DECD: 1999 Housing Production & Permit - Construction Report

1999 Construction Report - Connecticut Housing Production & Permits

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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. 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 10,637 new units in 1999, the second highest since 1990. In terms of single family permits issued, there were 9,249 units which is 119 units more than a year ago. Construction of duplex and three or more unit housing has decreased over the years.

Figure 1 - New Housing Units

Structure Type

1999

1998

Chg. 99-98

% Change

One-Unit

9,249

9,130

119

1.3%

Two-Unit

90

184

-94

-51.1%

Three & Four-Unit

64

196

-132

-67.3%

Five-or-More-Unit

1,234

2,353

-1,119

-47.6%

Total Units

10,637

11,863

-1,226

-10.3%

DEMOLITION AND NET GAIN

Again, at the end of 1999, DECD sent out a survey to collect the residential demolition permits issued. Over 85 percent of the cities and towns responded to our request. Hartford issued the most demolition permits with 288 units, Bridgeport with 274, Meriden with 148, Waterbury with 146 and New Britain with 108. (The City of New Haven did not reply to our survey.) The five cities contributed over 62 percent of all demolition permits. The net gain to Connecticut’s housing inventory totaled 8,636 units in 1999. This was a decrease of three percent from 1998’s net gain of 8,895. The reader should consult the table "Net Gain in Rank Order" for more information.

COUNTIES

In 1999, Fairfield County authorized the largest number of new residential permits with 2,343, followed by New Haven County with 2,334, and Hartford County with 2,182. These three counties combined accounted for 64.5 percent of total permits issued. Compared with a year ago, only Tolland County, Litchfield County and New Haven County posted gains in new permit issued by 78, 72 and 33 units respectively. Comparing to 1990 to 1999, new housing permits authorized increased almost 32 percent at the State level. Among the counties, Tolland, Middlesex and Fairfield Counties outpaced the State level with percentage increases of 121 percent, 116 percent and 44 percent respectively during the same period. Windham County was the only county to post a decrease, from 422 units to 392 units. Figure 2 presents the changes and percentage changes of the housing units permitted by county in 1999,1998 and 1990.

Figure 2 - Change in Connecticut Housing Permits by County

Units Change

% Change

Units Change

% Change

State & Counties

1999

1998

1990

1998-1999

1998-1999

1990-1999

1990-1999

Connecticut

10,637

11,863

8,080

-1,226

-10.3%

2,557

31.6%

Fairfield County

2,343

2,978

1,623

-635

-21.3%

720

44.4%

Hartford County

2,182

2,790

1,703

-608

-21.8%

479

28.1%

Litchfield County

846

774

837

72

9.3%

9

1.1%

Middlesex County

869

899

403

-30

-3.3%

466

115.6%

New Haven County

2,334

2,301

1,969

33

1.4%

365

18.5%

New London County

879

972

765

-93

-9.6%

114

14.9%

Tolland County

792

714

358

78

10.9%

434

121.2%

Windham County

392

435

422

-43

-9.9%

-30

-7.1%

MUNICIPALITIES

The top five communities combined accounted for about 14 percent of the total permits authorized. Stamford led all Connecticut communities with 451 permits issued. Danbury ranked second with 321 units, followed by Southington with 265 units, New Haven with 234 units, and Milford with 258 units.

MEDIAN HOME SALES PRICE

According to the Connecticut Policy and Economic Council (CPEC), the median sales price of single family homes was $136,000 in 1996 while the average price was $194,593. In 1999, the median price of new homes was $149,900, representing an increase of 8.6 percent from 1996, while the average price increased by 13.5 percent to $220,858. Home sales also jumped significantly by 38 percent, from 39,332 transactions in 1996 to 54,106 sales in 1999. This increase suggested that more expensive homes were sold in 1999 than in 1996.

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 $1.466 billion during 1999. This was an increase of 5.2 percent from 1998’s level of $1.394 billion. The average construction value of single unit housing showed an increase of 7.3 percent from $138,321 in 1998 to $148,435 in 1999, and 13.9 percent higher compared to the level of 1997.

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

1999

1990

1990-1999

% Change

One-Unit

882,413

815,307

67,106

8.2%

Two-Unit

121,503

121,177

326

0.3%

Three & Four-Unit

122,351

122,423

-72

-0.1%

Five-or-More-Unit

239,163

230,989

8,174

3.5%

Other

30,964

30,954

10

0.0%

Demolitions

4161*

Total Units

1,392,233

1,320,850

71,383

5.4%

* 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 1999
By State and Counties

Total

3 and 4

5 Units

Total 1999

1999

State and County

Units

1 Unit

2 Units

Units

or More

Demolitions

Net Gain

State

10,637

9,249

90

64

1,234

2,001

8,636

Fairfield

2,343

1,758

42

25

518

676

1,667

Hartford

2,182

2,024

16

11

131

567

1,615

Litchfield

846

820

0

4

22

43

803

Middlesex

869

814

0

0

55

28

841

New Haven

2,334

1,857

32

0

445

511

1,823

New London

879

863

0

4

12

107

772

Tolland

792

732

0

16

44

40

752

Windham

392

381

0

4

7

29

363

 

