|Data Dictionary:||Census 1940 Census Tract Only|
|Data Source:||Digitally transcribed by Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research. Edited, verified by Michael Haines. Compiled, edited, verified and additional data entered by Social Explorer.|
Universe: Total Occupied Housing Units
|Excerpt from:||Social Explorer; U.S. Census Bureau; Census Tract Data, 1940-1970: Elizabeth Mullen Bogue File|
|Census Tract Data, 1940: Elizabeth Mullen Bogue File -> Census 1940 Tract Documentation -> Population and Housing-Statistics for Census Tracts -> Definitions of Terms and Explanations -> Dwelling unit|
A dwelling unit is defined as the living quarters occupied by, or intended for occupancy by, one household. A dwelling unit may be a detached house; a tenement, flat, or apartment in a larger building (apartment house, apartment hotel, or section of a hotel devoted entirely to apartment rather than transient use); or a room in a structure used primarily for business or other nonresidential purposes. It may be a tourist cabin, trailer, railroad car, boat, etc., if occupied by person having no other place of residence.