Data Dictionary: Census 1940 Census Tract Only
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Table: T74. Tenure By Race [9]
Universe: Occupied Housing Units
Table Details
T74. Tenure By Race
Universe: Occupied Housing Units
Variable Label
T074_001
T074_002
T074_003
T074_004
T074_005
T074_006
T074_007
T074_008
T074_009
Relevant Documentation:
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.

Race, nativity and age
Three major race classifications are distinguished in this bulletin, namely, white, Negro, and other races. Persons of Mexican birth or ancestry who were not definitely Indian or of other nonwhite race were returned as white in 1940. In tables 3a and 6a statistics for the nonwhite (Negroes and other nonwhite races combined) are shown separately for tracts with 250 or more nonwhite persons. Occupation statistics for nonwhites are presented for Southern cities only. The white population is divided into two nativity groups, native and foreign born. A person born in the United States or in any of its territories or possessions is counted as native. The foreign-born white are presented by country of birth. The country of birth classification is based on political boundaries as of January 1, 1937, and therefore includes such countries as Austria; Czechoslovakia, and Poland.
The age classification is based on the age of the person at his last birthday before the date of the census, that is, the age of the person in completed years.