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Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census
Characteristics of the United States housing inventory listed in this file include the age, size, and type of living quarters, property values, and the presence of commercial establishments on the property. Additional data focus on the presence and condition of kitchen and plumbing facilities and the type and cost of utilities used, as well as housing expenses, property repair or alteration, and insurance costs. Many of the same characteristics are given for housing previously occupied by recent movers. Information on age, sex, race, marital status, and income is provided for each household member, with additional data on education, Spanish origin, and household tenure for the head of household. Indicators provided for housing quality include privacy and structural condition. For neighborhood quality, indicators assess noise, crime, air quality, and the presence of abandoned structures, plus the adequacy of neighborhood services such as police protection, parks, health care, and public transportation. Supplementary data list selected characteristics of mobile homes such as size, quality, value, type of foundation, and specific problems associated with the home site.
Series: American Housing Survey Series
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U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. ANNUAL HOUSING SURVEY, 1983 [UNITED STATES]: NATIONAL FILE. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census [producer], 1985. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1986. doi:10.3886/ICPSR08456.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08456.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: 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
Date of Collection:
Universe: The sample of housing units was selected from the 1970 Census of Population and Housing records and updated by a sample of addresses from building permits to include new construction and conversions.
Data Types: survey data
Sample: A probability sample of approximately 78,600 housing units nationwide was used.
Original ICPSR Release: 1986-04-28
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