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American Housing Survey, 1993: National File (ICPSR 6650) RSS

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Summary:

This data collection provides information on the characteristics of a national sample of housing units. Data include year the structure was built, type and number of living quarters, occupancy status, access, number of rooms, 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. Also included is information on whether the household received government assistance to help pay heating or cooling costs or for other energy-related services. Similar data are provided for housing units previously occupied by respondents who have recently moved. Additionally, indicators of housing and neighborhood quality are supplied. Housing quality variables include privacy of bedrooms, condition of kitchen facilities, basement or roof leakage, breakdowns of plumbing facilities and equipment, and overall opinion of the structure. For quality of neighborhood, variables include use of an exterminator service, existence of boarded-up buildings, and overall quality of the neighborhood. In addition to housing characteristics, some demographic data are provided on household members, such as age, sex, race, marital status, income, and relationship to householder. Additional data provided on the householder include years of school completed, Spanish origin, length of residence, and length of occupancy.

Series: American Housing Survey Series

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U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. AMERICAN HOUSING SURVEY, 1993: NATIONAL FILE. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census [producer], 1995. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1996. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06650.v1

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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, transportation, utility rates

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1993

Date of Collection:  

  • 1993

Universe:   A sample of approximately 55,000 housing units was selected from the 1980 Census of Population and Housing records, updated by a sample of addresses from building permits to include new construction and conversions.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

(1) The Census Bureau will not be issuing a separate National Core File for 1993. (2) The data collection instrument is available only in hardcopy form upon request from ICPSR.

Methodology

Sample:   Unclustered, stratified, systematic sample of housing units from the 1980 Census Sample of Housing Units.

Data Source:

personal interviews

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