|Data Dictionary:||ACS 2007 (1-Year Estimates)|
|Data Source:||U.S. Census Bureau|
Universe: Housing units
|Excerpt from:||Social Explorer; U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey 2007 Summary File: Technical Documentation.|
|ACS 2007-1yr Summary File: Technical Documentation -> Appendix B. Subject Definitions -> Quality Measures -> Imputation Rates|
Missing data for a particular question or item is called item nonresponse. It occurs when a respondent fails to provide an answer to a required item. The ACS also considers invalid answers as item nonresponse. The Census Bureau uses imputation methods that either use rules to determine acceptable answers or use answers from similar housing units or people who provided the item information. One type of imputation, allocation, involves using statistical procedures, such as within-household or nearest neighbor matrices populated by donors, to impute for missing values.
Overall Person Characteristic Imputation Rate
This rate is calculated by adding together the weighted number of allocated items across a set of person characteristics, and dividing by the total weighted number of responses across the same set of characteristics.
Overall Housing Characteristic Imputation Rate
This rate is calculated by adding together the weighted number of allocated items across a set of household and housing unit characteristics, and dividing by the total weighted number of responses across the same set of characteristics. These rates give an overall picture of the rate of item nonresponse for a geographic area.
|ACS 2007-1yr Summary File: Technical Documentation -> Appendix B. Subject Definitions -> Housing Variables -> Bedrooms|
The data on bedrooms were obtained from Housing Question 8 in the 2007 American Community Survey. The question was asked at both occupied and vacant housing units. The number of bedrooms is the count of rooms designed to be used as bedrooms, that is, the number of rooms that would be listed as bedrooms if the house, apartment, or mobile home were on the market for sale or for rent. Included are all rooms intended to be used as bedrooms even if they currently are being used for some other purpose. A housing unit consisting of only one room is classified, by definition, as having no bedroom.
The 1996-1998 American Community Survey question provided a response category for "None" and space for the respondent to enter a number. Since 1999, the American Community Survey question provided pre-coded response categories.