Connecticut New Housing Authorizations in 1999
In Alphabetical Order

Number of Housing Units

Permit-issuing

Total

3 and 4

5 Units

Places

County

Units

1 Unit

2 Units

Units

or More

Demolition

Net Gains

State

10,637

9,249

90

64

1,234

2001

8,636

Andover

Tolland

20

20

0

0

0

0

20

Ansonia

New Haven

40

38

2

0

0

3

37

Ashford

Windham

17

17

0

0

0

0

17

Avon

Hartford

172

120

0

0

52

3

169

Barkhamsted

Litchfield

19

19

0

0

0

0

19

Beacon Falls

New Haven

49

49

0

0

0

0

49

Berlin

Hartford

103

101

2

0

0

2

101

Bethany

New Haven

27

27

0

0

0

0

27

Bethel

Fairfield

46

46

0

0

0

1

45

Bethlehem

Litchfield

20

20

0

0

0

0

20

Bloomfield

Hartford

40

40

0

0

0

4

36

Bolton

Tolland

37

37

0

0

0

1

36

Bozrah

New London

15

15

0

0

0

0

15

Branford

New Haven

54

48

6

0

0

10

44

Bridgeport

Fairfield

63

56

4

3

0

274

-211

Bridgewater

Litchfield

7

7

0

0

0

0

7

Bristol

Hartford

92

92

0

0

0

59

33

Brookfield

Fairfield

63

63

0

0

0

0

63

Brooklyn

Windham

34

27

0

0

7

0

34

Burlington

Hartford

71

71

0

0

0

0

71

Canaan

Litchfield

4

4

0

0

0

0

4

Canterbury

Windham

20

20

0

0

0

2

18

Canton

Hartford

65

65

0

0

0

3

62

Chaplin

Windham

17

17

0

0

0

0

17

Cheshire

New Haven

107

71

0

0

36

9

98

Chester

Middlesex

26

26

0

0

0

3

23

Clinton

Middlesex

81

81

0

0

0

7

74

Colchester

New London

107

107

0

0

0

1

106

Colebrook

Litchfield

6

6

0

0

0

1

5

Columbia

Tolland

35

35

0

0

0

1

34

Cornwall

Litchfield

8

8

0

0

0

0

8

Coventry

Tolland

67

67

0

0

0

4

63

Cromwell

Middlesex

59

59

0

0

0

0

59

Danbury

Fairfield

321

202

4

7

108

41

280

Darien

Fairfield

32

32

0

0

0

25

7

Deep River

Middlesex

25

25

0

0

0

0

25

Derby

New Haven

55

55

0

0

0

1

54

Durham

Middlesex

58

58

0

0

0

0

58

East Granby

Hartford

25

25

0

0

0

2

23

East Haddam

Middlesex

86

86

0

0

0

3

83

East Hampton

Middlesex

83

83

0

0

0

6

77

East Hartford

Hartford

6

6

0

0

0

14

-8

East Haven

New Haven

42

42

0

0

0

9

33

East Lyme

New London

71

71

0

0

0

7

64

East Windsor

Hartford

17

17

0

0

0

2

15

Eastford

Windham

9

9

0

0

0

0

9

Easton

Fairfield

34

34

0

0

0

0

34

Ellington

Tolland

138

94

0

0

44

10

128

Enfield

Hartford

63

63

0

0

0

1

62

Essex

Middlesex

50

50

0

0

0

0

50

Fairfield

Fairfield

77

77

0

0

0

12

65

Farmington

Hartford

146

139

2

0

5

11

135

Franklin

New London

2

2

0

0

0

0

2

Glastonbury

Hartford

187

187

0

0

0

10

177

Goshen

Litchfield

31

31

0

0

0

0

31

Granby

Hartford

73

73

0

0

0

0

73

Greenwich

Fairfield

105

97

8

0

0

57

48

Griswold

New London

46

42

0

4

0

7

39

Groton

New London

146

134

0

0

12

17

129

Guilford

New Haven

112

112

0

0

0

9

103

Haddam

Middlesex

42

42

0

0

0

1

41

Hamden

New Haven

203

107

0

0

96

13

190

Hampton

Windham

17

17

0

0

0

0

17

Hartford

Hartford

44

30

8

0

6

288

-244

Hartland

Hartford

2

2

0

0

0

1

1

Harwinton

Litchfield

26

26

0

0

0

0

26

Hebron

Tolland

79

79

0

0

0

1

78

Kent

Litchfield

13

13

0

0

0

0

13

Killingly

Windham

36

36

0

0

0

13

23

Killingworth

Middlesex

73

73

0

0

0

0

73

Lebanon

New London

41

41

0

0

0

2

39

Ledyard

New London

40

40

0

0

0

3

37

Lisbon

New London

25

25

0

0

0

0

25

Litchfield

Litchfield

45

45

0

0

0

2

43

Lyme

New London

16

16

0

0

0

0

16

Madison

New Haven

82

82

0

0

0

3

79

Manchester

Hartford

147

109

4

0

34

35

112

Mansfield

Tolland

86

70

0

16

0

6

80

Marlborough

Hartford

38

38

0

0

0

0

38

Meriden

New Haven

43

41

2

0

0

148

-105

Middlebury

New Haven

29

29

0

0

0

0

29

Middlefield

Middlesex

26

26

0

0

0

2

24

Middletown

Middlesex

142

87

0

0

55

0

142

Milford

New Haven

258

151

0

0

107

41

217

Monroe

Fairfield

69

69

0

0

0

2

67

Montville

New London

40

40

0

0

0

9

31

Morris

Litchfield

15

11

0

4

0

2

13

Naugatuck

New Haven

64

64

0

0

0

1

63

New Britain

Hartford

13

10

0

3

0

108

-95

New Canaan

Fairfield

56

54

2

0

0

40

16

New Fairfield

Fairfield

27

27

0

0

0

0

27

New Hartford

Litchfield

30

30

0

0

0

0

30

New Haven

New Haven

234

173

16

0

45

0

234

New London

New London

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

New Milford

Litchfield

181

181

0

0

0

8

173

Newington

Hartford

94

94

0

0

0

4

90

Newtown

Fairfield

221

221

0

0

0

18

203

Norfolk

Litchfield

5

5

0

0

0

2

3

North Branford

New Haven

29

29

0

0

0

1

28

North Canaan

Litchfield

6

6

0

0

0

0

6

North Haven

New Haven

209

48

0

0

161

0

209

North Stonington

New London

33

33

0

0

0

1

32

Norwalk

Fairfield

151

99

10

0

42

22

129

Norwich

New London

28

28

0

0

0

19

9

Old Lyme

New London

41

41

0

0

0

4

37

Old Saybrook

Middlesex

19

19

0

0

0

2

17

Orange

New Haven

19

19

0

0

0

0

19

Oxford

New Haven

74

74

0

0

0

2

72

Plainfield

Windham

51

51

0

0

0

0

51

Plainville

Hartford

26

26

0

0

0

1

25

Plymouth

Litchfield

65

43

0

0

22

0

65

Pomfret

Windham

34

34

0

0

0

0

34

Portland

Middlesex

50

50

0

0

0

1

49

Preston

New London

20

20

0

0

0

0

20

Prospect

New Haven

62

62

0

0

0

2

60

Putnam

Windham

11

7

0

4

0

0

11

Redding

Fairfield

53

47

0

0

6

1

52

Ridgefield

Fairfield

83

83

0

0

0

3

80

Rocky Hill

Hartford

95

91

0

4

0

0

95

Roxbury

Litchfield

29

29

0

0

0

2

27

Salem

New London

17

17

0

0

0

2

15

Salisbury

Litchfield

7

7

0

0

0

0

7

Scotland

Windham

9

9

0

0

0

0

9

Seymour

New Haven

46

44

2

0

0

0

46

Sharon

Litchfield

10

10

0

0

0

1

9

Shelton

Fairfield

169

159

2

8

0

0

169

Sherman

Fairfield

25

25

0

0

0

0

25

Simsbury

Hartford

68

68

0

0

0

5

63

Somers

Tolland

57

57

0

0

0

7

50

South Windsor

Hartford

100

100

0

0

0

0

100

Southbury

New Haven

105

105

0

0

0

0

105

Southington

Hartford

265

231

0

0

34

3

262

Sprague

New London

4

4

0

0

0

1

3

Stafford

Tolland

50

50

0

0

0

0

50

Stamford

Fairfield

451

74

8

7

362

76

375

Sterling

Windham

25

25

0

0

0

0

25

Stonington

New London

90

90

0

0

0

26

64

Stratford

Fairfield

38

34

4

0

0

4

34

Suffield

Hartford

90

90

0

0

0

2

88

Thomaston

Litchfield

56

56

0

0

0

0

56

Thompson

Windham

39

39

0

0

0

6

33

Tolland

Tolland

149

149

0

0

0

1

148

Torrington

Litchfield

110

110

0

0

0

20

90

Trumbull

Fairfield

98

98

0

0

0

3

95

Union

Tolland

4

4

0

0

0

1

3

Vernon

Tolland

60

60

0

0

0

8

52

Voluntown

New London

27

27

0

0

0

0

27

Wallingford

New Haven

191

191

0

0

0

4

187

Warren

Litchfield

10

10

0

0

0

0

10

Washington

Litchfield

12

12

0

0

0

1

11

Waterbury

New Haven

66

64

2

0

0

146

-80

Waterford

New London

70

70

0

0

0

8

62

Watertown

Litchfield

69

69

0

0

0

3

66

West Hartford

Hartford

32

32

0

0

0

0

32

West Haven

New Haven

40

38

2

0

0

103

-63

Westbrook

Middlesex

49

49

0

0

0

3

46

Weston

Fairfield

31

31

0

0

0

11

20

Westport

Fairfield

90

90

0

0

0

73

17

Wethersfield

Hartford

40

40

0

0

0

4

36

Willington

Tolland

10

10

0

0

0

0

10

Wilton

Fairfield

40

40

0

0

0

13

27

Winchester

Litchfield

18

18

0

0

0

1

17

Windham

Windham

36

36

0

0

0

8

28

Windsor

Hartford

48

48

0

0

0

3

45

Windsor Locks

Hartford

20

16

0

4

0

2

18

Wolcott

New Haven

67

67

0

0

0

3

64

Woodbridge

New Haven

27

27

0

0

0

3

24

Woodbury

Litchfield

44

44

0

0

0

0

44

Woodstock

Windham

37

37

0

0

0

0

37

 

Housing Units and Residential Construction Activity Authorized in 1999
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 Valuation

