Housing Production

This page includes dashboards that show housing production trends across Virginia using annual residential building permits.

Annual building permits by structure type

This dashboard shows the annual number of residential building permits issued by local governments in Virginia from 2000 to 2023.

Use the filter to select between some or all the following building types:

  • 1-unit buildings (single-family homes)
  • 2-unit buildings (duplexes)
  • 3-4 unit buildings (triplexes and quadraplexes)
  • 5+ unit buildings (larger apartment buildings)

Data is available at the state, CBSA, and locality level.

Data sources

Census Building Permits Survey

Total number of building permits issued by localities, collected and released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Data is available annually, year-to-date, and monthly. Available geographies include states, selected metropolitan areas, localities and places.

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