Data Dictionary: ACS 2008 -- 2010 (3-Year Estimates)
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Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Table: B25009. Tenure By Household Size [17]
Universe: Occupied housing units
Table Details
B25009. Tenure By Household Size
Universe: Occupied housing units
Variable Label
B25009001
B25009002
B25009003
B25009004
B25009005
B25009006
B25009007
B25009008
B25009009
B25009010
B25009011
B25009012
B25009013
B25009014
B25009015
B25009016
B25009017
Relevant Documentation:
Excerpt from: Social Explorer; U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey 2008-2010 Summary File: Technical Documentation.
 
Household Size
This question is based on the count of people in occupied housing units. All people occupying the housing unit are counted, including the householder, occupants related to the householder, and lodgers, roomers, boarders, and so forth.

Average Household Size of Occupied Unit
A measure obtained by dividing the number of people living in occupied housing units by the total number of occupied housing units. This measure is rounded to the nearest hundredth.
Average Household Size of Owner-occupied Unit
A measure obtained by dividing the number of people living in owner-occupied housing units by the total number of owner- occupied housing units. This measure is rounded to the nearest hundredth.
Average Household Size of Renter-occupied Unit
A measure obtained by dividing the number of people living in renter-occupied housing units by the total number of renter- occupied housing units. This measure is rounded to the nearest hundredth.
Comparability
Data on household size in the American Community Survey can be compared to previous ACS and Census 2000 household size data.