American Housing Survey, 1993: MSA Core and Supplement File (ICPSR 6735)

Published: Jan 18, 2006

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


Version V1

This data collection provides information on characteristics of housing units in seven selected Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) of the United States. Data for each household member include age, sex, race, marital status, income, and relationship to the householder. For the householder, data also include tenure, length of residence, years of school completed, and Spanish origin. Data collected include general housing characteristics such as number of rooms, type of heating and air-conditioning equipment, and whether the housing units had complete kitchens and plumbing facilities. Information on costs incurred for mortgage payments, rent, real estate taxes, property insurance, utilities, parking, and garbage collection permits comparisons of housing costs form one year to another between geographic areas. Limited data are provided on costs of additions, alterations, replacements, and repairs made to the property.

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. American Housing Survey, 1993:  MSA Core and Supplement File. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-01-18.

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(1) There are only seven MSAs in the 1993 sample, instead of the usual eight. (2) The frequencies are provided as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided through the ICPSR Website on the Internet.

Separate samples were drawn in seven selected MSAs. The samples were drawn from housing units enumerated in the 1980 Census and updated to include housing units constructed since 1980.

The universe consists of all housing units in seven selected MSAs of the United States.

personal interviews

survey data



2006-01-18 File CB6735.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.

2006-01-18 File FQ6735.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.


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  • The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented.
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