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Survey of Market Absorption of Apartments (SOMA)



Annual 2001 Absorptions

  Table 8.  Apartments Completed in Buildings With Five Units or More:  1970 to 2000
  (Details may not sum to totals because of rounding. Percents are computed using
  unrounded data)
  
                                                         Condominiums and
   Year    Total        Unfurnished         Furnished        cooperatives
  
                     Number    Percent Number    Percent  Number    Percent
  
   2000   300,000    226,200      75    2,900        1    36,100       12
  
   1999   291,800    225,900      77    7,700        3    34,200       12
   1998   273,900    209,900      77    3,000        1    34,500       13
   1997   247,100    189,200      77    3,000        1    35,800       15
   1996   251,300    191,300      76    2,400        1    36,900       15
   1995   212,400    155,000      73    1,600        1    36,400       17
  
   1994   154,900    104,000      67    1,100        1    34,400       22
   1993   124,800     77,200      62    2,700        2    32,000       26
   1992   155,200    110,200      71      700       (Z)   31,100       20
   1991   216,500    165,300      76    2,800        1    35,300       16
   1990   294,400    214,300      73    2,900        1    52,600       18
  
   1989   337,900    246,400      73    4,900        1    59,700       18
   1988   388,600    284,500      73    4,300        1    76,200       20
   1987   474,200    345,600      73    7,900        2    92,300       19
   1986   550,200    407,600      74   11,600        2   101,700       18
   1985   533,300    364,500      68    7,400        1   135,800       25
  
   1984   506,000    313,200      62    9,800        2   143,600       28
   1983   370,700    191,500      52    4,700        1   111,800       30
   1982   288,200    117,000      41    5,400        2   107,900       37
   1981   332,500    135,400      41    6,000        2   112,600       34
   1980   418,900    196,100      47    9,700        2   122,800       29
  
   1979   439,300    241,200      55   12,100        3    91,800       21
   1978   362,700    228,700      63   11,200        3    54,500       15
   1977   289,400    195,600      68   16,200        6    43,000       15
   1976   258,200    157,000      61   12,800        5    46,300       18
   1975   371,400    223,100      60   11,100        3    84,600       23
  
   1974   685,400    405,500      59   20,700        3   159,000       23
   1973   774,800    531,700      69   36,200        5    98,100       13
   1972   718,200    497,900      69   37,700        5    57,300        8
   1971   583,400    334,400      57   32,200        6    49,100        8
   1970   526,000    328,400      62   48,200        9    72,500       14
  
  
                        Federally- 
   Year                 subsidized            Other \1
  
                     Number    Percent Number    Percent
  
  
   2000               24,400       8   10,500        3
  
   1999               13,600       5   10,400        4
   1998               20,000       7    6,600        2
   1997               14,100       6    5,000        2
   1996               14,200       6    6,400        3
   1995               13,700       6    5,700        3
  
   1994               11,800       8    3,600        2
   1993                7,700       6    5,200        4
   1992                7,000       5    6,000        4
   1991                9,600       4    3,500        2
   1990               13,800       5   10,800        4
  
   1989               19,800       6    7,200        2
   1988               15,200       4    8,400        2
   1987               17,000       4   11,300        2
   1986               23,300       4    6,000        1
   1985               12,000       2   13,700        3
  
   1984               28,500       6   10,700        2
   1983               47,700      13   15,100        4
   1982               48,000      17   10,000        3
   1981               66,100      20   12,500        4
   1980               79,900      19   10,500        3
  
   1979               87,500      20    6,700        2
   1978               54,100      15   14,300        4
   1977               26,000       9    8,700        3
   1976               32,000      12   10,000        4
   1975               38,900      10   13,800        4
  
   1974               75,400      11   25,000        4
   1973               82,000      11   26,800        3
   1972               93,800      13   31,400        4
   1971              104,800      18   63,000       11
   1970               55,900      11   21,000        4
  
  \1 Other includes time-sharing units, continuing care retirement units, and turnkey 
     housing (privately built and sold to local public housing authorities subsequent 
     to completion.)
   Z Fewer than 50 units or less than one-half of 1 percent.

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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