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Total Floorspace of Commercial Buildings



Released Date: December 2004
Page Last Modified: Jan 2007


Table 4. Total Floorspace of Commercial Buildings by Census Region and Principal Building Activity, 1992-2003
(Million Square Feet)

Principal Building Activity
and Census Region
Survey Years
 
19921
1995
1999
2003
U.S. Total
64,269
58,772
67,338
71,658
  Education
8,455
7,740
8,651
9,874
  Food Sales
757
642
994
1,255
  Food Service 
1,486
1,353
1,851
1,654
  Health Care
1,759
2,333
2,918
3,163
  Lodging
2,891
3,618
4,521
5,096
  Mercantile and Service
12,306
12,728
13,786
15,242
  Office
11,713
10,478
12,044
12,208
  Public Assembly
4,556
3,948
4,393
3,939
  Public Order and Safety
815
1,271
1,168
1,090
  Religious Worship
3,747
2,792
3,405
3,754
  Warehouse and Storage
10,789
8,481
10,477
10,078
  Other 2
989
1,004
1,222
1,738
  Vacant
4,008
2,384
1,908
2,567
 
Total Northeast
12,765
11,883
12,360
13,995
  Education
1,960
1,930
1,714
1,683
  Food Sales
Q
Q
Q
238
  Food Service 
445
166
Q
172
  Health Care
382
408
448
535
  Lodging
616
350
484
1,171
  Mercantile and Service
2,782
2,838
2,625
2,459
  Office
2,488
2,154
2,389
3,012
  Public Assembly
777
694
882
1,048
  Public Order and Safety
269
548
530
362
  Religious Worship
452
442
440
627
  Warehouse and Storage
1,734
1,480
1,743
1,523
  Other 2
181
Q
Q
649
  Vacant
557
627
367
517
 
Total Midwest
16,208
14,322
16,761
18,103
  Education
2,386
1,997
2,250
2,541
  Food Sales
182
Q
Q
320
  Food Service 
432
474
558
453
  Health Care
487
466
750
798
  Lodging
577
909
940
1,144
  Mercantile and Service
3,140
3,204
3,409
3,193
  Office
2,730
2,338
2,820
2,989
  Public Assembly
861
957
1,142
1,012
  Public Order and Safety
Q
300
216
221
  Religious Worship
1,137
633
923
1,115
  Warehouse and Storage
2,842
2,044
2,764
3,017
  Other 2
282
402
283
316
  Vacant
896
531
533
984
 
Total South
23,319
20,830
23,485
26,739
  Education
2,613
2,315
2,348
3,983
  Food Sales
245
287
392
487
  Food Service 
407
443
676
764
  Health Care
597
916
1,085
1,277
  Lodging
1,043
1,313
1,595
1,694
  Mercantile and Service
4,185
4,864
5,467
6,452
  Office
3,935
3,483
4,162
3,782
  Public Assembly
2,269
1,367
1,511
1,174
  Public Order and Safety
233
308
286
373
  Religious Worship
1,366
1,006
1,146
1,498
  Warehouse and Storage
4,606
3,436
3,957
3,966
  Other 2
281
289
305
Q
  Vacant
1,539
804
554
701
 
Total West
11,977
11,736
14,731
12,820
  Education
1,496
1,498
2,338
1,667
  Food Sales
209
209
208
Q
  Food Service 
203
271
396
265
  Health Care
292
543
635
553
  Lodging
654
1,047
1,501
1,087
  Mercantile and Service
2,199
1,822
2,285
3,138
  Office
2,559
2,503
2,672
2,425
  Public Assembly
649
930
859
706
  Public Order and Safety
Q
Q
Q
Q
  Religious Worship
792
711
896
515
  Warehouse and Storage
1,606
1,522
2,012
1,572
  Other 2
245
Q
338
186
  Vacant
1,015
422
455
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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