DECD: 1998 Housing Production & Permit - Construction Report

1998 Construction Report Connecticut Housing Production & Permits

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Any comments or suggestions should be directed to Kolie Sun Chang, Senior Research Analyst at Public Affairs and Strategic Planning Division, Department of Economic and Community Development, 505 Hudson Street, Hartford, CT. 06106. She can also be contacted by phone at (860) 270-8167 or send her an e-mail: kolie.chang@po.state.ct.us
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

According to the recent released housing statistics from the Bureau of the Census, Connecticut permit authorization reached 11,863 units in 1998. As the graph below indicates, in 1998 we experienced the largest growth since 1990. There were eight months out of the year that housing permits issued set records. Compared to a year ago, total housing production increased 26.9 percent from the 9,349 in 1997 to 11,863 in 1998, the biggest percent increase since 1987. In 1998, 9,130 permits were authorized for single-family dwellings, accounting for 77 percent of all the permits issued. Condominium and apartment buildings with five units or more shared almost 20 percent of the market.

{1998 Construction Report Chart}

Figure 1 presents the distribution and percentage change of the new housing units permitted in 1997 and 1998 by structure type.

Figure 1 - New Housing Units
Structure Type

1998

1997

Chg. 98-97

% Change

One-Unit

9,130

7,874

1,256

16.0%

Two-Unit

184

138

46

33.3%

Three & Four-Unit

196

143

53

37.1%

Five-or-More-Unit

2,353

1,194

1,159

97.1%

Total Units

11,863

9,349

2,514

26.9%

DEMOLITION AND NET GAIN

Again, at the end of 1998, DECD sent out a survey to collect the residential demolition permits issued. Over 90 percent of the cities and towns responded to our request. Hartford issued the most demolition permits with 1,200 units, New Haven with 370, New Britain with 281, Bridgeport with 276 and Waterbury with 109. The five cities contributed over 75 percent of all demolition permits. The net gain to Connecticut’s housing inventory totaled 8,895 units in 1998. This was an increase of nine percent from 1997’s net gain of 8,156. The reader should consult the table "Net Gain in Rank Order" for more information.

COUNTIES

In 1998, Fairfield County authorized the largest number of new residential permits with 2,978, followed by Hartford County with 2,790, and New Haven County with 2,301. These three counties combined accounted for 68 percent of total permits issued. All three counties set records for new permits issued in this decade. Compared with the State growth rate of 26.9 percent, Fairfield County fared much better with growth of 45.6 percent, followed by Middlesex County with 43.8 percent, and Tolland County with 36.5 percent. Figure 2 presents the changes and percentage changes of the housing units permitted by county in 1998 and 1997.

Figure 2 - Change in Connecticut Housing Permits by County
State & Counties

1998

1997

Units Change

% Change

Connecticut

11,863

9,349

2,514

26.9%

Fairfield County

2,978

2,045

933

45.6%

Hartford County

2,790

2,246

544

24.2%

Litchfield County

774

732

42

5.7%

Middlesex County

899

625

274

43.8%

New Haven County

2,301

2,030

271

13.3%

New London County

972

825

147

17.8%

Tolland County

714

523

191

36.5%

Windham County

435

323

112

34.7%

MUNICIPALITIES

The top five communities combined accounted for almost 20 percent of the total permits authorized. Danbury led all Connecticut communities with 926 permits issued, up 174 percent over the 1997 total 242 units. Manchester ranked second with 483 units, an increase of 162 units, up 50 percent over the 1997 total of 321 units, followed by Hamden with 458 units, Middletown with 254 units, and Glastonbury with 246 units.

MEDIAN HOME SALES PRICE

According to the Connecticut Policy and Economic Council (CPEC), Connecticut’s median sales price rose 1.4 percent from $138,000 in 1996 to $140,000 in 1997. The number of home sales increased by 3,356, or 8.5 percent. The average home price in Connecticut was slightly over $204,000, compared with $195,000 a year ago, representing a 4.6 percent increase from a year ago. This increase suggested that more expensive homes were sold in 1997 than in 1996. Stamford, Norwalk, Greenwich, Bridgeport and Fairfield are the top five municipalities with the most housing transactions during 1997. All of them combined accounted for 15 percent of total home sales. Fairfield County showed the most home sales activities compared to the rest of the State.

