Homes as Hummers

Columnist Robert Samuelson had a piece earlier last week (that I missed until now) comparing suburban homes to SUVs. It contained this startling factoid:

Since 1970 the size of the average home has increased 55 percent (to 2,330 square feet), while the size of the average family has decreased 13 percent.

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  1. Jon H says:

    I’d like to see a similar statistic
    comparing average lot sizes, and %-of-lot occupied by house.