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Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census
This data collection provides information on the characteristics of a national sample of housing units. Data include the year the structure was built, type and number of living quarters, presence of a garage, occupancy status, access, number of rooms and bedrooms, presence of commercial establishments on the property, and property value. Additional data focus on kitchen and plumbing facilities, types of heating fuel used, source of water, sewage disposal, heating and air conditioning equipment, and major additions, alterations, or repairs to the property. Information provided on housing expenses includes monthly mortgage or rent payments, cost of services such as utilities, garbage collection, and property insurance, and amount of real estate taxes paid in the previous year. Similar data are provided for housing units previously occupied by respondents who had recently moved. Supplemental sections provide data on energy-related characteristics, such as the presence of storm doors, storm windows, and other types of insulation, and use of supplemental heating equipment. Additionally, indicators of housing and neighborhood quality are supplied. Housing quality variables include privacy of bedrooms, condition of kitchen facilities, basement or roof leakage, cracks or holes in walls, ceilings, and floors, breakdowns of plumbing facilities and equipment, use of exterminator service, and respondent's overall opinion of structure. For quality of neighborhood, variables include existence of boarded-up buildings, noise, lack of street lighting, heavy traffic, objectionable odors, crime, and respondent's overall opinion of neighborhood. Extensive information is provided on mobile homes including type of foundation, width of home, quality of the structure, problems, if any with installation of mobile home on the present site, and amount of real estate and property taxes, and site rent. Information on condominiums and cooperatives covers number of units in the development, amount of mortgage payment, real estate tax, condominium fee, and utility costs. In addition to housing characteristics, demographic data are provided on the household members, such as sex, age, race, marital status, relationship to the household head, and income. Additional data are provided on the head of the household including years of school completed, Hispanic origin, and length of residence. For each employed respondent travel-to-work information such as principal mode of transportation, carpool occupancy, type of public transportation used, and time and distance from home to work was also collected.
Series: American Housing Survey Series
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U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. ANNUAL HOUSING SURVEY, 1980 [UNITED STATES]: NATIONAL FILE. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census [producer], 1983. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1983. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08191.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08191.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: commuting (travel), energy assistance, energy conservation, energy consumption, home ownership, housing, housing conditions, housing costs, housing occupancy, housing units, income, Metropolitan Statistical Areas, municipal services, neighborhood conditions, property insurance, property taxes, property values, rental housing, relocation, utility rates
Geographic Coverage: United States
Universe: Housing units in the United States.
Data Types: survey data
Sample: Cross-national, representative sample, drawn from the 1970 Census of Population and Housing and updated by a sample of addresses from building permits to include new construction and conversions. Housing units in 461 primary sampling units (PSUs) were included in the sample.
Original ICPSR Release: 1984-07-12
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