

323

28

295

 

Connecticut New Housing Authorizations in 1997

In Alphabetical Order

Number of Housing Units

Permit-issuing

3 and 4

5 Units

Total

1997 Total

1997

Rank by

Places

County

1 Unit

2 Units

Units

or More

Units

Demolition

Net Gain

Net Gain

Connecticut

7,874

138

143

1,194

9,349

1,193

8,156

Andover

Tolland

26

0

0

0

26

1

25

94

Ansonia

New Haven

16

0

0

0

16

5

11

138

Ashford

Windham

16

0

0

0

16

2

14

130

Avon

Hartford

144

0

0

0

144

4

140

12

Barkhamsted

Litchfield

23

0

0

0

23

1

22

105

Beacon Falls

New Haven

25

0

0

0

25

2

23

100

Berlin

Hartford

64

2

0

0

66

2

64

49

Bethany

New Haven

21

0

0

0

21

0

21

107

Bethel

Fairfield

43

0

0

0

43

6

37

73

Bethlehem

Litchfield

8

0

0

0

8

0

8

143

Bloomfield

Hartford

33

0

0

0

33

0

33

82

Bolton

Tolland

20

0

0

0

20

0

20

114

Bozrah

New London

5

0

0

0

5

0

5

152

Branford

New Haven

36

6

0

0

42

21

21

108

Bridgeport

Fairfield

24

26

10

8

68

199

-131

169

Bridgewater

Litchfield

7

0

0

0

7

0

7

145

Bristol

Hartford

88

0

0

0

88

18

70

43

Brookfield

Fairfield

57

0

0

0

57

3

54

55

Brooklyn

Windham

0

4

0

0

4

0

4

156

Burlington

Hartford

52

0

0

0

52

3

49

59

Canaan

Litchfield

2

0

0

0

2

0

2

161

Canterbury

Windham

18

0

0

0

18

5

13

133

Canton

Hartford

30

0

0

0

30

5

25

95

Chaplin

Windham

15

0

0

0

15

0

15

124

Cheshire

New Haven

132

0

0

46

178

3

175

6

Chester

Middlesex

22

0

0

0

22

0

22

106

Clinton

Middlesex

36

0

0

0

36

2

34

78

Colchester

New London

98

0

0

12

110

1

109

23

Colebrook

Litchfield

4

0

0

0

4

0

4

157

Columbia

Tolland

17

0

0

0

17

2

15

125

Cornwall

Litchfield

5

0

0

0

5

0

5

153

Coventry

Tolland

58

0

0

0

58

2

56

53

Cromwell

Middlesex

37

0

0

0

37

2

35

75

Danbury

Fairfield

128

2

15

97

242

0

242

2

Darien

Fairfield

27

0

0

0

27

9

18

119

Deep River

Middlesex

15

0

0

0

15

0

15

126

Derby

New Haven

29

4

0

0

33

0

33

83

Durham

Middlesex

43

0

3

0

46

1

45

63

East Granby

Hartford

22

0

0

0

22

2

20

115

East Haddam

Middlesex

70

0

0

0

70

4

66

46

East Hampton

Middlesex

40

0

0

0

40

10

30

86

East Hartford

Hartford

3

0

0

0

3

2

1

163

East Haven

New Haven

52

0

0

95

147

8

139

13

East Lyme

New London

83

0

0

0

83

1

82

36

East Windsor

Hartford

22

0

0

0

22

5

17

121

Eastford

Windham

8

0

0

0

8

0

8

144

Easton

Fairfield

40

0

0

0

40

0

40

69

Ellington

Tolland

59

0

0

14

73

1

72

39

Enfield

Hartford

84

0

0

0

84

0

84

34

Essex

Middlesex

21

0

0

0

21

0

21

109

Fairfield

Fairfield

130

0

0

0

130

27

103

26

Farmington

Hartford

97

4

0

50

151

6

145

11

Franklin

New London

5

0

0

0

5

2

3

158

Glastonbury

Hartford

164

0

0

0

164

5

159

9

