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Housing and Development Resources: Historical Statistics

New Jersey

One-half Century of Housing Production in New Jersey, 1940 to 1990.
James W. Hughes. New Brunswick, N.J., Dept. of Urban Planning and Policy Development, Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey, 1990. Available?

Historical Statistics

U.S. Housing Market Conditions / Historical Data
Every issue contains extensive compiled data. For latest annual and monthly tables, select "Current Issue" and then "Historical Data" from bottom menu. Most data from mid-60s to the present.
Housing Characteristics in the U.S.
U.S. and state summary statistics from the Housing Censuses. Most time series cover 1940 to 2000.
Housing Vacancies and Homeownership. Historical Tables
Some data back to 1956.
Value of Construction Put in Place, 1964-2002
Note: As of August 1, 2003, the old types of construction classifications and the constant dollar series are no longer published.
Census of Population and Housing
The U.S. Bureau of the Census has digitized many of the earlier decennial census reports which include extensive housing data:
U.S. Census of Population and Housing: 1790
U.S. Census of Population and Housing: 1800
U.S. Census of Population and Housing: 1810
U.S. Census of Population and Housing: 1820
U.S. Census of Population and Housing: 1830
U.S. Census of Population and Housing: 1840
U.S. Census of Population and Housing: 1850
U.S. Census of Population and Housing: 1860
U.S. Census of Population and Housing: 1870
U.S. Census of Population and Housing: 1880
U.S. Census of Population and Housing: 1890
U.S. Census of Population and Housing: 1900
U.S. Census of Population and Housing: 1910
U.S. Census of Population and Housing: 1920
U.S. Census of Population and Housing: 1930
U.S. Census of Population and Housing: 1940
U.S. Census of Population and Housing: 1950
U.S. Census of Population and Housing: 1960
U.S. Census of Population and Housing: 1970
U.S. Census of Population and Housing: 1980
U.S. Census of Population and Housing: 1990
U.S. Census of Population and Housing: 2000
U.S. Census of Population and Housing: 2010

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