Data Dictionary: Census 2000
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Survey: Census 2000
Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Table: HCT18. Household Income In 1999 Dollars By Gross Rent [120]
Universe: Specified renter-occupied housing units
Table Details
HCT18. Household Income In 1999 Dollars By Gross Rent
Universe: Specified renter-occupied housing units
Variable Label
HCT018001
HCT018002
HCT018003
HCT018004
HCT018005
HCT018006
HCT018007
HCT018008
HCT018009
HCT018010
HCT018011
HCT018012
HCT018013
HCT018014
HCT018015
HCT018016
HCT018017
HCT018018
HCT018019
HCT018020
HCT018021
HCT018022
HCT018023
HCT018024
HCT018025
HCT018026
HCT018027
HCT018028
HCT018029
HCT018030
HCT018031
HCT018032
HCT018033
HCT018034
HCT018035
HCT018036
HCT018037
HCT018038
HCT018039
HCT018040
HCT018041
HCT018042
HCT018043
HCT018044
HCT018045
HCT018046
HCT018047
HCT018048
HCT018049
HCT018050
HCT018051
HCT018052
HCT018053
HCT018054
HCT018055
HCT018056
HCT018057
HCT018058
HCT018059
HCT018060
HCT018061
HCT018062
HCT018063
HCT018064
HCT018065
HCT018066
HCT018067
HCT018068
HCT018069
HCT018070
HCT018071
HCT018072
HCT018073
HCT018074
HCT018075
HCT018076
HCT018077
HCT018078
HCT018079
HCT018080
HCT018081
HCT018082
HCT018083
HCT018084
HCT018085
HCT018086
HCT018087
HCT018088
HCT018089
HCT018090
HCT018091
HCT018092
HCT018093
HCT018094
HCT018095
HCT018096
HCT018097
HCT018098
HCT018099
HCT018100
HCT018101
HCT018102
HCT018103
HCT018104
HCT018105
HCT018106
HCT018107
HCT018108
HCT018109
HCT018110
HCT018111
HCT018112
HCT018113
HCT018114
HCT018115
HCT018116
HCT018117
HCT018118
HCT018119
HCT018120
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.
 
Gross Rent
The data on gross rent were obtained from answers to long-form questionnaire Items 45a-d, which were asked on a sample basis. Gross rent is the contract rent plus the estimated average monthly cost of utilities (electricity, gas, water and sewer) and fuels (oil, coal, kerosene, wood, etc.) if these are paid by the renter (or paid for the renter by someone else). Gross rent is intended to eliminate differentials that result from varying practices with respect to the inclusion of utilities and fuels as part of the rental payment. The estimated costs of utilities and fuels are reported on an annual basis but are converted to monthly figures for the tabulations. Renter units occupied without payment of cash rent are shown separately as "No cash rent" in the tabulations.

Median gross rent
Median gross rent divides the gross rent distribution into two equal parts: one-half of the cases falling below the median gross rent and one-half above the median. Median gross rent is computed on the basis of a standard distribution (see the "Standard Distributions" section under "Derived Measures"). Median gross rent is rounded to the nearest whole dollar. (For more information on medians, see "Derived Measures".)

Aggregate gross rent
Aggregate gross rent is calculated by adding together all of the gross rents for occupied housing units in an area. Aggregate gross rent is subject to rounding, which means that all cells in a matrix are rounded to the nearest hundred dollars. (For more information, see "Aggregate" under "Derived Measures".)

Comparability
Data on gross rent have been collected since 1940 for renter-occupied housing units. In Census 2000, questionnaire Item 45c asked the annual costs for water and sewer in an effort to obtain all costs associated with water usage. In 1990, the question asked the yearly costs for water only.