Per Unit

Connecticut

9,249

1,372,874,580

148,435

10,637

1,466,184,999

137,838

Andover

20

2,442,300

122,115

20

2,442,300

122,115

Ansonia

38

2,615,200

68,821

40

2,665,200

66,630

Ashford

17

1,625,797

95,635

17

1,625,797

95,635

Avon

120

24,589,485

204,912

172

27,052,043

157,279

Barkhamsted

19

2,823,130

148,586

19

2,823,130

148,586

Beacon Falls

49

3,346,000

68,286

49

3,346,000

68,286

Berlin

101

11,572,035

114,575

103

11,734,035

113,923

Bethany

27

6,456,180

239,118

27

6,456,180

239,118

Bethel

46

8,122,321

176,572

46

8,122,321

176,572

Bethlehem

20

2,838,000

141,900

20

2,838,000

141,900

Bloomfield

40

2,958,850

73,971

40

2,958,850

73,971

Bolton

37

7,790,413

210,552

37

7,790,413

210,552

Bozrah

15

1,721,000

114,733

15

1,721,000

114,733

Branford

48

6,673,050

139,022

54

6,918,010

128,111

Bridgeport

56

3,401,929

60,749

63

3,726,929

59,158

Bridgewater

7

2,092,469

298,924

7

2,092,469

298,924

Bristol

92

10,906,700

118,551

92

10,906,700

118,551

Brookfield

63

11,177,240

177,417

63

11,177,240

177,417

Brooklyn

27

3,186,750

118,028

34

3,875,812

113,994

Burlington

71

11,490,688

161,841

71

11,490,688

161,841

Canaan

4

310,500

77,625

4

310,500

77,625

Canterbury

20

1,687,900

84,395

20

1,687,900

84,395

Canton

65

11,054,262

170,066

65

11,054,262

170,066

Chaplin

17

921,383

54,199

17

921,383

54,199

Cheshire

71

9,551,129

134,523

107

12,763,813

119,288

Chester

26

4,386,017

168,693

26

4,386,017

168,693

Clinton

81

7,822,854

96,578

81

7,822,854

96,578

Colchester

107

10,640,686

99,446

107

10,640,686

99,446

Colebrook

6

757,396

126,233

6

757,396

126,233

Columbia

35

4,447,242

127,064

35

4,447,242

127,064

Cornwall

8

963,338

120,417

8

963,338

120,417

Coventry

67

6,964,594

103,949

67

6,964,594

103,949

Cromwell

59

7,795,146

132,121

59

7,795,146

132,121

Danbury

202

24,366,239

120,625

321

30,891,274

96,234

Darien

32

21,721,000

678,781

32

21,721,000

678,781

Deep River

25

5,119,596

204,784

25

5,119,596

204,784

Derby

55

5,116,292

93,023

55

5,116,292

93,023

Durham

58

6,604,078

113,863

58

6,604,078

113,863

East Granby

25

3,557,000

142,280

25

3,557,000

142,280

East Haddam

86

9,719,740

113,020

86

9,719,740

113,020

East Hampton

83

6,111,411

73,631

83

6,111,411

73,631

East Hartford

6

483,267

80,545

6

483,267

80,545

East Haven

42

3,978,390

94,724

42

3,978,390

94,724

East Lyme

71

8,456,122

119,100

71

8,456,122

119,100

East Windsor

17

1,937,492

113,970

17

1,937,492

113,970

Eastford

9

721,031

80,115

9

721,031

80,115

Easton

34

10,891,400

320,335

34

10,891,400

320,335

Ellington

94

15,001,260

159,588

138

17,426,480

126,279

Enfield

63

5,459,104

86,652

63

5,459,104

86,652

Essex

50

8,682,396

173,648

50

8,682,396

173,648

Fairfield

77

13,460,332

174,810

77

13,460,332

174,810

Farmington

139

18,963,385

136,427

146

19,234,985

131,746

Franklin

2

300,000

150,000

2

300,000

150,000

Glastonbury

187

30,581,153

163,536

187

30,581,153

163,536

Goshen

31

6,089,000

196,419

31

6,089,000

196,419

Granby

73

10,342,255

141,675

73

10,342,255

141,675

Greenwich

97

52,555,137

541,806

105

53,434,212

508,897

Griswold

42

4,045,500

96,321

46

4,150,500

90,228

Groton

134

15,503,751

115,700

146

16,503,751

113,039

Guilford

112

19,983,300

178,422

112

19,983,300

178,422

Haddam

42

4,588,269

109,245

42

4,588,269

109,245

Hamden

107

9,137,460

85,397

203

12,687,460

62,500

Hampton

17

1,752,316

103,077

17

1,752,316

103,077

Hartford

30

1,579,200

52,640

44

2,204,200

50,095

Hartland

2

233,674

116,837

2

233,674

116,837

Harwinton

26

5,423,000

208,577

26

5,423,000

208,577

Hebron

79

7,922,928

100,290

79

7,922,928

100,290

Kent

13

2,287,800

175,985

13

2,287,800

175,985

Killingly

36

2,584,277

71,785

36

2,584,277

71,785

Killingworth

73

12,164,350

166,635

73

12,164,350

166,635

Lebanon

41

3,620,372

88,302

41

3,620,372

88,302

Ledyard

40

3,927,950

98,199

40

3,927,950

98,199

Lisbon

25

2,159,147

86,366

25

2,159,147

86,366

Litchfield

45

5,423,486

120,522

45

5,423,486

120,522

Lyme

16

4,075,258

254,704

16

4,075,258

254,704

Madison

82

17,219,879

209,999

82

17,219,879

209,999

Manchester

109

11,502,752

105,530

147

13,007,752

88,488

Mansfield

70

8,324,695

118,924

86

8,697,195

101,130

Marlborough

38

6,661,445

175,301

38

6,661,445

175,301

Meriden

41

3,259,290

79,495

43

3,367,890

78,323

Middlebury

29

5,907,720

203,714

29

5,907,720

203,714

Middlefield

26

3,316,800

127,569

26

3,316,800

127,569

Middletown

87

5,762,545

66,236

142

6,362,055

44,803

Milford

151

17,196,539

113,884

258

20,071,539

77,797

Monroe

