Data Dictionary: Census 1960 Tracts Only Set
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Data Source: Social Explorer & U.S. Census Bureau - DUALabs
Table: T194. Source Of Water [5]
Universe: Occupied and Vacant Housing Units
Table Details
T194. Source Of Water
Universe: Occupied and Vacant Housing Units
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.
 
Occupied housing unit
A housing unit is occupied if it was the usual place of residence for the person or group of persons living in it at the time of enumeration. Included are units occupied by persons who were only temporarily absent (for example, on vacation) and units occupied by persons with no usual place of residence elsewhere.

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.
 
Vacant housing unit
A housing unit is vacant if no person were living in it at the time of enumeration. However, if its occupants were only temporarily absent, the unit was considered occupied. Units temporarily occupied by persons having a usual place of residence elsewhere were considered vacant (classified as not resident units in 1950).
Year-round vacant units are those intended for occupancy at any time of the year. Seasonal vacant units are those intended for occupancy during only a season of the year.

Available vacant units are those which arc on the market for year-round occupancy, are in either sound or deteriorating condition, and are offered for rent or for sale. The group for sale only is limited to available units for sale only and excludes units for rent or sale. The group for rent consists of units offered for rent and those-offered for rent or sale. The 1960 category available vacant is comparable with the 1950 category vacant nonseasonal not dilapidated, for rent or sale.

Othervacant units comprise the remaining vacant housing units. They include dilapidated units, seasonal units, units rented or sold and awaiting occupancy, units held for occasional use, and units held off the market for other reasons. This category is comparable with the 1950 category other vacant and nonresident.

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.
 
Availability of unpublished data
Photocopies of tabulated but unpublished data for census tracts can be provided at cost. For population items, the tabulated material covers farm-nonfarm residence of the rural population, characteristics of persons 14 years old and over not in the labor force, class of worker of farm workers, and greater detail than shown here on place of residence in 1955 and place of work. Unpublished housing data cover farm nonfarm residence and tenure of rural housing units, type of trailers, source of water, method of sewage disposal, year structure was built and year moved into the unit for owner-occupied units, and number of stories and presence of elevator in the structure.

For all tracts, data are available for nonwhites on household relationship, condition and plumbing facilities of the housing unit, number of persons and number of rooms in the unit, and persons per room. For tracts with a specified number of nonwhites, the unpublished tabulations include the greater detail for nonwhites on place of residence in 1955 and farm-nonfarm residence of rural housing units by tenure. For tracts with a specified number of Puerto Ricans or white persons with Spanish surname, they include year moved into unit for these groups. Requests for unpublished statistics should be addressed to the Chief, Population Division, or the Chief, Housing Division, Bureau of the Census, Washington 25, D.C.