The Demise of the Construction Industry | John Burns Real Estate Consulting

The Demise of the Construction Industry


Construction in some really big markets has died, but we found a number of surprises when we decided to rank the Top 20 markets compared to the national peak in 2005.

Our takeaways:

  • A Sliver of its Former Self
    • We estimate that 2009 total permits for the nation’s Top 20 markets will be down 79% from the peak.
  • Same As It Ever Was, except in Florida
    • Fifteen of 2005’s top 20 metros still show up somewhere on the current list. Those that fell off the list are Miami, Orlando, Fort Myers, Minneapolis and Chicago. Newcomers include Salt Lake City, Virginia Beach, Seattle, Raleigh-Cary and Indianapolis.
  • Texas Remains Tops in Good Times and Bad
    • Five major Texas metros remain in the top 20, but they did so by “only” declining 64% from the peak. However, Houston, Dallas and Austin are now among the country’s Top 5 in permitting, replacing Atlanta, Phoenix and Chicago.

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This is the most current available data for all variables and markets.

Permits Statistics
Employment Statistics
Affordability
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1-Yr Growth Rate
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Housing Cycle Barometer
Alabama
Anniston-Oxford 121 173 37% (1,700) (3.2%) 10.7% $85,782 19% 0.4
Auburn-Opelika 623 928 42% (2,200) (4.1%) 8.7% $131,418 27% 0.3
Birmingham 1,713 1,956 25% (15,900) (3.0%) 9.9% $130,484 23% 0.3
Decatur 110 110 12% (3,000) (5.1%) 11.2% $93,793 19% 0.4
Dothan 273 331 44% (1,400) (2.3%) 9.2% $89,825 20% 0.2
Florence 141 151 19% (1,500) (2.7%) 10.9% $93,821 19% 0.0
Gadsden 132 132 33% (900) (2.4%) 10.6% $84,165 21% 1.1
Huntsville 2,366 3,557 71% (3,500) (1.6%) 8.3% $124,239 19% 0.5
Mobile 1,094 2,095 75% (1,900) (1.0%) 10.8% $125,233 27% 2.9
Montgomery 439 439 17% (4,500) (2.5%) 10.0% $126,965 23% 0.4
Tuscaloosa 387 841 32% (2,700) (2.8%) 10.0% $120,193 25% 0.3
Alaska
Anchorage 282 554 6% (600) (0.3%) 7.2% $184,997 21% 0.0
Fairbanks 32 32 4% (500) (1.2%) 6.8% $144,084 18% 0.0
Arizona
Flagstaff 168 474 35% (4,700) (7.3%) 8.0% $300,000 58% 7.3
Phoenix 8,867 11,051 16% (143,100) (7.8%) 8.7% $129,050 21% 1.2
Prescott 373 494 11% (5,400) (8.9%) 9.8% $153,732 31% 0.0
Tucson 1,931 2,030 16% (28,200) (7.5%) 8.6% $177,250 34% 4.8
Yuma 714 746 28% (3,000) (5.8%) 26.2% $142,450 33% 5.1
Arkansas
Fayetteville 905 1,853 24% (1,100) (0.5%) 6.2% $108,046 17% 0.0
Fort Smith 514 799 61% (800) (0.6%) 7.7% $76,481 14% 0.1
Hot Springs 37 37 10% 1,200 3.1% 7.1% $114,274 22% 0.3
Jonesboro 424 439 45% (100) (0.2%) 7.3% $74,468 13% 0.1
Little Rock 1,590 2,710 47% (5,600) (1.6%) 6.7% $126,711 19% 0.1
Pine Bluff 42 84 20% (1,000) (2.7%) 9.9% $64,498 13% 0.1
California
Bakersfield 1,279 1,838 21% (6,000) (2.5%) 14.4% $128,000 24% 1.8
Chico 419 438 22% (2,300) (3.1%) 13.2% $200,000 40% 3.7
El Centro 255 260 12% (1,900) (4.1%) 30.2% $115,000 25% 1.3
Fresno 1,829 2,109 28% (11,300) (3.8%) 15.0% $148,500 29% 2.3
Hanford 177 306 23% (1,100) (2.9%) 14.5% $135,000 26% 3.2
