Denver added more housing last month than NYC or LA

Last week, we learned that new home construction in the U.S. was at a nine-year high.

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A crane stands tall beyond homes on Meade Street in West Highland, a reminder of the neighborhood's active renewal. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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A crane stands tall beyond homes on Meade Street in West Highland, a reminder of the neighborhood's active renewal. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Sure enough, Denver got a construction boost, according to the latest data from the Census Bureau.

Last week, we learned that new home construction in the U.S. was at a nine-year high. The numbers in Denver aren’t quite so dramatic, but they do look a little higher than normal. 

First, the total number of new housing units started in October was higher than any other month so far this year.

There were 625 more units started in October than any other month this year.

There were 625 more units started in October than any other month this year.

Which means that, compared to this time last year, Denver has more new housing in almost every category

There have been fewer new three and four unit homes this year.

There have been fewer new three and four unit homes this year.

Who else is benefitting from this sudden surge in construction? Texas, Atlanta and Chicago, among others:

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