69

12,285,000

178,043

69

12,285,000

178,043

Montville

40

3,823,887

95,597

40

3,823,887

95,597

Morris

11

1,630,000

148,182

15

1,690,000

112,667

Naugatuck

64

6,252,916

97,702

64

6,252,916

97,702

New Britain

10

419,000

41,900

13

569,000

43,769

New Canaan

54

33,883,500

627,472

56

34,233,500

611,313

New Fairfield

27

3,837,763

142,139

27

3,837,763

142,139

New Hartford

30

4,065,900

135,530

30

4,065,900

135,530

New Haven

173

16,252,896

93,947

234

19,219,813

82,136

New London

0

0

0

0

0

0

New Milford

181

31,864,354

176,046

181

31,864,354

176,046

Newington

94

12,643,538

134,506

94

12,993,538

138,229

Newtown

221

40,104,956

181,470

221

40,104,956

181,470

Norfolk

5

982,531

196,506

5

982,531

196,506

North Branford

29

3,129,811

107,925

29

3,129,811

107,925

North Canaan

6

938,000

156,333

6

938,000

156,333

North Haven

48

7,517,540

156,615

209

15,378,623

73,582

North Stonington

33

3,519,357

106,647

33

3,519,357

106,647

Norwalk

99

17,045,368

172,175

151

20,180,654

133,647

Norwich

28

3,053,827

109,065

28

3,053,827

109,065

Old Lyme

41

8,834,144

215,467

41

8,834,144

215,467

Old Saybrook

19

3,141,243

165,329

19

3,141,243

165,329

Orange

19

3,983,040

209,634

19

3,983,040

209,634

Oxford

74

8,798,000

118,892

74

8,798,000

118,892

Plainfield

51

4,442,500

87,108

51

4,442,500

87,108

Plainville

26

1,962,971

75,499

26

1,962,971

75,499

Plymouth

43

4,497,000

104,581

65

5,288,645

81,364

Pomfret

34

4,108,000

120,824

34

4,108,000

120,824

Portland

50

6,530,502

130,610

50

6,530,502

130,610

Preston

20

2,110,000

105,500

20

2,110,000

105,500

Prospect

62

8,177,320

131,892

62

8,177,320

131,892

Putnam

7

621,594

88,799

11

771,879

70,171

Redding

47

13,068,118

278,045

53

13,353,118

251,946

Ridgefield

83

24,810,375

298,920

83

24,810,375

298,920

Rocky Hill

91

9,974,304

109,608

95

10,227,485

107,658

Roxbury

29

9,238,172

318,558

29

9,238,172

318,558

Salem

17

2,795,724

164,454

17

2,795,724

164,454

Salisbury

7

2,750,000

392,857

7

2,750,000

392,857

Scotland

9

769,500

85,500

9

769,500

85,500

Seymour

44

4,154,766

94,427

46

4,235,766

92,082

Sharon

10

1,641,500

164,150

10

1,641,500

164,150

Shelton

159

16,921,492

106,424

169

17,610,252

104,203

Sherman

25

4,614,297

184,572

25

4,614,297

184,572

Simsbury

68

11,057,857

162,616

68

11,057,857

162,616

Somers

57

7,672,128

134,599

57

7,672,128

134,599

South Windsor

100

14,479,400

144,794

100

14,479,400

144,794

Southbury

105

16,188,388

154,175

105

16,188,388

154,175

Southington

231

19,239,712

83,289

265

21,069,712

79,508

Sprague

4

387,000

96,750

4

387,000

96,750

Stafford

50

5,072,000

101,440

50

5,072,000

101,440

Stamford

74

17,814,893

240,742

451

63,692,116

141,224

Sterling

25

1,783,000

71,320

25

1,783,000

71,320

Stonington

90

14,899,552

165,551

90

14,899,552

165,551

Stratford

34

3,369,900

99,115

38

3,569,900

93,945

Suffield

90

13,845,400

153,838

90

13,845,400

153,838

Thomaston

56

6,776,000

121,000

56

6,776,000

121,000

Thompson

39

4,241,844

108,765

39

4,241,844

108,765

Tolland

149

22,598,500

151,668

149

22,598,500

151,668

Torrington

110

8,802,900

80,026

110

8,802,900

80,026

Trumbull

98

18,039,762

184,079

98

18,039,762

184,079

Union

4

589,000

147,250

4

589,000

147,250

Vernon

60

6,120,803

102,013

60

6,120,803

102,013

Voluntown

27

2,396,000

88,741

27

2,396,000

88,741

Wallingford

191

25,778,758

134,967

191

25,778,758

134,967

Warren

10

2,175,812

217,581

10

2,175,812

217,581

Washington

12

2,600,772

216,731

12

2,600,772

216,731

Waterbury

64

3,349,400

52,334

66

3,399,400

51,506

Waterford

70

9,741,542

139,165

70

9,741,542

139,165

Watertown

69

9,638,656

139,691

69

9,638,656

139,691

West Hartford

32

4,071,000

127,219

32

4,071,000

127,219

West Haven

38

1,472,599

38,753

40

1,517,599

37,940

Westbrook

49

6,375,615

130,115

49

6,375,615

130,115

Weston

31

22,910,290

739,042

31

22,910,290

739,042

Westport

90

32,761,895

364,021

90

32,761,895

364,021

Wethersfield

40

6,289,650

157,241

40

6,289,650

157,241

Willington

10

1,244,080

124,408

10

1,244,080

124,408

Wilton

40

9,232,556

230,814

40

9,232,556

230,814

Winchester

18

2,266,565

125,920

18

2,266,565

125,920

Windham

36

2,282,054

63,390

36

2,282,054

63,390

Windsor

48

5,829,962

121,458

48

5,829,962

121,458

Windsor Locks

16

1,613,652

100,853

20

1,810,887

90,544

Wolcott

67

6,920,761

103,295

67

6,920,761

103,295

Woodbridge

27

5,795,000

214,630

27

5,795,000

214,630

Woodbury

44

8,085,742

183,767

44

8,085,742

183,767

Woodstock

37

4,956,707

133,965

37

4,956,707

133,965

 