Los Angeles (D) 2,266 7,464 11% (172,100) (4.3%) 12.5% $320,000 50% 3.2
Madera 122 181 8% (400) (1.2%) 13.9% $130,000 28% 1.8
Merced 116 116 3% (1,300) (2.3%) 17.6% $107,000 21% 0.5
Modesto 326 346 6% (5,400) (3.4%) 16.3% $140,000 23% 0.8
Monterey 91 277 10% (5,300) (4.1%) 10.2% $215,000 32% 0.8
Napa 140 150 15% (4,900) (7.4%) 8.8% $333,000 41% 2.2
Oakland (D) 1,567 3,100 14% (48,200) (4.7%) 11.3% $304,545 36% 1.8
Orange County (D) 1,162 2,224 9% (68,000) (4.6%) 9.5% $490,000 56% 5.3
Redding 248 428 18% (3,000) (4.9%) 15.6% $185,000 35% 3.6
Riverside-San Bernardino 4,299 5,975 10% (72,000) (6.0%) 14.3% $160,000 24% 0.6
Sacramento 2,983 3,815 16% (45,800) (5.2%) 11.8% $210,000 30% 1.9
San Diego 1,958 3,408 8% (55,100) (4.2%) 10.3% $350,000 48% 3.4
San Francisco (D) 410 1,776 26% (50,900) (5.1%) 9.3% $685,000 77% 5.0
San Jose 659 2,182 22% (43,300) (4.7%) 11.8% $530,000 54% 4.8
San Luis Obispo 328 412 11% (1,800) (1.8%) 9.5% $392,000 65% 5.6
Santa Barbara 162 226 8% (4,400) (2.6%) 8.4% $311,250 48% 3.4
Santa Cruz 127 130 9% (5,800) (6.2%) 10.8% $486,250 63% 3.9
Santa Rosa 393 409 7% (10,400) (5.7%) 10.3% $355,000 47% 3.3
Stockton 620 625 9% (6,500) (3.2%) 16.0% $160,000 25% 0.9
Vallejo-Fairfield 401 405 7% (4,200) (3.4%) 11.5% $204,000 27% 1.2
Ventura 257 448 6% (14,200) (5.0%) 10.9% $410,000 46% 4.4
Visalia-Porterville 955 1,046 29% (4,300) (3.8%) 15.3% $132,000 26% 1.7
Yuba-Sutter 166 166 5% (1,400) (3.6%) 17.2% $146,000 28% 0.8
Colorado
Boulder 263 952 19% (8,200) (4.9%) 6.6% $330,000 36% 5.0
Colorado Springs 1,262 1,312 12% (10,200) (3.9%) 8.2% $190,100 24% 2.0
Denver 2,671 5,259 18% (52,200) (4.1%) 8.0% $212,500 26% 2.9
Fort Collins 428 694 19% (4,500) (3.3%) 6.5% $210,000 26% 1.1
Grand Junction 487 499 24% (900) (1.4%) 9.1% $150,102 24% 0.4
Greeley 678 768 17% (3,000) (3.7%) 8.6% $162,500 21% 1.2
Pueblo 235 339 24% (1,800) (3.1%) 8.8% $82,475 15% 0.0
Connecticut
Bridgeport 439 1,721 33% (13,700) (3.3%) 7.6% $329,822 32% 0.0
Hartford 815 1,173 11% (20,800) (3.7%) 8.2% $208,472 26% 0.0
New Haven 398 532 7% (4,800) (1.8%) 8.1% $212,071 28% 0.1
Delaware
Dover 686 700 32% (2,100) (3.2%) 8.2% $193,425 33% 5.7
Wilmington (D) 865 1,199 19% (17,300) (5.0%) 9.0% $190,236 27% 1.3
District of Columbia
Washington D.C. (D) 7,536 10,182 27% (28,000) (1.1%) 6.3% $247,866 24% 0.0
Florida
Daytona Beach 710 834 11% (5,200) (3.2%) 11.2% $115,000 23% 1.5
Fort Lauderdale (D) 548 1,610 8% (27,300) (3.6%) 9.5% $187,000 30% 2.2
Fort Myers 848 1,010 3% (16,200) (7.8%) 13.2% $87,450 14% 0.3
Fort Walton Beach 298 960 26% (3,200) (3.9%) 7.1% $157,875 23% 0.0
Gainesville 338 720 22% (3,800) (2.9%) 7.8% $141,301 32% 0.6
Jacksonville 3,490 5,412 22% (24,800) (4.0%) 10.5% $158,700 26% 4.8
Lakeland 1,322 1,324 10% (8,400) (4.1%) 12.3% $112,000 22% 2.5
Melbourne 869 1,127 11% (8,600) (4.2%) 10.9% $124,500 22% 2.0
Miami (D) 610 1,952 8% (33,100) (3.2%) 11.6% $180,000 35% 3.3
Naples 593 829 10% (7,700) (6.4%) 12.1% $200,000 30% 1.5
Ocala 484 512 7% (3,800) (3.8%) 12.6% $110,000 22% 2.8
Orlando 3,708 5,608 16% (59,800) (5.6%) 11.0% $144,000 24% 2.1
Panama City 306 598 11% (3,200) (4.2%) 8.7% $142,064 26% 1.3
