I am trying to find out what the average house size(in square footage) is for the existing housing stock in the United States.
You would think this would be easy to find, but I keep getting incorrect info that is presented as the answer to this question.
I want recent info(at least from 2000 or later) on the average square footage of ALL existing homes in the United States.
All I can get is older data, or the square footage of NEW homes built in a certain year. This is often misinterpreted and presented as the 'average' for all housing. I want the average for all existing housing, not just the average for new housing.
I have a feeling it is just shy of 2000 square feet .
I know that it is approaching 2500 square feet for new housing.
The other data I can pull up online is for say, 1980, 1970, etc.
Anyway I word it when I search I cannot seem to get the right answers.
Thanks for any help.
* if you can link to the source of your info it would be appreciated.