Larry Martino

Larry Martino

Nevada is one of the top 7 states for new homes being built. In this photo, two men discuss the construction of a new house. The cement slab for the home has been laid. The wooden frame of the house is partially constructed. The man wearing the hard hat is pointing into the distance.

If you have lived in Southern Nevada for any length of time, you know how fast this area has grown over the past three decades. Apparently, we’re still growing yet, as more and more people move here. Therefore, the demand for new houses continues, even after the COVID-19 pandemic slowed growth. Now, in a recent study, we find that Nevada still ranks in the top seven for states with the most new homes built since 2010.

New Homes Built Since 2010: Nevada Ranks In Top 7

The folks at RubyHome Luxury Real Estate recently began digging into the data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Specifically, they are looking at the 2022 American Community Survey for the purposes of this study. In general, the numbers show that there are over 131 million occupied households in the U.S. Of those, more than 15.7 million houses were built since 2010.

Furthermore, those figures identify the fact that close to 12% of all occupied houses in our nation are newly built homes between 2010 and 2022. According to information provided by RubyHome.com, 23 states across the country surpassed that national average of 12% for new-build homes. In fact, some states report that one in five occupied houses have been constructed since 2010.

Which Regions Performed Well; Which Regions Did Not

Overall, southern, and western states seem to enjoy the most newly built homes since 2010. Five of the top 10 states in this study are part of the southwest and mountain west regions. We can safely say that Nevada is part of this region. Moreover, three states in the top 10 are part of the southeast region. One other state is on the mid-Atlantic coast. Finally, there is only one state from the Midwest to make the top 10.

It may be surprising to learn that states with very large populations such as New York, Illinois, and Michigan saw very little new home construction in the period of 2010 to 2022. Furthermore, states in the northeast and New England rank near the bottom in new homes built during this period. As a matter of fact, the New England states of “Rhode Island and Connecticut have the lowest rate of new-build properties in America.”

So, let’s see which states rank in the top seven for new homes built since 2010.

  • 7) Nevada

    The “Silver State” ranks seventh in the nation when it comes to new home construction since 2010. According to the figures provided by RubyHome.com200,603 new homes were built in Nevada between 2010-2022. That accounts for over 16% “of the total occupied housing supply statewide.”

    Aerial view of Las Vegas, Nevada. Suburban communities shown with streets, houses and rooftops of homes. Mountains can be seen in the distance on a bright, cloudless day in Southern Nevada.

    Aerial view of Las Vegas, Nevada. Suburban communities shown with streets, houses and rooftops of homes. Mountains can be seen in the distance on a bright, cloudless day in Southern Nevada.

  • 6) North Carolina

    North Carolina ranks sixth in the U.S.A. in this survey of new homes built. Since 2010, over 780,000 new houses have been constructed in that state, accounting for over 18% of the total number of houses in the “Tarheel State.”

    New homes of various colors line a quiet street in Raleigh, North Carolina.

    New homes of various colors line a quiet street in Raleigh, North Carolina.

  • 5) South Carolina

    We don’t have to go very far from North Carolina to find the state which ranks fifth in this study. South Carolina takes that spot with over 420,000 new homes constructed between 2010-2022. That accounts for 19.75% of the total single-family homes in the “Palmetto State.”

    Fall afternoon in a typical middle class, southern American residential subdivision of homes that are built close together to maximize the land use by the developer and reduce the price of each home. Each home shares a similar contemporary build style with only minor paint or plan changes on the outside and inside. This subdivision is in South Carolina, USA.

    Fall afternoon in a typical middle class, southern American residential subdivision of homes that are built close together to maximize the land use by the developer and reduce the price of each home. Each home shares a similar contemporary build style with only minor paint or plan changes on the outside and inside. This subdivision is in South Carolina, USA.

  • 4) Idaho

    We head back towards our region of the country for the state placing fourth in this survey by RubyHome.comOur neighbors to the north in Idaho have also seen tremendous growth in new home construction over the past decade. Many people from northern California have been moving there. Idahoans have seen over 143,000 new homes built there between 2010-2022. That’s over 20% of the total homes in the “Potato State.”

    Relatively new houses built along the Boise, Idaho foothills in the light and mist of an early autumn morning.

    Relatively new houses built along the Boise, Idaho foothills in the light and mist of an early autumn morning.

  • 3) Utah

    We remain in the mountain west region of America for the state placing third in this study. Our eastern neighbors in Utah have seen over 233,000 new homes built since 2010. That accounts for 20.65% of the total single-family homes in the “Beehive State.”

    View of the roofs of homes with chimneys in Daybreak, Utah community. The majestic Wasatch mountains and glowing cloudy sky can be seen in the background.

    View of the roofs of homes with chimneys in Daybreak, Utah community. The majestic Wasatch mountains and glowing cloudy sky can be seen in the background.

  • 2) North Dakota

    North Dakota is the only state in the Midwest region of the U.S.A. to make the top 10 in this study according to RubyHome.comPer the information in their study, they fell just short of the top spot for new homes built since 2010 based on percentages. Between 2010-2022, over 68,000 new homes were constructed in the “Peace Garden State.” That makes up 20.74% of the total number of homes in North Dakota.

    Aerial view of the tourist town of Medora, North Dakota, located outside of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

    Aerial view of the tourist town of Medora, North Dakota, located outside of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

  • 1) Texas

    Topping the list in this study is the great state of Texas. As they say, “everything’s bigger in Texas,” so why wouldn’t they take the #1 position? In fact, according to RubyHome.comresidents of the “Lone Star State” “are more likely to live in a new, modern property than any other state across the country.” Since 2010, close to 2.5 million new homes were constructed in Texas, making up 22.5% of all homes in the state.

    Modern homes with brick facades in a new housing development in suburban Austin, Texas.

    Modern homes with brick facades in a new housing development in suburban Austin, Texas.

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