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 $1.262 billion during 1998. This was an increase of 23 percent from 1997’s level of $1.026 billion. The average construction value of single unit housing showed an increase of 6.1 percent from $130,363 in 1997 to $138,321 in 1998, and 8.8 percent higher compared to the level of 1996.

INVENTORY CHANGE

Connecticut’s inventory of residential units was estimated to be 1,383,597 at the end of 1998. This estimate was based on a net gain of 62,747 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 1998.

Figure 3 - Change in Connecticut Housing Inventory

Change

Structure Type

1998

1990

1990-1998

% Change

One-Unit

873,921

815,307

58,614

7.2%

Two-Unit

121,657

121,177

480

0.4%

Three & Four-Unit

122,613

122,423

190

0.2%

Four-or-More-Unit

238,603

230,989

7,614

3.3%

Other

30,964

30,954

10

0.0%

Demolitions

4161*

Total Units

1,383,597

1,320,850

62,747

4.8%

* 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 1998

By State and Counties

 

State & Counties

Total Units

 

1 Unit

 

2 Units

3 and 4 Units

5 Units or More

Total 1998 Demolitions

1998 Net Gain

Connecticut

11,863

9,130

184

196

2,353

2,968

8,895

Fairfield

2,978

1,897

108

73

900

517

2,461

Hartford

2,790

2,184

48

24

534

1,592

1,198

Litchfield

774

721

4

0

49

50

724

Middlesex

899

721

0

76

102

64

835

New Haven

2,301

1,749

20

8

524

626

1,675

New London

972

904

4

4

60

73

899

Tolland

714

599

0

11

104

7

707

Windham

435

355

0

0

80

39

396

 

