U.S. Department of Commerce

Survey of Market Absorption of Apartments (SOMA)



Annual 2001 Absorptions

    Table 4. Absorption Rates for Unfurnished Apartments Completed by 
                   Presence of Selected Features and Utilities, for the 
                   United States: 2000
    
    (Privately financed, nonsubsidized, unfurnished, rental apartments in 
    buildings with five units or more.  Data regarding features and utilities
    are collected at the initial interview, i.e., 3  months following 
    completion.  Details may not sum to totals because of rounding. Percents
    are computed using unrounded data)
    
                                 Percent          Percent absorbed in:
                                 of           3        6        9       12
      Item            Total      Total      months   months   months   months
    
    All units          226,200      100        72       87       94       97
    
    SELECTED FEATURES
    
    Swimming pool:
     Available:
      Included in rent 168,900       75        70       86       94       97
      At extra cost      1,200        1        71       95       98      100
     Not available      56,100       25        77       89       94       96
    
    Parking:
     Available:
      Included in rent 216,100       96        72       87       94       97
      At extra cost      4,800        2        73       84       90       94
     Not available       5,200        2        51       86       92       94
    
    Air Conditioning:
     Available         213,700       94        71       87       94       97
     Not available      12,500        6        81       92       96       98
    
    Dishwasher:
     Available         219,900       97        72       87       94       97
     Not available       6,200        3        71       83       89       93
    
    UTILITIES
    
    Electricity:
     Included in rent   10,800        5        57       73       84       91
     At extra cost     215,300       95        72       88       95       98
    
    Gas:
     Available:
      Included in rent  17,500        8        69       83       90       94
      At extra cost     94,000       42        76       88       94       97
     Not available     114,600       51        69       87       94       98

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Contact George Boyd at 301-763-3199 or mail to george.t.boyd@census.gov for further information on the Survey of Market Absorption of Apartments Data.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Social, Economic, and Housing Statistics Division
Last Revised: September 30, 2011