Data Dictionary: Census 1940 Census Tract Only
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Table: T75. Housing Units By Type of Unit [14]
Universe: Total Number of Housing Units
Table Details
T75. Housing Units By Type of Unit
Universe: Total Number of Housing Units
Variable Label
T075_001
T075_002
T075_003
T075_004
T075_005
T075_006
T075_007
T075_008
T075_009
T075_010
T075_011
T075_012
T075_013
T075_014
Relevant Documentation:
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.

Type of structure
Dwelling units are classified into 11 groups, according to the type of structure in which they are located. A 1-family detached structure has open space on all four sides and contains only one dwelling unit. A 1-family attached structure has one or both sides built directly against an adjoining structure or structures. Each dwelling unit in a group of three or more row houses is a 1-family attached structure, but two attached dwelling units by themselves constitute a 2-family side-by-side structure.