Index: Community Development / Subcategory: Growth

New Residential Units

Date updated: 07/15/2013

This measure examines the trend in the number of new privately-owned residential dwelling units authorized by building permits in Larimer County. The data represent the number of new housing units (including both single and multifamily units) for which building permits were issued, not actual construction starts. The County issues permits for construction in the unincorporated areas; each community within the County issues its own building permits. The number of residential housing units is higher than the number of building permits issued because one permit can represent multiple housing units. For more information about permits, including links to community planning and building departments, see Additional Information below.

What this chart shows: New Residential Dwelling Units in Larimer County, per 1,000 Population, 2003-2012

Data Source: Larimer County Planning & Building Services Division (data not available online)

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What the above data tell us:

The rate of approved new residential units per 1,000 people decreased 85% between 2003 and 2009, but has rebounded by increasing 289% since 2009 . The actual number of approved new dwelling units dropped from 3,236 in 2003 to 533 in 2009.

What this chart shows: Percentage of Total New Residential Dwelling Units by Area - Larimer County, 2012

Data Source: Larimer County Planning & Building Services Division (data not available online)

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What the above data tell us:

In 2012, the largest percentage (50.1%) of new residential dwelling units was located in Fort Collins. The majority of new residential units in Fort Collins were in multi-family buildings (see data table).

What this chart shows: New Residential Dwelling Units per 1,000 Population by Colorado's 10 Most Populous Counties, 2012

Data Source:

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What the above data tell us:

Among the ten most populous Colorado counties, Larimer County had the third highest rate of new residential units per 1,000 population in 2012. The counties are listed (left to right) from highest population to lowest. In 2012, building permits were issued at a rate of 6.0 new residential units per 1,000 population in Larimer County, compared to a 4.5 rate for the state and 2.6 for the nation.

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Data Tables:

New Residential Dwelling Units in Larimer County

Year

New Dwelling Units

Population

Rate per 1,000

2003

3,236 269,061 12.0

2004

3,433 273,883 12.5

2005

2,964 276,755 10.7

2006

2,193 282,052 7.8

2007

1,446 288,244 5.0

2008

1,341 291,906 4.6

2009

533 294,970 1.8

2010

1,273 295,888 4.3

2011

1,334 298,870 4.0

2012

2,122 301,975 7.0

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Percentage of New Residential Dwelling Units by Area in Larimer County

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008*

2009

2010

2011

2012

Berthoud

0.6% 1.0% 1.8%

1.4%

1.4%

0.7%

0.0%

0.9% 1.3% 1.9%

Estes Park, unincorp.

1.2% 1.7% 2.0%

2.8%

4.3%

Estes Park

4.0% 2.8% 4.1%

4.5%

5.4%

6.0%

6.2%

1.0% 1.4% 1.4%

Johnstown

2.8%

8.6%

6.5% 5.7% 5.7%

Loveland, unincorp.

2.2% 3.2% 3.1%

2.0%

3.5%

Loveland

30.7% 29.2% 29.4%

39.9%

19.5%

17.6%

12.8%

57.3% 14.5% 17.8%

Fort Collins, unincorp.

5.3% 5.5% 6.2%

5.7%

7.3%

Fort Collins

43.7% 37.8% 33.2%

26.7%

41.1%

52.3%

44.8%

19.1% 53.5% 50.1%

Windsor

4.3% 7.8% 8.3%

7.9%

8.3%

3.9%

5.4%

4.2% 6.3% 8.1%

Wellington

4.7% 8.1% 9.3%

6.1%

4.6%

2.5%

2.4%

1.8% 1.6% 3.2%

Red Feather Lakes

3.4% 2.9% 2.6%

3.2%

4.7%

Timnath

4.6%

7.7%

5.0% 10.5% 6.6%

Unincorporated Larimer County

9.7%

12.0%

4.1% 5.2% 5.1%

Total Number of Units

3,236 3,433 2,964

2,193

1,446

1,341

533

1,273 1,334 2,122

*Boundaries for inspectors changed in 2008 creating different reporting categories.

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New Residential Units by Cities and Towns

 

Number of Units

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Berthoud

20 34 53 30 20 9 0 12 17 41

Estes Park

128 96 123 98 78 81 33 13 19 29

Fort Collins

1,413 1,296 983 585 594 701 239 243 714 1,063

Johnstown

37 46 83 76 122

Loveland

994 1,003 872 874 282 236 68 730 194 378

Timnath

62

41 64 140 109

Wellington

151 277 275 134 66 33 13 23 21 68

Windsor

138 269 246 173 120 52 29 53 84 171

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New Multiple-Family Units by Larimer County Cities and Towns

 

# of families

Number of Units per Type of Building

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Berthoud*

2

0 0 0 0

3-4

3 0 0 4

5+

0 0 0 0

Estes Park

2

42 12 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 2

3-4

24 12 12 8 3 0 0 0 0 3

5+

5 0 69 0 12 0 0 0 0 0

Fort Collins

2

40 26 12 14 6 8 0 4 4 8

3-4

134 93 65 32 12 34 12 17

10

13

5+

250 283 303 209 185 477 67 45 442 653

Loveland

2

0 0 24 48 0 0 2 18 4 6

3-4

0 12 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 0

5+

222 94 118 380 0 81 6 592 28 38

Wellington

2

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

3-4

0 0 0 67 3 0 0 0 0 0

5+

0 0 0 48 0 0 0 0 0 0

Larimer County (unincorporated)

2

2 2 6 2 0 0 0 0 2 2

3-4

0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

5+

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

*Berthoud had no multi-family building permits issued from 2003 through 2008.

Source: United States Census Bureau, Building Permits

New Residential Units in the United States, Colorado, and Colorado's 10 Most Populous Counties, 2012

New Dwelling Units

Population

Rate per 1,000

United States

829,658 319,914,040 2.6

Colorado

23,301 5,187582 4.5

Denver

5,578 634,265 8.8

El Paso

2,974 644,964 4.6

Arapahoe

1,717 595,546 2.9

Jefferson

1,010 545,358 1.9

Adams

1,015 459,598 2.2

Boulder

1,295 305,318 4.2

Larimer*

1,921 303,990 3.9

Douglas

2,300 298,215 7.7

Weld

1,241 263,691 4.7

Pueblo

266 160,852 1.7

* Larimer County permit and population numbers do not match County reports because the Census Bureau does not split community counts among counties if the community's boundary covers more than one county.

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