Pensacola 847 927 14% (4,900) (3.0%) 9.9% $119,662 22% 0.0
Port St. Lucie 482 666 6% (5,200) (4.2%) 13.5% $110,000 19% 0.1
Punta Gorda 282 337 7% (1,600) (3.8%) 12.0% $127,000 23% 2.6
Sarasota 1,120 1,413 10% (19,200) (7.2%) 11.8% $157,500 28% 3.0
Tallahassee 671 833 19% (4,700) (2.7%) 7.9% $139,782 28% 0.0
Tampa 4,029 7,569 20% (55,600) (4.6%) 11.3% $133,000 25% 3.0
West Palm Beach (D) 957 1,457 6% (22,100) (4.2%) 11.3% $225,000 35% 4.7
Georgia
Albany 177 216 17% (1,800) (2.8%) 10.6% $85,971 20% 0.2
Athens 331 373 16% (800) (0.9%) 7.7% $128,432 26% 0.2
Atlanta 5,975 9,239 13% (119,100) (4.9%) 10.7% $112,696 15% 0.0
Augusta 2,123 2,272 42% (5,600) (2.6%) 10.2% $108,958 20% 0.4
Brunswick 387 387 30% (1,200) (2.6%) 9.1% $141,898 23% 0.2
Columbus 854 1,047 47% (1,300) (1.1%) 9.8% $103,090 20% 0.3
Dalton 132 180 16% (5,100) (7.0%) 13.2% $97,478 19% 0.1
Gainesville 216 534 20% (2,900) (3.7%) 9.5% $135,980 24% 0.9
Hinesville 457 457 52% (500) (2.6%) 8.5% $97,605 18% 0.0
Macon 404 472 25% (5,200) (5.1%) 10.3% $92,085 19% 0.1
Rome 98 137 19% (1,800) (4.4%) 11.3% $93,345 19% 0.4
Savannah 1,201 1,430 29% (4,200) (2.7%) 10.0% $137,609 25% 2.8
Valdosta 509 614 42% (1,300) (2.3%) 8.5% $102,286 24% 0.6
Warner Robins 617 741 35% (1,000) (1.7%) 7.6% $94,280 15% 0.2
Hawaii
Honolulu 805 1,093 22% (7,900) (1.8%) 6.1% $527,875 64% 3.6
Idaho
Boise City 1,621 1,798 16% (20,300) (7.4%) 9.7% $145,671 22% 0.0
Coeur D’Alene 696 765 29% (2,600) (4.4%) 8.6% $153,873 27% 3.1
Idaho Falls 310 369 19% (1,500) (2.9%) 6.1% $104,765 17% 0.2
Lewiston 76 81 20% (1,400) (4.8%) 6.8% $129,872 25% 3.3
Pocatello 167 175 25% (1,100) (2.9%) 7.3% $96,502 18% 0.1
Illinois
Bloomington 306 482 28% (400) (0.4%) 7.2% $158,487 25% 0.8
Champaign-Urbana 336 749 34% 200 0.2% 8.3% $139,213 26% 3.7
Chicago (D) 3,403 6,294 14% (183,500) (4.7%) 10.7% $216,000 32% 3.4
Danville 15 15 8% (700) (2.3%) 11.4% $54,658 12% 0.6
Decatur 150 429 72% (2,200) (4.0%) 13.7% $82,603 17% 1.7
Kankakee-Bradley 147 173 21% (1,600) (3.6%) 11.7% $119,331 19% 2.4
Lake-Kenosha (D) 666 717 11% (17,400) (4.3%) 9.5% $226,701 27% 0.9
Peoria 572 587 30% (5,600) (2.9%) 12.3% $112,927 19% 4.0
Rockford 236 339 13% (5,100) (3.2%) 15.1% $101,087 18% 3.1
Springfield 257 361 23% (3,100) (2.7%) 7.4% $104,274 18% 1.4
Indiana
Anderson 73 75 10% (1,000) (2.4%) 11.3% $79,411 15% 0.4
Bloomington 260 496 41% (2,000) (2.5%) 7.5% $121,262 25% 0.8
Columbus 149 149 24% (900) (2.0%) 9.3% $113,483 18% 0.5
Elkhart-Goshen 175 323 20% (9,500) (8.2%) 16.7% $105,754 18% 0.8
Evansville 512 668 31% (5,500) (3.1%) 8.6% $86,939 17% 0.6
Fort Wayne 686 869 24% (8,700) (4.1%) 10.7% $83,392 15% 0.3
Gary (D) 937 1,011 22% (5,300) (1.9%) 10.1% $95,300 16% 0.6
Indianapolis 3,675 5,970 35% (40,200) (4.4%) 8.7% $100,371 16% 0.4
Kokomo 22 84 11% (2,000) (4.7%) 14.4% $80,976 15% 0.6
Lafayette 414 517 28% 700 0.8% 10.4% $104,304 21% 0.6
Michigan City 122 128 22% (2,000) (4.3%) 11.4% $105,994 18% 0.7
Muncie 59 59 10% (900) (1.8%) 10.9% $71,838 16% 0.3
South Bend 286 728 37% (2,000) (1.4%) 11.6% $67,897 13% 0.5
Terre Haute 124 192 28% (2,100) (2.9%) 10.8% $72,129 16% 0.3
