Outdoor Kitchens

The Outdoor Kitchen Equipment Market Presents New Opportunities for Suppliers of Grills & Related Items

Outdoor Kitchen Equipment

As a relatively undeveloped market, there is ample opportunity for gains as consumer interest in outdoor living encourages new installations of outdoor kitchens to facilitate outdoor cooking and entertaining. Both new installations and upgrades to existing outdoor kitchens will accelerate, with basic, mass-market products broadening the consumer base and high-end add-ons providing outdoor kitchen owners a way to impress their guests with high-quality upgrades.

Key Findings in the Outdoor Kitchen Study:

Outdoor Living Activities Drive Outdoor Kitchen Installations

The concept of outdoor living increasingly entails a lifestyle of regularly cooking and entertaining outdoors, along with the amenities to make it convenient. For many homeowners, the traditional backyard barbecue setup – a grill cart, portable coolers, and folding tables – will no longer suffice, while an outdoor kitchen can provide all of the functionality and style of an indoor kitchen.

Companies operating in related markets – such as the larger outdoor living market (e.g., grills, outdoor furniture, fire features) and indoor kitchen fixtures (e.g., cooking appliances, refrigeration and cooling, sinks and faucets) – can extend their capabilities and brand reputation to compete in the growing market for outdoor kitchen equipment.

Mass-Market Products Will Broaden the Consumer Base

Whereas the outdoor kitchen has traditionally been an upscale, niche amenity, suppliers increasingly offer more affordable versions of the equipment. Prefabricated islands and modular systems are simplifying the process of installing an outdoor kitchen, which makes it easier for consumers to buy in and reduces the costs involved in enlisting the help of professional designers and contractors. These mass-market alternatives to the traditionally high-end product offerings of the outdoor kitchen industry will significantly expand the consumer base and overall sales.

High-End Add-Ons and Upgrades Will Benefit from Outdoor Kitchens Designed to Impress

The high end of the outdoor kitchen market will remain lucrative, maintaining strong growth for add-ons and upgrades that signal quality or allow for a personal touch. With outdoor living’s growing emphasis on outdoor entertainment, homeowners will seek to distinguish their outdoor kitchens by going beyond the basics. Suppliers should therefore offer a wide variety of high-quality drop-in fixtures that can fit into most existing islands – such as high-end grills (e.g., specialty types like kamados), food-grade refrigerators, kegerators, ice machines, and cocktail and bar centers.

Study Coverage

This study presents historical demand data (2007, 2012, and 2017) and forecasts for 2022 by product (cooking fixtures; islands, cabinets, and other storage; refrigeration and cooling; cocktail and bar centers; sinks and faucets) and distribution channel (BBQ and outdoor specialty stores, home centers, e-commerce, contractors). The study also evaluates company market share and provides analysis on industry competitors including Brown Jordan International, Bull Outdoor Products, CT Acquisitions, Fisher & Paykel Appliances, Gensun Casual Living, Lion Premium Grills, Meyer, Middleby, RH Peterson, Summerset Professional Grills, Superior Equipment Solutions, WC Bradley, and Weber-Stephen Products.

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  1. Outdoor Kitchens

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    1. 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Figure 1-1 | Key Trends in the US Outdoor Kitchen Equipment Market

    2. 2 OVERVIEW

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      1. 2.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 2-1 | Key Outdoor Kitchen Statistics & Characteristics

      2. 2.2 Outdoor Kitchen Market Size & Ownership Trends

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        1. Table | Number of Households with an Outdoor Kitchen, 2007 – 2022

        2. Figure 2-2 | Annual Growth in Outdoor Kitchen Ownership & Equipment Sales, 2008 – 2017

      3. 2.3 Outdoor Kitchen Definition & Characteristics

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        1. 2.3.1 Outdoor Kitchen Definition & Characteristics: Overview

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        2. 2.3.2 Outdoor Kitchen Definition & Characteristics: Weather Resistance

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          1. Table | Selected Weather-Resistant Outdoor Kitchen Products by Material Type

