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American Houses Are Still Much, Much Bigger Than They Used To Be

Median Size of New Homes

Newly built homes got a little smaller during the housing bust. But just a little. As of 2010, the median new home was still bigger than homes built in the 1990s, when the economy was booming.

And the median home built in 2010 was much, much bigger — 41 percent bigger — than the median home built in 1975.

For more data, see this PDF.