Iowa
Ames 101 262 28% 300 0.7% 4.7% $126,543 22% 0.4
Cedar Rapids 712 1,004 49% (1,700) (1.2%) 6.0% $130,303 22% 3.1
Davenport 352 402 26% (2,700) (1.4%) 7.7% $102,363 19% 3.1
Des Moines 1,670 2,372 38% (2,900) (0.9%) 5.5% $139,255 20% 0.5
Dubuque 230 246 28% (1,700) (3.1%) 6.2% $108,813 19% 0.6
Iowa City 597 846 50% 0 0.0% 4.8% $143,283 25% 0.3
Sioux City 108 122 10% (1,000) (1.3%) 5.2% $83,824 16% 0.5
Waterloo 348 354 42% (3,100) (3.5%) 6.3% $100,397 18% 3.3
Kansas
Lawrence 193 575 30% (900) (1.9%) 6.1% $137,679 22% 0.3
Topeka 397 420 31% (1,400) (1.3%) 7.0% $108,761 19% 3.1
Wichita 1,439 2,066 45% (10,000) (3.3%) 9.9% $112,141 20% 2.6
Kentucky
Bowling Green 265 467 34% (3,000) (5.0%) 11.1% $104,135 23% 1.1
Elizabethtown 321 421 32% (700) (1.5%) 11.0% $102,438 23% 2.3
Lexington 1,322 1,910 37% (9,400) (3.7%) 9.1% $133,319 27% 3.3
Louisville 1,989 2,603 29% (22,900) (3.7%) 10.2% $121,148 24% 3.1
Owensboro 204 209 19% (1,400) (2.7%) 10.5% $79,634 18% 0.9
Louisiana
Alexandria 298 342 36% (900) (1.3%) 7.5% $89,208 18% 0.3
Baton Rouge 2,369 2,609 29% 700 0.2% 7.3% $151,043 24% 0.4
Houma 474 780 65% (1,200) (1.2%) 4.9% $107,767 17% 0.3
Lafayette 691 824 16% (800) (0.5%) 6.2% $121,690 21% 0.3
Lake Charles 938 1,396 93% (500) (0.5%) 7.3% $101,288 17% 0.3
Monroe 264 273 23% (300) (0.4%) 9.1% $91,120 18% 0.3
New Orleans 2,144 3,497 26% (1,800) (0.3%) 7.4% $149,388 24% 0.3
Shreveport 898 1,116 36% (3,300) (1.8%) 8.9% $136,715 26% 3.6
Maine
Bangor 268 284 29% (1,000) (1.5%) 7.6% $111,466 21% 0.0
Lewiston-Auburn 147 171 20% (1,200) (2.5%) 8.9% $121,453 23% 0.4
Portland 930 1,099 19% (6,700) (3.4%) 6.6% $188,373 27% 0.1
Maryland
Baltimore 2,856 4,297 22% (36,900) (2.8%) 8.0% $227,282 30% 5.9
Bethesda (D) 1,453 1,751 14% (3,700) (0.6%) 5.7% $385,000 37% 5.8
Cumberland 151 175 43% (700) (1.8%) 8.6% $102,735 23% 3.8
Hagerstown 697 743 18% (3,000) (3.0%) 9.6% $159,301 24% 0.0
Salisbury 147 225 17% (1,400) (2.5%) 8.3% $134,526 25% 0.4
Massachusetts
Barnstable Town 343 357 7% (6,700) (5.8%) 7.2% $261,009 34% 0.0
Boston (D) 977 2,455 23% (51,300) (3.0%) 8.0% $281,566 34% 0.4
Cambridge (D) 981 1,371 18% (65,500) (2.6%) 8.4% $315,037 33% 0.0
Pittsfield 157 321 35% (1,700) (4.5%) 8.3% $169,985 28% 0.0
Michigan
Ann Arbor 230 274 9% (6,100) (3.2%) 10.3% $157,468 22% 0.0
Battle Creek 17 17 3% (3,200) (5.5%) 13.6% $82,608 16% 0.3
Bay City 95 95 21% (1,800) (4.7%) 13.3% $79,688 16% 0.1
Detroit (D) 292 514 8% (47,000) (6.3%) 19.0% $81,684 16% 0.0
Flint 96 179 5% (10,700) (7.7%) 17.6% $79,181 15% 0.1
Grand Rapids 707 721 14% (17,400) (4.6%) 12.7% $71,358 12% 0.1
Holland 429 571 21% (9,100) (8.3%) 13.9% $130,580 19% 0.2
Jackson 70 131 13% (3,300) (5.8%) 15.9% $88,993 18% 1.6
Kalamazoo 359 383 16% (6,700) (4.8%) 12.2% $107,979 20% 0.1
Lansing 214 287 9% (9,400) (4.3%) 12.7% $68,132 11% 0.0
Monroe 87 87 7% (2,600) (6.4%) 17.0% $110,430 17% 0.4
Muskegon 101 122 12% (4,300) (6.7%) 16.9% $83,737 17% 0.3
Niles 119 130 16% (4,900) (7.5%) 14.0% $114,038 22% 2.5
Saginaw 98 120 12% (3,600) (4.2%) 14.5% $30,371 7% 0.1
Warren (D) 998 1,083 6% (92,600) (8.2%) 16.8% $142,859 19% 0.0
Minnesota
