Data Dictionary: Census 2000
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Survey: Census 2000
Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Table: HCT17. Household Income In 1999 Dollars By Value For Specified Owner-Occupied Housing Units [106]
Universe: Specified owner-occupied housing units
Table Details
HCT17. Household Income In 1999 Dollars By Value For Specified Owner-Occupied Housing Units
Universe: Specified owner-occupied housing units
Variable Label
HCT017001
HCT017002
HCT017003
HCT017004
HCT017005
HCT017006
HCT017007
HCT017008
HCT017009
HCT017010
HCT017011
HCT017012
HCT017013
HCT017014
HCT017015
HCT017016
HCT017017
HCT017018
HCT017019
HCT017020
HCT017021
HCT017022
HCT017023
HCT017024
HCT017025
HCT017026
HCT017027
HCT017028
HCT017029
HCT017030
HCT017031
HCT017032
HCT017033
HCT017034
HCT017035
HCT017036
HCT017037
HCT017038
HCT017039
HCT017040
HCT017041
HCT017042
HCT017043
HCT017044
HCT017045
HCT017046
HCT017047
HCT017048
HCT017049
HCT017050
HCT017051
HCT017052
HCT017053
HCT017054
HCT017055
HCT017056
HCT017057
HCT017058
HCT017059
HCT017060
HCT017061
HCT017062
HCT017063
HCT017064
HCT017065
HCT017066
HCT017067
HCT017068
HCT017069
HCT017070
HCT017071
HCT017072
HCT017073
HCT017074
HCT017075
HCT017076
HCT017077
HCT017078
HCT017079
HCT017080
HCT017081
HCT017082
HCT017083
HCT017084
HCT017085
HCT017086
HCT017087
HCT017088
HCT017089
HCT017090
HCT017091
HCT017092
HCT017093
HCT017094
HCT017095
HCT017096
HCT017097
HCT017098
HCT017099
HCT017100
HCT017101
HCT017102
HCT017103
HCT017104
HCT017105
HCT017106
Relevant Documentation:
Excerpt from: Social Explorer, U.S. Census Bureau; 2000 Census of Population and Housing, Summary File 3: Technical Documentation, 2002.
 
Income of households
This includes the income of the householder and all other individuals 15 years old and over in the household, whether they are related to the householder or not. Because many households consist of only one person, average household income is usually less than average family income. Although the household income statistics cover calendar year 1999, the characteristics of individuals and the composition of households refer to the time of enumeration (April 1, 2000). Thus, the income of the household does not include amounts received by individuals who were members of the household during all or part of calendar year 1999 if these individuals no longer resided in the household at the time of enumeration. Similarly, income amounts reported by individuals who did not reside in the household during 1999 but who were members of the household at the time of enumeration are included. However, the composition of most households was the same during 1999 as at the time of enumeration.

Excerpt from: Social Explorer, U.S. Census Bureau; 2000 Census of Population and Housing, Summary File 3: Technical Documentation, 2002.
 
Value
The data on value (also referred to as "price asked" for vacant units) were obtained from answers to long-form questionnaire Item 51, which was asked on a sample basis at owner-occupied housing units and units that were being bought, or vacant for sale at the time of enumeration. Value is the respondent's estimate of how much the property (house and lot, mobile home and lot, or condominium unit) would sell for if it were for sale. If the house or mobile home was owned or being bought, but the land on which it sits was not, the respondent was asked to estimate the combined value of the house or mobile home and the land. For vacant units, value was the price asked for the property. Value was tabulated separately for all owner-occupied and vacant-for-sale housing units, owner-occupied and vacant-for-sale mobile homes, and specified owner-occupied and specified vacant-for-sale housing units.

Specified owner-occupied and specified vacant-for-sale units
Specified owner-occupied and specified vacant-for-sale housing units include only 1-family houses on less than 10 acres without a business or medical office on the property. The data for "specified units" exclude mobile homes, houses with a business or medical office, houses on 10 or more acres, and housing units in multiunit buildings.

Median and quartile value
The median divides the value distribution into two equal parts: one-half of the cases falling below the median value of the property (house and lot, mobile home and lot, or condominium unit) and one-half above the median. Quartiles divide the value distribution into four equal parts. Median and quartile value are computed on the basis of a standard distribution (see the "Standard Distributions" section under "Derived Measures"). Median and quartile value calculations are rounded to the nearest hundred dollars. Upper and lower quartiles can be used to note large value differences among various geographic areas. (For more information on medians and quartiles, see "Derived Measures".)

Aggregate value
To calculate aggregate value, the amount assigned for the category "Less than $10,000" is $9,000. The amount assigned to the category "$1,000,000 or more" is $1,250,000. Aggregate value is rounded to the nearest hundred dollars. (For more information on aggregates, see "Derived Measures".)

Aggregate price asked
To calculate aggregate price asked, the amount assigned for the category "Less than $10,000" is $9,000. The amount assigned to the category "$1,000,000 or more" is $1,250,000. Aggregate price asked is rounded to the nearest hundred dollars. (For more information on aggregates, see "Derived Measures".)

Comparability
In Census 2000, this question was asked on a sample basis. In previous decennial censuses, the question on value was asked on a 100-percent basis. In 1980, value was asked only at owner-occupied or vacant-for-sale 1-family houses on less than 10 acres with no business or medical office on the property and at all owner-occupied or vacant-for-sale condominium housing units. Mobile homes were excluded. Value data were presented for specified owner-occupied housing units, specified vacant-for-sale-only housing units, and owner-occupied condominium housing units.

Beginning in 1990, the question was asked at all owner-occupied or vacant-for-sale-only housing units with no exclusions. Data presented for specified owner-occupied and specified vacant-for-sale-only housing units include 1-family condominium houses but not condominiums in multiunit structures.