Data Dictionary: Census 1980
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Survey: Census 1980
Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Table: T58. Tenure (With 1.01 Or More Persons Per Room Lacking Complete Plumbing Facilities For Exclusive Use) [3]
Universe: Occupied Housing Units With 1.01 Or More Persons Per Room Lacking Complete Plumbing Facilities For Exclusive Use
Table Details
T58. Tenure (With 1.01 Or More Persons Per Room Lacking Complete Plumbing Facilities For Exclusive Use)
Universe: Occupied Housing Units With 1.01 Or More Persons Per Room Lacking Complete Plumbing Facilities For Exclusive Use
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.
 
Tenure
The classification of all occupied housing units as either owner-occupied or renter-occupied. This item was asked on a complete-count basis.

Owner-occupied
A housing unit is "owner occupied" if the owner or co-owner lives in the unit even if the unit is mortgaged or not fully paid for.

Renter-occupied
All occupied housing units which are not owner occupied, regardless of whether cash rent is paid by a member of the household. ("No cash rent" units, a subcategory of renter occupied, are separately identified in rent tabulations.)

Historical comparability
Tenure has been collected since 1890. In 1970, the question on tenure also included a category for condominium and cooperative ownership. In 1980, condominiums are identified in a separate question.

See also: "Condominium Status;" "Rent," "Contract;" "Value."