Duluth 484 586 34% (5,900) (4.4%) 9.4% $108,324 21% 5.6
Minneapolis 3,448 4,693 17% (63,100) (3.5%) 7.9% $167,657 22% 0.4
Rochester 393 528 26% (1,900) (1.8%) 6.3% $127,397 18% 0.7
St. Cloud 261 379 19% (2,600) (2.6%) 7.6% $127,023 22% 1.8
Mississippi
Gulfport-Biloxi 1,982 3,297 60% (1,200) (1.1%) 8.5% $130,963 26% 3.4
Hattiesburg 173 340 30% (600) (1.0%) 8.9% $91,777 21% 0.3
Jackson 1,407 1,434 32% (100) 0.0% 8.3% $122,803 23% 0.5
Pascagoula 660 673 39% (700) (1.2%) 9.3% $103,492 19% 0.1
Missouri
Columbia 447 565 24% (300) (0.3%) 6.7% $146,115 29% 2.8
Jefferson City 234 271 24% (2,100) (2.6%) 7.8% $102,529 19% 0.6
Joplin 158 219 30% (100) (0.1%) 8.5% $79,407 19% 0.6
Kansas City 1,791 3,002 16% (21,900) (2.1%) 8.9% $128,966 19% 0.3
Springfield 694 1,315 26% (1,800) (0.9%) 8.5% $114,197 24% 1.5
St. Joseph 128 144 34% (300) (0.5%) 8.6% $84,485 17% 0.6
St. Louis 3,802 4,734 26% (43,900) (3.3%) 9.9% $185,000 31% 6.0
Montana
Billings 541 620 42% (2,800) (3.5%) 4.9% $121,563 19% 0.0
Great Falls 149 161 50% (1,600) (4.4%) 5.1% $100,560 18% 0.0
Missoula 223 265 24% (1,600) (2.8%) 5.8% $168,365 31% 1.2
Nebraska
Lincoln 628 725 27% (1,000) (0.6%) 4.6% $132,005 21% 1.2
Omaha 3,073 3,944 60% (3,300) (0.7%) 5.3% $129,012 19% 0.6
Nevada
Carson City 17 17 2% (2,100) (6.5%) 11.7% $165,129 26% 0.0
Las Vegas 3,698 7,826 20% (60,000) (6.6%) 13.1% $135,100 20% 0.0
Reno 607 1,213 19% (18,200) (8.4%) 12.2% $185,000 27% 0.7
New Hampshire
Manchester 357 491 7% (1,500) (1.5%) 6.8% $205,030 20% 0.0
New Jersey
Atlantic City 473 515 13% (5,900) (3.9%) 11.8% $191,887 32% 3.8
Camden (D) 1,366 2,016 24% (25,500) (4.8%) 10.0% $189,422 26% 3.2
Edison (D) 2,472 3,320 14% (12,300) (1.2%) 8.9% $304,334 37% 5.1
Newark-Union (D) 1,393 2,867 31% (13,500) (1.3%) 9.4% $339,427 43% 3.9
Ocean City 276 365 15% (4,400) (7.9%) 8.0% $220,110 39% 4.6
Trenton 265 322 9% (4,800) (2.0%) 8.4% $247,632 33% 4.4
Vineland 238 249 34% (900) (1.5%) 13.0% $133,388 25% 2.9
New Mexico
Albuquerque 1,470 1,767 20% (13,400) (3.4%) 7.8% $201,949 33% 2.9
Farmington 221 252 43% (1,100) (2.1%) 8.2% $181,396 33% 4.4
Las Cruces 814 1,092 44% (1,900) (2.8%) 7.4% $104,751 22% 0.0
Santa Fe 101 101 8% (3,300) (4.9%) 6.3% $217,387 31% 0.0
New York
Albany 1,101 1,361 26% (10,500) (2.3%) 7.1% $182,445 28% 3.0
Binghamton 186 186 14% (3,500) (3.1%) 8.3% $111,001 22% 3.1
Buffalo 934 1,435 31% (11,800) (2.1%) 8.6% $102,943 20% 1.2
Elmira 75 78 26% (1,400) (3.4%) 9.2% $75,093 16% 0.4
Glens Falls 267 306 19% (2,800) (4.7%) 7.0% $151,966 30% 3.8
Ithaca 97 113 17% (200) (0.3%) 6.3% $147,773 29% 2.4
Kingston 216 233 17% (200) (0.3%) 8.1% $189,218 30% 1.9
Nassau (D) 1,252 1,690 15% (35,600) (2.8%) 7.4% $340,974 34% 3.8
New York (D) 1,526 11,568 23% (96,500) (1.8%) 9.6% $404,151 62% 3.9
Poughkeepsie 720 1,488 29% (7,000) (2.7%) 8.1% $210,641 27% 1.1
Rochester 1,192 1,807 35% (11,200) (2.2%) 8.2% $112,087 20% 2.1
Syracuse 761 935 27% (5,400) (1.7%) 8.1% $118,895 22% 3.2
Utica-Rome 222 250 19% (2,300) (1.7%) 7.2% $103,003 23% 2.7
North Carolina
Asheville 1,189 1,526 35% (7,800) (4.5%) 9.0% $166,112 33% 3.0
Burlington 478 482 24% (2,300) (3.9%) 12.6% $108,173 21% 0.4
