Two Arizona counties experience most housing growth in the nation
Pinal County, Ariz., saw the highest growth rate of housing units of any county in the nation between 2005 and 2006, and neighboring Maricopa County gained the highest number of housing units, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Orleans Parish, La., experienced the largest decline in the number of housing units.
Between July 1, 2005, and July 1, 2006, Pinal County’s housing grew 16.6 percent, or 18,000 housing units, which include houses, apartments and even single rooms if they are used as separate living quarters. Maricopa County gained 43,000 housing units. Orleans Parish, which suffered heavy damage in Hurricane Katrina, lost more than half of its housing stock, while neighboring St. Bernard Parish had the highest rate of loss at 76.2 percent.
Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, Florida and Utah had the most rapid housing growth, while Florida, Texas, California, Georgia and North Carolina added the highest numbers of housing units. For more please read the entire report.