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Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census
This data collection provides information on characteristics of housing units in 11 selected Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) of the United States. Although the unit of analysis is the housing unit rather than its occupants, the survey also is a comprehensive source of information on the demographic characteristics of household residents. Data collected include general housing characteristics such as the year the structure was built, type and number of living quarters, occupancy status, presence of commercial establishments on the property, and property value. Data are also provided on kitchen and plumbing facilities, type of heating fuel used, source of water, sewage disposal, and heating and air-conditioning equipment. Questions about housing quality include condition of walls and floors, adequacy of heat in winter, availability of electrical outlets in rooms, basement and roof water leakage, and exterminator service for mice and rats. Data related to housing expenses include mortgage or rent payments, utility costs, fuel costs, property insurance costs, real estate taxes, and garbage collection fees. Variables are also supplied on neighborhood conditions such as quality of roads and presence of crime, trash, litter, street noise, abandoned structures, commercial activity, and odors or smoke, as well as about the adequacy of such services as public transportation, schools, shopping facilities, police protection, recreation facilities, and hospitals or clinics. In addition to housing characteristics, data on age, sex, race, marital status, income, and relationship to householder are provided for each household member. Additional data are supplied for the householder, including years of school completed, Spanish origin, and length of residence.
Series: American Housing Survey Series
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United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. American Housing Survey, 1988: MSA Core Questions File. ICPSR09509-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1991. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09509.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09509.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, relocation, rental housing, utility rates
Geographic Coverage: Alabama, Birmingham, Buffalo, California, Cleveland, Indiana, Indianapolis, Memphis, Milwaukee, New York (state), Norfolk, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Providence, Rhode Island, Salt Lake City, San Jose, Tennessee, United States, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin
Date of Collection:
Universe: The universe consists of all housing units in 11 selected Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs).
Data Types: survey data
Sample: Separate samples were drawn in 11 selected MSAs. The samples were drawn from housing units enumerated in the 1980 Census and updated to include housing units constructed since 1980.
Original ICPSR Release: 1991-03-05
- 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 12 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
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