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1226. Commercial Buildings--Selected Characteristics by Square Footage of Floorspace

[Excludes buildings 1,000 square feet or smaller (4,806 represents 4,806,000). Building type based on predominant activity in which the occupants were engaged. Based on a sample survey of buillding representatives conducted between August and December 1992 and 1995; therefore, subject to sampling variability. Composition of regions: NORTHEAST: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. MIDWEST: Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas. SOUTH: Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. WEST: Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska, and Hawaii]

 
FLOORSPACE FLOORSPACE
Num- (mil. sq. ft.) (mil. sq. ft.) Mean Median
ber of sq. ft. sq. ft.
CHARACTERISTIC build- Within all buildings having square footage of- per per
ings build- build-
(1,000) Total 1,001 5,001 10,001 25,001 50,001 100,001 100,001 200,001 Over ing ing
to to to to to and to to 500,000 (1,000) (1,000)
5,000 10,000 25,000 50,000 100,000 over 200,000 500,000
 
1992
    All buildings 4,806 67,876 7,327 7,199 10,375 10,069 8,062 24,845 9,678 7,889 7,278 14.1 4.5
Region:
  Northeast 771 13,400 1,074 1,337 1,663 1,976 1,752 5,597 1,598 1,696 2,303 17.4 5.2
  Midwest 1,202 17,280 1,889 1,763 2,689 2,353 2,097 6,488 2,048 2,839 1,601 14.4 4.5
  South 1,963 24,577 3,155 2,723 3,782 3,696 2,842 8,379 3,720 1,968 2,691 12.5 4.0
  West 870 12,619 1,208 1,376 2,241 2,043 1,371 4,380 2,311 1,386 683 14.5 5.0
 
Year constructed:
  1899 or before 169 1,721 251 397 297 431 (S) (NA) (S) (S) (NA) 10.2 5.5
  1900 to 1919 255 3,608 336 523 503 522 319 (NA) (S) (S) (S) 14.1 5.0
  1920 to 1945 724 8,712 1,150 1,106 1,507 1,267 927 1 1,934 1,227 707 (S) 12.0 4.2
  1946 to 1959 880 10,421 1,352 1,255 1,775 1,792 1,236 1 2,531 1,520 1,011 (S) 11.8 4.2
  1960 to 1969 783 12,612 1,167 986 1,892 1,856 1,625 5,085 2,306 1,444 1,335 16.1 4.5
  1970 to 1979 982 14,014 1,536 1,505 1,902 2,216 1,776 5,079 1,673 1,988 1,418 14.3 4.5
  1980 to 1989 884 14,287 1,339 1,251 2,189 1,658 1,717 6,132 2,070 1,526 2,536 16.2 4.8
  1990 to 1992 128 2,502 197 176 309 327 268 1,224 269 670 285 19.6 4.8
 
Principal activity within building:
  Education 301 8,470 292 307 997 1,551 2,045 1 3,262 1,641 1,621 (S) 28.2 9.0
  Food sales 130 757 286 (S) (S) (S) (S) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 5.8 2.6
  Food service 260 1,491 485 343 325 (S) (S) (NA) (S) (NA) (NA) 5.7 3.4
  Health care 63 1,763 108 (S) (S) (S) (S) 1,286 401 504 381 27.9 4.3
  Lodging 154 2,891 159 294 412 711 420 1 758 378 380 (S) 18.8 8.0
  Mercantile/services 1,272 12,402 2,203 1,987 2,003 1,369 1,268 3,570 1,364 646 1,560 9.7 4.0
  Office 749 12,319 1,018 1,248 1,656 1,823 1,355 5,218 1,973 1,708 1,537 16.4 5.0
  Parking garage 24 1,652 (S) (S) (S) (S) (S) 2 694 (S) 694 (S) 69.9 6.0
  Public assembly 278 4,556 438 494 822 615 378 2 418 (S) 418 (S) 16.4 5.9
  Public order and safety 60 820 91 (S) (S) (S) (S) (NA) (S) (S) (S) 13.7 5.0
  Religious worship 366 3,747 564 562 920 663 (S) (NA) (S) (S) (NA) 10.2 4.4
  Warehouse 761 11,484 1,089 1,106 2,066 1,631 1,250 4,343 2,124 1,075 1,144 15.1 5.0
  Other 69 1,130 99 (S) 110 (S) (S) (NA) (S) (S) (S) 16.4 4.0
  Vacant 319 4,396 473 459 635 768 503 1 821 464 357 (S) 13.8 4.2
 
  Government owned 599 15,124 689 848 1,735 1,953 2,241 7,659 2,858 2,932 1,869 25.2 6.7
  Nongovernment owned 4,206 52,752 6,638 6,351 8,640 8,116 5,821 17,186 6,820 4,957 5,409 12.5 4.3
 