Connecticut New Housing Authorizations in 1998

In Alphabetical Order

Number of Housing Units

Permit-issuing

Total

3 and 4

5 Units

Total 1998

1998

Rank by

Places

County

Units

1 Unit

2 Units

Units

or More

Demolitions

Net Gain

Net Gain

Connecticut

11,863

9,130

184

196

2,353

2,968

8,895

Andover

Tolland

24

24

0

0

0

1

23

114

Ansonia

New Haven

33

26

2

0

5

7

26

101

Ashford

Windham

32

32

0

0

0

0

32

90

Avon

Hartford

188

143

0

16

29

3

185

12

Barkhamsted

Litchfield

26

26

0

0

0

2

24

110

Beacon Falls

New Haven

24

24

0

0

0

0

24

111

Berlin

Hartford

89

89

0

0

0

1

88

38

Bethany

New Haven

29

29

0

0

0

0

29

95

Bethel

Fairfield

41

41

0

0

0

1

40

78

Bethlehem

Litchfield

14

14

0

0

0

0

14

132

Bloomfield

Hartford

37

37

0

0

0

2

35

85

Bolton

Tolland

26

26

0

0

0

1

25

106

Bozrah

New London

6

6

0

0

0

0

6

149

Branford

New Haven

39

39

0

0

0

13

26

102

Bridgeport

Fairfield

136

79

54

3

0

276

-140

166

Bridgewater

Litchfield

14

14

0

0

0

1

13

136

Bristol

Hartford

93

93

0

0

0

26

67

49

Brookfield

Fairfield

50

50

0

0

0

0

50

66

Brooklyn

Windham

96

16

0

0

80

0

96

33

Burlington

Hartford

51

51

0

0

0

0

51

61

Canaan

Litchfield

3

3

0

0

0

1

2

156

Canterbury

Windham

21

21

0

0

0

0

21

122

Canton

Hartford

44

44

0

0

0

5

39

80

Chaplin

Windham

16

16

0

0

0

0

16

127

Cheshire

New Haven

99

99

0

0

0

4

95

34

Chester

Middlesex

9

9

0

0

0

1

8

145

Clinton

Middlesex

74

74

0

0

0

5

69

47

Colchester

New London

102

102

0

0

0

13

89

36

Colebrook

Litchfield

11

11

0

0

0

0

11

141

Columbia

Tolland

31

31

0

0

0

0

31

91

Cornwall

Litchfield

5

5

0

0

0

0

5

152

Coventry

Tolland

65

65

0

0

0

3

62

51

Cromwell

Middlesex

128

64

0

64

0

1

127

23

Danbury

Fairfield

926

109

2

24

791

22

904

1

Darien

Fairfield

26

26

0

0

0

12

14

133

Deep River

Middlesex

23

23

0

0

0

1

22

117

Derby

New Haven

26

26

0

0

0

4

22

118

Durham

Middlesex

43

43

0

0

0

4

39

81

East Granby

Hartford

24

24

0

0

0

0

24

112

East Haddam

Middlesex

80

68

0

12

0

18

62

52

East Hampton

Middlesex

49

49

0

0

0

4

45

72

East Hartford

Hartford

4

4

0

0

0

3

1

159

East Haven

New Haven

75

56

0

0

19

11

64

50

East Lyme

New London

140

80

0

0

60

4

136

18

East Windsor

Hartford

28

28

0

0

0

2

26

103

Eastford

Windham

5

5

0

0

0

0

5

153

Easton

Fairfield

46

46

0

0

0

0

46

70

Ellington

Tolland

162

50

0

8

104

0

162

14

Enfield

Hartford

86

86

0

0

0

0

86

39

Essex

Middlesex

48

48

0

0

0

0

48

68

Fairfield

Fairfield

140

134

6

0

0

0

140

16

Farmington

Hartford

166

147

0

0

19

9

157

15

Franklin

New London

2

2

0

0

0

1

1

160

Glastonbury

Hartford

246

246

0

0

0

1

245

4

Goshen

Litchfield

15

15

0

0

0

0

15

130

Granby

Hartford

46

46

0

0

0

6

40

79

Greenwich

Fairfield

114

88

18

3

5

56

58

54

Griswold

New London

49

49

0

0

0

1

48

69

Groton

New London

137

135

2

0

0

3

134

19

Guilford

New Haven

139

139

0

0

0

10

129

21

Haddam

Middlesex

27

27

0

0

0

2

25

107

Hamden

New Haven

458

62

0

0

396

3

455

3

Hampton

Windham

16

16

0

0

0

0

16

128

Hartford

Hartford

88

64

24

0

0

1,200

-1,112

169

Hartland

Hartford

5

5

0

0

0

0

5

154

Harwinton

Litchfield

22

22

0

0

0

0

22

119

Hebron

Tolland

78

78

0

0

0

0

78

40

Kent

Litchfield

12

12

0

0

0

0

12

140

Killingly

Windham

26

26

0

0

0

0

26

104

Killingworth

Middlesex

59

59

0

0

0

6

53

57

Lebanon

New London

28

28

0

0

0

2

26

105

Ledyard

New London

70

64

2

4

0

1

69

48

Lisbon

New London

24

24

0

0

0

0

24

113

Litchfield

Litchfield

33

33

0

0

0

0

33

88

Lyme

New London

13

13

0

0

0

0

13

137

Madison

New Haven

100

100

0

0

0

11

89

37

Manchester

Hartford

483

74

24

0

385

6

477

2

Mansfield

Tolland

58

55

0

3

0

0

58

55

Marlborough

Hartford

35

30

0

0

5

0

35

86

Meriden

New Haven

53

53

0

0

0

37

16

129

Middlebury

New Haven

32

32

0

0

0

3

29

96

Middlefield

Middlesex

18

18

0

0

0

3

15

131