Charlotte 4,486 7,959 32% (51,900) (6.2%) 12.4% $170,500 27% 4.4
Durham 1,452 2,125 33% (9,900) (3.4%) 8.3% $169,449 29% 3.0
Fayetteville 1,533 2,433 56% (2,900) (2.3%) 9.5% $101,443 19% 0.4
Goldsboro 190 256 37% (1,700) (3.9%) 9.8% $93,908 19% 0.3
Greensboro 1,387 2,347 37% (18,000) (5.0%) 11.9% $131,343 25% 0.4
Greenville 385 535 21% (1,800) (2.4%) 10.9% $103,342 22% 0.3
Hickory 672 676 28% (12,000) (7.7%) 15.1% $103,752 21% 0.7
Jacksonville 1,225 1,503 74% (1,900) (4.1%) 8.8% $124,261 25% 1.5
Raleigh-Cary 4,167 5,245 30% (19,300) (3.7%) 9.1% $200,250 28% 3.7
Rocky Mount 264 268 26% (1,100) (1.8%) 14.1% $89,025 19% 0.4
Wilmington 1,687 2,138 23% (6,900) (4.8%) 10.2% $183,454 34% 2.7
Winston-Salem 876 1,255 28% (7,000) (3.3%) 10.3% $115,601 21% 0.2
North Dakota
Bismarck 424 582 53% 100 0.2% 3.1% $150,748 21% 1.9
Fargo 715 1,299 46% 800 0.7% 4.2% $134,776 20% 0.3
Grand Forks 169 333 49% (300) (0.6%) 4.6% $116,784 20% 0.2
Ohio
Akron 735 832 21% (10,500) (3.1%) 10.7% $120,000 20% 3.0
Canton 311 384 25% (5,100) (3.0%) 12.3% $73,660 13% 0.3
Cincinnati 2,862 3,265 21% (42,200) (4.0%) 10.3% $135,000 19% 1.9
Cleveland 1,792 2,349 29% (54,100) (5.1%) 9.3% $77,804 12% 0.2
Columbus 2,443 3,710 22% (19,600) (2.1%) 9.3% $155,300 22% 3.5
Dayton 729 854 21% (12,200) (3.1%) 12.2% $87,205 14% 0.4
Lima 89 98 19% (100) (0.2%) 11.7% $87,030 15% 0.3
Mansfield 55 60 10% (3,800) (6.6%) 14.3% $85,699 17% 0.5
Sandusky 55 55 10% 1,000 2.4% 10.8% $109,456 17% 0.4
Springfield 64 94 14% (1,100) (2.1%) 11.7% $88,762 15% 0.3
Toledo 499 929 23% (17,300) (5.5%) 14.0% $70,881 12% 0.2
Youngstown 240 386 20% (13,800) (5.9%) 14.2% $54,193 10% 0.3
Oklahoma
Lawton 278 568 52% (900) (2.1%) 5.3% $87,028 15% 0.1
Oklahoma City 2,934 3,192 15% (3,700) (0.7%) 5.9% $125,820 19% 0.3
Tulsa 2,544 3,578 29% (6,400) (1.5%) 6.8% $128,582 20% 0.1
Oregon
Bend 421 465 10% (1,600) (2.3%) 13.9% $170,657 25% 0.4
Corvallis 97 99 13% (2,800) (7.5%) 9.0% $190,152 29% 1.0
Eugene 427 581 21% (7,600) (5.0%) 12.7% $195,238 35% 5.0
Medford 301 371 17% (3,400) (4.2%) 13.3% $161,678 30% 1.3
Portland 2,996 4,506 23% (60,400) (5.8%) 11.5% $243,994 35% 5.8
Salem 400 527 16% (10,200) (6.6%) 11.0% $176,650 29% 5.2
Pennsylvania
Allentown 1,184 1,429 26% (12,000) (3.5%) 9.2% $217,658 33% 4.8
Altoona 168 184 37% (1,700) (2.8%) 7.4% $94,859 18% 0.5
Erie 201 356 35% (5,600) (4.2%) 9.7% $88,057 18% 0.3
Harrisburg 1,031 1,092 29% (12,400) (3.7%) 7.7% $142,448 22% 2.2
Johnstown 74 223 60% (1,600) (2.6%) 9.4% $79,508 19% 1.9
Lancaster 816 1,102 31% (10,600) (4.4%) 7.5% $161,682 25% 2.5
Lebanon 303 303 36% (1,500) (3.0%) 6.9% $155,969 26% 3.9
Philadelphia (D) 3,190 4,185 24% (54,500) (2.8%) 8.4% $197,403 28% 3.7
Pittsburgh 2,843 3,073 43% (32,800) (2.8%) 7.8% $112,515 20% 0.8
Reading 399 442 20% (6,500) (3.8%) 9.2% $147,184 23% 4.0
Scranton 522 571 26% (8,300) (3.2%) 9.1% $119,619 24% 2.7
State College 322 379 34% (700) (1.0%) 6.0% $151,482 29% 2.3
Williamsport 104 176 33% (2,200) (4.1%) 9.0% $107,225 22% 1.8
York 875 904 29% (6,200) (3.4%) 8.8% $152,778 23% 2.3
Rhode Island
Providence 1,113 1,336 11% (21,100) (3.7%) 12.7% $193,403 29% 0.0
