File layout for File 1 (Records are comma-delimited. First line contains a
list of variables on the file. The remaining lines contain the values of
the variables with fixed column positions.)
Variables on all files
DOEID '4-digit identification number' Columns 1-4
NWEIGHT 'The Final Weight' Columns 6-11
MQRESULT 'Mail Questionnaire Codes' Columns 13
REGIONC 'Census Region' Columns 15
DIVISION 'Census Division' Columns 17
LRGSTATE 'Four Largest States' Columns 19
CDD65 'Cooling Degree-Days to base 65, 1-97 TO 12-97' Columns 21-24
HDD65 'Heating Degree-Days to base 65, 1-97 TO 12-97' Columns 26-30
TYPEHUQ 'Type of Home: as report by Respondent' Columns 32
Variables in File 1 only.
URBRUR 'Reported type of neighborhood' Columns 34
ZURBRUR 'Imputation Flag for URBRUR' Columns 36
STORIES 'Reported Stories in Housing Unit' Columns 38
ZSTORIES 'Imputation Flag for STORIES' Columns 40
CELLAR 'Home Has Basement' Columns 42
ZCELLAR 'Imputation Flag for CELLAR' Columns 44
CRAWL 'Home Has Crawl Space' Columns 46
ZCRAWL 'Imputation Flag for CRAWL' Columns 48
CONCRETE 'Home Has Concrete Slab' Columns 50
ZCONCRET 'Imputation Flag for CONCRETE' Columns 52
BASEHEAT 'Basement/crawl Space heated' Columns 54
ZBASEHEA 'Imputation Flag for BASEHEAT' Columns 56
NUMFLRS 'Number Floors in Apartment Building' Columns 58-59
PRIORUSE 'Original Intent of Apartment Building' Columns 61
ORIGTYP 'Original Purpose of Structure' Columns 63-64
COMMUSE 'Apartment Building has Commercial Space' Columns 66
COMMAMT 'Space for Commercial Activity' Columns 68
MHWIDTH 'Width of Mobile Home' Columns 70
NCOMBATH 'Number of Complete Baths' Columns 72-73
ZNCOMBAT 'Imputation Flag for NCOMBATH' Columns 75
NHAFBATH 'Number of Half Baths' Columns 77-78
BEDROOMS 'Number of bedrooms' Columns 80-81
OTHROOMS 'Number of Other Rooms' Columns 83-84
ZOTHROOM 'Imputation Flag for OTHROOMS' Columns 86
TOTROOMS 'Calculated Sum of All Rooms' Columns 88-89
ZTOTROOM 'Imputation Flag for TOTROOMS' Columns 91
PRKGPLCE 'Home has Garage or Carport' Columns 93
GARAGE1C 'One-Car Garage Present' Columns 95
GARAGE2C 'Two-Car Garage Present' Columns 97
GARAGE3C '3/More Car Garage present' Columns 99
CARPORT 'Covered Carport Present' Columns 101
SQFTEST 'Respondent Estimate of Total heated Floorspace' Columns 103-104
HOWSURE 'Certainty of Square Foot estimate' Columns 106
KOWNRENT 'Dwelling owned or rented' Columns 108
HUPROJ 'Reside in Public Housing Project' Columns 110
ZHUPROJ 'Imputation flag for HUPROJ' Columns 112
KCOPCOND 'Dwelling is Condo/Co-op' Columns 114
ZKCOPCON 'Imputation Flag for KCOPCOND' Columns 116
YEARMADE 'Year Home Built' Columns 118-119
ZYEARMAD 'Imputation Flag for YEARMADE' Columns 121
OCCUPY 'Moved in After 12-31-94' Columns 123
OCCUPYY 'Year Moved into Home' Columns 125
OCCUPYM 'Month Moved Into Home' Columns 127-128
FLOORS 'Interviewer Rprted Num of Stories in Apt Bldg' Columns 130-131
UNITS 'Interviewer Rprted Num of Units in Apt Building' Columns 133-135
SQFTREG 'Model-Based Estimate of Square Footage' Columns 137-140
Codebook for File 1
Variables DOEID, NWEIGHT, MQRESULT, REGIONC, DIVISION, LRGSTATE CDD65,
HDD65, and TYPEHUQ are on all files.
DOEID '4-digit identification number' Columns 1-4
Included in all files
Numerical Variable
Variable length: 4
The variable DOEID will be on all files. Each respondent is assigned
an unique value of DOEID. It can be used to merge data from one file
with data from another file.
Minimum Value: 1,001
Maximum Value: 6,903
NWEIGHT 'The Final Weight' Columns 6-11
Included in all files
Numerical Variable
Variable length: 6
Minimum Value: 3,841
Maximum Value: 79,878
The sample design for RECS is not a simple random sample. Consequently,
to estimate the number or percent of households/housing units with a
certain characteristic, the sampling weight should be used. The
variable NWEIGHT is the sampling weight for the observation. It is
approximately the inverse of the probability of selection. It gives
the number of households that the response represents in the sample.