Middletown

Middlesex

254

152

0

0

102

10

244

5

Milford

New Haven

183

183

0

0

0

0

183

13

Monroe

Fairfield

111

111

0

0

0

5

106

30

Montville

New London

45

45

0

0

0

4

41

77

Morris

Litchfield

11

11

0

0

0

1

10

142

Naugatuck

New Haven

57

57

0

0

0

7

50

67

New Britain

Hartford

8

8

0

0

0

281

-273

167

New Canaan

Fairfield

56

52

4

0

0

31

25

108

New Fairfield

Fairfield

31

31

0

0

0

4

27

97

New Hartford

Litchfield

31

31

0

0

0

8

23

115

New Haven

New Haven

76

36

0

0

40

370

-294

168

New London

New London

2

2

0

0

0

12

-10

164

New Milford

Litchfield

118

118

0

0

0

6

112

27

Newington

Hartford

115

107

0

8

0

0

115

25

Newtown

Fairfield

238

238

0

0

0

8

230

6

Norfolk

Litchfield

2

2

0

0

0

1

1

161

North Branford

New Haven

54

54

0

0

0

3

51

62

North Canaan

Litchfield

3

3

0

0

0

1

2

157

North Haven

New Haven

100

60

0

0

40

0

100

31

North Stonington

New London

42

42

0

0

0

0

42

75

Norwalk

Fairfield

132

99

6

0

27

24

108

29

Norwich

New London

19

19

0

0

0

21

-2

162

Old Lyme

New London

54

54

0

0

0

3

51

63

Old Saybrook

Middlesex

25

25

0

0

0

3

22

120

Orange

New Haven

13

13

0

0

0

0

13

138

Oxford

New Haven

100

100

0

0

0

2

98

32

Plainfield

Windham

41

41

0

0

0

6

35

87

Plainville

Hartford

56

56

0

0

0

5

51

64

Plymouth

Litchfield

30

30

0

0

0

0

30

92

Pomfret

Windham

33

33

0

0

0

0

33

89

Portland

Middlesex

13

13

0

0

0

3

10

143

Preston

New London

19

19

0

0

0

0

19

125

Prospect

New Haven

54

54

0

0

0

1

53

58

Putnam

Windham

15

15

0

0

0

2

13

139

Redding

Fairfield

30

30

0

0

0

3

27

98

Ridgefield

Fairfield

115

115

0

0

0

0

115

26

Rocky Hill

Hartford

111

111

0

0

0

0

111

28

Roxbury

Litchfield

28

28

0

0

0

1

27

99

Salem

New London

24

24

0

0

0

2

22

121

Salisbury

Litchfield

13

13

0

0

0

7

6

150

Scotland

Windham

14

14

0

0

0

0

14

134

Seymour

New Haven

54

52

2

0

0

9

45

73

Sharon

Litchfield

3

3

0

0

0

0

3

155

Shelton

Fairfield

227

212

0

15

0

6

221

7

Sherman

Fairfield

23

23

0

0

0

0

23

116

Simsbury

Hartford

73

73

0

0

0

2

71

45

Somers

Tolland

43

43

0

0

0

1

42

76

South Windsor

Hartford

134

134

0

0

0

5

129

22

Southbury

New Haven

118

118

0

0

0

0

118

24

Southington

Hartford

229

229

0

0

0

20

209

9

Sprague

New London

2

2

0

0

0

0

2

158

Stafford

Tolland

37

37

0

0

0

0

37

82

Stamford

Fairfield

222

103

14

28

77

10

212

8

Sterling

Windham

22

22

0

0

0

2

20

124

Stonington

New London

94

94

0

0

0

4

90

35

Stratford

Fairfield

57

53

4

0

0

6

51

65

Suffield

Hartford

196

100

0

0

96

3

193

10

Thomaston

Litchfield

57

57

0

0

0

1

56

56

Thompson

Windham

23

23

0

0

0

27

-4

163

Tolland

Tolland

137

137

0

0

0

0

137

17

Torrington

Litchfield

81

77

4

0

0

8

73

43

Trumbull

Fairfield

133

133

0

0

0

2

131

20

Union

Tolland

8

8

0

0

0

0

8

146

Vernon

Tolland

31

31

0

0

0

1

30

93

Voluntown

New London

27

27

0

0

0

0

27

100

Wallingford

New Haven

196

158

6

8

24

3

193

11

Warren

Litchfield

9

9

0

0

0

0

9

144

Washington

Litchfield

13

13

0

0

0

5

8

147

Waterbury

New Haven

57

49

8

0

0

109

-52

165

Waterford

New London

73

73

0

0

0

2

71

46

Watertown

Litchfield

82

82

0

0

0

4

78

41

West Hartford

Hartford

25

25

0

0

0

6

19

126

West Haven

New Haven

51

49

2

0

0

15

36

84

Westbrook

Middlesex

49

49

0

0

0

3

46

71

Weston

Fairfield

18

18

0

0

0

12

6

151

Westport

Fairfield

62

62

0

0

0

32

30

94

Wethersfield

Hartford

73

73

0

0

0

0

73

44

Willington

Tolland

14

14

0

0

0

0

14

135

Wilton

Fairfield

44

44

0

0

0

7

37

83

Winchester

Litchfield

62

13

0

0

49

3

59

53

Windham

Windham

23

23

0

0

0

2

21

123

Windsor

Hartford

44

44

0

0

0

0

44

74

Windsor Locks

Hartford

13

13

0

0

0

6

7

148

Wolcott

New Haven

56

56

0

0

0

4

52

59

Woodbridge

New Haven

25

25

0

0

0

0

25

109

Woodbury

Litchfield

76

76

0

0

0

0

76

42

Woodstock

Windham

52

52

0

0

0

0

52

60

 

