While patios are less common on new homes in New England than other divisions, that is where decks are most common (included on 72 percent of homes started in 2012), followed at a distance by the West North Central (43 percent) and East South Central (35 percent). Decks are comparatively uncommon in the West South Central. Elsewhere, 20 to 26 percent of the new homes have decks. These geographic tendencies have also remained relatively stable since 2009.
These and other characteristics of new homes started in 2012 are described in more detail in a recent HousingEconomics.com Special Study.