What Chicagoland County Has the Most New Construction?

by Peter Thomas Ricci

Construction may have been up in Chicagoland, but what counties are seeing the most activity?


Housing starts in the 12-county Chicagoland region rose 17.3 percent from 2013 to 2014, according to new analysis from MetroStudy; at 5,708 new units in 2014, that brings Chicagoland construction to its highest annual rate since the first quarter of 2009.

Among the main collar counties, though, which ones have seen the most new construction since that 2009 peak? To find out, we combed through some exclusive numbers that MetroStudy provided and put together the following infographic:

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