Source: NC Office of State Management and Budget (2000), US Census Bureau Summary File 1- SF1 (2010)
Table 8.7 shows the number of single family residential building permits that were approved during 2000, 2005, and 2011. The table also shows the average of the number of building permits issued in these three years rather than the total. Given the effect of the recession in recent years, the number of permits issued in 2011 is significantly lower than in past years in nearly every county. These lower numbers may represent a new trend in development, but given the uncertain future of the housing market, an average of the number of permits issued in each of these three years was deemed to be more prudent to utilize in this analysis than a total.
During the 11 year period between 2000 and 2011, the following counties had the highest average number of single family residential building permits approved: Wake (7,847), Mecklenburg (6,329), Guilford (2,663), Vance (2,318), and Brunswick (2,173). As noted previously, many of these counties have experienced rapid growth during 2000 to 2011, are projected to have the high population growth through 2030, and have been included in several presidential disaster declarations during 2000 to 2011.
Table 8.7 Single Family Residential Building Permits Approved By County