U.S. Department of Commerce

Survey of Market Absorption of Apartments (SOMA)



Annual 2005 Absorptions:

Table 13. Unfurnished Apartments Completed, by Inside or Outside
                 Metropolitan Area:  1970, 1975 to 2004
(Privately financed, nonsubsidized, unfurnished rental apartments
 with five units or more.  Details may not sum to totals because of rounding.
Percents are computed using unrounded data)

                                   Number of Units

                      Inside metropolitan areas     Outside 
 Year      Total       In central      Not in       metropolitan 
                         cities    central cities    areas
						 
 2004      153,800       72,900        70,900       10,000
 2003      166,500       73,700        82,400       10,400
 2002      204,100       87,800       107,000        9,300
 2001      193,100       80,400        99,900       12,800
 2000      226,200       98,700       116,300       11,100

 1999      225,900       93,200       121,200       11,400
 1998      209,900       85,500       111,400       13,000
 1997      189,200       75,400       100,400       13,400
 1996      191,300       89,900        90,300       11,200
 1995      155,000       67,100        73,500       14,500

 1994      104,000       46,900        46,600       10,500
 1993       77,200       33,900        33,500        9,800
 1992      110,200       41,500        53,700       15,000
 1991      165,300       68,000        84,600       12,700
 1990      214,300       86,700       114,700       12,900

 1989      246,400      102,100       132,100       12,000
 1988      284,500      121,400       156,100        7,000
 1987      345,600      146,800       179,300       19,500
 1986      407,600      187,900       197,800       21,900
 1985      364,500      157,100       188,400       18,900

 1984      313,200      141,600       133,400       38,200
 1983      191,500       76,800        76,200       38,400
 1982      117,000       51,400        45,000       20,600
 1981      135,400       52,400        50,300       32,700
 1980      196,100       80,300        93,900       21,900

 1979      241,200      102,400       100,400       38,500
 1978      228,700       91,700       111,500       25,500
 1977      195,600       78,400        79,000       38,200
 1976      157,000       64,900        67,500       24,700
 1975      223,100       85,600       118,900       18,700

 1970      328,400      136,800       179,100       12,500

Table 13 continued

                              Percent of Total


                      Inside metropolitan areas     Outside 
 Year      Total       In central      Not in       metropolitan 
                         cities    central cities    areas

 2004          100           47            46            7
 2003          100           44            50            6
 2002          100           43            52            5
 2001          100           41            50            9
 2000          100           44            51            5
 
 1999          100           41            54            5
 1998          100           41            53            6
 1997          100           40            53            7
 1996          100           47            47            6
 1995          100           43            47            9

 1994          100           45            45           10
 1993          100           44            43           13
 1992          100           38            49           14
 1991          100           41            51            8
 1990          100           40            54            6

 1989          100           41            54            5
 1988          100           43            55            2
 1987          100           42            52            6
 1986          100           46            49            5
 1985          100           43            52            5

 1984          100           45            43           12
 1983          100           40            40           20
 1982          100           44            38           18
 1981          100           39            37           24
 1980          100           41            48           11

 1979          100           42            42           16
 1978          100           40            49           11
 1977          100           40            40           20
 1976          100           41            43           16
 1975          100           38            53            8

 1970          100           42            55            4



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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