Housing Units and Residential Construction Activity Authorized in 1998

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

9,130

1,262,866,482

138,321

11,863

1,394,243,422

117,529

Andover

24

2,395,160

99,798

24

2,395,160

99,798

Ansonia

26

1,833,600

70,523

33

2,171,100

65,791

Ashford

32

2,708,497

84,641

32

2,708,497

84,641

Avon

143

30,214,178

211,288

188

32,777,178

174,347

Barkhamsted

26

3,937,334

151,436

26

3,937,334

151,436

Beacon Falls

24

1,555,000

64,792

24

1,555,000

64,792

Berlin

89

9,882,684

111,041

89

9,882,684

111,041

Bethany

29

6,648,520

229,259

29

6,648,520

229,259

Bethel

41

7,079,839

172,679

41

7,079,839

172,679

Bethlehem

14

1,756,000

125,429

14

1,756,000

125,429

Bloomfield

37

2,857,080

77,218

37

2,857,080

77,218

Bolton

26

5,236,176

201,391

26

5,236,176

201,391

Bozrah

6

555,000

92,500

6

555,000

92,500

Branford

39

4,488,900

115,100

39

4,488,900

115,100

Bridgeport

79

4,468,800

56,567

136

6,822,300

50,164

Bridgewater

14

3,162,609

225,901

14

3,162,609

225,901

Bristol

93

7,856,000

84,473

93

7,856,000

84,473

Brookfield

50

7,791,950

155,839

50

7,791,950

155,839

Brooklyn

16

1,798,000

112,375

96

9,673,000

100,760

Burlington

51

8,307,776

162,898

51

8,307,776

162,898

Canaan

3

658,000

219,333

3

658,000

219,333

Canterbury

21

1,857,000

88,429

21

1,857,000

88,429

Canton

44

6,151,107

139,798

44

6,151,107

139,798

Chaplin

16

867,184

54,199

16

867,184

54,199

Cheshire

99

12,704,475

128,328

99

12,704,475

128,328

Chester

9

1,596,800

177,422

9

1,596,800

177,422

Clinton

74

6,794,520

91,818

74

6,794,520

91,818

Colchester

102

9,482,000

92,961

102

9,482,000

92,961

Colebrook

11

990,050

90,005

11

990,050

90,005

Columbia

31

3,861,055

124,550

31

3,861,055

124,550

Cornwall

5

574,614

114,923

5

574,614

114,923

Coventry

65

6,709,265

103,219

65

6,709,265

103,219

Cromwell

64

7,276,463

113,695

128

9,862,847

77,053

Danbury

109

12,622,431

115,802

926

56,336,194

60,838

Darien

26

14,968,000

575,692

26

14,968,000

575,692

Deep River

23

4,509,138

196,049

23

4,509,138

196,049

Derby

26

2,912,340

112,013

26

2,912,340

112,013

Durham

43

4,882,925

113,556

43

4,882,925

113,556

East Granby

24

3,918,700

163,279

24

3,918,700

163,279

East Haddam

68

7,820,082

115,001

80

8,227,002

102,838

East Hampton

49

3,938,799

80,384

49

3,938,799

80,384

East Hartford

4

391,000

97,750

4

391,000

97,750

East Haven

56

4,315,500

77,063

75

5,415,500

72,207

East Lyme

80

9,784,627

122,308

140

12,584,627

89,890

East Windsor

28

2,648,312

94,583

28

2,648,312

94,583

Eastford

5

523,020

104,604

5

523,020

104,604

Easton

46

12,460,190

270,874

46

12,460,190

270,874

Ellington

50

8,036,542

160,731

162

14,077,392

86,897

Enfield

86

6,305,842

73,324

86

6,305,842

73,324

Essex

48

8,550,802

178,142

48

8,550,802

178,142

Fairfield

134

16,858,459

125,809

140

17,288,459

123,489

Farmington

147

18,309,732

124,556

166

19,310,292

116,327

Franklin

2

210,000

105,000

2

210,000

105,000

Glastonbury

246

33,784,802

137,337

246

33,784,802

137,337

Goshen

15

2,500,000

166,667

15

2,500,000

166,667

Granby

46

6,173,980

134,217

46

6,173,980

134,217

Greenwich

88

57,910,590

658,075

114

60,458,139

530,335

Griswold

49

4,145,600

84,604

49

4,145,600

84,604

Groton

