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Annual Housing Survey, 1978 [United States]: National File

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • American Housing Survey Series
Publication Date
1984-07-12
Language
English
Free Keywords
commuting (travel); energy assistance; energy conservation; energy consumption; 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
Description
  • 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, 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. Similar data are provided for housing units previously occupied by respondents who had recently moved. Supplemental sections provide data on energy-related characteristics, such as the presence of storm doors, storm windows, and other types of insulation, and use of supplemental heating equipment. 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. Respondent's overall opinion of the quality of the neighborhood is also provided. 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 travel-to-work data, such as principal means of transportation and time and distance from home to work.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1978
  • Collection date: 1978
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Housing units in the United States.
Sampling
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.
Collection Mode
  • The codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.

Availability
Download
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8194 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • Zhou, Yu, Haurin, Donald R.. On the determinants of house value volatility. Journal of Real Estate Research.32, (4), 377-395.2010.
  • Anonymous. The state of the nation's housing. Journal of Housing and Community Development.53, (6), 29-33.1996.
  • Katsura, Harold M., Struyk, Raymond J., Newman, Sandra J.. Housing for the elderly in 2010: Projections and policy options. Urban Institute Report Series.89-4, Washington, DC: Urban Institute. 1989.
  • Amin, Ruhul, Mariam, A.G.. Racial Differences in Housing: An Analysis of Trends and Differentials, 1960-1978. Urban Affairs Quarterly.22, (3), 363-376.1987.
    • ID: 10.1177/004208168702200301 (DOI)
  • Haines, Valerie A.. Energy and Urban Form: A Human Ecological Critique. Urban Affairs Quarterly.21, (3), 337-353.1986.
    • ID: 10.1177/004208168602100304 (DOI)
  • Lane, Terry Saunders, Feins, Judith D.. Are the elderly overhoused? Definitions of space utilization and policy implication. Gerontologist.25, (3), 243-250.1985.
    • ID: 10.1093/geront/25.3.243 (DOI)
  • Newman, Sandra J.. Housing and long-term care: The suitability of the elderly's housing to the provision of in-home services. Gerontologist.25, (1), 35-40.1985.
    • ID: 10.1093/geront/25.1.35 (DOI)
  • Newman, Sandra J., Struyk, Raymond J.. An Alternative Targeting Strategy for Housing Assistance. Gerontologist.24, (6), 584-592.1984.
    • ID: 10.1093/geront/24.6.584 (DOI)

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, 1978 [United States]: National File. Version 1. American Housing Survey Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08194.v1