South Carolina
Anderson 290 314 16% (3,300) (5.2%) 12.5% $99,465 18% 0.3
Charleston 2,727 3,686 34% (9,300) (3.1%) 9.8% $195,000 30% 2.0
Columbia 2,608 3,498 43% (6,300) (1.7%) 9.3% $130,000 21% 1.7
Florence 347 462 35% (600) (0.7%) 12.3% $103,518 20% 0.5
Greenville 1,506 1,553 28% (7,800) (2.5%) 10.5% $138,500 25% 4.9
Myrtle Beach 1,268 1,533 13% (9,100) (6.9%) 10.4% $168,709 30% 0.5
Spartanburg 639 667 24% (3,300) (2.6%) 12.7% $111,341 20% 0.4
Sumter 331 366 40% (2,200) (6.0%) 13.6% $94,552 19% 0.0
South Dakota
Rapid City 352 372 27% (1,200) (1.9%) 4.2% $119,124 20% 0.8
Sioux Falls 754 1,508 60% (2,000) (1.5%) 4.5% $101,111 14% 0.8
Tennessee
Chattanooga 1,024 1,174 31% (7,600) (3.1%) 9.5% $117,200 23% 0.6
Clarksville 1,088 1,415 44% (3,300) (4.0%) 10.9% $96,544 19% 0.6
Cleveland 230 322 34% (1,200) (3.0%) 10.1% $102,748 23% 0.5
Jackson 227 283 25% (2,500) (4.0%) 10.8% $86,646 20% 0.6
Johnson City 408 507 35% (2,400) (3.0%) 9.7% $111,741 27% 1.4
Kingsport 461 479 31% (4,500) (3.7%) 9.9% $108,524 26% 1.6
Knoxville 1,476 2,206 34% (10,600) (3.2%) 9.0% $139,852 27% 1.3
Memphis 1,526 2,190 20% (12,300) (2.0%) 10.3% $97,279 19% 0.2
Morristown 238 270 35% (1,800) (3.7%) 12.7% $102,779 24% 0.5
Nashville 4,007 6,047 33% (34,500) (4.6%) 9.6% $150,000 25% 3.8
Texas
Abilene 161 161 8% (1,400) (2.1%) 6.4% $125,400 24% 5.4
Amarillo 475 749 20% (3,000) (2.6%) 5.8% $124,600 22% 3.3
Austin 6,624 9,482 36% (1,400) (0.2%) 7.3% $189,700 27% 4.0
Beaumont 1,784 3,035 100% (7,400) (4.5%) 10.6% $126,500 23% 3.9
Brownsville 852 1,027 26% (4,200) (3.3%) 10.7% $108,600 29% 4.9
College Station 742 1,688 48% (2,100) (2.3%) 6.5% $151,000 30% 3.2
Corpus Christi 982 1,030 17% (5,700) (3.1%) 8.0% $140,000 29% 5.3
Dallas (D) 9,113 17,960 24% (33,300) (1.6%) 8.3% $164,800 23% 3.2
El Paso 2,711 3,549 55% 2,400 0.9% 9.6% $135,200 32% 5.1
Fort Worth (D) 5,376 6,455 17% (12,100) (1.4%) 8.4% $118,700 18% 3.0
Houston 21,263 29,866 40% (80,800) (3.1%) 8.4% $161,900 24% 4.5
Killeen 1,811 1,925 42% (1,100) (0.9%) 7.2% $127,198 23% 4.1
Laredo 652 910 38% 500 0.6% 9.4% $88,318 21% 0.2
Longview 169 192 12% (2,100) (2.1%) 8.5% $127,000 25% 4.4
Lubbock 872 890 21% (1,000) (0.8%) 6.1% $110,300 22% 0.8
McAllen 2,757 3,052 33% 2,900 1.4% 11.6% $108,700 28% 2.3
Midland 331 331 9% (900) (1.3%) 6.3% $121,446 21% 2.3
Odessa 183 615 29% 100 0.2% 9.5% $138,000 26% 4.5
San Angelo 180 515 33% (900) (2.0%) 6.9% $121,700 27% 5.5
San Antonio 5,111 7,059 32% (6,400) (0.8%) 7.1% $156,900 27% 5.1
Sherman 108 126 12% (500) (1.1%) 8.6% $119,000 21% 5.1
Texarkana 279 323 38% (900) (1.6%) 6.7% $76,118 14% 0.0
Tyler 197 272 9% (900) (0.9%) 8.0% $131,400 24% 2.5
Victoria 118 118 7% (1,900) (3.7%) 8.0% $126,700 21% 2.8
Waco 352 588 20% (1,600) (1.5%) 7.2% $114,600 24% 2.6
Wichita Falls 172 176 20% (1,900) (3.1%) 8.0% $107,900 22% 5.1
Utah
Logan 315 469 33% (2,600) (5.1%) 4.8% $123,646 25% 0.9
Ogden-Clearfield 1,242 1,357 26% (9,000) (4.5%) 6.3% $138,273 23% 1.9
Provo-Orem 989 1,212 19% (8,800) (4.8%) 5.7% $154,828 28% 1.9
Salt Lake City 1,476 4,867 39% (26,800) (4.2%) 6.0% $213,989 36% 6.0
