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Annual Housing Survey, 1974 [United States]: National File

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • American Housing Survey Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
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; utility rates
  • Abstract

    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, heating and air conditioning equipment, and major additions, alterations, or repairs to the property. 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. Similar data are provided for housing units previously occupied by respondents who had recently moved. Additionally, indicators of housing and neighborhood quality are supplied. Housing quality variables include privacy of bedrooms, condition of kitchen facilities, basement or roof leakage, cracks or holes in walls, ceilings, and floors, breakdowns of plumbing facilities and equipment, use of exterminator service, and respondent's overall opinion of structure. For quality of neighborhood, variables include existence of boarded-up buildings, noise, lack of street lighting, heavy traffic, objectionable odors, crime, and respondent's overall opinion of neighborhood. In addition to housing characteristics, demographic data are provided on the household members, such as sex, age, race, marital status, relationship to the household head, and income. Additional data are provided on the head of the household including years of school completed, Hispanic origin, length of residence, and some travel-to-work data such as principal means of transportation and time and distance from home to work.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1974
  • 1974-08 / 1974-10
    Collection date: 1974-08--1974-10
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Housing units in the United States.
Cross-national representative 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 in 461 primary sampling units (PSUs) were included in the sample.
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 7979 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
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Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census (1984): Annual Housing Survey, 1974 [United States]: National File. Version 1. American Housing Survey Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.