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Two Missouri Counties Rank High in Nation for Housing Growth

Christian County ranked in the top 100 nationally for the highest growth rate for the numbers of housing units. The number of housing units in Christian County grew by 41.1 percent between 2000 and 2009. From 2008 to 2009, nearby Taney County ranked 13th in the nation with a single year growth rate of 3.3 percent.

Housing Unit Estimates for the 100 Fastest Growing Counties With 5,000 or More Housing Units from 2000 to 2009
Rank Area 2009 Housing Unit  2000 Housing Unit  Number Housing Unit Changed 2000 to 2009 Percent Housing Unit Changed 2000 to 2009
1 Flagler County, FL 49,373 24,452 24,921 101.9
2 Sumter County, FL 48,648 25,197 23,451 93.1
3 Teton County, ID 5,035 2,631 2,404 91.4
4 Pinal County, AZ 148,032 81,152 66,880 82.4
5 Paulding County, GA 52,498 29,248 23,250 79.5
6 Kendall County, IL 34,884 19,528 15,356 78.6
7 Forsyth County, GA 63,918 36,492 27,426 75.2
8 Rockwall County, TX 26,371 15,350 11,021 71.8
9 Henry County, GA 73,902 43,170 30,732 71.2
10 Loudoun County, VA 106,032 62,160 43,872 70.6
11 Osceola County, FL 122,391 72,293 50,098 69.3
12 Newton County, GA 37,849 23,033 14,816 64.3
13 Douglas County, CO 102,318 63,333 38,985 61.6
14 Williamson County, TX 142,249 90,325 51,924 57.5
15 Cherokee County, GA 81,680 51,951 29,729 57.2
16 Washington County, UT 57,049 36,478 20,571 56.4
17 Barrow County, GA 26,711 17,304 9,407 54.4
18 Union County, NC 70,508 45,727 24,781 54.2
19 Brunswick County, NC 78,139 51,414 26,725 52.0
20 Jackson County, GA 24,656 16,226 8,430 52.0
21 Culpeper County, VA 19,463 12,872 6,591 51.2
22 Fannin County, GA 16,822 11,134 5,688 51.1
23 Madison County, ID 11,446 7,630 3,816 50.0
24 Wasatch County, UT 9,840 6,564 3,276 49.9
25 Delaware County, OH 63,413 42,376 21,037 49.6
26 Hamilton County, IN 103,890 69,478 34,412 49.5
27 Collin County, TX 291,373 194,943 96,430 49.5
28 Broomfield County, CO 21,869 14,654 7,215 49.2
29 Hays County, TX 53,179 35,639 17,540 49.2
30 St. Johns County, FL 86,441 58,008 28,433 49.0
31 DeSoto County, MS 60,750 40,795 19,955 48.9
32 Lee County, FL 365,447 245,406 120,041 48.9
33 Montgomery County, TX 167,489 112,769 54,720 48.5
34 Scott County, MN 46,863 31,609 15,254 48.3
35 Spencer County, KY 6,704 4,555 2,149 47.2
36 Rutherford County, TN 103,781 70,616 33,165 47.0
37 Dallas County, IA 24,287 16,549 7,738 46.8
38 Clark County, NV 819,409 559,786 259,623 46.4
39 St. Lucie County, FL 132,966 91,262 41,704 45.7
40 Walton County, FL 42,249 29,084 13,165 45.3
41 Comal County, TX 47,427 32,718 14,709 45.0
42 Franklin County, WA 23,236 16,084 7,152 44.5
43 Sandoval County, NM 50,672 35,139 15,533 44.2
44 Bryan County, GA 12,496 8,675 3,821 44.0
45 Walton County, GA 32,413 22,502 9,911 44.0
46 Deschutes County, OR 78,545 54,583 23,962 43.9
47 Horry County, SC 175,433 122,103 53,330 43.7
48 Hendricks County, IN 56,335 39,229 17,106 43.6
49 Coweta County, GA 47,602 33,182 14,420 43.5
50 Gilmer County, GA 17,072 11,924 5,148 43.2
51 Canyon County, ID 68,635 47,966 20,669 43.1
52 Kendall County, TX 13,742 9,612 4,130 43.0
53 Douglas County, GA 49,792 34,852 14,940 42.9
54 Weld County, CO 94,509 66,166 28,343 42.8
55 Dawson County, GA 10,234 7,166 3,068 42.8
56 Baldwin County, AL 105,799 74,285 31,514 42.4
57 Grand County, CO 15,515 10,894 4,621 42.4
58 Wright County, MN 48,858 34,358 14,500 42.2
59 Lake County, FL 145,410 102,801 42,609 41.4
60 Mecklenburg County, NC 413,429 292,757 120,672 41.2
61 Christian County, MO 30,789 21,826 8,963 41.1
62 Lumpkin County, GA 11,632 8,251 3,381 41.0
63 New Kent County, VA 7,312 5,203 2,109 40.5
64 Wakulla County, FL 13,792 9,821 3,971 40.4
65 Prince William County, VA 137,651 98,053 39,598 40.4
66 Fort Bend County, TX 162,777 115,991 46,786 40.3
67 Sherburne County, MN 32,001 22,824 9,177 40.2
68 Beaufort County, SC 84,530 60,512 24,018 39.7
69 Wake County, NC 361,060 258,966 102,094 39.4
70 James City County, VA 28,931 20,772 8,159 39.3
71 St. Croix County, WI 33,792 24,266 9,526 39.3
72 Iron County, UT 18,943 13,618 5,325 39.1
73 Archuleta County, CO 8,626 6,211 2,415 38.9
74 Stafford County, VA 43,585 31,405 12,180 38.8
75 Placer County, CA 148,518 107,302 41,216 38.4
76 Ascension Parish, LA 40,304 29,172 11,132 38.2
77 Effingham County, GA 19,559 14,170 5,389 38.0
78 Utah County, UT 143,960 104,316 39,644 38.0
79 King George County, VA 9,411 6,820 2,591 38.0
80 Gwinnett County, GA 288,869 209,683 79,186 37.8
81 York County, SC 90,945 66,061 24,884 37.7
82 Pike County, GA 6,971 5,068 1,903 37.5
83 Carver County, MN 34,183 24,883 9,300 37.4
84 Tooele County, UT 18,942 13,812 5,130 37.1
85 Denton County, TX 230,456 168,070 62,386 37.1
86 Union County, GA 13,713 10,001 3,712 37.1
87 Chambers County, TX 14,158 10,336 3,822 37.0
88 Lincoln County, SD 12,500 9,131 3,369 36.9
89 Towns County, GA 8,597 6,282 2,315 36.9
90 Iredell County, NC 71,025 51,917 19,108 36.8
91 Boone County, KY 45,510 33,351 12,159 36.5
92 Lee County, GA 12,018 8,813 3,205 36.4
93 Routt County, CO 15,291 11,216 4,075 36.3
94 Clay County, FL 73,208 53,747 19,461 36.2
95 Berkeley County, WV 44,752 32,914 11,838 36.0
96 Oconee County, GA 12,939 9,527 3,412 35.8
97 Spotsylvania County, VA 45,258 33,329 11,929 35.8
98 Indian River County, FL 78,604 57,900 20,704 35.8
99 Scott County, KY 17,615 12,978 4,637 35.7
100 Benton County, AR 87,016 64,226 22,790 35.5


