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Earth Day Housing Facts

Today is earth day, so here are some interesting housing facts from the U.S. Census Bureau, related, more or less, to earth day issues:

  • 48.8% of all homes in the U.S. have gas as a primary heat source;
  • 2.1% of all homes in the U.S. have wood as a primary heat source;
  • <1% of all homes int he U.S. have solar energy as their primary heat source;
  • 91% of the new single-family homes built in the U.S. in 2014 have air conditioning;
  • The median size of a new single-family house completed in 2014 was 2,453 square feet.
  • The median price of a new single-family house completed in 2014 was $345,800
  • There were 11,000 multi-family buildings built in the U.S. in 2014 – 63% of them have electricity for their primary heat source.

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