Goshen

Litchfield

22

0

0

0

22

1

21

110

Granby

Hartford

62

0

0

0

62

2

60

51

Greenwich

Fairfield

73

8

12

38

131

37

94

30

Griswold

New London

39

0

0

0

39

9

30

87

Groton

New London

68

4

0

52

124

20

104

25

Guilford

New Haven

124

0

0

0

124

2

122

18

Haddam

Middlesex

28

0

0

0

28

1

27

90

Hamden

New Haven

51

0

0

24

75

8

67

45

Hampton

Windham

15

0

0

0

15

0

15

127

Hartford

Hartford

29

30

0

0

59

79

-20

165

Hartland

Hartford

7

0

0

0

7

0

7

146

Harwinton

Litchfield

27

0

0

0

27

1

26

92

Hebron

Tolland

73

0

0

0

73

1

72

40

Kent

Litchfield

12

0

0

0

12

0

12

135

Killingly

Windham

33

0

0

0

33

4

29

88

Killingworth

Middlesex

60

0

0

0

60

2

58

52

Lebanon

New London

39

0

0

0

39

0

39

71

Ledyard

New London

46

0

0

0

46

0

46

62

Lisbon

New London

23

0

0

0

23

0

23

101

Litchfield

Litchfield

30

0

0

66

96

1

95

29

Lyme

New London

14

0

0

0

14

0

14

131

Madison

New Haven

104

0

0

0

104

3

101

28

Manchester

Hartford

69

4

0

248

321

4

317

1

Mansfield

Tolland

45

0

0

0

45

0

45

64

Marlborough

Hartford

30

0

0

5

35

1

34

79

Meriden

New Haven

37

0

0

0

37

103

-66

168

Middlebury

New Haven

26

0

0

0

26

2

24

98

Middlefield

Middlesex

19

0

0

0

19

2

17

122

Middletown

Middlesex

123

0

0

0

123

12

111

21

Milford

New Haven

153

0

19

25

197

5

192

3

Monroe

Fairfield

119

0

0

6

125

1

124

17

Montville

New London

27

0

0

0

27

4

23

102

Morris

Litchfield

7

0

0

0

7

0

7

147

Naugatuck

New Haven

42

2

0

0

44

1

43

66

New Britain

Hartford

9

0

0

0

9

62

-53

167

New Canaan

Fairfield

47

16

0

0

63

24

39

72

New Fairfield

Fairfield

38

0

0

0

38

1

37

74

New Hartford

Litchfield

29

0

0

0

29

4

25

96

New Haven

New Haven

21

0

0

0

21

0

21

111

New London

New London

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

164

New Milford

Litchfield

113

0

0

0

113

8

105

24

Newington

Hartford

55

0

0

128

183

11

172

7

Newtown

Fairfield

195

0

0

0

195

10

185

4

Norfolk

Litchfield

3

0

0

0

3

1

2

162

North Branford

New Haven

54

0

0

40

94

3

91

32

North Canaan

Litchfield

6

0

0

0

6

0

6

149

North Haven

New Haven

69

0

0

7

76

7

69

44

North Stonington

New London

23

0

0

0

23

0

23

103

Norwalk

Fairfield

92

6

0

0

98

33

65

48

Norwich

New London

28

0

0

0

28

11

17

123

Old Lyme

New London

44

0

0

0

44

4

40

70

Old Saybrook

Middlesex

37

0

0

0

37

2

35

76

Orange

New Haven

24

0

0

0

24

4

20

116

Oxford

New Haven

59

0

0

0

59

4

55

54

Plainfield

Windham

56

0

0

0

56

6

50

57

Plainville

Hartford

30

0

0

0

30

4

26

93

Plymouth

Litchfield

25

0

0

8

33

5

28

89

Pomfret

Windham

35

0

0

0

35

0

35

77

Portland

Middlesex

22

2

0

0

24

3

