Data Dictionary: Census 2000
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Survey: Census 2000
Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Universe: Housing units
Variable Details
H24. Median Number Of Rooms
Universe: Housing units
H024001Median number of rooms
Percent base:
None - percentages not computed
Aggregation method:
Median, using bracket table: H023, interpolation method: Linear
Relevant Documentation:
Excerpt from: Social Explorer, U.S. Census Bureau; 2000 Census of Population and Housing, Summary File 3: Technical Documentation, 2002.
 
Median rooms
This measure divides the rooms distribution into two equal parts, one-half of the cases falling below the median number of rooms and one-half above the median. 'Median rooms' is computed on the basis of a standard distribution (see the "Standard Distributions" section under "Derived Measures"). In computing median rooms, the whole number is used as the midpoint of the interval; thus, the category "3 rooms" is treated as an interval ranging from 2.5 to 3.5 rooms. 'Median rooms' is rounded to the nearest tenth. (For more information on medians, see "Derived Measures".)