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Annual Housing Survey, 1979 [United States]: National Core File (ICPSR 7995)

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This data collection provides information on the characteristics of a national sample of housing units. Data include the year the structure was built, type and number of living quarters, presence of a garage, occupancy status, access, number of rooms and bedrooms, 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, and heating and air conditioning equipment. 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. Indicators of housing quality are also supplied, including presence of cracks or holes in walls, ceilings, or floors. In addition to housing characteristics, demographic data are provided for household members, such as age, sex, race, marital status, income, and relationship to head of household. Additional data are provided for the household head, including Hispanic origin, length of residence, and years of school completed.

United States. Bureau of the Census. Annual Housing Survey, 1979 [United States]:  National Core File . Ann Arbor, MI: [distributor], 1992-02-16.

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1979-09 -- 1979-12

National probability sample, drawn from the 1970 Census of Population and Housing and updated by a sample of addresses from building permits to include new construction and conversions. Housing units were selected from counties and independent cities in 461 sample areas.

Housing units in the United States.

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2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • United States. Bureau of the Census. ANNUAL HOUSING SURVEY, 1979 [UNITED STATES]: NATIONAL CORE FILE. Washington, DC: U. S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census [producer], 1981. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1982.


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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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