5.0 Household Size & Home Size

Huntersville Background

At 2.67 persons per household, Huntersville exceeds the national average of 2.61 persons per household. This is consistent with the low median age, 35.2 years, of Huntersville’s population, compared with the U.S. average of 37.2 years and the high percentage of residents under five years old, 8.4%, versus the national average of 6.5%.

Table H-5 - Persons per Household - 2009

Table H-5 compares the number of persons per household in Huntersville with surrounding communities, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina and the U.S.                                                                                                          

Location
20091
 Huntersville
 2.67
 Cornelius
 2.312
 Davidson
 2.303
 Mecklenburg County
 2.40
 North Carolina
 2.48
 U.S.
 2.60

Sources:
¹U.S. Census Data
²2008 U.S. Census Data
³Onboard Informatics

Average home sizes in the U.S. have increased from 953 square feet in 1950 to 2,438 square feet in 2009. In Huntersville, the average size home built in 2009 was 2,672 square feet, which was nearly 10% larger than the national average.

Growth Since 2001

Table H-6 shows the average size of homes built in Huntersville since 2001 as compared with the U.S. and the south region.

Table H-6 Average Square Feet of Single-Family Homes Built in Huntersville/U.S./South Region (2001-2010)       

Year
Average Square Foot Huntersville
Average Square Foot U.S.
Average Square Foot South
 2001 2,482 2,324 2,351
 2002 2,652 2,320 2,317
 2003 2,565 2,330 2,335
 2004 2,539 2,349 2,268
 2005 2,524 2,434 2,463
 2006 2,363 2,469 2,499
 2007 2,519 2,521 2,573
 2008 2,706 2,519 2,564
 2009 2,672 2,438 2,488
 2010 2,691 N/A N/A

These figures indicate that over the last two full years of reporting, the average home size in the US and south region has been decreasing. The table also shows the average home size in Huntersville is approximately 9% larger than that constructed in the US and south region.

Citizen Survey: 61% of survey respondents indicated that they thought Huntersville was a good or excellent place to retire.