Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: AG-031-001-1-1-United States-HUD-1997

Subject Area: Household

Bibliographic Citation: American Housing Surveys (AHS), 1997-present.  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census  [principal investigator(s)] / U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: AHS

Date Accessioned: 11/6/2007

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: This study record is created for the American Housing Survey (AHS) series. Data and document files for AHS 1997 to 2007 are available from the AHS site.

Access Status: Unrestricted

Date Ordered: 11/6/2007

Documentation: Machine readable document files are available from the AHS site.

Abstract: The American Housing Survey (AHS) formerly known as Annual Housing Survey is the largest, regular national housing sample survey in the United States. The U.S. Census Bureau conducts the AHS to obtain up-to-date housing statistics for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). It provides data on apartments, single-family homes, mobile homes, vacant homes, family composition, income, housing and neighborhood quality, housing costs, equipment, fuels, size of housing unit, and recent movers. National data are collected every other year, from a fixed sample of about 50,000 homes, plus new construction each year. The survey started in 1973, and has had the same sample since 1985. AHS series allows users to see homes and households changing over the years. In some metropolitan areas, additional samples every 4-6 years were added to measure local conditions.

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