Data Dictionary: Census 2000
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Survey: Census 2000
Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Table: HCT10. Tenure By House Heating Fuel [21]
Universe: Occupied housing units
Table Details
HCT10. Tenure By House Heating Fuel
Universe: Occupied housing units
Variable Label
HCT010001
HCT010002
HCT010003
HCT010004
HCT010005
HCT010006
HCT010007
HCT010008
HCT010009
HCT010010
HCT010011
HCT010012
HCT010013
HCT010014
HCT010015
HCT010016
HCT010017
HCT010018
HCT010019
HCT010020
HCT010021
Relevant Documentation:
Excerpt from: Social Explorer, U.S. Census Bureau; 2000 Census of Population and Housing, Summary File 3: Technical Documentation, 2002.
 
House Heating Fuel
The data on house heating fuel were obtained from answers to long-form questionnaire Item 42, which was asked on a sample basis at occupied housing units. The data show the type of fuel used most often to heat the house, apartment, or mobile home.

Utility gas
This category includes gas piped through underground pipes from a central system to serve the neighborhood.

Bottled, tank, or LP gas
This category includes liquid propane gas stored in bottles or tanks which are refilled or exchanged when empty.

Electricity
Electricity is generally supplied by means of above or underground electric power lines.

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc
This category includes fuel oil, kerosene, gasoline, alcohol, and other combustible liquids.

Coal or coke
This category includes coal or coke that is usually delivered by truck.

This category includes purchased wood, wood cut by household members on their property or elsewhere, driftwood, sawmill or construction scraps, or the like.

Solar energy
This category includes heat provided by sunlight that is collected, stored, and actively distributed to most of the rooms.

Other fuel
This category includes all other fuels not specified elsewhere.

No fuel used
This category includes units that do not use any fuel or that do not have heating equipment.

Comparability
Data on house heating fuel have been collected since 1940.