Median home in America, over 40 years

Apr 30, 2015

The median home in America has changed in a variety of ways. Square footage increased, number of bedrooms and bathrooms shifted, heating changed from electrical to gas, and cost went up. CNNMoney provides an animated graphic that shows these changes over the past four decades.

All the while, the average number of people in a household started to decrease in the 1960s and leveled off in the 1980s. When does the tiny house revolution hit mainstream?

If you want to look at the data for housing characteristics in more detail, grab it here.

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