The American Home Grows Out And Up

The 2000 Census data shows how US homes have changed drastically in the last 60 years.

February 5, 2003, 10:00 AM PST

By Abhijeet Chavan @

From 1970 to 2000, the size of new homes increased by more than 50 percent. Formal living rooms have been replaced by more livable family rooms, kitchens have expanded and bathrooms have proliferated...Since 1940, the Census Bureau has collected detailed data on how Americans live. Some results from the 2000 census are still being tabulated, but what has already been released shows stark changes in the evolution of the American home."

Thanks to Jennifer LeFurgy

Friday, January 31, 2003 in The New York Times


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