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U.S. Residential Housing Weather Adjusted Primary Energy Consumption


Page Last Revised: July 2009

Table 1d. Residential Weather-Adjusted Primary Energy1 Consumption in U.S. Households by Census Region and Type of  Housing Unit, 1978-2005
(Trillion Btu)


Type of Housing Unit and Census Region

1978

1980

1981

1982

1984

1987

1990

1993

1997

2001
2005

U.S. Total

14,699
13,900
14,531
13,361
14,035
15,040
16,055
16,186
17,198
17,889
18,801

Mobile Home

773
672
594
490
681
724
767
867
1,005
1,107
1,025

Single-Family Detached

10,515
10,091
10,595
9,482
9,894
10,525
11,563
11,606
12,554
12,340
13,948

Single-Family Attached

593
536
470
614
682
871
949
1,160
1,473
1,778
1,131

Apartments in Buildings with 2 to 4 Units

1,782
1,400
1,407
1,377
1,313
1,374
1,429
1,097
755
1,231
1,031

Apartments in Buildings with 5 or More Units

1,037
1,202
1,466
1,397
1,465
1,546
1,346
1,455
1,411
1,432
1,666

Total Northeast

3,474
3,114
3,270
2,927
3,142
3,307
3,498
3,251
3,340
3,299
3,549

Mobile Home

59
75
67
53
93
92
79
75
70
99
48

Single-Family Detached

1,894
1,761
1,869
1,618
1,863
1,962
2,180
2,014
2,177
1,913
2,307

Single-Family Attached

300
277
215
334
301
332
354
351
508
459
363

Apartments in Buildings with 2 to 4 Units

788
535
576
500
468
477
553
443
234
451
393

Apartments in Buildings with 5 or More Units

434
466
544
423
417
444
332
368
352
376
437

Total Midwest

4,625
4,038
4,365
3,722
3,868
4,152
4,403
4,514
4,699
4,602
4,699

Mobile Home

166
96
128
103
177
189
262
237
193
210
119

Single-Family Detached

3,740
3,223
3,469
2,785
2,758
3,073
3,311
3,421
3,653
3,279
3,787

Single-Family Attached

134
43
55
110
153
184
127
169
314
551
248

Apartments in Buildings with 2 to 4 Units

508
449
418
393
429
403
419
318
281
342
235

Apartments in Buildings with 5 or More Units

77
227
296
331
352
303
284
368
258
220
309

Total South

4,230
4,568
4,504
4,668
4,712
5,085
5,625
5,862
6,389
7,052
7,180

Mobile Home

406
357
274
225
279
309
271
417
498
559
603

Single-Family Detached

3,233
3,565
3,487
3,641
3,658
3,795
4,334
4,365
4,803
5,151
5,380

Single-Family Attached

93
102
99
68
200
233
279
469
415
541
308

Apartments in Buildings with 2 to 4 Units

263
232
254
329
192
275
296
187
177
311
238

Apartments in Buildings with 5 or More Units

235
312
390
404
383
474
445
424
497
490
650

Total West

2,368
2,176
2,406
2,121
2,369
2,458
2,622
2,584
2,858
2,943
3,373

Mobile Home

138
142
125
111
136
131
158
139
248
237
255

Single-Family Detached

1,638
1,542
1,794
1,493
1,659
1,672
1,814
1,823
1,987
2,003
2,474

Single-Family Attached

69
112
100
106
33
117
192
173
244
228
212

Apartments in Buildings with 2 to 4 Units

228
185
157
166
225
217
169
153
68
130
164

Apartments in Buildings with 5 or More Units

295
195
230
245
316
320
288
297
310
344
269

1. The amount of site consumption, plus losses that occur in the generation, transmission, and distribution of energy.
Sources: Energy Information Administration, Residential Energy Consumption Surveys, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1987, 1990, 1993, 1997, 2001, and 2005; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration tapes.