Quiz: Average Home Size Since 1968

Oct 201822

Quiz: Average Home Size Since 1968

Homes today can range in size greatly – from a few hundred square feet in a tiny home to 10,000+ square feet in a luxury residence. But how has the average size of a U.S. single family home changed since 1968 – when Long & Foster was first founded in Fairfax, Virginia. We pulled the numbers and you might be surprised to see how much (or how little) homes have grown in the past 50 years.

Take our quiz to see how the average size of a U.S. single family home has changed since 1968.

What was the average size of a home in the United States in 1968?

What was the average size of a U.S. single family home in 1978?

What was the average size of a home in the United States in 1988?

What was the average size of a U.S. single family home in 1998?

What was the average size of a home in the United States in 2008?

What was the average size of a home in the United States in 2018?*

*Source: Data for 1978 to 2018 is from the US Census and from 24/7 Wall St. for 1968. Note: Data reported for 2018 is from 2016, the most recent year the Census gathered the information.

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