21

112

Preston

New London

21

0

0

0

21

0

21

113

Prospect

New Haven

55

0

0

0

55

4

51

56

Putnam

Windham

10

0

0

0

10

0

10

140

Redding

Fairfield

34

0

0

0

34

0

34

80

Ridgefield

Fairfield

130

0

0

0

130

0

130

14

Rocky Hill

Hartford

93

0

0

0

93

2

91

33

Roxbury

Litchfield

14

0

0

0

14

1

13

134

Salem

New London

14

0

0

0

14

0

14

132

Salisbury

Litchfield

6

0

0

0

6

1

5

154

Scotland

Windham

15

0

0

0

15

0

15

128

Seymour

New Haven

66

0

0

0

66

0

66

47

Sharon

Litchfield

5

0

0

0

5

2

3

159

Shelton

Fairfield

135

0

33

0

168

10

158

10

Sherman

Fairfield

24

0

0

0

24

1

23

104

Simsbury

Hartford

59

0

0

0

59

10

49

60

Somers

Tolland

34

0

0

0

34

1

33

84

South Windsor

Hartford

124

0

0

0

124

3

121

19

Southbury

New Haven

93

0

0

0

93

1

92

31

Southington

Hartford

149

0

0

34

183

2

181

5

Sprague

New London

6

0

0

0

6

0

6

150

Stafford

Tolland

29

0

0

0

29

4

25

97

Stamford

Fairfield

129

2

32

36

199

39

160

8

Sterling

Windham

24

0

0

0

24

0

24

99

Stonington

New London

78

0

0

0

78

6

72

41

Stratford

Fairfield

49

0

0

0

49

6

43

67

Suffield

Hartford

71

0

0

0

71

0

71

42

Thomaston

Litchfield

34

0

0

0

34

0

34

81

Thompson

Windham

19

0

0

0

19

1

18

120

Tolland

Tolland

104

0

0

0

104

1

103

27

Torrington

Litchfield

65

0

0

0

65

20

45

65

Trumbull

Fairfield

88

0

0

0

88

5

83

35

Union

Tolland

5

0

0

0

5

0

5

155

Vernon

Tolland

27

0

0

0

27

8

19

118

Voluntown

New London

13

0

0

0

13

1

12

136

Wallingford

New Haven

96

2

19

10

127

6

121

20

Warren

Litchfield

8

0

0

0

8

1

7

148

Washington

Litchfield

14

0

0

0

14

2

12

137

Waterbury

New Haven

43

0

0

0

43

83

-40

166

Waterford

New London

76

2

0

5

83

8

75

37

Watertown

Litchfield

112

2

0

0

114

4

110

22

West Hartford

Hartford

9

0

0

0

9

0

9

142

West Haven

New Haven

43

2

0

0

45

18

27

91

Westbrook

Middlesex

47

0

0

0

47

0

47

61

Weston

Fairfield

14

0

0

0

14

8

6

151

Westport

Fairfield

36

4

0

0

40

20

20

117

Wethersfield

Hartford

77

0

0

0

77

4

73

38

Willington

Tolland

12

0

0

0

12

1

11

139

Wilton

Fairfield

42

0

0

0

42

10

32

85

Winchester

Litchfield

10

0

0

0

10

0

10

141

Windham

Windham

13

0

0

0

13

10

3

160

Windsor

Hartford

50

0

0

0

50

0

50

58

Windsor Locks

Hartford

15

0

0

0

15

0

15

129

Wolcott

New Haven

82

0

0

50

132

3

129

15

Woodbridge

New Haven

32

4

0

90

126

0

126

16

Woodbury

Litchfield

65

0

0

0

65

1

64

50

Woodstock

Windham

42

0

0

0

42

0

42

68

 

Housing Units and Residential Construction Activity Authorized in 1997

In Alphabetical Order

Valuation of Residential construction

Single Family

All Units (including Single Family & Multi-units)