135

12,528,930

92,807

137

12,603,930

91,999

Guilford

139

23,146,043

166,518

139

23,146,043

166,518

Haddam

27

2,851,522

105,612

27

2,851,522

105,612

Hamden

62

5,162,661

83,269

458

16,668,604

36,394

Hampton

16

1,651,501

103,219

16

1,651,501

103,219

Hartford

64

4,108,400

64,194

88

5,257,536

59,745

Hartland

5

610,000

122,000

5

610,000

122,000

Harwinton

22

3,594,000

163,364

22

3,594,000

163,364

Hebron

78

7,813,728

100,176

78

7,813,728

100,176

Kent

12

2,111,400

175,950

12

2,111,400

175,950

Killingly

26

2,112,159

81,237

26

2,112,159

81,237

Killingworth

59

8,309,800

140,844

59

8,309,800

140,844

Lebanon

28

2,337,387

83,478

28

2,337,387

83,478

Ledyard

64

5,681,874

88,779

70

5,941,654

84,881

Lisbon

24

2,075,337

86,472

24

2,075,337

86,472

Litchfield

33

4,773,000

144,636

33

4,773,000

144,636

Lyme

13

5,404,299

415,715

13

5,404,299

415,715

Madison

100

19,692,762

196,928

100

19,692,762

196,928

Manchester

74

7,685,044

103,852

483

22,504,357

46,593

Mansfield

55

5,773,816

104,978

58

6,008,611

103,597

Marlborough

30

4,925,300

164,177

35

5,268,173

150,519

Meriden

53

3,875,150

73,116

53

3,875,150

73,116

Middlebury

32

7,940,000

248,125

32

7,940,000

248,125

Middlefield

18

2,092,000

116,222

18

2,092,000

116,222

Middletown

152

9,510,044

62,566

254

11,360,044

44,725

Milford

183

15,994,338

87,401

183

15,994,338

87,401

Monroe

111

17,856,000

160,865

111

17,856,000

160,865

Montville

45

4,399,526

97,767

45

4,399,526

97,767

Morris

11

1,318,000

119,818

11

1,318,000

119,818

Naugatuck

57

4,768,524

83,658

57

4,768,524

83,658

New Britain

8

255,000

31,875

8

255,000

31,875

New Canaan

52

34,242,000

658,500

56

34,697,000

619,589

New Fairfield

31

4,478,100

144,455

31

4,478,100

144,455

New Hartford

31

4,131,880

133,286

31

4,131,880

133,286

New Haven

36

1,498,000

41,611

76

4,298,000

56,553

New London

2

260,000

130,000

2

260,000

130,000

New Milford

118

15,852,094

134,340

118

15,852,094

134,340

Newington

107

9,240,880

86,363

115

9,704,880

84,390

Newtown

238

42,880,900

180,172

238

42,880,900

180,172

Norfolk

2

340,000

170,000

2

340,000

170,000

North Branford

54

5,905,481

109,361

54

5,905,481

109,361

North Canaan

3

268,000

89,333

3

268,000

89,333

North Haven

60

8,509,430

141,824

100

10,087,430

100,874

North Stonington

42

3,673,000

87,452

42

3,673,000

87,452

Norwalk

99

13,162,550

132,955

132

14,592,550

110,550

Norwich

19

2,016,466

106,130

19

2,016,466

106,130

Old Lyme

54

12,548,638

232,382

54

12,548,638

232,382

Old Saybrook

25

3,757,700

150,308

25

3,757,700

150,308

Orange

13

2,171,600

167,046

13

2,171,600

167,046

Oxford

100

11,316,000

113,160

100

11,316,000

113,160

Plainfield

41

3,589,000

87,537

41

3,589,000

87,537

Plainville

56

4,027,650

71,922

56

4,027,650

71,922

Plymouth

30

3,302,700

110,090

30

3,302,700

110,090

Pomfret

33

4,583,000

138,879

33

4,583,000

138,879

Portland

13

1,615,268

124,251

13

1,615,268

124,251

Preston

19

1,927,000

101,421

19

1,927,000

101,421

Prospect

54

6,029,300

111,654

54

6,029,300

111,654

Putnam

15

1,439,713

95,981

15

1,439,713

95,981

Redding

30

7,969,957

265,665

30

7,969,957

265,665

Ridgefield

115

31,126,427

270,665

115

31,126,427

270,665

Rocky Hill

111

10,471,872

