U.S. Department of Commerce

Survey of Market Absorption of Apartments (SOMA)



Survey of Market Absorption
Characteristics 2003: Table 4


Table 4.  Unfurnished Apartments Completed and 3-Month Absorption
 Rate by Amenities and Utilities for the United States: 2003

(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 absorbed
Characteristic              Number        Percent           within 3 months

   Total                    167,800         100               62

AMENITIES

Swimming pool:
 Available:
   Included in rent         109,200         65                59
   At extra cost              1,100          1                92
 Not available               57,400         34                67

Parking:
 Available:
  Included in rent          153,300         91                61
  At extra cost               8,100          5                73
 Not available                6,300	         4                79

Air-conditioning:
 Available                  160,300         96                62
 Not available                7,400          4                65

Dishwasher:
 Available                  162,000         97                63
 Not available                5,800	         3                59

UTILITIES

Electricity:
 Included in rent            13,300	         8                62
 At extra cost              154,500	        92                62

Gas:
 Available:
  Included in rent            24,400        15                63
  At extra cost               70,900        42                66
 Not available                72,600        43                59


Go to Characteristics of Apartments Completed: 2003
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