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Study: Modern-day Atlantans are living way larger (square footage-wise)

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An average American has 211 percent more living space than his/her grandparents

A new study suggests that folks all over the United States are living larger these days — square footage-wise, anyway.

Real estate research website PropertyShark has released a report on data its staff collected from 32 of the country’s largest and busiest cities.

In Atlanta, for instance, homes currently built here span 2,300 square feet on average — up 69 percent compared to 100 years ago. It’s unclear whether that number applies to metro Atlanta.

"U.S. Homes have shown a steady and quite remarkable rate of growth in size over the past 100 years," the study states.

Nationwide, homes built in the last six years are 74-percent larger than those built in the 1910s, which is an increase of more than 1,000 square feet.

The average urban American home, according to this study, currently spreads more than 2,430 square feet.

And yet another fun fact: parallel to the rise in living space, households (as in the number of people living in a home) have been getting smaller over the same time period.

These days, the average number of people in a household is 2.58, compared to 4.53 in 1910. This means the average person living in a newly built home in the United States gets 211 percent more living space than their grandparents did, the study states.