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American Housing Survey, 1990: MSA Core and Supplement File (ICPSR 6462) RSS

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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 the adequacy of services such 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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DS0:  Study-Level Files
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DS1:  Anaheim, California - Download All Files (52.2 MB)
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DS2:  Cincinnati, Ohio - Download All Files (52.2 MB)
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DS3:  Denver, Colorado - Download All Files (51.9 MB)
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DS4:  Kansas City, Missouri - Download All Files (52.8 MB)
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DS5:  Miami, Florida - Download All Files (53 MB)
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DS6:  New Orleans, Louisiana - Download All Files (51.7 MB)
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DS7:  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Download All Files (51.4 MB)
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DS8:  Portland, Oregon - Download All Files (52.1 MB)
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DS9:  Rochester, New York - Download All Files (52.2 MB)
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DS10:  San Antonio, Texas - Download All Files (52.2 MB)
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DS11:  San Bernardino-Riverside, California - Download All Files (53.7 MB)
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Study Description

Citation

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. American Housing Survey, 1990: MSA Core and Supplement File. ICPSR06462-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1995. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06462.v1

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Scope of Study

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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.

Data Source:

personal interviews

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  • 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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