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Universe: Renter-Occupied and Vacant-for-Rent Units Reporting Contract Rent
Variable Details
T169. Contract Rent
Universe: Renter-Occupied and Vacant-for-Rent Units Reporting Contract Rent
Aggregation method:
Addition
Formula used to compute this variable:
Return_Value = ORG:T055_004
Variables used in the formula:
Contract Rent: Total Units reporting contract rent (occupied and vacant-for-rent units): $30-$39
Relevant Documentation:
Excerpt from: Social Explorer; U.S. Census Bureau; U.S. Censuses of Population and Housing: 1960. Census Tracts. Final Report PHC(1)-11. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 1962.
 
Contract rent
Contract rent is the rent agreed upon regardless of any furnishings, utilities, or services that may be include "Renter-occupied units" for which no cash rent was paid we excluded from the computation of the median. In rural territory rent data exclude rent for farm units.

In the 1950 tract report, contract rent was not published separately for renter-occupied units (except for nonwhite rented occupied units) but was shown in combination with vacant unit available for rent.