Skip Main Navigation Skip To Navigation Content

Survey of Market Absorption of Apartments (SOMA)



Annual 2006 Absorptions:

	Table 4. Absorption Rates for Unfurnished Apartments Completed by

               Presence of Selected Features and Utilities, for the

	         United States: 2005



(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               113,000          100          62          81          90          93



SELECTED FEATURES



Swimming pool:

 Available:

  Included in rent       84,600           75          63          82          91          96

  At extra cost           1,000            1          46          93          94          96 

 Not available           27,300           24          67          87          93          96



Parking:

 Available:

  Included in rent      104,700           93          64          84          92          96

  At extra cost           6,100            5          55          88          93          97

 Not available            2,200            2          49          76          82          84



Air Conditioning:

 Available              106,800           94          63          83          91          96

 Not available            6,200            6          66          88          96          98



Dishwasher:

 Available              110,400           98          64          84          92          93                                                                                                                                 

 Not available            2,600            2          49          67          80          96



UTILITIES



Electricity:

 Included in rent         5,500            5          58          76          85          93

 At extra cost          107,500           95          64          84          92          96



Gas:

 Available:

  Included in rent        7,200            6          73          89          95          97

  At extra cost          38,500           34          66          84          92          96

 Not available           67,300           60          61          83          91          96





SOURCE:  U.S. Census Bureau, Survey of Market Absorption


Go to Annual 2006 Absorptions:
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