Valuations

Valuations

State/Towns

Units

Valuations

Per Unit

Total Units

Total Valuations

Per Unit

Connecticut

7,874

$1,026,479,322

$130,363

9,349

$1,101,697,955

$117,841

Andover

26

$2,699,660

$103,833

26

$2,699,660

$103,833

Ansonia

16

$1,105,000

$69,063

16

$1,105,000

$69,063

Ashford

16

$1,476,368

$92,273

16

$1,476,368

$92,273

Avon

144

$20,896,400

$145,114

144

$20,896,400

$145,114

Barkhamsted

23

$3,152,944

$137,085

23

$3,152,944

$137,085

Beacon Falls

25

$1,667,000

$66,680

25

$1,667,000

$66,680

Berlin

64

$7,216,623

$112,760

66

$7,349,911

$111,362

Bethany

21

$4,041,875

$192,470

21

$4,041,875

$192,470

Bethel

43

$5,858,175

$136,237

43

$5,858,175

$136,237

Bethlehem

8

$1,053,000

$131,625

8

$1,053,000

$131,625

Bloomfield

33

$2,281,730

$69,143

33

$2,281,730

$69,143

Bolton

20

$2,699,486

$134,974

20

$2,699,486

$134,974

Bozrah

5

$478,000

$95,600

5

$478,000

$95,600

Branford

36

$4,168,140

$115,782

42

$4,372,620

$104,110

Bridgeport

24

$1,902,517

$79,272

68

$3,538,417

$52,036

Bridgewater

7

$2,116,400

$302,343

7

$2,116,400

$302,343

Bristol

88

$8,550,650

$97,166

88

$8,550,650

$97,166

Brookfield

57

$8,676,759

$152,224

57

$8,676,759

$152,224

Brooklyn

0

$0

$0

4

$340,000

$85,000

Burlington

52

$7,763,697

$149,302

52

$7,763,697

$149,302

Canaan

2

$166,250

$83,125

2

$166,250

$83,125

Canterbury

18

$1,324,511

$73,584

18

$1,324,511

$73,584

Canton

30

$4,932,080

$164,403

30

$4,932,080

$164,403

Chaplin

15

$812,985

$54,199

15

$812,985

$54,199

Cheshire

132

$14,786,298

$112,017

178

$18,265,657

$102,616

Chester

22

$3,644,288

$165,649

22

$3,644,288

$165,649

Clinton

36

$3,662,855

$101,746

36

$3,662,855

$101,746

Colchester

98

$8,315,036

$84,847

110

$8,733,916

$79,399

Colebrook

4

$431,550

$107,888

4

$431,550

$107,888

Columbia

17

$2,154,680

$126,746

17

$2,154,680

$126,746

Cornwall

5

$477,496

$95,499

5

$477,496

$95,499

Coventry

58

$6,115,900

$105,447

58

$6,115,900

$105,447

Cromwell

37

$4,201,635

$113,558

37

$4,201,635

$113,558

Danbury

128

$14,412,945

$112,601

242

$19,882,294

$82,158

Darien

27

$10,252,000

$379,704

27

$10,252,000

$379,704

Deep River

15

$2,667,000

$177,800

15

$2,667,000

$177,800

Derby

29

$1,994,340

$68,770

33

$2,093,340

$63,435

Durham

43

$4,074,680

$94,760

46

$4,224,680

$91,841

East Granby

22

$3,222,427

$146,474

22

$3,222,427

$146,474

East Haddam

70

$9,834,560

$140,494

70

$9,834,560

$140,494

East Hampton

40

$3,050,225

$76,256

40

$3,050,225

$76,256

East Hartford

3

$290,345

$96,782

3

$290,345

$96,782

East Haven

52

$3,163,000

$60,827

147

$5,266,000

$35,823

East Lyme

83

$8,131,166

$97,966

83

$8,131,166

$97,966

East Windsor

22

$2,213,774

$100,626

22

$2,213,774

$100,626

Eastford

8

$611,280

$76,410

8

$611,280

$76,410

Easton

40

$9,283,429

$232,086

40

$9,283,429

$232,086

Ellington

59

$9,400,767

$159,335

73

$10,018,387

$137,238

Enfield

84

$6,237,027

$74,250

84

$6,237,027

$74,250

Essex

21

$3,993,863

$190,184

21

$3,993,863

$190,184

Fairfield

130

$14,623,774

$112,491

130

$14,623,774

$112,491

Farmington

97

$13,100,950

$135,061

151

$15,431,950

$102,198

Franklin

5

$680,000

$136,000

5

$680,000

$136,000

Glastonbury

164

$23,687,558

$144,436

164

$23,687,558

$144,436

Goshen

22

$3,817,000

$173,500

22

$3,817,000

