Housing

Housing Report — New Housing Units Built

New housing units built 2000-2019

A total of 13,541 units were built from 2010 to 2019, less than half of the 31,211 new housing units built from 2000-2009.

Year Total New
Housing Units
Percent
Change
Comulative
New Housibg
Percent
Change
2000 3,168 N/A 3,168 N/A
2001 3,980 25.6% 7,148 125.6%
2002 3,656 -8.1% 10,804 51.1%
2003 3,284 -10.2% 14,088 30.4%
2004 3,710 13.0% 17,798 26.3%
2005 3,629 -2.2% 21,427 20.4%
2006 3,227 -11.1% 24,654 15.1%
2007 2,747 -14.9% 27,401 11.1%
2008 2,178 -20.7% 29,579 7.9%
2009 1,632 -25.1% 31,211 5.5%
2010 1,306 -20.0% 32,517 4.2%
2011 994 -23.9% 33,511 3.1%
2012 1,305 31.3% 34,816 3.9%
2013 1,250 -4.2% 36,066 3.6%
2014 1,377 10.2% 37,443 3.8%
2015 1,444 4.9% 38,887 3.9%
2016 1,426 -1.2% 40,313 3.7%
2017 1,675 17.5% 41,988 4.2%
2018 1,355 -19.1% 43,343 3.2%
2019 1,409 4.0% 44,752 3.3%

Type of New housing units built by municipality

The number of new multi-family units increased in 2019 from 2018, after a strong decline of multi-family new unit construction in 2018. Multi-family new units remain at around one third of the amount of new units being built from 2015 through 2017.

Year Single Family
Detached
(% Total)
Single Family
Attcahed
(% Total)
Multi-family
(% Total)
Total
2010 671 (51%) 478 (37%) 157 (12%) 1,306 (100%)
2011 494 (50%) 359 (36%) 141 (14%) 994 (100%)
2012 589 (45%) 361 (28%) 355 (27%) 1,305 (100%)
2013 710 (58%) 287 (23%) 235 (19%) 1,232 (100%)
2014 641 (47%) 321 (23%) 415 (30%) 1,377 (100%)
2015 490 (34%) 311 (22%) 643 (45%) 1,444 (100%)
2016 430 (30%) 288 (20%) 708 (50%) 1,426 (100%)
2017 508 (30%) 511 (31%) 656 (39%) 1,675 (100%)
2018 612 (45%) 627 (46%) 116 (9%) 1,355 (100%)
2019 600 (43%) 588 (42%) 221 (16%) 1409 (100%)

New housing units built by municipality

Only two municipalities had new apartment units, East Pikeland (171 units), and Malvern (2 units). West Bradford (92 units) and East Pikeland (86 units) had the highest number of new single-family detached units. East Whiteland (138 units), and Upper Uwchlan (57 units) added the most new single-family attached units. East Pikeland added the highest number of new units (257 units).

Municipality Single Family
Detached
Single Family
Attcahed
Apartments Total
Atglen 1 0 0 1
Avondale 1 0 0 1
Birmingham 0 0 0 0
Caln 3 0 0 3
Charlestown 18 22 0 40
Coatesville 4 0 0 4
Downingtown 1 0 0 1
East Bradford 3 0 0 3
East Brandywine 36 49 0 85
East Caln 0 6 0 6
East Coventry 2 3 0 5
East Fallowfield 5 0 0 5
East Goshen 3 0 0 3
East Marlborough 2 15 0 17
East Nantmeal 1 0 0 1
East Nottingham 21 0 0 21
East Pikeland 86 0 171 257
East Vincent 7 0 0 7
East Whiteland 25 138 0 163
Easttown 8 0 0 8
Elk 3 0 0 3
Elverson 1 0 0 1
Franklin 4 0 0 4
Highland 4 0 0 4
Honey Brook Boro 1 0 0 1
Honey Brook Twp 7 3 0 10
Kennett Square 0 0 0 0
Kennett Township 2 35 0 37
London Britain 1 0 0 1
London Grove 20 0 0 20
Londonderry 8 8 0 16
Lower Oxford 5 0 0 5
Malvern 2 1 2 5
Modena 0 0 0 0
New Garden 2 24 0 26
New London 6 0 0 6
Newlin 0 0 0 0
North Coventry 1 0 0 1
Oxford 7 0 0 7
Parkesburg 2 0 0 2
Penn 2 7 0 9
Pennsbury 2 0 0 2
Phoenixville 2 14 48 64
Pocopson 2 0 0 2
Sadsbury 46 0 0 46
Schuylkill 1 0 0 1
South Coatesville 0 5 0 5
South Coventry 3 3 0 6
Spring City 0 0 0 0
Thornbury 1 0 0 1
Tredyffrin 6 33 0 39
Upper Oxford 1 0 0 1
Upper Uwchlan 27 57 0 84
Uwchlan 2 0 0 2
Valley 0 0 0 0
Wallace 6 0 0 6
Warwick 2 0 0 2
West Bradford 92 20 0 112
West Brandywine 7 0 0 7
West Caln 3 0 0 3
West Chester 1 36 0 37
West Fallowfield 2 0 0 2
West Goshen 5 13 0 18
West Grove 1 0 0 1
West Marlborough 0 0 0 0
West Nantmeal 4 0 0 4
West Nottingham 3 0 0 3
West Pikeland 2 0 0 2
West Sadsbury 3 0 0 3
West Vincent 40 29 0 69
West Whiteland 1 51 0 52
Westtown 12 5 0 17
Willistown 18 11 0 29
Chester County 600 588 221 1,409