Data Dictionary: Census 1960 Tracts Only Set
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Table: T191. Basement [4]
Universe: Occupied and Vacant Housing Units
Table Details
T191. Basement
Universe: Occupied and Vacant Housing Units
Variable Label
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.
Statistics on basements are presented in terms of the number of housing units located in structures built with a basement, on a concrete slab, or in another way. Basement is defined as enclosed space accessible to the occupants beneath all or part of a structure and of sufficient depth so that an adult can walk upright, Units built on 8 concrete slab have no basement and no crawl space or air space below the first floor. The category other includes units in structures resting on a foundation of posts, those built directly on the ground, and those having only crawl space under the building to provide ventilation or accessibility for service or repairs.