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Total Square Feet of U.S. Housing Units


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Table 4. Total Square Feet of U.S. Housing Units by Census Region and Type of Housing Unit, 1980-2005
(Billions of Square Feet)

Type of Housing Unit and Census Region

1980 1981 1982 1984 1987 1990 1993 1997
2001
2005
U.S. Total
142.5
144.2
142.3
144.4
156.8
169.2
181.2
168.8
221.1
256.5
Mobile Home
3.8
3.7
3.2
4.3
4.4
4.9
5.4
6.3
7.2
7.4
Single-Family Detached
112.9
114.2
110.8
109.7
118.7
130.9
139.1
128.9
161.1
210.3
Single-Family Attached
6.1
5.9
6.9
7.7
10.2
10.0
13.1
14.6
25.1
15.7
Apartments in Buildings with 2 to 4 Units
10.8
10.5
11.5
11.6
11.6
11.8
9.6
5.5
13.2
8.5
Apartments in Buildings with 5 or More Units
8.9
9.9
9.7
11.1
11.9
11.7
14.0
13.6
14.4
14.6
Total Northeast
34.9
35.1
34.4
35.0
36.8
40.4
40.1
34.6
45.3
49.9
Mobile Home
0.5
0.4
0.3
0.6
0.5
0.5
0.5
0.5
0.7
0.4
Single-Family Detached
24.2
24.5
23.2
24.1
25.1
28.0
27.5
24.5
28.4
37.7
Single-Family Attached
3.2
2.9
3.8
3.6
3.8
4.3
4.4
4.7
6.7
5.2
Apartments in Buildings with 2 to 4 Units
4.2
4.3
4.5
4.2
4.3
4.5
4.3
1.8
5.7
3.2
Apartments in Buildings with 5 or More Units
2.8
3.0
2.6
2.6
3.1
3.1
3.4
3.2
3.8
3.4
Total Midwest
40.8
41.5
39.9
39.1
44.3
46.9
50.6
46.1
58.2
65.7
Mobile Home
0.5
0.7
0.6
1.0
1.0
1.5
1.4
1.0
1.2
0.8
Single-Family Detached
34.8
35.1
32.6
30.3
35.5
38.4
41.9
38.2
43.0
56.1
Single-Family Attached
0.4
0.6
1.1
1.8
2.5
1.3
2.0
3.0
8.3
3.9
Apartments in Buildings with 2 to 4 Units
3.3
3.2
3.3
3.7
3.2
3.3
2.3
1.7
3.3
2.1
Apartments in Buildings with 5 or More Units
1.8
1.9
2.4
2.5
2.1
2.4
3.0
2.3
2.4
2.8
Total South
42.2
42.6
43.7
44.5
47.1
52.4
57.2
56.1
76.6
93.4
Mobile Home
1.9
1.7
1.5
1.8
1.8
1.7
2.6
3.2
3.5
4.1
Single-Family Detached
35.0
35.1
37.1
36.6
37.5
42.5
44.9
43.0
59.9
78.9
Single-Family Attached
1.1
1.1
0.7
1.8
2.4
2.6
4.4
4.1
6.6
3.3
Apartments in Buildings with 2 to 4 Units
1.8
1.6
2.2
1.5
2.1
2.3
1.6
1.3
2.7
1.7
Apartments in Buildings with 5 or More Units
2.3
3.0
2.2
2.7
3.4
3.4
3.8
4.5
4.0
5.5
Total West
24.7
25.1
24.3
25.7
28.6
29.5
33.5
32.0
41.0
47.5
Mobile Home
0.9
0.8
0.9
1.0
1.0
1.2
1.0
1.7
1.9
2.1
Single-Family Detached
19.0
19.5
17.9
18.7
20.7
22.0
24.8
23.1
29.8
37.6
Single-Family Attached
1.3
1.3
1.4
0.5
1.5
1.8
2.4
2.9
3.6
3.3
Apartments in Buildings with 2 to 4 Units
1.5
1.5
1.6
2.2
2.1
1.7
1.5
0.7
1.5
1.5
Apartments in Buildings with 5 or More Units
2.0
2.0
2.6
3.3
3.3
2.8
3.8
3.6
4.2
2.9
Note: In the 1997 RECS the floor area of the housing unit was not measured. The heated floorspace was estimated using regression analysis. Except for 1997, estimates include all the floor area of the housing unit that was enclosed from the weather.
Sources: Energy Information Administration, Residential Energy Consumption Surveys, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1987, 1990, 1993, 1997, 2001, and 2005.

           

 

 


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