        3. 2.3.3 Outdoor Kitchen Definition & Characteristics: UL Approval for Outdoor Use

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      4. 2.4 Single-Family Versus Multifamily Housing Installations

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      5. 2.5 Basic Versus High-End Installations

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        1. Table | Examples of Basic & High-End Outdoor Kitchen Installations

        2. Figure 2-3 | Basic Versus High-End Outdoor Kitchens

      6. 2.6 Regional Variations in Usage & Format

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      7. 2.7 Outdoor Kitchen Material Trends

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        1. 2.7.1 Outdoor Kitchen Material Trends: Countertops

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          1. Table | Advantages & Disadvantages of Selected Countertop Materials for Outdoor Kitchens

        2. 2.7.2 Outdoor Kitchen Material Trends: Hardscaping

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      8. 2.8 Local Building Codes

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        1. 2.8.1 Local Building Codes: Fire Hazards

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        2. 2.8.2 Local Building Codes: Water Drainage

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        3. 2.8.3 Local Building Codes: Electrical Safety

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    3. 3 CONSUMER TRENDS

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      1. 3.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 3-1 | Key Consumer Trends in the Outdoor Kitchen Equipment Market

      2. 3.2 Key Demographics

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        1. 3.2.1 Key Demographics: Overview

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        2. 3.2.2 Key Demographics: Home Ownership Trends

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          1. Table | Total Home Ownership & Rental in the US, 2009 – 2017

          2. Table | Home Ownership & Rental Trends in the US by Household Annual Income, 2009 – 2017

          3. Table | Total Home Ownership & Rental in the US by Age Group, 2009 – 2017

        3. 3.2.3 Key Demographics: Household Income

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      3. 3.3 Outdoor Living Trends

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        1. 3.3.1 Outdoor Living Trends: Prevalence of Outdoor Spaces at Home

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          1. Table | Presence of Lawn, Garden, or Outdoor Space at Home, 2018

        2. 3.3.2 Outdoor Living Trends: Size of Owned Land Around Home

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          1. Table | Percent of Households That Own Land by Size of Lot, 2007 – 2017

        3. 3.3.3 Outdoor Living Trends: Interest in Outdoor Cooking & Entertaining

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          1. Figure 3-2 | Consumer Interest in Outdoor Cooking & Entertaining by Age Group, 2018

        4. 3.3.4 Outdoor Living Trends: Outdoor Kitchens as Desirable & Impressive Features

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          1. Figure 3-3 | Consumer Attitudes Toward Outdoor Kitchens by Age Group, 2018

        5. 3.3.5 Outdoor Living Trends: Cooking for Both Entertaining & Daily Meals

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          1. Table | Number of Grills Owned & Grill Type Primarily Used, 2017

        6. 3.3.6 Outdoor Living Trends: Outdoor Kitchen Installation During Remodeling

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    4. 4 PRODUCTS

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      1. 4.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 4-1 | Key Trends in Outdoor Kitchen Products

      2. 4.2 Demand Forecast

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        1. Table | Outdoor Kitchen Equipment Demand by Product Type, 2007 – 2022

        2. Figure 4-2 | Outdoor Kitchen Equipment Demand Growth by Product Type, 2017 – 2022

      3. 4.3 Cooking Fixtures

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        1. 4.3.1 Cooking Fixtures: Scope

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        2. 4.3.2 Cooking Fixtures: Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Outdoor Kitchen Cooking Fixture Demand by Product, 2007 – 2022

          2. Figure 4-3 | Outdoor Kitchen Cooking Fixture Demand Growth by Product, 2017 – 2022

        3. 4.3.3 Cooking Fixtures: Gas Grills

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          1. Figure 4-4 | Built-In Versus Freestanding Gas Grills

          2. Table | Selected Gas Grill Manufacturers & Brands

        4. 4.3.4 Cooking Fixtures: Pizza Ovens, Smokers, & Specialty Grills

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          1. Figure 4-5 | Examples of Pizza Ovens, Smokers, & Specialty Grills