$173,500

Granby

62

$7,566,600

$122,042

62

$7,566,600

$122,042

Greenwich

73

$53,209,705

$728,900

131

$60,013,605

$458,119

Griswold

39

$2,988,100

$76,618

39

$2,988,100

$76,618

Groton

68

$6,499,154

$95,576

124

$7,222,154

$58,243

Guilford

124

$19,668,947

$158,621

124

$19,668,947

$158,621

Haddam

28

$3,274,415

$116,943

28

$3,274,415

$116,943

Hamden

51

$4,336,600

$85,031

75

$5,497,313

$73,298

Hampton

15

$1,530,235

$102,016

15

$1,530,235

$102,016

Hartford

29

$2,580,200

$88,972

59

$4,464,400

$75,668

Hartland

7

$707,216

$101,031

7

$707,216

$101,031

Harwinton

27

$3,579,000

$132,556

27

$3,579,000

$132,556

Hebron

73

$7,351,602

$100,707

73

$7,351,602

$100,707

Kent

12

$2,114,099

$176,175

12

$2,114,099

$176,175

Killingly

33

$1,998,351

$60,556

33

$1,998,351

$60,556

Killingworth

60

$8,447,000

$140,783

60

$8,447,000

$140,783

Lebanon

39

$3,169,997

$81,282

39

$3,169,997

$81,282

Ledyard

46

$3,995,210

$86,852

46

$3,995,210

$86,852

Lisbon

23

$1,978,657

$86,029

23

$1,978,657

$86,029

Litchfield

30

$5,007,104

$166,903

96

$10,236,104

$106,626

Lyme

14

$3,180,138

$227,153

14

$3,180,138

$227,153

Madison

104

$19,463,278

$187,147

104

$19,463,278

$187,147

Manchester

69

$6,865,014

$99,493

321

$16,546,545

$51,547

Mansfield

45

$4,744,652

$105,437

45

$4,744,652

$105,437

Marlborough

30

$3,919,507

$130,650

35

$4,262,554

$121,787

Meriden

37

$2,341,231

$63,277

37

$2,341,231

$63,277

Middlebury

26

$6,028,400

$231,862

26

$6,028,400

$231,862

Middlefield

19

$2,216,500

$116,658

19

$2,216,500

$116,658

Middletown

123

$7,535,283

$61,262

123

$7,535,283

$61,262

Milford

153

$13,690,307

$89,479

197

$14,987,307

$76,078

Monroe

119

$18,315,000

$153,908

125

$18,702,000

$149,616

Montville

27

$2,249,099

$83,300

27

$2,249,099

$83,300

Morris

7

$1,152,000

$164,571

7

$1,152,000

$164,571

Naugatuck

42

$3,806,506

$90,631

44

$3,930,018

$89,319

New Britain

9

$342,666

$38,074

9

$342,666

$38,074

New Canaan

47

$30,697,600

$653,140

63

$32,638,600

$518,073

New Fairfield

38

$5,716,000

$150,421

38

$5,716,000

$150,421

New Hartford

29

$3,680,500

$126,914

29

$3,680,500

$126,914

New Haven

21

$1,348,520

$64,215

21

$1,348,520

$64,215

New London

0

$0

$0

0

$0

New Milford

113

$9,850,418

$87,172

113

$9,850,418

$87,172

Newington

55

$5,084,119

$92,439

183

$11,191,119

$61,154

Newtown

195

$31,818,166

$163,170

195

$31,818,166

$163,170

Norfolk

3

$305,000

$101,667

3

$305,000

$101,667

North Branford

54

$5,341,205

$98,911

94

$6,853,205

$72,906

North Canaan

6

$685,000

$114,167

6

$685,000

$114,167

North Haven

69

$9,192,590

$133,226

76

$9,630,090

$126,712

North Stonington

23

$2,119,000

$92,130

23

$2,119,000

$92,130

Norwalk

92

$11,788,800

$128,139

98

$12,108,800

$123,559

Norwich

28

$2,353,937

$84,069

28

$2,353,937

$84,069

Old Lyme

44

$7,570,772

$172,063

44

$7,570,772

$172,063

Old Saybrook

37

$4,131,223

$111,655

37

$4,131,223

$111,655

Orange

24

$3,378,880

$140,787

24

$3,378,880

$140,787

Oxford

59

$7,836,500

$132,822

59

$7,836,500

$132,822

Plainfield

56

$3,709,318

$66,238

56

$3,709,318

$66,238

Plainville

30

$2,081,475

$69,383

30

$2,081,475

$69,383

Plymouth

25

$1,744,000

$69,760

33

$2,060,000

$62,424

Pomfret

35

$3,935,000

$112,429

35

$3,935,000

$112,429

Portland