For most categorical variables, the codebooks contain both the
unweighted frequency and the weighted frequency. The unweighted
frequency gives the number of observations, the weighted frequency
gives survey estimate of the number of households/housing units for
each possible value of the variable. The weighted frequencies are
rounded to the nearest 100,000 households. This is the limit of the
accuracy for RECS. When the unweighted frequency is less than 10 or
the weighted frequency is less than 150,000; then weighted frequency is
suppressed. A 'Q' is placed in the frequency to denote that the number
is suppressed. This indicates that there are too few observation upon
which to determine an accurate estimate.
MQRESULT 'Mail Questionnaire Codes' Columns 13
Included in all files
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Mail Questionnaire (MQ)
Authorization Form (AF)
Personal Interview (PI)
1 = MQ Completed, AF Signed
2 = MQ Completed, AF not required
7 = MQ returned after a PI was completed
8 = PI was completed after MQ was returned
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 173 3,400,000
2 8 Q
7 1 Q
8 12 200,000
9 5,706 97,600,000
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
When MQRESULT equals 1 or 2, the household and housing unit data was
not obtained via a personal interview. The data were obtained using a
shortened mail questionnaire. A hot-deck imputation procedure was used
to match each mail respondent to a personal interview respondent. The
critical matching variables were FUELHEAT, FUELH2O, TYPECOOL, TYPEHUQ,
and REGIONC. Additional variables used in a scoring function to
determine the best match were MONEYPY, NHSLDMEM, VEHICLES, HHAGE, and
TOTROOMS. The remaining household/housing unit characteristics for the
mail respondents were determined by the values of the matched personal
interview respondent. The energy consumption and expenditures data for
the mail respondents was based upon data obtained from their energy
suppliers. It was not imputed using a hot deck procedure.
Questionnaire data from personal interview respondents sometime is
missing and needs to be imputed. 'Z' variables are used to indicate
the presence of imputed data. For example, if ZURBRUR = 0 then URBRUR
was not imputed. If ZURBRUR = 1 then URBRUR was imputed.
Census Division/Region: A geographic area consisting of several States
defined by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. The
States are grouped into nine divisions and four regions.
Region Division States
Northeast New England Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts,
New Hampshire, Vermont, and Rhode Island
Middle Atlantic New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania
Midwest East North Central Illinois, Indiana, Michigan,
Ohio, and Wisconsin
West North Central Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri,
Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota
South South Atlantic Delaware, the District of Columbia,
Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North
Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia,
and West Virginia
East South Central Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi,
and Tennessee
West South Central Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma,
and Texas
West Mountain Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana,
Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming
Pacific Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon,
and Washington
REGIONC 'Census Region' Columns 15
Included in all files
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
1 = Northeast Census Region
2 = Midwest Census Region
3 = South Census Region
4 = West Census Region
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 1,332 19,700,000
2 1,234 24,100,000
3 1,979 35,900,000
4 1,355 21,800,000
DIVISION 'Census Division' Columns 17
Included in all files
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
1 = New England Census Division
2 = Middle Atlantic Census Division
3 = East North Central Census Division
4 = West North Central Census Division
5 = South Atlantic Census Division
6 = East South Central Census Division
7 = West South Central Census Division
8 = Mountain Census Division
9 = Pacific Census Division
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 490 5,300,000
2 842 14,400,000
3 783 16,900,000
4 451 7,200,000
5 871 18,700,000
6 527 6,300,000
7 581 10,800,000
8 466 6,200,000
9 889 15,600,000
LRGSTATE 'Four Largest States' Columns 19
Included in all files
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = Other
1 = New York State
2 = California
3 = Texas
4 = Florida
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 4,258 70,300,000
1 399 6,800,000
2 609 11,500,000
3 369 7,000,000
4 265 5,900,000
CDD65 and HDD65 are weather data. The values of CDD65 and HDD65 were based
upon data obtained from the NOAA. A random error was added to both HDD65
and CDD65 to mask the location of the weather station from which the data
was obtained.
CDD65 'Cooling Degree-Days to base 65, 1-97 TO 12-97' Columns 21-24
Included in all files
Numerical Variable
Variable length 4
Minimum Value: 0
Maximum Value: 5,954
HDD65 'Heating Degree-Days to base 65, 1-97 TO 12-97' Columns 26-30
Included in all files
Numerical Variable
Variable length 5
Minimum Value: 0
Maximum Value: 11,672
Cooling degree days are the number of degrees the average daily
temperature (ADT) is above the base temperature. Heating degree days
are the number of degrees the ADT is below the base temperature. To
calculate daily degree days (base 65 degrees):
ADT = (daily high + daily low)/2
CDD(daily) = 0 if ADT <= 65
= ADT - 65 if ADT > 65
HDD(daily) = 0 if ADT >= 65
= 65 - ADT if ADT < 65.
Annual degrees days are calculated by summing the daily degree days.
The .5 is carried over in the summation. The total is rounded up after
the summation.
