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American Housing Survey, 1989: MSA Core 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
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
  • Abstract

    This data collection provides information on characteristics of housing units in 11 selected Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) of the United States. Although the unit of analysis is the housing unit rather than its occupants, the survey also is a comprehensive source of information on the demographic characteristics of household residents. Data collected include general housing characteristics such as the year the structure was built, type and number of living quarters, occupancy status, presence of commercial establishments on the property, and property value. Data are also provided on kitchen and plumbing facilities, type of heating fuel used, source of water, sewage disposal, and heating and air-conditioning equipment. Questions about housing quality include condition of walls and floors, adequacy of heat in winter, availability of electrical outlets in rooms, basement and roof water leakage, and exterminator service for mice and rats. Data related to housing expenses include mortgage or rent payments, utility costs, fuel costs, property insurance costs, real estate taxes, and garbage collection fees. Variables are also supplied on neighborhood conditions such as quality of roads and presence of crime, trash, litter, street noise, abandoned structures, commercial activity, and odors or smoke, as well as the adequacy of services such as public transportation, schools, shopping facilities, police protection, recreation facilities, and hospitals or clinics. In addition to housing characteristics, data on age, sex, race, marital status, income, and relationship to householder are provided for each household member. Additional data are supplied for the householder, including years of school completed, Spanish origin, and length of residence.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Dallas, Texas
    • DS2: Detroit, Michigan
    • DS3: Fort Worth, Texas
    • DS4: Los Angeles, California
    • DS5: Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • DS6: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • DS7: Phoenix, Arizona
    • DS8: San Francisco, California
    • DS9: Tampa, Florida
    • DS10: Washington, DC
    • DS11: Boston, Massachusetts
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1989
  • Collection date: 1989
Geographic Coverage
  • Arizona
  • Boston
  • California
  • Dallas
  • Detroit
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Fort Worth
  • Los Angeles
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minneapolis
  • Minnesota
  • Pennsylvania
  • Philadelphia
  • Phoenix
  • San Francisco
  • Tampa
  • Texas
  • United States
Sampled Universe
The universe consists of all housing units in 11 selected MSAs.
Separate samples were drawn in 11 selected MSAs. The samples were drawn from housing units enumerated in the 1980 Census and updated to include housing units constructed since 1980.
2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 12 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9815 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Kumbhakar, Subal C., Parmeter, Christopher F.. Estimation of hedonic price functions with incomplete information. Empirical Economics.39, (1), 1-25.2010.
    • ID: 10.1007/s00181-009-0292-8 (DOI)
  • Burke, Paul, Leger, Mireille L.. Questionnaire Directory for the Annual Housing Survey. Cambridge, MA: Abt Associates. 1984.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census (1992): American Housing Survey, 1989: MSA Core File. Version 1. American Housing Survey Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.