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Survey of Market Absorption of Apartments (SOMA)



Annual 2005 Absorptions:

Table 9. Unfurnished Apartments Completed, by Number of Bedrooms:
               1970, 1975 to 2004

(Privately financed, nonsubsidized, unfurnished rental apartments
with five units or more.   Data regarding number of bedrooms and 
asking rent are collected at the initial interview; i.e., 3 months
following completion. Details may not sum to totals because of
rounding. Medians and percents are computed using unrounded data.)

                           Number of units
                                                       3
                        No         1         2  bedrooms
 Year    Total    bedrooms   bedroom  bedrooms   or more

 2004    153,800     4,700    53,200    76,400    19,500
 2003    166,500     5,600    55,700    84,400    20,800
 2002    204,100     5,600    70,900   102,000    25,600
 2001    193,100     3,800    63,600    98,100    27,500
 2000    226,200     5,800    78,100   114,100    28,100

 1999    225,900     3,900    79,900   112,400    29,700
 1998    209,900     5,400    71,700   103,500    29,300
 1997    189,200     7,200    56,500    97,700    27,800
 1996    191,300     2,200    59,300   101,000    28,700
 1995    155,000     4,400    48,400    82,100    20,100

 1994    104,000     2,000    32,900    56,000    13,100
 1993     77,200     1,100    21,400    44,000    10,800
 1992    110,200     2,200    37,200    59,800    11,100
 1991    165,300     5,000    57,300    88,400    14,700
 1990    214,300     4,100    77,000   114,200    19,000

 1989    246,400     6,100    93,700   130,300    16,100
 1988    284,500    11,700   112,300   147,800    12,800
 1987    345,600    11,200   140,400   181,700    12,400
 1986    407,600    14,700   172,100   208,500    12,400
 1985    364,500     8,600   158,000   187,100    10,800

 1984    313,200     8,700   142,000   153,600     8,900
 1983    191,500     5,800    83,600    93,700     8,300
 1982    117,000     3,600    54,100    53,300     6,000
 1981    135,400     4,900    60,800    63,000     6,700
 1980    196,100     5,500    88,200    95,100     7,300

 1979    241,200     7,800   111,400   113,300     8,700
 1978    228,700     8,700   103,900   107,800     8,300
 1977    195,600     6,700    81,100   100,600     7,200
 1976    157,000     6,200    68,900    74,500     7,400
 1975    223,100     8,000    93,300   109,000    12,700

 1970    328,400     8,200   130,800   171,100    18,300


Table 9 continued

                             Percent of units
                                                         3
                           No         1         2  bedrooms
 Year       Total    bedrooms   bedroom  bedrooms  or more

 2004        100         3        35        50        13
 2003        100         3        33        51        13
 2002        100         3        35        50        13
 2001        100         2        33        51        14
 2000        100         3        35        50        12

 1999        100         2        35        50        13
 1998        100         3        34        49        14
 1997        100         4        30        52        15
 1996        100         1        31        53        15
 1995        100         3        31        53        13

 1994        100         2        32        54        13
 1993        100         1        28        57        14
 1992        100         2        34        54        10
 1991        100         3        35        53         9
 1990        100         2        36        53         9

 1989        100         2        38        53         7
 1988        100         4        40        52         5
 1987        100         3        41        53         4
 1986        100         4        42        51         3
 1985        100         2        43        51         3

 1984        100         3        45        49         3
 1983        100         3        44        49         4
 1982        100         3        46        46         5
 1981        100         4        45        47         5
 1980        100         3        45        48         4

 1979        100         3        46        47         4
 1978        100         4        45        47         4
 1977        100         3        41        51         4
 1976        100         4        44        47         5
 1975        100         4        42        49         6

 1970        100         2        40        52         6

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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