St. George 516 518 14% (2,100) (4.1%) 7.6% $143,696 29% 0.0
Virginia
Charlottesville 662 685 26% (2,000) (2.0%) 5.9% $207,458 30% 0.6
Danville 105 125 24% (900) (2.3%) 12.7% $84,160 21% 0.2
Harrisonburg 462 600 44% (200) (0.3%) 6.3% $165,530 30% 2.1
Lynchburg 571 587 32% (400) (0.4%) 7.6% $132,113 25% 0.2
Richmond 2,821 3,618 32% (21,200) (3.4%) 8.0% $218,650 34% 5.2
Roanoke 475 475 25% (2,400) (1.5%) 7.6% $138,723 25% 0.4
Virginia Beach 2,796 4,996 21% (8,300) (1.1%) 7.0% $187,857 29% 2.9
Winchester 361 373 21% (3,100) (5.5%) 8.0% $145,115 23% 0.0
Washington
Bellingham 387 438 17% (3,300) (3.9%) 7.8% $211,610 36% 3.7
Bremerton 496 502 19% (5,100) (5.9%) 7.3% $259,500 35% 5.6
Kennewick 941 974 30% 2,700 2.8% 6.1% $159,143 25% 3.8
Longview 176 180 26% (1,900) (5.1%) 12.9% $138,788 24% 0.3
Mount Vernon 254 270 24% (2,000) (4.1%) 9.1% $190,800 30% 1.0
Olympia 950 1,210 38% (1,900) (1.8%) 7.1% $232,500 32% 5.8
Seattle (D) 3,492 7,363 27% (61,100) (4.1%) 8.8% $355,000 43% 6.0
Spokane 845 1,635 37% (8,900) (4.1%) 8.3% $171,910 30% 5.5
Tacoma (D) 1,267 1,868 27% (7,700) (2.7%) 9.1% $227,953 31% 4.5
Wenatchee 319 351 32% (3,400) (8.1%) 5.9% $185,875 29% 0.0
Yakima 461 604 49% (3,100) (3.9%) 7.2% $141,317 26% 2.1
West Virginia
Charleston 276 440 52% (2,700) (1.8%) 7.3% $121,875 23% 0.6
Huntington 101 113 18% (1,800) (1.5%) 8.5% $84,093 19% 0.5
Morgantown 36 105 39% 200 0.3% 5.3% $117,265 23% 0.3
Parkersburg 117 135 31% (700) (1.0%) 10.0% $82,530 16% 0.3
Weirton 59 59 32% (1,000) (2.1%) 12.8% $74,574 16% 0.5
Wheeling 37 37 13% (600) (0.9%) 9.1% $75,156 15% 0.3
Wisconsin
Appleton 402 453 21% (3,600) (3.0%) 8.4% $109,781 17% 0.8
Eau Claire 287 422 30% (2,800) (3.4%) 7.1% $110,082 20% 2.1
Fond Du Lac 81 118 19% (2,300) (4.7%) 9.2% $113,810 19% 1.1
Green Bay 466 598 19% (3,100) (1.8%) 8.4% $137,552 23% 2.7
Janesville 162 183 14% (3,300) (4.8%) 12.8% $109,988 19% 2.6
La Crosse 248 356 42% (3,100) (4.1%) 6.8% $114,704 21% 1.4
Madison 682 1,374 23% (5,200) (1.5%) 6.1% $215,337 31% 5.0
Milwaukee 909 1,553 18% (44,800) (5.2%) 9.5% $199,170 33% 5.2
Oshkosh-Neenah 303 412 28% 0 0.0% 7.9% $109,626 18% 0.6
Racine 201 350 27% (2,900) (3.6%) 10.8% $138,649 22% 3.9
Sheboygan 76 138 19% (2,600) (4.0%) 9.3% $123,998 22% 4.2
Wausau 197 379 27% (3,400) (4.7%) 8.8% $115,601 19% 1.9
Wyoming
Casper 218 285 36% (900) (2.2%) 6.6% $118,635 20% 1.4
Cheyenne 141 159 18% (100) (0.2%) 6.1% $116,637 17% 0.0
* The government defines metro areas and includes metro divisions within some areas. In these instances, we report at the more detailed division level, because that is what most of our clients use for decision making. For example, we report on the Los Angeles and Orange County divisions separately, rather than the Los Angeles MSA, which includes both Los Angeles and Orange counties. We also use the more colloquial names used by business people, so we refer to the “Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine” division as “Orange County.” For the government definitions, visit: http://www.census.gov/population/www/metroareas/lists/2007/List1.txt

 


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