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Table 14
Residential Building Permits Per 1,000 Residents, 1997
Rank State Amt.   Rank State Amt.
1 Nevada 20.76 27 New Hampshire 4.61
2 Arizona 12.68 28 Arkansas 4.37
3 Colorado 11.06 29 South Dakota 4.30
4 Georgia 10.03 30 Alaska 4.20
5 North Carolina 9.83 31 Ohio 4.16
6 Utah 9.35 32 Alabama 4.11
7 Florida 9.14 33 Illinois 3.89
8 Idaho 8.54 34 Maine 3.79
9 Oregon 8.32 35 Iowa 3.75
10 South Carolina 8.00 36 Mississippi 3.69
11 Washington 7.32 37 Louisiana 3.48
12 Virginia 6.76 38 New Jersey 3.48
13 Texas 6.48 39 Wyoming 3.48
14 Delaware 6.47 40 California 3.40
15 Tennessee 6.34 41 Oklahoma 3.38
16 Wisconsin 6.18 42 Pennsylvania 3.32
17 Indiana 6.01 43 Vermont 3.11
18 Nebraska 5.96 44 Hawaii 3.10
19 New Mexico 5.93 45 Connecticut 2.85
20 Minnesota 5.31 46 Massachusetts 2.81
21 Kansas 5.24 47 Montana 2.81
22 Maryland 5.10 48 Rhode Island 2.71
23 Michigan 5.04 49 West Virginia 2.26
24 North Dakota 5.03 50 New York 1.81
25 Missouri 4.66 U.S. average 5.40
26 Kentucky 4.63 N.Y.S. % of U.S. avg. 33.5%
Source: U.S. Commerce Department

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