U.S. Department of Commerce

Survey of Market Absorption of Apartments (SOMA)



Survey of Market Absorption
Characteristics 2004: Table 4








Table 4.  Unfurnished Apartments Completed and 3-Month Absorption

 Rate by Amenities and Utilities for the United States: 2004



(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                    155,000        100               62



AMENITIES



Swimming pool:

 Available:

   Included in rent         111,600         72               62

   At extra cost              3,600          2               98

 Not available               39,800         26               61



Parking:

 Available:

  Included in rent          143,500         93               62

  At extra cost               7,400          5               53

 Not available                4,100          3               68



Air-conditioning:

 Available                  148,700         96               62

 Not available                6,300          4               64



Dishwasher:

 Available                  151,500         98               62

 Not available                3,500          2               63



UTILITIES



Electricity:

 Included in rent            11,900          8               53

 At extra cost              143,100         92               63



Gas:

 Available:

  Included in rent           16,100         10               56

  At extra cost              61,400         40               65

  Not available              77,500         50               61



Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Survey of Market Absorption 2004




Go to Characteristics of Apartments Completed: 2004
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