The top four counties in the nation for housing unit growth between 2008 and 2009 were located on the gulf coast. St. Bernard Parish, LA had the highest growth rate in the nation with an 8.0 percent increase from 2008 to 2009. Hancock County, MS ranked second with a 7.1 percent increase followed by Jasper County, SC (6.3%) and Orleans Parish, LA (5.6%). Taney County, Missouri ranked 13th with a 3.3 percent increase from 2008 to 2009.

Housing Unit Estimates for the Top 25 Fastest Growing Counties With 5,000 or More Housing Units in 2009
Rank Area 2009 Housing Unit  2008 Housing Unit  2009 Change in Housing Units  2008-2009 Percent change
1 St. Bernard Parish, LA 17,220 15,950 1,270 8.0
2 Hancock County, MS 20,350 19,009 1,341 7.1
3 Jasper County, SC 9,860 9,279 581 6.3
4 Orleans Parish, LA 167,573 158,711 8,862 5.6
5 Sumter County, FL 48,648 46,237 2,411 5.2
6 Uintah County, UT 11,399 10,836 563 5.2
7 Routt County, CO 15,291 14,724 567 3.9
8 Hays County, TX 53,179 51,246 1,933 3.8
9 Harrisonburg city, VA 16,693 16,100 593 3.7
10 Broomfield County, CO 21,869 21,104 765 3.6
11 Fort Bend County, TX 162,777 157,094 5,683 3.6
12 Teton County, ID 5,035 4,872 163 3.3
13 Taney County, MO 26,397 25,558 839 3.3
14 Butler County, IA 6,910 6,692 218 3.3
15 Dallas County, IA 24,287 23,546 741 3.1
16 Harrison County, MS 83,404 80,920 2,484 3.1
17 New Kent County, VA 7,312 7,097 215 3.0
18 West Baton Rouge Parish, LA 9,931 9,645 286 3.0
19 Lincoln County, SD 12,500 12,145 355 2.9
20 Brazos County, TX 73,772 71,780 1,992 2.8
21 Geary County, KS 14,031 13,670 361 2.6
22 Hoke County, NC 16,895 16,462 433 2.6
23 Montgomery County, TX 167,489 163,415 4,074 2.5
24 Denton County, TX 230,456 224,923 5,533 2.5
25 Duchesne County, UT 8,373 8,176 197 2.4


The top counties in Missouri for housing unit growth between 2000 and 2009 were Christian County with a 41.1 percent change followed by Taney (34.1%), St. Charles (31.0%), Warren (29.7%) and Platte (25.3%).


Hounsing Unit Map of Missouri Counties 2008 to 2009 Percent Change

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
 

                               

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