Connecticut New Housing Authorizations in 1999
In Net Gains Order

Number of Housing Units

Permit-issuing

Total

3 and 4

5 Units

Places

County

Units

1 Unit

2 Units

Units

or More

Demolition

Net Gains

State

10,637

9,249

90

64

1,234

2001

8,636

Stamford

Fairfield

451

74

8

7

362

76

375

Danbury

Fairfield

321

202

4

7

108

41

280

Southington

Hartford

265

231

0

0

34

3

262

New Haven

New Haven

234

173

16

0

45

0

234

Milford

New Haven

258

151

0

0

107

41

217

North Haven

New Haven

209

48

0

0

161

0

209

Newtown

Fairfield

221

221

0

0

0

18

203

Hamden

New Haven

203

107

0

0

96

13

190

Wallingford

New Haven

191

191

0

0

0

4

187

Glastonbury

Hartford

187

187

0

0

0

10

177

New Milford

Litchfield

181

181

0

0

0

8

173

Avon

Hartford

172

120

0

0

52

3

169

Shelton

Fairfield

169

159

2

8

0

0

169

Tolland

Tolland

149

149

0

0

0

1

148

Middletown

Middlesex

142

87

0

0

55

0

142

Farmington

Hartford

146

139

2

0

5

11

135

Groton

New London

146

134

0

0

12

17

129

Norwalk

Fairfield

151

99

10

0

42

22

129

Ellington

Tolland

138

94

0

0

44

10

128

Manchester

Hartford

147

109

4

0

34

35

112

Colchester

New London

107

107

0

0

0

1

106

Southbury

New Haven

105

105

0

0

0

0

105

Guilford

New Haven

112

112

0

0

0

9

103

Berlin

Hartford

103

101

2

0

0

2

101

South Windsor

Hartford

100

100

0

0

0

0

100

Cheshire

New Haven

107

71

0

0

36

9

98

Rocky Hill

Hartford

95

91

0

4

0

0

95

Trumbull

Fairfield

98

98

0

0

0

3

95

Newington

Hartford

94

94

0

0

0

4

90

Torrington

Litchfield

110

110

0

0

0

20

90

Suffield

Hartford

90

90

0

0

0

2

88

East Haddam

Middlesex

86

86

0

0

0

3

83

Mansfield

Tolland

86

70

0

16

0

6

80

Ridgefield

Fairfield

83

83

0

0

0

3

80

Madison

New Haven

82

82

0

0

0

3

79

Hebron

Tolland

79

79

0

0

0

1

78

East Hampton

Middlesex

83

83

0

0

0

6

77

Clinton

Middlesex

81

81

0

0

0

7

74

Granby

Hartford

73

73

0

0

0

0

73

Killingworth

Middlesex

73

73

0

0

0

0

73

Oxford

New Haven

74

74

0

0

0

2

72

Burlington

Hartford

71

71

0

0

0

0

71

Monroe

Fairfield

69

69

0

0

0

2

67

Watertown

Litchfield

69

69

0

0

0

3

66

Fairfield

Fairfield

77

77

0

0

0

12

65

Plymouth

Litchfield

65

43

0

0

22

0

65

East Lyme

New London

71

71

0

0

0

7

64

Stonington

New London

90

90

0

0

0

26

64

Wolcott

New Haven

67

67

0

0

0

3

64

Brookfield

Fairfield

63

63

0

0

0

0

63

Coventry

Tolland

67

67

0

0

0

4

63

Naugatuck

New Haven

64

64

0

0

0

1

63

Simsbury

Hartford

68

68

0

0

0

5

63

Canton

Hartford

65

65

0

0

0

3

62

Enfield

Hartford

63

63

0

0

0

1

62

Waterford

New London

70

70

0

0

0

8

62

Prospect

New Haven

62

62

0

0

0

2

60

Cromwell

Middlesex

59

59

0

0

0

0

59

Durham

Middlesex

58

58

0

0

0

0

58

Thomaston

Litchfield

56

56

0

0

0

0

56

Derby

New Haven

55

55

0

0

0

1

54

Redding

Fairfield

53

47

0

0

6

1

52

Vernon

Tolland

60

60

0

0

0

8

52

Plainfield

Windham

51

51

0

0

0

0

51

Essex

Middlesex

50

50

0

0

0

0

50

Somers

Tolland

57

57

0

0

0

7

50

Stafford

Tolland

50

50

0

0

0

0

50

Beacon Falls

New Haven

49

49

0

0

0

0

49

Portland

Middlesex

50

50

0

0

0

1

49

Greenwich

Fairfield

105

97

8

0

0

57

48

Seymour

New Haven

46

44

2

0

0

0

46

Westbrook

Middlesex

49

49

0

0

0

3

46

Bethel

Fairfield

46

46

0

0

0

1

45

Windsor

Hartford

48

48

0

0

0

3

45

Branford

New Haven

54

48

6

0

0

10

44

Woodbury

Litchfield

44

44

0

0

0

0

44

Litchfield

Litchfield

45

45

0

0

0

2

43

Haddam

Middlesex

42

42

0

0

0

1

41

Griswold

New London

46

42

0

4

0

7

39

Lebanon

New London

41

41

0

0

0

2

39

Marlborough

Hartford

38

38

0

0

0

0

38

Ansonia

New Haven

40

38

2

0

0

3

37

Ledyard

New London

40

40

0

0

0

3

37

Old Lyme

New London

41

41

0

0

0

4

37

Woodstock

Windham

37

37

0

0

0

0

37

Bloomfield

Hartford

40

40

0

0

0

4

36

Bolton

Tolland

37

37

0

0

0

1

36

Wethersfield

Hartford

40

40

0

0

0

4

36

Brooklyn

Windham

34

27

0

0

7

0

34

Columbia

Tolland

35

35

0

0

0

1

34

Easton

Fairfield

34

34

0

0

0

0

34

Pomfret

Windham

34

34

0

0

0

0

34

Stratford

Fairfield

38

34

4

0

0

4

34

Bristol

Hartford

92

92

0

0

0

59

33

East Haven

New Haven

42

42

0

0

0

9

33

Thompson

Windham

39

39

0

0

0

6

33

North Stonington

New London

33

33

0

0

0

1

32

West Hartford

Hartford

32

32

0

0

0

0

32

Goshen

Litchfield

31

31

0

0

0

0

31

Montville

New London

40

40

0

0

0

9

31

New Hartford

Litchfield

30

30

0

0

0

0

30

Middlebury

New Haven

29

29

0

0

0

0

29

North Branford

New Haven

29

29

0

0

0

1

28

Windham

Windham

36

36

0

0

0

8

28

Bethany

New Haven

27

27

0

0

0

0

27

New Fairfield

Fairfield

27

27

0

0

0

0

27

Roxbury

Litchfield

29

29

0

0

0

2

27

Voluntown

New London

27

27

0

0

0

0

27

Wilton

Fairfield

40

40

0

0

0

13

27

Harwinton

Litchfield

26

26

0

0

0

0

26

Deep River

Middlesex

25

25

0

0

0

0

25

Lisbon

New London

25

25

0

0

0

0

25

Plainville

Hartford

26

26

0

0

0

1

25

Sherman

Fairfield

25

25

0

0

0

0

25

Sterling

Windham

25

25

0

0

0

0

25

Middlefield

Middlesex

26

26

0

0

0

2

24

Woodbridge

New Haven

27

27

0

0

0

3

24

Chester

Middlesex

26

26

0

0

0

3

23

East Granby

Hartford

25

25

0

0

0

2

23

Killingly

Windham

36

36

0

0

0

13

23

Andover

Tolland

20

20

0

0

0

0

20

Bethlehem

Litchfield

20

20

0

0

0

0

20

Preston

New London

20

20

0

0

0

0

20

Weston

Fairfield

31

31

0

0

0

11

20

Barkhamsted

Litchfield

19

19

0

0

0

0

19

Orange

New Haven

19

19

0

0

0

0

19

Canterbury

Windham

20

20

0

0

0

2

18

Windsor Locks

Hartford

20

16

0

4

0

2

18

Ashford

Windham

17

17

0

0

0

0

17

Chaplin

Windham

17

17

0

0

0

0

17

Hampton

Windham

17

17

0

0

0

0

17

Old Saybrook

Middlesex

19

19

0

0

0

2

17

Westport

Fairfield

90

90

0

0

0

73

17

Winchester

Litchfield

18

18

0

0

0

1

17

Lyme

New London

16

16

0

0

0

0

16

New Canaan

Fairfield

56

54

2

0

0

40

16

Bozrah

New London

15

15

0

0

0

0

15

East Windsor

Hartford

17

17

0

0

0

2

15

Salem

New London

17

17

0

0

0

2

15

Kent

Litchfield

13

13

0

0

0

0

13

Morris

Litchfield

15

11

0

4

0

2

13

Putnam

Windham

11

7

0

4

0

0

11

Washington

Litchfield

12

12

0

0

0

1

11

Warren

Litchfield

10

10

0

0

0

0

10

Willington

Tolland

10

10

0

0

0

0

10

Eastford

Windham

9

9

0

0

0

0

9

Norwich

New London

28

28

0

0

0

19

9

Scotland

Windham

9

9

0

0

0

0

9

Sharon

Litchfield

10

10

0

0

0

1

9

Cornwall

Litchfield

8

8

0

0

0

0

8

Bridgewater

Litchfield

7

7

0

0

0

0

7

Darien

Fairfield

32

32

0

0

0

25

7

Salisbury

Litchfield

7

7

0

0

0

0

7

North Canaan

Litchfield

6

6

0

0

0

0

6

Colebrook

Litchfield

6

6

0

0

0

1

5

Canaan

Litchfield

4

4

0

0

0

0

4

Norfolk

Litchfield

5

5

0

0

0

2

3

Sprague

New London

4

4

0

0

0

1

3

Union

Tolland

4

4

0

0

0

1

3

Franklin

New London

2

2

0

0

0

0

2

Hartland

Hartford

2

2

0

0

0

1

1

New London

New London

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

East Hartford

Hartford

6

6

0

0

0

14

-8

West Haven

New Haven

40

38

2

0

0

103

-63

Waterbury

New Haven

66

64

2

0

0

146

-80

New Britain

Hartford

13

10

0

3

0

108

-95

Meriden

New Haven

43

41

2

0

0

148

-105

Bridgeport

Fairfield

63

56

4

3

0

274

-211

Hartford

Hartford

44

30

8

0

6

288

-244

 

Connecticut Housing Inventory
Housing Units in Connecticut Towns: End of December 1999 Estimates

