2005 Local Leaders




* Percentage of Market Share Captured By The Top 10 Builders In Each Market In 2004
** The top 10 builders in the market have more than 100 percent market share, but how is that possible? Hanley Wood Market Intelligence, which collects Local Leaders data for BUILDER, measures each market by building permits pulled over the previous 12 months, and the builders within each market by how many closings they have from the previous year. So builders in this market are selling and closing more units of inventory than they are pulling building permits for new units they plan to build. The slowdown in permits pulled across the country is another symptom of the downturn, as builders slow their production schedules.

The Top 75 markets in the U.S.

Market Ranking
Market
Top 10 Market Share 2004*
1 Phoenix-Mesa, Ariz. 44.2%
2 Atlanta 18.8%
3 Riverside-San Bernadino, Calif. 31.9%
4 Houston 50.9%
5 Las Vegas Nev./Ariz. 52.2%
6 Chicago 40.0%
7 Dallas, TX 47.5%
8 Washington/Md./Va./W.Va. 41.6%
9 Orlando, Fla. 48.7%
10 Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Fla. 42.7%
11 Minneapolis/St. Paul 34.5%
12 Charlotte/Gastonia, N.C./Rock Hill, S.C. 35.7%
13 Sacramento, Calif. 60.8%
14 Detroit 34.4%
15 Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill, N.C. 29.3%
16 Denver 67.4%
17 Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 50.2%
18 Fort Myers/Cape Coral, Fla. 48.2%
19 Jacksonville, Fla. 44.4%
20 Austin/San Marcos, Texas 60.9%
21 St. Louis 31.9%
22 Nashville, Tenn. 24.2%
23 Philadelphia 43.1%
24 Indianapolis 71.1%
25 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 34.1%
26 Kansas City, Mo/Kan. 9.5%
27 San Antonio, Texas 66.0%
28 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA 32.8%
29 Portland, Ore./Vancouver, Wash. 34.6%
30 Sarasota/Bradenton, Fla. 29.3%
31 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL 62.7%
32 Columbus, Ohio 67.3%
33 Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point, N.C. 24.9%
34 Tucson, Ariz. 68.0%
35 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL 34.2%
36 Salt Lake City/Ogden, Utah 34.3%
37 Daytona Beach, Fla. 36.4%
38 San Diego 86.5%
39 Fort Pierce/Port St. Lucie, Fla. 36.5%
40 Memphis, Tenn./Ark./Miss. 29.0%
41 Cincinnati 70.7%
42 Lakeland/Winter Haven, Fla. 35.4%
43 Oklahoma City 19.1%
44 Hampton Roads, Va./N.C. 23.7%
45 Boise 43.6%
46 Baltimore 62.2%
47 Greenville/Spartanburg/Anderson, S.C. 27.8%
48 Charleston/North Charleston, S.C 44.0%
49 Albuquerque, N.M. 69.8%
50 Cleveland/Lorain/Elyria, Ohio 42.2%
51 Fresno, Calif. 43.0%
52 McAllen/Edinburg/Mission, Texas 20.9%
53 Oakland, Calif. 92.1%
54 Melbourne/Titusville/Palm Bay, Fla. 56.0%
55 Birmingham, Ala. 33.1%
56 Richmond/Petersburg, Va. 30.9%
57 Stockton/Lodi, Calif. 64.9%
58 Grand Rapids/Muskegon/Holland, Mich. 17.7%
59 Louisville, Ky./Ind. 25.3%
60 Colorado Springs, Colo. 52.1%
61 Bakersfield, Calif. 34.1%
62 New Orleans, La. 14.3%
63 Wilmington, N.C. 20.7%
64 Monmouth-Ocean, NJ 55.9%
65 Omaha, Neb./Iowa 42.6%
66 Pittsburgh 35.0%
67 Columbia, S.C. 40.9%
68 Ocala, Fla. 44.3%
69 Mobile, Ala. 24.3%
70 Reno, Nev. 59.0%
71 Boston, Mass./N.H. 22.2%
72 Fort Lauderdale, FL 48.4%
73 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA 96.3%
74 Ann Arbor, Mich. 37.8%
75 Lexington, Ky. 34.6%
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