94,341

111

10,471,872

94,341

Roxbury

28

6,793,613

242,629

28

6,793,613

242,629

Salem

24

3,683,440

153,477

24

3,683,440

153,477

Salisbury

13

4,971,000

382,385

13

4,971,000

382,385

Scotland

14

1,158,000

82,714

14

1,158,000

82,714

Seymour

52

4,600,189

88,465

54

4,701,189

87,059

Sharon

3

685,000

228,333

3

685,000

228,333

Shelton

212

19,031,832

89,773

227

20,122,612

88,646

Sherman

23

5,277,000

229,435

23

5,277,000

229,435

Simsbury

73

9,866,801

135,162

73

9,866,801

135,162

Somers

43

6,881,299

160,030

43

6,881,299

160,030

South Windsor

134

14,358,632

107,154

134

14,358,632

107,154

Southbury

118

18,524,479

156,987

118

18,524,479

156,987

Southington

229

16,038,660

70,038

229

16,038,660

70,038

Sprague

2

190,000

95,000

2

190,000

95,000

Stafford

37

3,418,629

92,395

37

3,418,629

92,395

Stamford

103

20,499,480

199,024

222

29,935,280

134,844

Sterling

22

1,438,400

65,382

22

1,438,400

65,382

Stonington

94

13,578,023

144,447

94

13,578,023

144,447

Stratford

53

4,837,800

91,279

57

5,067,800

88,909

Suffield

100

14,516,900

145,169

196

19,598,500

99,992

Thomaston

57

6,536,305

114,672

57

6,536,305

114,672

Thompson

23

2,234,272

97,142

23

2,234,272

97,142

Tolland

137

19,035,000

138,942

137

19,035,000

138,942

Torrington

77

5,519,780

71,685

81

5,656,274

69,831

Trumbull

133

20,216,075

152,001

133

20,216,075

152,001

Union

8

913,000

114,125

8

913,000

114,125

Vernon

31

3,395,862

109,544

31

3,395,862

109,544

Voluntown

27

2,441,000

90,407

27

2,441,000

90,407

Wallingford

158

20,491,460

129,693

196

23,331,960

119,041

Warren

9

1,955,463

217,274

9

1,955,463

217,274

Washington

13

2,817,919

216,763

13

2,817,919

216,763

Waterbury

49

2,540,000

51,837

57

2,820,000

49,474

Waterford

73

10,021,152

137,276

73

10,021,152

137,276

Watertown

82

10,507,230

128,137

82

10,507,230

128,137

West Hartford

25

2,785,000

111,400

25

2,785,000

111,400

West Haven

49

2,384,000

48,653

51

2,434,000

47,725

Westbrook

49

5,439,620

111,013

49

5,439,620

111,013

Weston

18

8,064,857

448,048

18

8,064,857

448,048

Westport

62

26,838,500

432,879

62

26,838,500

432,879

Wethersfield

73

7,896,882

108,176

73

7,896,882

108,176

Willington

14

2,029,200

144,943

14

2,029,200

144,943

Wilton

44

12,385,464

281,488

44

12,385,464

281,488

Winchester

13

1,299,585

99,968

62

2,711,485

43,734

Windham

23

1,490,500

64,804

23

1,490,500

64,804

Windsor

44

6,151,920

139,816

44

6,151,920

139,816

Windsor Locks

13

1,087,000

83,615

13

1,087,000

83,615

Wolcott

56

3,487,452

62,276

56

3,487,452

62,276

Woodbridge

25

5,223,961

208,958

25

5,223,961

208,958

Woodbury

76

16,243,900

213,736

76

16,243,900

213,736

Woodstock

52

5,855,746

112,611

52

5,855,746

112,611

 

Connecticut New Housing Authorizations in 1998

In Net Gain Order

Number of Housing Units

Permit-issuing

Total

3 and 4

5 Units

Total 1998

1998

Rank by

Places

County

Units

1 Unit

2 Units

Units

or More

Demolitions

Net Gain

Net Gain

Connecticut

11,863

9,130

184

196

2,353

2,968

8,895

Danbury

Fairfield

926

109

2

24

791

22

904

1

Manchester

Hartford

483

74

24

0

385

6

477

2

Hamden

New Haven

458

62

0

0

396

3

455

3

Glastonbury

Hartford

246

246

0

0

0

1

245

4

Middletown

Middlesex

254

152

0

0

102

10

244