Mobile Homes

1997

1998

State/Towns

County

All units

1-unit

2-unit

3/4 units

5+ units

& Others 98

Demo-lition

Demo-lition

Connecticut

1,392,233

882,413

121,503

122,351

239,163

30,964

1,193

2,968

Andover

Tolland

1,159

1,074

12

20

48

7

1

1

Ansonia

New Haven

7,768

3,645

2,270

914

866

85

5

7

Ashford

Windham

1,757

1,344

66

30

257

62

2

0

Avon

Hartford

6,520

5,526

111

226

572

92

4

3

Barkhamsted

Litchfield

1,473

1,286

39

12

91

48

1

2

Beacon Falls

New Haven

2,216

1,587

134

93

221

183

2

0

Berlin

Hartford

6,944

5,971

545

91

240

100

2

1

Bethany

New Haven

1,809

1,703

24

12

6

64

0

0

Bethel

Fairfield

6,754

5,081

728

278

555

119

6

1

Bethlehem

Litchfield

1,390

1,242

65

26

22

35

0

0

Bloomfield

Hartford

8,144

6,246

174

310

1,315

101

0

2

Bolton

Tolland

1,885

1,720

30

21

90

25

0

1

Bozrah

New London

955

810

65

10

39

31

0

0

Branford

New Haven

13,646

9,174

932

763

2,177

634

21

13

Bridgeport

Fairfield

55,734

16,868

9,859

11,985

16,191

1,306

199

276

Bridgewater

Litchfield

815

778

19

7

1

11

0

1

Bristol

Hartford

25,828

14,921

2,838

2,938

4,496

679

18

26

Brookfield

Fairfield

5,779

5,063

81

176

380

82

3

0

Brooklyn

Windham

2,681

1,951

121

125

390

94

0

0

Burlington

Hartford

2,921

2,818

36

32

17

21

3

0

Canaan

Litchfield

610

571

15

8

0

17

0

1

Canterbury

Windham

1,723

1,565

27

28

44

64

5

0

Canton

Hartford

3,576

2,870

265

155

238

58

5

5

Chaplin

Windham

875

718

12

45

13

87

0

0

Cheshire

New Haven

9,572

8,196

202

257

821

103

3

4

Chester

Middlesex

1,548

1,287

76

58

80

48

0

1

Clinton

Middlesex

5,774

4,608

248

233

367

325

2

5

Colchester

New London

5,327

3,965

281

232

604

259

1

13

Colebrook

Litchfield

672

640

20

1

0

11

0

0

Columbia

Tolland

1,993

1,885

72

19

10

9

2

0

Cornwall

Litchfield

889

836

28

3

3

19

0

0

Coventry

Tolland

4,485

4,114

116

95

120

45

2

3

Cromwell

Middlesex

5,490

3,981

264

302

813

133

2

1

Danbury

Fairfield

27,903

14,384

3,349

2,997

6,105

1,090

0

22

Darien

Fairfield

6,833

6,455

174

69

104

52

9

12

Deep River

Middlesex

1,946

1,490

126

91

198

42

0

1

Derby

New Haven

5,474

2,654

1,170

724

812

118

0

4

Durham

Middlesex

2,309

2,119

73

65

35

22

1

4

East Granby

Hartford

1,902

1,588

40

72

191

13

2

0

East Haddam

Middlesex

3,848

3,542

137

83

55

53

4

18

East Hampton

Middlesex

4,618

3,800

261

187

285

99

10

4

East Hartford

Hartford

21,356

11,707

1,859

1,777

5,173

845

2

3

East Haven

New Haven

11,374

7,979

687

367

2,098

262

8

11

East Lyme

New London

7,580

6,559

283

141

481

121

1

4

East Windsor

Hartford

4,366

2,640

314

249

875

295

5

2

Eastford

Windham

686

591

25

9

7

54

0

0

Easton

Fairfield

2,480

2,444

12

2

5

17

0

0

Ellington

Tolland

5,200

3,512

211

213

1,202

63

1

0

Enfield

Hartford

17,085

12,920

1,194

1,089

1,717

165

0

0

Essex

Middlesex

2,994

2,304

122

174

339

55

0

0

Fairfield

Fairfield

21,103

17,772

1,363

784

990

221

27

0

Farmington

Hartford

9,764

7,054

381

728

1,471

145

6

9

Franklin

New London

694

624

35

7

1

30

2

1

Glastonbury

Hartford

12,514

10,305

612

561

917

125

5

1

Goshen

Litchfield

1,436

1,353

25

23

16

20

1

0

Granby

Hartford

3,938

3,629

72

71

120

54

2

6

Greenwich

Fairfield

24,143

16,481

2,777

1,356

3,194

428

37

56

Griswold

New London

4,598

2,952

520

335

491

310

9

1

Groton

New London

17,320

10,148

1,299

1,445

3,490

961

20

3

Guilford

New Haven

8,628

7,777

280

218

251

114

2

10

Haddam

Middlesex

2,859

2,618

131

35

39

39

1

2

Hamden

New Haven

23,649

14,741

1,393

1,363

5,828

335

8

3

Hampton

Windham

689

604

26

13

1

45

0

0

Hartford

Hartford

54,540

9,262

5,934

12,655

27,183

785

79

1,200

Hartland

Hartford

779

751

16

1

1

10

0

0

Harwinton

Litchfield

2,040

1,960

38

24

7

12

1

0

Hebron

Tolland

3,050

2,833

78

44

78

18

1

0

Kent

Litchfield

1,545

1,278

88

73

60

46

0

0

Killingly

Windham

6,879

4,177

895

618

876

317

4

0

Killingworth

Middlesex

2,345

2,031

20

2

0

300

2

6

Lebanon

New London

2,733

2,422

68

74

18

153

0

2

Ledyard

New London

5,579

4,755

74

269

248

234

0

1

Lisbon

New London

1,570

1,322

83

25

17

123

0

0

Litchfield

Litchfield

3,754

3,019

275

168

209

84

1

0

Lyme

New London

1,106

1,071

4

0

2

29

0

0

Madison

New Haven

7,367

6,877

143

112

169

80

3

11

Manchester

Hartford

23,204

12,857

2,773

1,703

5,584

297

4

6

Mansfield

Tolland

5,516

3,341

237

894

652

392

0

0

Marlborough

Hartford

2,148

2,013

42

25

45

24

1

0

Meriden

New Haven

24,714

13,165

3,325

3,127

4,764

473

103

37

Middlebury

New Haven

2,551

2,427

54

18

38

19

2

3

Middlefield

Middlesex

1,722

1,568

70

40

27

22

2

3

Middletown

Middlesex

19,292

9,350

1,879

1,250

6,560

275

12

10

Milford

New Haven

21,874

16,696

943

1,194

2,365

681

5

0

Monroe

Fairfield

6,448

5,952

50

95

212

145

1

5

Montville

New London

6,787

5,129

289

387

461

529

4

4

Morris

Litchfield

1,169

1,070

33

28

8

31

0

1

Naugatuck

New Haven

12,508

7,415

1,538

1,170

1,911

482

1

7

New Britain

Hartford

31,823

10,232

5,465

6,358

9,748

363

62

281

New Canaan

Fairfield

7,190

6,054

478

267

321

125

24

31

New Fairfield

Fairfield

5,483

5,360

55

15

21

37

1

4

New Hartford

Litchfield

2,553

2,221

123

46

146

29

4

8

New Haven

New Haven

54,240

12,105

9,955

13,438

18,300

