American Housing Survey, 1991: National Core File (ICPSR 6149)

Published: Oct 19, 1994

Principal Investigator(s):
United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census


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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.

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. American Housing Survey, 1991: National Core File. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1994-10-19.

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Undocumented codes occur at the end of each record beginning in column 1957. However, this material has no analytical significance for users of these data.

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

A sample of approximately 49,400 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.

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