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Three Missouri Counties Rank High Nationally in Housing Unit Growth

 

Construction SiteStone, Taney and Christian counties ranked in the top 100 nationally for the highest growth rate for housing units. Stone County had the highest growth rate in Missouri with a 3.9 percent increase in housing units, adding 700 units in 2008. Taney County followed with a 3.1 percent growth rate and Christian county was third with a 2.8 percent increase.

St. Bernard Parish, LA had the highest growth rate in the nation in 2007 due to Hurricaine Katrina's devastation, but fell out of the top 100 in 2008. Two Mississippi counties near the gulf coast, Hancock County, MS (6.4%) and Harrison County, MS (5.6%) were in the top five counties in 2008. However, the largest increases for 2008, were found in Geary County, KS (8.3%), and Campbell County, WY (6.5%). 

Housing Unit Estimates for the Fastest Growing Counties 5,000 or More Housing Units
Rank County Housing Unit Estimates Change, 2007 to 2008
July 1, 2008 July 1, 2007 Number Percent
1 Geary County, KS 13,694 12,648 1,046 8.3
2 Campbell County, WY 15,733 14,779 954 6.5
3 Hancock County, MS 19,009 17,859 1,150 6.4
4 Pinal County, AZ 145,473 137,413 8,060 5.9
5 Harrison County, MS 80,920 76,634 4,286 5.6
6 Jasper County, SC 9,203 8,737 466 5.3
7 Fort Bend County, TX 156,660 148,764 7,896 5.3
8 Uintah County, UT 10,822 10,304 518 5.0
9 Summit County, UT 23,210 22,102 1,108 5.0
10 Broomfield County, CO 21,161 20,152 1,009 5.0
11 Sumter County, FL 46,140 43,993 2,147 4.9
12 Montgomery County, TX 163,333 156,048 7,285 4.7
13 Harrisonburg city, VA 16,133 15,422 711 4.6
14 Monroe County, GA 10,521 10,062 459 4.6
15 Iredell County, NC 69,503 66,486 3,017 4.5
16 Forsyth County, GA 62,854 60,140 2,714 4.5
17 Fayette County, TN 14,684 14,063 621 4.4
18 Williamson County, TX 136,924 131,164 5,760 4.4
19 Wasatch County, UT 9,660 9,258 402 4.3
20 Chambers County, AL 17,143 16,440 703 4.3
21 Brunswick County, NC 76,041 73,010 3,031 4.2
22 Jefferson County, ID 8,140 7,829 311 4.0
23 Kendall County, TX 13,576 13,058 518 4.0
24 Wake County, NC 353,143 339,757 13,386 3.9
25 Routt County, CO 14,761 14,202 559 3.9
26 Stone County, MO 18,502 17,802 700 3.9
27 Comal County, TX 46,322 44,588 1,734 3.9
28 Greene County, GA 8,427 8,112 315 3.9
29 Grand County, CO 15,260 14,696 564 3.8
30 Kendall County, IL 34,680 33,403 1,277 3.8
31 Hays County, TX 51,265 49,387 1,878 3.8
32 Iron County, UT 18,623 17,947 676 3.8
33 Lincoln County, SD 12,179 11,741 438 3.7
34 York County, SC 88,998 85,798 3,200 3.7
35 Wakulla County, FL 13,642 13,155 487 3.7
36 Livingston Parish, LA 46,565 44,905 1,660 3.7
37 Uinta County, WY 8,804 8,492 312 3.7
38 Culpeper County, VA 19,429 18,749 680 3.6
39 Union County, NC 69,819 67,420 2,399 3.6
40 Paulding County, GA 52,094 50,325 1,769 3.5
41 Rockwall County, TX 25,930 25,057 873 3.5
42 Gallatin County, MT 38,619 37,319 1,300 3.5
43 Utah County, UT 143,052 138,272 4,780 3.5
44 Washington County, UT 56,539 54,690 1,849 3.4
45 Jefferson County, WV 22,360 21,629 731 3.4
46 Graham County, AZ 12,774 12,357 417 3.4
47 Collin County, TX 286,376 277,031 9,345 3.4
48 Chambers County, TX 13,800 13,351 449 3.4
49 Oktibbeha County, MS 20,401 19,742 659 3.3
50 Mecklenburg County, NC 403,304 390,330 12,974 3.3
51 Gilmer County, GA 16,887 16,354 533 3.3
52 Louisa County, VA 15,731 15,243 488 3.2
53 Sandoval County, NM 50,038 48,488 1,550 3.2
54 Henry County, GA 73,548 71,280 2,268 3.2
55 Pitt County, NC 74,255 71,978 2,277 3.2
56 Taney County, MO 25,468 24,693 775 3.1
57 Lumpkin County, GA 11,449 11,101 348 3.1
58 New Kent County, VA 7,112 6,896 216 3.1
59 Forrest County, MS 33,962 32,940 1,022 3.1
60 Barrow County, GA 26,483 25,699 784 3.1
61 Hoke County, NC 16,355 15,876 479 3.0
62 Dawson County, GA 10,151 9,855 296 3.0
63 Guadalupe County, TX 42,716 41,476 1,240 3.0
64 Walker County, TX 23,524 22,847 677 3.0
65 Brazoria County, TX 116,074 112,741 3,333 3.0
66 Scott County, KY 17,390 16,892 498 2.9
67 Douglas County, WA 14,991 14,563 428 2.9
68 Rutherford County, TN 101,708 98,826 2,882 2.9
69 Coweta County, GA 47,297 45,981 1,316 2.9
70 Clark County, NV 810,602 788,096 22,506 2.9
71 Lake County, FL 143,580 139,600 3,980 2.9
72 Osceola County, FL 120,997 117,643 3,354 2.9
73 West Feliciana Parish, LA 5,163 5,020 143 2.8
74 Pierce County, GA 7,765 7,550 215 2.8
75 Hamilton County, IN 102,216 99,401 2,815 2.8
76 Denton County, TX 225,181 218,995 6,186 2.8
77 Christian County, MO 30,452 29,618 834 2.8
78 Bonneville County, ID 38,265 37,219 1,046 2.8
79 Horry County, SC 172,841 168,134 4,707 2.8
80 Brown County, OH 19,764 19,226 538 2.8
81 Jackson County, GA 24,391 23,729 662 2.8
82 Madison County, AL 141,889 138,044 3,845 2.8
83 Tooele County, UT 18,752 18,251 501 2.7
84 DeSoto County, MS 60,286 58,677 1,609 2.7
85 Cabarrus County, NC 69,234 67,387 1,847 2.7
86 Bryan County, GA 12,253 11,927 326 2.7
87 Berkeley County, SC 67,256 65,470 1,786 2.7
88 Madison County, MS 37,345 36,359 986 2.7
89 King William County, VA 6,452 6,282 170 2.7
90 Oconee County, GA 12,833 12,495 338 2.7
91 Wilson County, TN 43,712 42,562 1,150 2.7
92 Bulloch County, GA 27,598 26,873 725 2.7
93 Towns County, GA 8,527 8,303 224 2.7
94 Loudoun County, VA 104,261 101,526 2,735 2.7
95 Montgomery County, TN 68,273 66,495 1,778 2.7
96 Andrews County, TX 5,728 5,579 149 2.7
97 St. Johns County, FL 85,362 83,147 2,215 2.7
98 Oconee County, SC 38,000 37,016 984 2.7
99 Ellis County, TX 51,554 50,220 1,334 2.7
100 Ascension Parish, LA 39,538 38,519 1,019 2.6

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
 

                               

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