Bigger houses

Average size of a new single family home in the U.S.

1950 - 983 square feet
1970 - 1500 square feet
1990 - 2050 square feet
2009 - 2422 square feet

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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  1. I love to look at houses as I pass by. I notice over and over the houses in the old neighborhoods along my stretch of Harpersville C.1940. They are all pretty small - about 1000 square feet or less and the yards are HUGE, like 1/3 of an acre to more than an acre. Kids just stayed outside or at school, I guess.