|Data Dictionary:||Census 1940 Tracts Only Set|
|Data Source:||Digitally transcribed by Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research. Edited, verified by Michael Haines. Compiled, edited, verified and additional data entered by Social Explorer.|
Universe: Occupied Housing Units
|Excerpt from:||Social Explorer; U.S. Census Bureau; Census Tract Data, 1940-1970: Elizabeth Mullen Bogue File|
|Census Tract Data, 1940: Elizabeth Mullen Bogue File -> Census 1940 Tract Documentation -> Population and Housing-Statistics for Census Tracts -> Definitions of Terms and Explanations -> Occupancy and tenure|
Dwelling units are classified by occupancy and tenure into four groups: Owner occupied; tenant-occupied; vacant, for sale or rent; and vacant, not for sale or rent. Dwelling units are classified as occupied if occupied at the time of enumeration by households enumerated at their usual place of residence. The relatively small group classified as vacant, not for sale or rent" includes dwelling Units that were neither occupied nor available for sale or rent at the time of enumeration because they were being held for absent households, and dwelling units that were occupied temporarily by nonresident households.