22

$2,602,050

$118,275

24

$2,757,050

$114,877

Preston

21

$1,899,000

$90,429

21

$1,899,000

$90,429

Prospect

55

$5,306,100

$96,475

55

$5,306,100

$96,475

Putnam

10

$811,758

$81,176

10

$811,758

$81,176

Redding

34

$7,030,009

$206,765

34

$7,030,009

$206,765

Ridgefield

130

$28,971,124

$222,855

130

$28,971,124

$222,855

Rocky Hill

93

$8,458,293

$90,949

93

$8,458,293

$90,949

Roxbury

14

$2,764,000

$197,429

14

$2,764,000

$197,429

Salem

14

$1,966,460

$140,461

14

$1,966,460

$140,461

Salisbury

6

$1,103,000

$183,833

6

$1,103,000

$183,833

Scotland

15

$1,111,000

$74,067

15

$1,111,000

$74,067

Seymour

66

$7,071,634

$107,146

66

$7,071,634

$107,146

Sharon

5

$2,053,000

$410,600

5

$2,053,000

$410,600

Shelton

135

$11,587,137

$85,831

168

$14,019,017

$83,447

Sherman

24

$5,126,000

$213,583

24

$5,126,000

$213,583

Simsbury

59

$10,377,219

$175,885

59

$10,377,219

$175,885

Somers

34

$5,806,015

$170,765

34

$5,806,015

$170,765

South Windsor

124

$11,536,650

$93,038

124

$11,536,650

$93,038

Southbury

93

$13,001,590

$139,802

93

$13,001,590

$139,802

Southington

149

$9,261,000

$62,154

183

$10,846,000

$59,268

Sprague

6

$588,250

$98,042

6

$588,250

$98,042

Stafford

29

$2,903,500

$100,121

29

$2,903,500

$100,121

Stamford

129

$24,508,158

$189,986

199

$28,679,158

$144,116

Sterling

24

$1,438,000

$59,917

24

$1,438,000

$59,917

Stonington

78

$10,623,484

$136,199

78

$10,623,484

$136,199

Stratford

49

$4,813,500

$98,235

49

$4,813,500

$98,235

Suffield

71

$10,315,900

$145,294

71

$10,315,900

$145,294

Thomaston

34

$3,618,000

$106,412

34

$3,618,000

$106,412

Thompson

19

$1,488,965

$78,367

19

$1,488,965

$78,367

Tolland

104

$12,978,000

$124,788

104

$12,978,000

$124,788

Torrington

65

$5,030,801

$77,397

65

$5,030,801

$77,397

Trumbull

88

$10,190,799

$115,805

88

$10,190,799

$115,805

Union

5

$646,666

$129,333

5

$646,666

$129,333

Vernon

27

$2,139,788

$79,251

27

$2,139,788

$79,251

Voluntown

13

$988,566

$76,044

13

$988,566

$76,044

Wallingford

96

$12,015,200

$125,158

127

$14,478,840

$114,007

Warren

8

$1,750,478

$218,810

8

$1,750,478

$218,810

Washington

14

$3,032,886

$216,635

14

$3,032,886

$216,635

Waterbury

43

$2,341,260

$54,448

43

$2,341,260

$54,448

Waterford

76

$7,608,116

$100,107

83

$7,828,116

$94,315

Watertown

112

$12,406,214

$110,770

114

$12,518,614

$109,812

West Hartford

9

$816,640

$90,738

9

$816,640

$90,738

West Haven

43

$2,067,654

$48,085

45

$2,117,654

$47,059

Westbrook

47

$5,295,600

$112,672

47

$5,295,600

$112,672

Weston

14

$6,408,000

$457,714

14

$6,408,000

$457,714

Westport

36

$8,919,790

$247,772

40

$10,119,790

$252,995

Wethersfield

77

$8,114,520

$105,383

77

$8,114,520

$105,383

Willington

12

$1,499,858

$124,988

12

$1,499,858

$124,988

Wilton

42

$9,144,579

$217,728

42

$9,144,579

$217,728

Winchester

10

$1,109,358

$110,936

10

$1,109,358

$110,936

Windham

13

$970,000

$74,615

13

$970,000

$74,615

Windsor

50

$5,666,280

$113,326

50

$5,666,280

$113,326

Windsor Locks

15

$1,275,000

$85,000

15

$1,275,000

$85,000

Wolcott

82

$4,893,611

$59,678

132

$6,836,411

$51,791

Woodbridge

32

$6,542,500

$204,453

126

$12,181,134

$96,676

Woodbury

65

$12,319,450

$189,530

65

$12,319,450

$189,530

Woodstock

42

$4,375,018

$104,167

42

$4,375,018

$104,167

 


