In the single-family sector, Texas led with 97,072 permits issued year-to-date in September 2018 and Florida came in second with 72,630 during this time. Meanwhile the lowest number came from the District of Columbia with 90 permits. The 10 states issuing the highest number of single-family permits combined accounted for 60.2% of the single-family permits issued.
Year-to-date, ending in September 2018, the total number of multifamily permits issued nationwide reached 340,148. This is 4.3% ahead of its level over the first nine months of 2017, 326,201. The preliminary results from the New Residential Construction Survey show an increase of 1.3% in multifamily permits over the first nine months of 2018, 337,200 compared to the same period of 2017, 332,900.
Between September 2017 YTD and September 2018 YTD, 28 states recorded growth while 22 states and the District of Columbia recorded a decline in multifamily permits. Rhode Island lead the way with a sharp rise in multifamily permits from 30 to 278, while Mississippi had the largest decline of 73.7% from 965 to 254.
In the multifamily sector, Texas issued the highest number of multifamily permits year-to-date in September 2018 at 47,079, with California and Florida issuing the second and third most multifamily permits year-to-date, 40,995 and 34,332 respectively. Meanwhile Wyoming issued the lowest number of multifamily permits at 137. The 10 states issuing the highest number of multifamily permits combined accounted for 64.3% of the multifamily permits issued.