|Data Dictionary:||ACS 2010 (5-Year Estimates)|
|Data Source:||U.S. Census Bureau|
Universe: Occupied housing units with monthly housing costs
|ACS 2010 5-Year Summary File: Technical Documentation -> Appendix A. Supplemental Documentation -> Subject Definitions -> Housing Variables -> Monthly Housing Costs -> Median Monthly Housing Costs|
This measure divides the monthly housing costs distribution into two equal parts: one-half of the cases falling below the median monthly housing costs and one-half above the median. Medians are shown separately for units "with a mortgage" and for units "not mortgaged." Median monthly housing costs are computed on the basis of a standard distribution. (See the "Standard Distributions" section under "Appendix A.") Median monthly housing costs are rounded to the nearest whole dollar.