Connecticut New Housing Authorizations in 1997

In Net Gain Order

Number of Housing Units

Permit-issuing

3 and 4

5 Units

Total

1997 Total

1997

Rank by

Places

County

1 Unit

2 Units

Units

or More

Units

Demolition

Net Gain

Net Gain

Connecticut

7,874

138

143

1,194

9,349

1,193

8,156

Manchester

Hartford

69

4

0

248

321

4

317

1

Danbury

Fairfield

128

2

15

97

242

0

242

2

Milford

New Haven

153

0

19

25

197

5

192

3

Newtown

Fairfield

195

0

0

0

195

10

185

4

Southington

Hartford

149

0

0

34

183

2

181

5

Cheshire

New Haven

132

0

0

46

178

3

175

6

Newington

Hartford

55

0

0

128

183

11

172

7

Stamford

Fairfield

129

2

32

36

199

39

160

8

Glastonbury

Hartford

164

0

0

0

164

5

159

9

Shelton

Fairfield

135

0

33

0

168

10

158

10

Farmington

Hartford

97

4

0

50

151

6

145

11

Avon

Hartford

144

0

0

0

144

4

140

12

East Haven

New Haven

52

0

0

95

147

8

139

13

Ridgefield

Fairfield

130

0

0

0

130

0

130

14

Wolcott

New Haven

82

0

0

50

132

3

129

15

Woodbridge

New Haven

32

4

0

90

126

0

126

16

Monroe

Fairfield

119

0

0

6

125

1

124

17

Guilford

New Haven

124

0

0

0

124

2

122

18

South Windsor

Hartford

124

0

0

0

124

3

121

19

Wallingford

New Haven

96

2

19

10

127

6

121

20

Middletown

Middlesex

123

0

0

0

123

12

111

21

Watertown

Litchfield

112

2

0

0

114

4

110

22

Colchester

New London

98

0

0

12

110

1

109

23

New Milford

Litchfield

113

0

0

0

113

8

105

24

Groton

New London

68

4

0

52

124

20

104

25

Fairfield

Fairfield

130

0

0

0

130

27

103

26

Tolland

Tolland

104

0

0

0

104

1

103

27

Madison

New Haven

104

0

0

0

104

3

101

28

Litchfield

Litchfield

30

0

0

66

96

1

95

29

Greenwich

Fairfield

73

8

12

38

131

37

94

30

Southbury

New Haven

93

0

0

0

93

1

92

31

North Branford

New Haven

54

0

0

40

94

3

91

32

Rocky Hill

Hartford

93

0

0

0

93

2

91

33

Enfield

Hartford

84

0

0

0

84

0

84

34

Trumbull

Fairfield

88

0

0

0

88

5

83

35

East Lyme

New London

83

0

0

0

83

1

82

36

Waterford

New London

76

2

0

5

83

8

75

37

Wethersfield

Hartford

77

0

0

0

77

4

73

38

Ellington

Tolland

59

0

0

14

73

1

72

39

Hebron

Tolland

73

0

0

0

73

1

72

40

Stonington

New London

78

0

0

0

78

6

72

41

Suffield

Hartford

71

0

0

0

71

0

71

42

Bristol

Hartford

88

0

0

0

88

18

70

43

North Haven

New Haven

69

0

0

7

76

7

69

44

Hamden

New Haven

51

0

0

24

75

8

67

45

East Haddam

Middlesex

70

0

0

0

70

4

66

46

Seymour

New Haven

66

0

0

0

66

0

66

47

Norwalk

Fairfield

92

6

0

0

98

33

65

48

Berlin

Hartford

64

2

0

0

66

2

64

49

Woodbury

Litchfield

65

0

0

0

65

1

64

50

Granby

Hartford

62

0

0

0

62

2

60

51

Killingworth

Middlesex

60

0

0

0

60

2

58

52

Coventry

Tolland

58

0

0

0

58

2

56

53

Oxford

New Haven

59

0

0

0

59

4

55

54

Brookfield

Fairfield

57

0

0

0

57

3

54

55

Prospect

New Haven

55

0

0

0

55

4

51

56

Plainfield

Windham

56

0

0

0

56

6

50

57

Windsor

Hartford

50

0

0

0

50

0

50

58

Burlington

Hartford

52

0

0

0

52

3

49

59

Simsbury

Hartford

59

0

0

0

59

10

49

60

Westbrook

Middlesex

47

0

0

0

47

0

47

61

Ledyard

New London

46

0

0

0

46

0

46

62

Durham

Middlesex

43

0

3

0

46

1

45

63

Mansfield

Tolland

45

0

0

0

45

0

45

64

Torrington

Litchfield

65

0

0

0

65

20

