Data Dictionary: Census 1980
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Survey: Census 1980
Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Table: T54. Occupancy Status (Renter-Occupied Paying Cash Rent And Vacant-For-Rent) [3]
Universe: Specified Renter-Occupied Paying Cash Rent And Vacant-For-Rent Housing Units
Table Details
T54. Occupancy Status (Renter-Occupied Paying Cash Rent And Vacant-For-Rent)
Universe: Specified Renter-Occupied Paying Cash Rent And Vacant-For-Rent Housing Units
Relevant Documentation:
Excerpt from: Social Explorer, U.S. Census Bureau; Census of Population and Housing, 1980 [United States]: Summary Tape File 1a [Computer file]. ICPSR version. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census [producer], 1982. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2002.
 
Occupancy Status
The classification of all housing units as either occupied or vacant.

Occupied
The classification of a housing unit with a person or persons living in it as a usual residence when enumerated or only temporarily absent, for example, on vacation. A household consists of all the persons who occupy a housing unit. Therefore, counts of households and occupied housing units should match; although complete counts may differ slightly from sample data.

Vacant
The classification of a housing unit with no one living in it the time of enumeration, unless its occupants are only temporarily absent. If, at the time of enumeration, the unit is temporarily occupied entirely be persons who have a usual residence elsewhere, it is also classified as vacant.

Historical comparability
Similar data have been collected since 1940.

See also: "Vacancy Status."