Data Dictionary: Census 1960 Tracts Only Set
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Table: T53. House Value [33]
Universe: Count of Owner-Occupied Units Reporting Value
Table Details
T53. House Value
Universe: Count of Owner-Occupied Units Reporting Value
Variable Label
T053_001
T053_002
T053_003
T053_004
T053_005
T053_006
T053_007
T053_008
T053_009
T053_010
T053_011
T053_012
T053_013
T053_014
T053_015
T053_016
T053_017
T053_018
T053_019
T053_020
T053_021
T053_022
T053_023
T053_024
T053_025
T053_026
T053_027
T053_028
T053_029
T053_030
T053_031
T053_032
T053_033
Relevant Documentation:
Excerpt from: Social Explorer; U.S. Census Bureau; U.S. Censuses of Population and Housing: 1960. Census Tracts. Final Report PHC(1)-11. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 1962.
 
Value
Value is the respondent's estimate of how much the property would sell for on today's market (April 1960). Value data are restricted to owner-occupied units having only one housing unit in the property and no business. Units in multiunit structures and trailers were excluded from the tabulations. In rural territory, units on farms and all units on places of 10 acres or more also were excluded from the value tabulations. For tracts where information on value was tabulated on a complete- count basis (usually in large cities and other urban places), the median was computed on the basis of the tabulation groups shown in the table and the terminal category was $25,000 or more. For these tracts, $25,000+ is the highest median which could be shown. For tracts where information was tabulated from a sample of units, the median was computed on the basis of more detailed categories than are shown in the table and the terminal category was $35,000 or more. Therefore, a median of $25,000+ is not to be interpreted as being necessarily lower than a specific median above $25,000; for example, a median of $25,000+ for a tract in the city may or may not be lower than $29,000 for a tract outside the city.

In the 1950 tract report, value was not published separate for owner-occupied units (except for nonwhite owner-occupied units) but was shown in combination with vacant units available for sale. In rural territory, value data excluded values for far units but may have included some units on places of 10 acres more.