Wednesday, February 19, 2014

41 percent of multifamily permitting in 2013 occurred in Denver County alone

According to the Census Bureau, new county-by-county permit data through December shows that 41 percent of multifmaily permit activity this year has taken place in Denver County alone. Using the county-by-county stats from the Census Bureau, we see that there were 4,330 multifamily permits issued in Denver County in 2013. That's 41 percent of the 10,457 total permits reported by all counties surveyed. 

This article is about multifamily permits only. 

Other counties that reported a sizable amount of multifamily activity were Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, El Paso, and Larimer Counties. Little multifamily permitting activity was reported in other counties.

Multifamily permit totals for metropolitan counties in Colorado were (Jan-Dec 2013):

Adams 0
Arapahoe 1,788
Boulder 843
Broomfield 540
Denver 4,330
Douglas 446
El Paso 636
Jefferson 736
Larimer 840
Mesa 0
Pueblo 0
Weld 282

Year-to-year growth: 

Year-over-year growth rate for each county (Jan-Dec 2012 to Jan-Dec 2013):

Adams -100 percent
Arapahoe +139 percent
Boulder +80 percent
Broomfield -70 percent
Denver -0.5 percent
Douglas -24 percent
El Paso +6.5 percent
Jefferson +390 percent 
Larimer +21 percent
Mesa No change (zero)
Pueblo  -100 percent
Weld +729 percent 

See here for full data.