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American Housing Survey, 1985 [United States]: National File (ICPSR 9363) RSS

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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, 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, along with the adequacy of neighborhood services such as police protection, parks, health care, and public transportation. Supplements provide information on second homes, mobility, and energy assistance.

Series: American Housing Survey Series

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U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. AMERICAN HOUSING SURVEY, 1985: NATIONAL FILE. Washington DC: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census [producer], 1989. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter- university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1990. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09363.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:  

  • 1985

Date of Collection:  

  • 1985

Universe:   The sample of housing units was selected from the 1980 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

Methodology

Sample:   A probability sample of approximately 47,000 housing units nationwide was used.

Data Source:

personal interviews

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