ND Leads in Housing Development

By THE BAKKEN MAGAZINE STAFF | July 31, 2013

In 2012, North Dakota led every state in the country in new housing growth. While the nation averaged 0.3 percent housing growth, North Dakota’s rate was two percentage points higher at 2.3 percent. Two counties located in the heart of the oil and gas play ranked first and second in the nation. Williams County recorded 1,525 new housing units for a percent increase from the previous year of 13.9 percent. Ward County recorded 1,318 new housing units for a 4.8 percentage increase from the previous year. The state as a whole produced 7,388 new housing units. Of the top 100 counties in the U.S., eight North Dakota counties were represented, six of which were in the top 25.