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Number of U.S. Commercial Buildings



Released Date: December 2004
Page Last Modified: Jan 2007


Table 2. Number of U.S. Commercial Buildings by Census Region and Principal Building Activity, 1992-2003
(Thousand)
Principal Building Activity
and Census Region
Survey Years
 
1992 1
1995
1999
2003
U.S. Total
4,672
4,579
4,657
4,859
  Education
296
309
327
386
  Food Sales
130
137
174
226
  Food Service 
258
285
349
297
  Health Care
62
105
127
129
  Lodging
154
158
153
142
  Mercantile and Service
1,261
1,289
1,145
1,279
  Office
711
705
739
824
  Public Assembly
278
326
305
277
  Public Order and Safety
58
87
72
71
  Religious Worship
366
269
307
370
  Warehouse and Storage
722
580
603
597
  Other 2
67
67
102
79
  Vacant
308
261
253
182
 
Total Northeast
751
725
686
761
  Education
36
39
31
31
  Food Sales
Q
Q
40
  Food Service 
54
41
Q
37
  Health Care
11
14
14
18
  Lodging
31
10
13
27
  Mercantile and Service
245
241
190
211
  Office
124
112
102
155
  Public Assembly
40
46
43
63
  Public Order and Safety
16
39
31
23
  Religious Worship
30
41
38
52
  Warehouse and Storage
102
88
84
65
  Other 2
15
Q
Q
17
  Vacant
36
26
33
23
 
Total Midwest
1,165
1,139
1,188
1,305
  Education
46
42
42
63
  Food Sales
29
Q
Q
57
  Food Service 
73
69
95
88
  Health Care
14
19
33
31
  Lodging
26
38
27
34
  Mercantile and Service
327
390
322
371
  Office
159
157
172
231
  Public Assembly
76
89
88
57
  Public Order and Safety
21
13
20
  Religious Worship
86
57
74
107
  Warehouse and Storage
224
163
192
160
  Other 2
18
16
10
31
  Vacant
75
65
91
55
 
Total South
1,910
1,750
1,762
1,873
  Education
109
111
121
156
  Food Sales
57
73
76
94
  Food Service 
83
109
124
127
  Health Care
15
51
59
48
  Lodging
56
51
54
52
  Mercantile and Service
503
457
455
493
  Office
284
298
315
250
  Public Assembly
120
134
126
92
  Public Order and Safety
23
17
17
15
  Religious Worship
194
97
101
158
  Warehouse and Storage
297
223
215
277
  Other 2
20
21
39
21
  Vacant
150
106
61
88
 
Total West
846
964
1,021
920
  Education
104
117
134
136
  Food Sales
32
32
29
Q
  Food Service 
48
66
89
45
  Health Care
23
21
21
31
  Lodging
41
59
59
30
  Mercantile and Service
186
201
179
204
  Office
144
138
150
187
  Public Assembly
43
57
48
65
  Public Order and Safety
Q
Q
Q
  Religious Worship
56
74
93
53
  Warehouse and Storage
100
105
113
95
  Other 2
14
Q
29
9
  Vacant
48
65
68
Q

1 Estimates adjusted to match the 1995, 1999 and 2003 CBECS definition of target population. More information available online: http://www.eia.gov/emeu/cbecs/comparesampdesign.html
2 Laboratory buildings are included in the "Other" category.
Q = Data withheld because the Relative Standard Error was greater than 50 percent or fewer than 20 buildings were sampled.
Sources: Energy Information Administration, Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Surveys, 1992, 1995, 1999, and 2003.

 

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