Fuels used alone or in combination:
  Electricity 4,616 66,549 6,996 7,057 10,097 9,856 7,936 24,607 9,658 7,678 7,271 14.4 4.7
  Natural gas 2,665 45,097 3,761 4,266 6,865 6,510 5,735 17,959 7,134 5,648 5,177 16.9 5.1
  Fuel oil 559 13,218 829 925 978 1,377 1,539 7,570 1,573 3,017 2,980 23.7 5.0
  Propane 337 3,393 573 466 456 501 411 3 500 500 (S) (S) 10.1 3.5
  District heat 95 5,339 56 73 450 545 653 3,562 780 1,532 1,250 56.0 17.0
  District chilled water 28 2,066 (S) (S) 115 311 (S) 1,504 252 737 515 72.6 26.5
  Any other 163 1,551 250 311 (S) (S) (S) (NA) (S) (S) (S) 9.5 3.6
 
Workers:
  Fewer than 5 2,718 17,944 5,095 3,329 3,053 2,107 910 1 2,064 1,044 1,020 (S) 6.6 3.0
  5 to 9 895 7,524 1,554 1,612 1,801 1,348 595 3 444 444 (S) (S) 8.4 4.8
  10 to 19 561 8,077 537 1,446 2,323 1,538 643 3 922 922 (S) (S) 14.4 8.0
  20 to 49 405 10,556 120 757 2,608 3,049 1,899 1 1,995 1,367 628 (S) 26.1 16.3
  50 to 99 130 7,763 (S) (S) 450 1,445 2,151 1 2,972 2,122 850 (S) 59.7 38.5
  100 to 249 64 7,378 (S) (S) (S) 517 1,303 5,433 2,550 2,139 744 114.6 79.0
  250 or more 31 8,633 (S) (S) (S) (S) 561 7,992 1,229 2,812 3,951 274.4 150.0
 
Weekly operating hours:
  39 or less 1,039 8,246 1,797 1,341 1,592 1,309 1,007 2 418 (S) 418 (S) 7.9 3.5
  40 to 48 1,278 14,998 1,904 2,186 2,994 2,553 1,698 3,662 2,254 1,178 230 11.7 4.9
  49 to 60 1,004 14,046 1,430 1,610 2,549 2,536 1,440 4,482 2,278 1,188 1,016 14.0 5.0
  61 to 84 645 12,062 926 1,098 1,408 1,443 1,769 5,418 2,152 1,238 2,028 18.7 5.0
  85 to 167 478 8,467 772 492 1,022 1,151 1,132 3,897 1,390 1,480 1,027 17.7 4.0
  168 (open continuously) 362 10,057 498 472 810 1,077 1,015 6,185 1,371 2,387 2,427 27.8 5.0
 
1995
    All buildings 4,579 58,772 6,338 7,530 11,617 7,676 7,968 17,642 6,776 5,553 5,313 12.8 5.0
Region:
  Northeast 725 11,883 995 1,223 2,118 1,380 1,371 4,795 1,377 1,389 2,029 16.4 5.0
  Midwest 1,139 14,322 1,772 1,678 2,701 1,726 1,920 4,526 1,896 1,520 1,110 12.6 4.5
  South 1,750 20,830 2,428 2,786 4,481 2,664 2,980 5,491 2,428 1,679 1,384 11.9 4.8
  West 964 11,736 1,144 1,842 2,317 1,905 1,697 2,831 1,075 965 791 12.2 5.5
 
Year constructed:
  1919 or before 353 3,673 442 756 957 407 386 3 340 340 (S) (S) 10.4 5.5
  1920 to 1945 562 6,710 855 981 1,241 595 750 2,288 934 604 750 11.9 4.8
  1946 to 1959 867 9,298 1,180 1,710 1,942 1,260 1,293 1,913 660 889 364 10.7 4.3
  1960 to 1969 718 10,858 889 1,132 2,163 1,650 1,453 3,572 1,643 869 1,060 15.1 5.5
  1970 to 1979 813 11,333 1,245 1,186 2,071 1,337 1,453 4,040 1,250 1,430 1,360 13.9 5.0
  1980 to 1989 846 12,252 1,087 1,102 2,809 1,701 1,816 3,737 1,306 1,223 1,208 14.5 5.0
  1990 to 1992 218 2,590 316 368 251 378 410 867 406 211 250 11.9 3.5
  1993 to 1995 202 2,059 324 296 184 349 407 4 264 (S) 137 127 10.2 3.5
 