          2. Table | Selected Pizza Oven, Smoker, & Specialty Grill Manufacturers & Brands

        5. 4.3.5 Cooking Fixtures: Side Burners & Other Secondary Cooking Fixtures

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          1. Table | Secondary Cooking Fixture Characteristics

          2. Figure 4-6 | Examples of Side Burners & Other Secondary Cooking Fixtures

          3. Table | Selected Secondary Cooking Fixture Manufacturers & Brands

      4. 4.4 Islands, Cabinets, & Other Storage

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        1. 4.4.1 Islands, Cabinets, & Other Storage: Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Outdoor Kitchen Island, Cabinet, & Other Storage Demand by Product, 2007 – 2022

          2. Figure 4-7 | Annual Value Growth in Outdoor Kitchen Island, Cabinet, & Other Storage Demand by Product, 2008

        2. 4.4.2 Islands, Cabinets, & Other Storage: Prefabricated Islands

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          1. Figure 4-8 | Prefabricated Versus Site-Built Outdoor Kitchen Islands

          2. Figure 4-9 | Modular Islands Versus Other Modular Fixtures

          3. Table | Selected Prefabricated Island Manufacturers & Product Features

        3. 4.4.3 Islands, Cabinets, & Other Storage: Cabinets, Drawers, & Access Doors

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          1. Figure 4-10 | Insert-Type Versus Built-In Cabinets, Drawers, & Access Doors

          2. Table | Cabinet, Drawer, & Access Door Characteristics

          3. Figure 4-11 | Examples of Cabinets, Drawers, & Access Doors

          4. Table | Selected Cabinet, Drawer, & Access Door Manufacturers & Brands

      5. 4.5 Refrigeration & Cooling Equipment

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        1. 4.5.1 Refrigeration & Cooling Equipment: Scope

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          1. Figure 4-12 | Examples of Refrigeration & Cooling Equipment

        2. 4.5.2 Refrigeration & Cooling Equipment: Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Outdoor Kitchen Refrigeration & Cooling Equipment Demand by Product, 2007 – 2022

          2. Figure 4-13 | Outdoor Kitchen Refrigeration & Cooling Equipment Demand Growth by Product, 2017 – 2022

        3. 4.5.3 Refrigeration & Cooling Equipment: Outdoor Refrigerators

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          1. Table | Outdoor Refrigerator Characteristics

        4. 4.5.4 Refrigeration & Cooling Equipment: Integrated Coolers

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        5. 4.5.5 Refrigeration & Cooling Equipment: Specialty Refrigeration & Cooling Equipment

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        6. 4.5.6 Refrigeration & Cooling Equipment: Leading Manufacturers & Brands

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          1. Table | Selected Refrigeration & Cooling Equipment Manufacturers & Brands

      6. 4.6 Cocktail & Bar Centers

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        1. 4.6.1 Cocktail & Bar Centers: Scope

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          1. Figure 4-14 | Examples of Cocktail & Bar Centers

        2. 4.6.2 Cocktail & Bar Centers: Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Outdoor Kitchen Cocktail & Bar Center Demand, 2007 – 2022

        3. 4.6.3 Cocktail & Bar Centers: Leading Manufacturers & Brands

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          1. Table | Selected Cocktail & Bar Center Manufacturers & Brands

      7. 4.7 Sinks & Faucets

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        1. 4.7.1 Sinks & Faucets: Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Outdoor Kitchen Sink & Faucet Demand, 2007 – 2022

        2. 4.7.2 Sinks & Faucets: Leading Manufacturers & Brands

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          1. Table | Selected Sink & Faucet Manufacturers & Brands

    5. 5 DISTRIBUTION

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      1. 5.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 5-1 | Key Trends in Outdoor Kitchen Equipment Distribution

      2. 5.2 Outdoor Kitchen Distribution Overview

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        1. Table | Outdoor Kitchen Equipment Demand by Distribution Channel, 2007 – 2022

