Data Dictionary: Census 1940 Census Tract Only
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Universe: Owner Occupied Housing Units
Variable Details
T79. Persons Per Room (Owner Occupied Units)
Universe: Owner Occupied Housing Units
T079_004 With 0.76 - 1.00 Person Per Room
Aggregation method:
Addition
Formula used to compute this variable:
Return_Value = ORG:T020_004 - ORG:T021_004
Variables used in the formula:
All Occupied Units: Persons Per Room: 0.76-1.00
Renter Occupied Units: Persons Per Room: 0.76-1.00
Relevant Documentation:
Persons per room
The number of persons per room, used as an index of crowding, is obtained by dividing the number of persons in the household by the number of rooms in the dwelling unit. This average was computed for each occupied dwelling unit.

Occupancy and tenure
Dwelling units are classified by occupancy and tenure into four groups: Owner occupied; tenant-occupied; vacant, for sale or rent; and vacant, not for sale or rent. Dwelling units are classified as occupied if occupied at the time of enumeration by households enumerated at their usual place of residence. The relatively small group classified as vacant, not for sale or rent" includes dwelling Units that were neither occupied nor available for sale or rent at the time of enumeration because they were being held for absent households, and dwelling units that were occupied temporarily by nonresident households.