Principal activity within building:
  Education 309 7,740 250 404 1,045 1,825 1,752 1 2,216 1,235 981 (S) 25.1 8.5
  Food sales 137 642 234 (S) (S) (S) (S) (NA) (S) (S) (S) 4.7 2.5
  Food service 285 1,353 550 390 (S) (S) (S) (NA) (S) (S) (S) 4.8 3.0
  Health care 105 2,333 152 (S) 243 175 (S) 1,483 340 625 518 22.2 4.5
  Lodging 158 3,618 150 269 748 512 613 1 1,105 547 558 (S) 22.8 9.0
  Mercantile/services 1,289 12,728 1,841 2,202 2,939 1,180 1,274 3,292 1,068 539 1,685 9.9 4.0
  Office 705 10,478 1,084 915 1,580 1,293 1,542 4,064 1,378 1,525 1,161 14.9 4.0
  Public assembly 326 3,948 312 786 940 485 499 1 655 363 292 (S) 12.1 6.0
  Public order and safety 87 1,271 (S) (S) 368 (S) (S) (NA) (S) (S) (S) 14.6 5.0
  Religious worship 269 2,792 301 662 1,120 392 (S) (NA) (S) (S) (S) 10.4 8.0
  Warehouse 580 8,481 807 991 1,530 1,165 1,147 2,841 1,352 773 716 14.6 5.5
  Other 67 1,004 (S) (S) (S) (S) (S) (NA) (S) (S) (S) 14.9 5.0
  Vacant 261 2,384 399 497 503 148 225 (NA) (S) (S) (S) 9.1 4.0
 
  Government owned 553 12,076 630 924 1,546 2,023 2,211 4,741 1,847 1,685 1,209 21.8 7.0
  Nongovernment owned 4,025 46,696 5,709 6,606 10,071 5,653 5,757 9,209 4,929 3,876 404 11.6 4.8
 
Fuels used alone or in combination:
  Electricity 4,358 57,275 6,008 7,064 11,310 7,641 7,925 17,326 6,691 5,553 5,082 13.1 5.0
  Natural gas 2,522 38,838 3,020 4,542 7,654 5,309 5,658 12,655 4,712 4,049 3,894 15.4 5.5
  Fuel oil 634 14,670 987 713 1,445 1,164 1,992 8,368 2,135 2,964 3,269 23.1 4.8
  Propane 589 5,344 997 881 1,342 562 637 1 772 482 290 (S) 9.1 4.0
  District heat 115 5,941 (S) (S) 407 673 792 3,848 1,175 1,283 1,390 51.6 12.5
  District chilled water 53 2,521 (S) (S) 239 275 348 1,576 587 557 432 47.7 12.5
  Any other 213 2,336 278 414 413 223 419 2 252 (S) 252 (S) 16.2 4.0
 
Workers:
  Fewer than 5 2,505 13,885 4,184 3,636 3,806 770 518 3 415 415 (S) (S) 5.5 3.0
  5 to 9 798 6,291 1,202 1,608 2,090 529 567 (NA) (S) (S) (S) 7.9 4.8
  10 to 19 625 7,102 695 1,637 2,399 1,099 557 3 480 480 (S) (S) 11.4 7.5
  20 to 49 400 9,132 225 615 2,513 2,620 2,087 1 940 736 204 (S) 22.8 16.3
  50 to 99 138 6,931 (S) (S) 567 1,644 2,108 1 2,325 1,738 587 (S) 50.3 37.5
  100 to 249 71 5,988 (S) (S) 155 913 1,472 3,431 1,628 1,394 409 84.4 55.0
  250 or more 43 9,443 (S) (S) (S) (S) 658 8,598 1,644 2,858 4,096 220.1 120.0
 
Weekly operating hours:
  39 or less 899 6,143 1,544 1,619 1,354 576 426 (NA) (S) (S) (S) 6.8 4.0
  40 to 48 1,257 13,233 1,701 2,033 3,382 1,981 1,776 1 2,144 1,439 705 (S) 10.5 4.8
  49 to 60 969 12,242 1,264 1,707 2,562 2,103 1,897 2,709 1,181 905 623 12.6 5.5
  61 to 84 567 10,052 653 1,020 1,873 1,182 1,354 3,970 1,325 1,011 1,634 17.7 6.0
  85 to 167 420 6,202 618 503 1,024 749 988 2,319 1,183 743 393 14.8 4.3
  168 (open continuously) 466 10,908 559 647 1,422 1,085 1,527 5,670 1,453 2,035 2,182 23.4 6.0


NA Not available. S Figure does not meet publication standards.
1 100,001 to 500,000 square feet.
2 200,001 to 500,000 square feet.
3 100,001 to 200,000 square feet.
4 200,001 square feet and over.

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Commercial Buildings Characteristics, 1992 and Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey, 1995, Internet site
http://www.eia.doe.gov/emeu/cbecs/ce951b.html



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These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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