        2. Figure 5-2 | Outdoor Kitchen Equipment Demand Growth by Distribution Channel, 2017 – 2022

        3. Table | Selected Outdoor Kitchen Equipment Distributors by Channel

      3. 5.3 Barbecue & Outdoor Specialty Stores

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      4. 5.4 Home Centers

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      5. 5.5 E-Commerce

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        1. Table | Issues with E-Commerce Distribution of Outdoor Kitchen Products & Examples of Solutions

      6. 5.6 Contractors

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        1. Table | Advantages of Indoor & Outdoor Contractors in Outdoor Kitchen Construction

      7. 5.7 Mass Merchandisers & Wholesale Clubs

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    6. 6 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 6.1 Key Findings & Industry Composition

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        1. Table | US Outdoor Kitchen Equipment Sales by Company, 2017

      2. 6.2 Market Share

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        1. 6.2.1 Market Share: Overview

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          1. Figure 6-1 | US Outdoor Kitchen Equipment Market Share, 2017

        2. 6.2.2 Market Share: Middleby

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          1. Figure 6-2 | US Outdoor Kitchen Equipment Market: Leading Supplier, 2017

        3. 6.2.3 Market Share: Fisher & Paykel Appliances

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          1. Figure 6-3 | US Outdoor Kitchen Equipment Market: Second Leading Supplier, 2017

        4. 6.2.4 Market Share: Meyer

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          1. Figure 6-4 | US Outdoor Kitchen Equipment Market: Third Leading Supplier, 2017

        5. 6.2.5 Market Share: RH Peterson

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          1. Figure 6-5 | US Outdoor Kitchen Equipment Market: Fourth Leading Supplier, 2017

      3. 6.3 Marketing

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        1. 6.3.1 Marketing: Overview

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        2. 6.3.2 Marketing: Modular Systems & Bundled Components

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        3. 6.3.3 Marketing: Warranties

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        4. 6.3.4 Marketing: Design Assistance & Education

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      4. 6.4 Industry Restructuring

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        1. Table | Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures

      5. 6.5 Cooperative Agreements

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        1. Table | Selected Cooperative Agreements

      6. 6.6 List of Industry Participants

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    7. 7 APPENDIX

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      1. 7.1 Scope

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        1. 7.1.1 Overview

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          1. Table | Study Scope: Outdoor Kitchen Equipment

        2. 7.1.2 Relevant Industry & Trade Codes

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          1. Table | Relevant Industry Codes

          2. Table | Relevant Trade Codes

      2. 7.2 Methodology

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      3. 7.3 Sources

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      4. 7.4 Associations & Agencies

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      5. 7.5 Related Freedonia Group Studies

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        1. 7.5.1 US Studies

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        2. 7.5.2 Global Studies

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        3. 7.5.3 Focus Reports

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        4. 7.5.4 Knowledge Center

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      6. 7.6 Definitions

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        1. 7.6.1 General

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        2. 7.6.2 Products

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      7. 7.7 Abbreviations

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        1. Table | Abbreviations & Acronyms Used in Study

      8. 7.8 Macroeconomic Assumptions

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        1. 7.8.1 Economic Environment

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          1. Table | Macroeconomic Indicators, 2007 – 2022

          2. Figure 7-1 | Annual Growth in Real GDP, 2000 – 2017, Compared to 1980 – 2005 Average

        2. 7.8.2 Demographic Trends

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          1. Table | Population & Households, 2007 – 2022

          2. Figure 7-2 | Annual Population Growth, 2002 – 2017

        3. 7.8.3 Consumer Spending

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          1. Table | Personal Consumption Expenditures, 2007 – 2022

        4. 7.8.4 Residential Building Construction

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          1. Table | Residential Building Construction Expenditures, 2007 – 2022

        5. 7.8.5 Residential Improvements & Repair

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          1. Table | Residential Improvement & Repair Expenditures, 2007 – 2022

        6. 7.8.6 Housing Stock

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          1. Table | Housing Stock by Type, 2007 – 2022

          2. Figure 7-3 | Housing Stock by Year of Construction, 2017

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