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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: New Single-Family Housing Construction

Overview: the U.S. New Single-Family Housing Construction Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for New Single-Family Housing Construction: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

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Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Construction Services Breakdown

The following products and services account for the largest source of revenues in the New Single-Family Housing Construction industry. Note that there are multiple levels of classification, so some line items are contained within other lines.

Type of Construction Total Sales ($ millions) New Construction ($ millions) Additions, Alterations, and Reconstruction ($ millions) Maintenance & Repair ($ millions)



Building construction, total


Single-family houses, detached and attached


Single-family houses, detached


Single-family houses, attached


Apartment buildings (2 or more units), such as rentals, apartment type condominiums and cooperatives


Manufacturing and industrial warehouses


Hotels, motels, and tourist cabins


Office buildings


Stores, restaurants, automobile service stations, parking garages, and other commercial buildings


Commercial warehouses such as distribution buildings and mini-storage


Religious buildings


Educational buildings


Health care and institutional buildings


Farm buildings, nonresidential


Amusement, social, and recreational buildings


Other building construction


Nonbuilding construction, total


Highways, streets, and related work, such as public sidewalks, curbs, guardrails and signs


Private driveways and parking areas, except garages


Sewers, water mains, and related facilities


Sewers, sewer lines, septic systems, and related facilities


Water mains, storage, wells, and related facilities


Oil and gas pipelines, pumping stations, storage tanks, and mains


Decks, residential type


Other nonbuilding construction


U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map by state

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a New Single-Family Housing Construction company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the New Single-Family Housing Construction industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on New Single-Family Housing Construction measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 9%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Other Management Occupations 5%
Construction Managers 5%
Construction Managers 5%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 14%
Construction and Extraction Occupations 63%
Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers 8%
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 8%
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers 8%
Construction Trades Workers 52%
Carpenters 29%
Carpenters 29%
Construction Laborers 16%
Construction Laborers 16%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

New Single-Family Housing Construction Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

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Top Innovators

CompanyInnovation Score

Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

Latest Industry News

  • Housing market hit new high in 2017 despite Harvey - By New Year's Day, buyers had closed on 79,117 single-family homes across the Houston area ... Considering the size and scope of last year's hurricane, "the housing market, the rental market and the new construction market look relatively healthy ... (01/11/2018)
  • Plans for new homes headed to Pleasant View Planning Commission - More than 50 homes ... for construction in Pleasant View, pending a rezone and approval of the preliminary master plan. Jassan Bumpus of Ashland City-based Bumpus Built Homes owns the 18.2-acre site where the plan calls for 55 detached, single-family ... (01/11/2018)
  • Summit Homes of Nevada and Presidio Residential Capital Start Model Construction at Two New Communities in West Las Vegas - LAS VEGAS, Jan. 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Summit Homes of Nevada and Presidio Residential Capital have begun model construction at two new communities in west Las Vegas, Duneville Meadows and Centennial Crossing, that will add 41 single-family homes to ... (01/10/2018)
  • Lake County 2017 construction: Crown Point, St. John issue most permits - new construction and miscellaneous work — totaled just under $113.2 million in 2017, compared to $62 million in 2016. He said 235 single-family homes and 69 townhomes were built last year for a combined value of $77.2 million. Permits totaling $16.4 ... (01/10/2018)
  • New home construction up 12 percent over 2016 - The number of new homes being built in Northeast Florida continues to climb by more than 10 percent a year. The 8,870 building permits for new single-family homes was almost 1,000 more than were issued in 2016, according to the Northeast Florida Builders ... (01/10/2018)
  • Local housing experts see $200,000 homes as "the new affordable" - Two overarching themes were prevalent at both events: The overall housing market will likely continue its upward trajectory, and more single-family homes need to be built ... That price increase is eliminating a number of new affordable homes from the ... (01/09/2018)
  • New housing starts, remodels expect to increase - It's likely to end the year [2017] down 8 percent." Combined with single-family construction, some 1.25 million new housing units will be built in 2018. In 2019, the multi-family segment is expected to decline again by 3 percent to 344,000 new units (01/09/2018)
  • Killeen to get two new homes at start of year - Two of the issued permits were for the construction of new single-family residences worth a combined value of $180,712. One of the new houses will be built by contractor D. R. Horton on Raeburn Court and the second home will be built by Gage Construction ... (01/08/2018)
  • Mahogany continues lead in single-family construction permits - For the fourth consecutive year, a lake community in southeast Calgary has paced all ends of the city in demand for new single-family homes. Between Jan. 1 and Dec. 21 2017, companies building in Mahogany by Hopewell Residential totalled 465 applications ... (01/05/2018)
  • New Construction Homes For Sale in Plainfield, IL - Jan 2018 - A new section is being built by M ... 15 homes for sale Stewart Ridge is a subdivision of single family homes built starting in 2003 by DJK Custom Homes. A newer section is being built by 5th Avenue Construction starting in 2017. Stewart Ridge is located ... (01/02/2018)

Government Contracts

In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $32,297,342 on New Single-Family Housing Construction. It has awarded 70 contracts to 28 companies, with an average value of $1,153,477 per company.   

Top government vendors:

CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

Segments classified within this market research report

This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
Log home construction general contractors, Housing, single-family, construction general contractors, Row house (i.e., single-family type) construction general contractors, Low income housing, Custom builders (except for-sale), single-family home, Cottage construction general contractors, Duplex (i.e., side-by-side) construction general contractors, Single-family detached housing construction general contractors, Precut single-family housing assembly on site by general contractors, Single-family attached housing construction general contractors, Construction management, single-family building, Residential construction, general contractors, Town house (i.e., single-family type) construction by general contractors, Single-family homes built on land owned by others, general contractors of, Time-share condominium construction general contractors, Cabin construction general contractors, Modular house assembly on site by general contractors, Panelized single-family house assembly on site by general contractors, Premanufactured housing assembly on site by general contractors, Home builders (except for-sale), Vacation home, construction by general contractors, Condominium, Single-family house construction by general contractors, etc.

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