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Survey of Market Absorption of Apartments (SOMA)



Survey of Market Absorption
Characteristics 1998: Table 4

          Table 4.  Unfurnished Apartments Completed and 3-Month Absorption 
           Rate by Amenities and Utilities for the United States: 1998
          
          (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              210,200         100          73
          
          AMENITIES
          
          Swimming pool:
           Available:
            Included in rent    157,200          75          70
            At extra cost         2,600           1          79
           Not available         50,400          24          81
          
          Parking:
           Available:
            Included in rent    201,200          96          72
            At extra cost         6,200           3          75
           Not available          2,800           1          90
          
          Air-conditioning:
           Available            197,200          94          72
           Not available         13,000           6          77
          
          Dishwasher:
           Available            199,500          95          73
           Not available         10,800           5          72
          
          UTILITIES
          
          Electricity:
           Included in rent       7,600           4          58
           At extra cost        202,700          96          73
          
          Gas:
           Available:
            Included in rent     21,700          10          75
            At extra cost        83,100          40          73
           Not available        105,400          50          72

Go to Characteristics of Apartments Completed: 1998
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