Comparing Housing Permits Around the Sun Belt
Andrew Keatts reports: "Across the Sun Belt last year, metro areas built new housing at wildly different rates, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau."
At the center of the article is a chart comparing the number of new houses permitted in the past year by cities in the Sun Belt.
According to Keatts, "One thing that immediately jumps out is the extent to which California cities lag behind their Sun Belt peers."
The article also shares another chart showing the share of single-family houses among the building permits for the past year in those same cities.
Keatts notes that the cities producing the lowest share of single-family homes are also the same cities "building the fewest new homes relative to their population in the entire Sun Belt."