812

0

370

New London

New London

11,932

3,766

2,262

1,606

4,111

199

0

12

New Milford

Litchfield

10,487

7,963

479

449

1,341

269

8

6

Newington

Hartford

12,300

9,596

301

370

1,842

202

11

0

Newtown

Fairfield

8,864

8,385

137

137

23

200

10

8

Norfolk

Litchfield

927

776

61

24

48

20

1

1

North Branford

New Haven

5,100

4,392

93

82

421

118

3

3

North Canaan

Litchfield

1,494

1,086

124

97

161

27

0

1

North Haven

New Haven

8,985

7,814

186

54

876

62

7

0

North Stonington

New London

2,064

1,892

41

20

13

98

0

0

Norwalk

Fairfield

33,100

17,895

3,923

2,674

8,057

608

33

24

Norwich

New London

16,580

7,315

2,745

2,143

3,624

785

11

21

Old Lyme

New London

4,745

4,418

143

114

45

32

4

3

Old Saybrook

Middlesex

5,325

4,984

85

86

100

75

2

3

Orange

New Haven

4,746

4,574

55

12

65

44

4

0

Oxford

New Haven

3,452

3,338

69

19

1

31

4

2

Plainfield

Windham

5,708

3,664

811

433

554

258

6

6

Plainville

Hartford

7,735

5,108

677

437

1,326

196

4

5

Plymouth

Litchfield

4,854

3,645

419

375

284

136

5

0

Pomfret

Windham

1,508

1,213

68

60

81

86

0

0

Portland

Middlesex

3,528

2,781

352

214

159

28

3

3

Preston

New London

1,856

1,673

57

52

9

65

0

0

Prospect

New Haven

3,021

2,772

48

16

4

186

4

1

Putnam

Windham

3,895

1,986

667

770

441

33

0

2

Redding

Fairfield

3,195

3,045

74

16

10

53

0

3

Ridgefield

Fairfield

8,827

7,588

280

280

579

100

0

0

Rocky Hill

Hartford

7,864

4,863

152

555

2,176

120

2

0

Roxbury

Litchfield

1,032

1,013

6

0

1

14

1

1

Salem

New London

1,433

1,260

43

23

72

37

0

2

Salisbury

Litchfield

2,557

2,194

94

90

77

110

1

7

Scotland

Windham

556

507

19

0

0

30

0

0

Seymour

New Haven

6,297

4,269

684

247

1,054

52

0

9

Sharon

Litchfield

1,671

1,484

84

17

40

48

2

0

Shelton

Fairfield

14,525

11,328

960

797

927

529

10

6

Sherman

Fairfield

1,631

1,607

8

0

3

14

1

0

Simsbury

Hartford

8,775

7,490

200

311

689

97

10

2

Somers

Tolland

3,025

2,722

113

114

59

19

1

1

South Windsor

Hartford

9,020

7,894

114

150

651

219

3

5

Southbury

New Haven

7,712

6,376

353

467

337

180

1

0

Southington

Hartford

15,698

11,876

1,190

480

1,445

729

2

20

Sprague

New London

1,156

647

312

74

102

21

0

0

Stafford

Tolland

4,636

3,372

395

343

463

67

4

0

Stamford

Fairfield

46,722

21,914

3,840

4,348

15,817

852

39

10

Sterling

Windham

1,072

885

94

24

8

63

0

2

Stonington

New London

8,556

5,957

974

721

550

364

6

4

Stratford

Fairfield

20,578

15,260

2,103

879

2,003

345

6

6

Suffield

Hartford

4,928

4,159

235

154

307

76

0

3

Thomaston

Litchfield

3,019

2,107

291

225

324

73

0

1

Thompson

Windham

3,824

2,862

300

255

165

270

1

27

Tolland

Tolland

4,637

4,411

30

43

127

27

1

0

Torrington

Litchfield

15,866

8,739

3,065

1,605

2,267

218

20

8

Trumbull

Fairfield

12,127

11,284

116

217

461

56

5

2

Union

Tolland

327

314

7

0

0

6

0

0

Vernon

Tolland

12,931

6,681

811

1,404

3,566

478

8

1

Voluntown

New London

1,038

944

48

23

14

10

1

0

Wallingford

New Haven

17,365

11,610

1,598

1,283

2,323

560

6

3

Warren

Litchfield

659

637

6

4

0

13

1

0

Washington

Litchfield

1,989

1,777

75

53

42

49

2

5

Waterbury

New Haven

47,517

19,092

5,279

10,164

12,442

732

83

109

Waterford

New London

8,043

7,130

265

151

294

213

8

2

Watertown

Litchfield

8,218

6,453

736

454

522

61

4

4

West Hartford

Hartford

25,312

17,747

1,762

1,485

4,103

221

0

6

West Haven

New Haven

22,775

11,352

2,662

2,141

6,309

344

18

15

Westbrook

Middlesex

3,487

2,858

140

125

111

256

0

3

Weston

Fairfield

3,467

3,406

49

1

2

29

8

12

Westport

Fairfield

9,978

9,170

314

158

199

189

20

32

Wethersfield

Hartford

11,237

8,922

538

484

1,192

105

4

0

Willington

Tolland

2,439

1,606

95

74

604

61

1

0

Wilton

Fairfield

6,281

5,739

68

72

356

63

10

7

Winchester

Litchfield

5,229

3,024

844

458

756

150

0

3

Windham

Windham

8,848

3,944

1,201

1,211

2,058

446

10

2

Windsor

Hartford

10,790

8,857

505

568

709

151

0

0

Windsor Locks

Hartford

5,049

3,860

360

140

655

40

0

6

Wolcott

New Haven

5,637

5,106

95

74

331

38

3

4

Woodbridge

New Haven

3,161

2,922

123

8

93

15

0

0

Woodbury

Litchfield

3,863

3,023

145

173

461

62

1

0

Woodstock

Windham

2,938

2,587

94

91

112

54

0

0

DESCRIPTION OF SURVEY AND SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION SERVICES

The statistics provided in this publication were based on reports submitted monthly by local building officials in Connecticut, in response to a mail survey conducted by the U. S. Bureau of the Census.

The estimated inventory of housing units in Connecticut towns was based on the net change in housing units authorized from January 1991 through the end of December 1998, which was added to the full count of housing units in structures, were derived from the monthly reports and the 1990 Census of Population and Housing.

DATA PROCESSING AND ESTIMATION PROEDURES

The data that were reported monthly was successively downloaded electronically from the diskette distributed by Census. They include data estimated by the U.S. Bureau of the Census for those places that provided reports for fewer than 12 months in a year. If a community issued no reports to Bureau of the Census, that town will not appear in the tables listing data by town.

SURVEY CHANGES

