Early on in the pandemic, many families in densely populated urban areas set out for more spacious homes in rural or suburban areas.
As more workplaces adopted permanent work-from-home possibilities, some workers made the move permanent, preferring space and affordability over proximity to the workplace…and Kansas is in a good place for those folks.
The website Construction Coverage notes that at ages 25 to 40, Millennials are currently in their peak years for starting or growing a family, and are seeking more spacious homes to accommodate that.
However, apartments and multi-family construction have been presented as more efficient, affordable, and sustainable options.
As a result, the share of new single-family building permits dropped from nearly 80% in 2005 to less than 60% ten years later.
Nationally, 68.4% of all U.S. housing units are single-family.
New York has only 46.6% single-family homes.
Kansas, though, is tied with Indiana, with 78.5% single-family homes.