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Posted on: August 4, 2016

[ARCHIVED] St. Charles County on Target to Continue Four-Year Positive Housing Growth Trend

Single Family Housing Permits Graph

August 4, 2016
Contact: Mary Enger, Communications Director, 636-949-1856, or 636-443-1008,

St. Charles County, Missouri - With 911 new, single-family housing permits issued the first six months of this year, St. Charles County is on pace to continue a four-year trend. More than 1,700 new, single-family homes were built in St. Charles County each year from 2013–2015.

According to mid-year figures released by the County’s Building and Code Enforcement Division, 2016 looks to be equally as positive in the housing market. Mid-year/year-end permit totals were 939/1,706 in 2015, 932/1,704 in 2014 and 894/1,742 in 2013.

Wentzville leads St. Charles County municipalities in new home construction, issuing 343 permits since the beginning of 2016. Second was O’Fallon with 200, followed by St. Charles City at 126.

“St. Charles County continues to build about 50 percent of all new, single-family homes in eastern Missouri,” said St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann, citing statistics from the Home Builders Association of St. Louis & Eastern Missouri. “Our community is a destination of choice in the region, offering great housing options, good-paying jobs, and award-winning services and amenities.”

From 2010 to 2015, 25,000 people moved into St. Charles County, making the county first in the state in population growth, according to the Missouri Census Data Center. Since 2010, Wentzville has issued 2,667 new, single-family home permits. In that same period, 2,066 permits were issued by O’Fallon, 1,378 by St. Peters and 1,131 by St. Charles City.

For more information about the local economy, please contact the St. Charles County Department of Workforce & Business Development at 636-255-6060 or visit


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