Data Dictionary: ACS 2008 -- 2010 (3-Year Estimates)
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Table: C25122. Household Income In The Past 12 Months (In Inflation-Adjusted Dollars) By Gross Rent [31]
Universe: Renter-occupied housing units
Table Details
C25122. Household Income In The Past 12 Months (In Inflation-Adjusted Dollars) By Gross Rent
Universe: Renter-occupied housing units
Variable Label
C25122001
C25122002
C25122003
C25122004
C25122005
C25122006
C25122007
C25122008
C25122009
C25122010
C25122011
C25122012
C25122013
C25122014
C25122015
C25122016
C25122017
C25122018
C25122019
C25122020
C25122021
C25122022
C25122023
C25122024
C25122025
C25122026
C25122027
C25122028
C25122029
C25122030
C25122031
Relevant Documentation:
Income of Households
This includes the income of the householder and all other individuals 15 years old and over in the household, whether they are related to the householder or not. Because many households consist of only one person, average household income is usually less than average family income. Although the household income statistics cover the past 12 months, the characteristics of individuals and the composition of households refer to the time of interview. Thus, the income of the household does not include amounts received by individuals who were members of the household during all or part of the past 12 months if these individuals no longer resided in the household at the time of interview. Similarly, income amounts reported by individuals who did not reside in the household during the past 12 months but who were members of the household at the time of interview are included. However, the composition of most households was the same during the past 12 months as at the time of interview.


Food Stamp/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Benefits (SNAP)
The data on Food Stamp benefits were obtained from Housing Question 12 in the 2010 American Community Survey. The Food Stamp Act of 1977 defines this federally-funded program as one intended to "permit low-income households to obtain a more nutritious diet" (from Title XIII of Public Law 95-113, The Food Stamp Act of 1977, declaration of policy). Food purchasing power is increased by providing eligible households with coupons or cards that can be used to purchase food. The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) administers the Food Stamp Program through state and local welfare offices. The Food Stamp Program is the major national income support program to which all low-income and low-resource households, regardless of household characteristics, are eligible.

On October 1, 2008, the Federal Food Stamp program was renamed SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program).
Respondents were asked if one or more of the current members received food stamps or a food stamp benefit card during the past 12 months. Respondents were also asked to include benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in order to incorporate the program name change.