2.0 Historical Trends

History of Huntersville

The rapid growth in Huntersville since 1990 has fueled a single-family housing boom that has vaulted the community from a small former mill town to a thriving suburban center. Table H-1 below illustrates the tremendous residential growth that has occurred in Huntersville during this time.

Table H-1 - Residential Growth Since 1990

Year
Population
Housing Units
1990
3,014
1,330
2000
24,960
9,859
2010
46,773
18,477

Source: U.S Census

Since 2000

Table H-2 shows the breakdown of new building permits for single and multi-family dwellings since 2000. As can be seen from this table, the peak of new residential construction was in 2006 when 1,291 single and multi-family units were permitted. The lowest number of residential permits issued in the past decade was in 2010 when only 232 single-family permits and no multi-family permits were issued.

Table H-2 - Single-Family and Multi-Family New Units (2000 - 2010)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Year
Single-Family
Multi-Family
Totals
 2000 860328
1188
 2001 811320
1131
 2002 733 0733
 2003 906 0906
 2004897
0
897
 2005 1027 01027
 2006 1041 250 1291
 2007 7040
704
 2008 3690
369
 2009 2360 236
 2010 232 0 232
 Totals 7,816 8988714