U.S. Department of Commerce

Survey of Market Absorption of Apartments (SOMA)



Second Quarter 2000

Table 4. Unfurnished Apartments Completed During the First Quarter
         of 2000 by Geographic Area

Not Seasonally Adjusted
(Privately financed, nonsubsidized, unfurnished, rental apartments
in buildings with five units or more.  Data regarding asking rent are
collected at the initial interview.  Details may not sum to totals 
because of rounding.  Medians and percents are computed using
unrounded data)
                             Total
                            unfur-
                            nished
                            apart-               Median    Standard
                             ments    Standard   asking      error*
                          completed     error*     rent    (dollars)

U.S. Total                  48,500      4,070      $790         23

Inside metropolitan areas   46,400      4,100      $803         24
  In central cities         17,100      1,970      $833         38
  Not in central cities     29,300      3,110      $785         33
Outside metropolitan areas   2,100        960      $571         96

Northeast                    1,700        980     $950+         57
Midwest                      8,500      2,440      $641         75
South                       29,400      2,980      $801         20
West                         8,900        940      $899         57


                                                 Percent
                           Percent    Standard    rented   Standard 
                          of Total      error*    within     error*
                             Units    (Percentage      3   (Percentage
                          Completed     points)    months     points)

U.S. Total                     100        (X)        73        2.2

Inside metropolitan areas       96        2.0        72        2.3
  In central cities             35        3.1        72        2.7
  Not in central cities         60        3.3        72        3.3
Outside metropolitan areas       4        2.0        92        4.9

Northeast                        4        2.0        94        4.4
Midwest                         17        4.3        86        7.3
South                           61        4.4        67        2.3
West                            18        2.2        73        3.5

* One standard error (68-percent confidence interval)
X Not applicable.



Go to Detailed Tables for Second Quarter 2000 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
Last Revised: September 30, 2011