Data Dictionary: ACS 2010 (1-Year Estimates)
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Table: T96. Vacancy Status By Type of Vacancy [4]
Universe: Vacant housing units
Table Details
T96. Vacancy Status By Type of Vacancy
Universe: Vacant housing units
Variable Label
T096_001
T096_002
T096_003
T096_004
Relevant Documentation:
Excerpt from: Social Explorer; U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey 2010 Summary File: Technical Documentation.
 
Vacant Housing Unit
A housing unit is vacant if no one is living in it at the time of interview. Units occupied at the time of interview entirely by persons who are staying two months or less and who have a more permanent residence elsewhere are considered to be temporarily occupied, and are classified as "vacant."

New units not yet occupied are classified as vacant housing units if construction has reached a point where all exterior windows and doors are installed and final usable floors are in place. Vacant units are excluded from the housing inventory if they are open to the elements, that is, the roof, walls, windows, and/or doors no longer protect the interior from the elements. Also, excluded are vacant units with a sign that they are condemned or they are to be demolished.