At some locations, statistics on new housing units authorized in the permit jurisdiction have been kept for more than a century. The U.S. Bureau of the Census has published a book useful for time-series analysis, Housing Construction Statistics: 1889 to 1964.

In 1954, the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U. S. Department of Labor published permit data for virtually all the permit-issuing locations surveyed. Since 1959, the U.S. Bureau of the Census of the U.S. Department of Commerce has been collecting permit information through mail surveys of local building officials in 17,000 locations.

The State of Connecticut has actively cooperated with the federal government since this mail survey began. The Department of Public Works was the first cooperating agency, succeeded by the Department of Community Affairs, the Department of Housing and now the Department of Economic and Community Development.

Beginning in January 1987, several changes were made to the reporting and classifying of various survey items. Buildings and the valuation of additions, alterations, and conversions to residential buildings were classified under a common item number. Similarly, buildings and the evaluation of additions, alterations, and conversions to non-housekeeping and nonresidential buildings were classified under a common item number. In both circumstances, housing units were no longer reported.

The survey no longer distinguished between additions, alterations, and conversions that resulted in an increase, or decrease to the housing inventory in Connecticut. Furthermore, mobile homes were no longer within the scope of the survey.

DATA RELIABILITY

Although the statistics in this report were not subject to sampling variability, they were subject to various response and operational errors that could be attributed to many sources such as the inability to obtain information about all cases, the differences in the interpretation of questions, the inability or unwillingness by respondents to provide correct information, and data-processing errors.

Explicit measures of the effects of these were not available. However, DECD believed that most of the important operational errors were detected in the course of the cooperative review of the data for reasonableness and consistency. The participants in the review included the U.S. Bureau of the Census, DECD, and local officials.

The review by DECD did not end with this publication. As errors are resolved or permits modified or rescinded, the computer file is updated.

DATA LIMITATIONS

In Connecticut, by state statute no building or structure may be "constructed or altered until an application has been filed (with a municipal building official) by the owner of the premises affected or his agent," and a permit has been issued.

Building permits have been required prior to the beginning of any construction or alteration since October 1, 1970. Similarly, no person may "demolish any building, structure or part thereof without obtaining a permit for the particular demolition undertaking" from a municipal administrative officer (C.G.S. Sec. 29-263; 29-406)

Continuing sample surveys conducted by the U.S. Bureau of the Census indicate that construction resulted in all but two percent of the new housing units nationally authorized by permits.

Construction typically begins during the month of the permit issuance, and most of the remaining works begins within the following three months.

Therefore, the housing-unit statistics displayed in this report do not represent the number of units actually put into construction for the period shown, and should not be directly interpreted as "housing starts".

In certain instances, a developer may have been given notice to proceed with the construction of federal public housing without a reported building permit. In these instances the data relate to the award of construction contract.

DATA CHARACTERISTICS

The working definition of a housing unit was "a room or group of rooms intended for occupancy as separate living quarters". Hence, each apartment unit in an apartment building was counted as one housing unit. For example, one new building containing 260 apartments would appear in the housing unit table as 260 housing units.

However, a housing unit may be unoccupied at a particular time or year-round. By contrast, a household included all the persons who occupy a housing unit. To estimate the number of households it was necessary to multiply the overall number of housing units. At a given time by the overall owner-occupied and renter-occupied housing units observed in the most recent census or other vacancy survey by the number of all housing units at the time of the survey.

To avoid duplication, respondents were cautioned to include foundation permits only when a separate foundation permit was issued, and it has a construction cost. Respondents were obstructed to include the cost of the foundation when it was authorized, but not to enter the number of buildings or housing units. Buildings, housing units, and remaining costs were counted only in the month that the superstructures were authorized. Similarly, when the superstructure only constituted a shell, the cost of completion of the interior was included in the month that the completion was authorized.

The valuation of construction as displayed in these tables was the cost of construction as recorded on the building permit. This figure usually excluded the cost of on-site development and improvements, and the cost of heating, plumbing, electrical and elevator installations.

According to the U.S. Bureau of the Census, the characteristics of building-permit data further restricted their value as indicators of the dollar volume of residential and nonresidential construction. Any attempt to use these figures for inter-area comparisons of construction volume must, at best, be made cautiously and with broad reservation.