45

65

Naugatuck

New Haven

42

2

0

0

44

1

43

66

Stratford

Fairfield

49

0

0

0

49

6

43

67

Woodstock

Windham

42

0

0

0

42

0

42

68

Easton

Fairfield

40

0

0

0

40

0

40

69

Old Lyme

New London

44

0

0

0

44

4

40

70

Lebanon

New London

39

0

0

0

39

0

39

71

New Canaan

Fairfield

47

16

0

0

63

24

39

72

Bethel

Fairfield

43

0

0

0

43

6

37

73

New Fairfield

Fairfield

38

0

0

0

38

1

37

74

Cromwell

Middlesex

37

0

0

0

37

2

35

75

Old Saybrook

Middlesex

37

0

0

0

37

2

35

76

Pomfret

Windham

35

0

0

0

35

0

35

77

Clinton

Middlesex

36

0

0

0

36

2

34

78

Marlborough

Hartford

30

0

0

5

35

1

34

79

Redding

Fairfield

34

0

0

0

34

0

34

80

Thomaston

Litchfield

34

0

0

0

34

0

34

81

Bloomfield

Hartford

33

0

0

0

33

0

33

82

Derby

New Haven

29

4

0

0

33

0

33

83

Somers

Tolland

34

0

0

0

34

1

33

84

Wilton

Fairfield

42

0

0

0

42

10

32

85

East Hampton

Middlesex

40

0

0

0

40

10

30

86

Griswold

New London

39

0

0

0

39

9

30

87

Killingly

Windham

33

0

0

0

33

4

29

88

Plymouth

Litchfield

25

0

0

8

33

5

28

89

Haddam

Middlesex

28

0

0

0

28

1

27

90

West Haven

New Haven

43

2

0

0

45

18

27

91

Harwinton

Litchfield

27

0

0

0

27

1

26

92

Plainville

Hartford

30

0

0

0

30

4

26

93

Andover

Tolland

26

0

0

0

26

1

25

94

Canton

Hartford

30

0

0

0

30

5

25

95

New Hartford

Litchfield

29

0

0

0

29

4

25

96

Stafford

Tolland

29

0

0

0

29

4

25

97

Middlebury

New Haven

26

0

0

0

26

2

24

98

Sterling

Windham

24

0

0

0

24

0

24

99

Beacon Falls

New Haven

25

0

0

0

25

2

23

100

Lisbon

New London

23

0

0

0

23

0

23

101

Montville

New London

27

0

0

0

27

4

23

102

No. Stonington

New London

23

0

0

0

23

0

23

103

Sherman

Fairfield

24

0

0

0

24

1

23

104

Barkhamsted

Litchfield

23

0

0

0

23

1

22

105

Chester

Middlesex

22

0

0

0

22

0

22

106

Bethany

New Haven

21

0

0

0

21

0

21

107

Branford

New Haven

36

6

0

0

42

21

21

108

Essex

Middlesex

21

0

0

0

21

0

21

109

Goshen

Litchfield

22

0

0

0

22

1

21

110

New Haven

New Haven

21

0

0

0

21

0

21

111

Portland

Middlesex

22

2

0

0

24

3

21

112

Preston

New London

21

0

0

0

21

0

21

113

Bolton

Tolland

20

0

0

0

20

0

20

114

East Granby

Hartford

22

0

0

0

22

2

20

115

Orange

New Haven

24

0

0

0

24

4

20

116

Westport

Fairfield

36

4

0

0

40

20

20

117

Vernon

Tolland

27

0

0

0

27

8

19

118

Darien

Fairfield

27

0

0

0

27

9

18

119

Thompson

Windham

19

0

0

0

19

1

18

120

East Windsor

Hartford

22

0

0

0

22

5

17

121

Middlefield

Middlesex

19

0

0

0

19

2

17

122

Norwich

New London

28

0

0

0

28

11

17

123

Chaplin

Windham

15

0

0

0

15

0

15

124

Columbia

Tolland

17

0

0

0

17

2

15

125

Deep River

Middlesex

15

0

0

0

15

0

15

126

Hampton

Windham

15

0

0

0

15

0

15

127

Scotland

Windham

15

0

0

0

15

0

15

128

Windsor Locks

Hartford

15

0

0

0

15

0

15

129

Ashford

Windham

16

0

0

0

16

2

14

130

Lyme

New London

14

0

0

0

14

0

14

131

Salem

New London

14

0

0

0

14

0

14

132

Canterbury

Windham

18

0

0

0

18

5

13

133

Roxbury

Litchfield

14

0

0

0

14

1

13

134

Kent

Litchfield

12

0

0

0

12

0

12

135

Voluntown

New London

13

0

0

0

13

1

12

136

Washington

Litchfield

14

0

0

0

14

2

12

137

Ansonia

New Haven

16

0

0

0

16