TYPEHUQ 'Type of Home: as report by Respondent' Columns 32
Included in all files
Categorical Variable
Variable length: 1
Question (A-2B)
different than RECS93
Variable was constructed form responses to questions
A-2A, A-2B, A-5, and A-9
Responses TYPEHUQ1, TYPEHUQ2, TYPEHUQ3, and TYPEHUQ4
Imputed for Nonresponse
There is a fine line between the definitions of various types of
housing units. The distinction between a single-family attached unit
and a unit in an apartment building is particularly complex. The
collection and editing of the data on housing type changed from the
paper-and-pencil questionnaire for the 1993 RECS to the CAPI
questionnaire for the 1997 RECS. The change in the data collection and
editing procedures may have contributed to changes in the survey
results. For example, the estimated number of occupied single-family
attached units increased from 7.3 million for the 1993 RECS to 10.0
million for the 1997 RECS. Conversely, the number of occupied housing
units in buildings with two to four units decreased from 8.0 million
for the 1993 RECS to 5.6 million for the 1997 RECS.
1 = Mobile Home
2 = Single-Family detached
3 = Single-Family Attached
4 = Apartment in Building containing 2-4 units
5 = Apartment in Building Containing 5 or more units
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 402 6,300,000
2 3,661 63,800,000
3 552 9,900,000
4 351 5,600,000
5 934 15,800,000
The remaining variables are on File 1 only.
URBRUR 'Reported type of neighborhood' Columns 34
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question (A-1)
different than RECS93
(1993 RECS used interviewer observation)
Imputed for Nonresponse
1 = City
2 = Town
3 = Suburbs
4 = Rural
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 2,840 48,200,000
2 1,142 18,200,000
3 923 18,600,000
4 995 16,500,000
ZURBRUR 'Imputation Flag for URBRUR' Columns 36
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = URBRUR not imputed
1 = URBRUR imputed
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,893 101,300,000
1 7 Q
STORIES 'Reported Stories in Housing Unit' Columns 38
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question A-3
different than RECS93
(1993 RECS used interviewer observation)
Imputed for Nonresponse
1 = One-Story
2 = Two-Stories
3 = Three or More Stories
4 = Split-Level
5 = Some Other Type
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 2,385 41,100,000
2 1,512 26,900,000
3 185 3,200,000
4 126 2,400,000
5 5 Q
9 1,687 27,700,000
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
ZSTORIES 'Imputation Flag for STORIES' Columns 40
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = STORIES not imputed
1 = STORIES imputed
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,872 101,000,000
1 28 500,000
CELLAR 'Home Has Basement' Columns 42
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question A-4A
Question same as RECS93 but in different context
RECS 93 asked about basement with other foundations
Imputed for Nonresponse
0 = No
1 = Yes
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 2,258 40,500,000
1 1,955 33,200,000
9 1,687 27,700,000
ZCELLAR 'Imputation Flag for CELLAR' Columns 44
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = CELLAR not imputed
1 = CELLAR imputed
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,874 101,000,000
1 26 400,000
CRAWL 'Home Has Crawl Space' Columns 46
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question A-4B
Question same as RECS93
Imputed for Nonresponse
0 = No
1 = Yes
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 2,889 51,200,000
1 1,324 22,500,000
9 1,687 27,700,000
ZCRAWL 'Imputation Flag for CRAWL' Columns 48
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = CRAWL not imputed
1 = CRAWL imputed
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,874 101,000,000
1 26 400,000
CONCRETE 'Home Has Concrete Slab' Columns 50
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question A-4C
Question same as RECS93
RECS 93 asked about concrete slab with other foundation
Imputed for Nonresponse
0 = No
1 = Yes
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 3,000 50,800,000
1 1,213 23,000,000
9 1,687 27,700,000
ZCONCRET 'Imputation Flag for CONCRETE' Columns 52
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = CONCRETE not imputed
1 = CONCRETE imputed
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,874 101,000,000
1 26 400,000
BASEHEAT 'Basement/crawl Space heated' Columns 54
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question A-4D
Question different than RECS93
RECS 97 ASKS ONLY ABOUT BASEMENTS
Imputed for Nonresponse
0 = None
1 = All
2 = Part
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 412 6,500,000
1 1,181 20,500,000
2 362 6,200,000
9 3,945 68,300,000
ZBASEHEA 'Imputation Flag for BASEHEAT' Columns 56
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = BASEHEAT not imputed
1 = BASEHEAT imputed
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,880 101,100,000
1 20 300,000
NUMFLRS 'Number Floors in Apartment Building' Columns 58-59
Numerical Variable
Variable length 2
Question A-5B
Question first used in 1997 RECS
Not imputed for Nonresponse
96 = Don't Know
98 = No Answer
99 = Not Applicable
Minimum Numerical Value: 1
Maximum Numerical Value: 65
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 to 65 1,179 19,400,000
96 1 Q
98 105 2,000,000
99 4,615 80,100,000
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
PRIORUSE 'Original Intent of Apartment Building' Columns 61
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question A-6A
Question first used in 1997 RECS
Variable listed as CONVERT on questionnaire.
Not imputed for Nonresponse
1 = Built as an Apartment Building
2 = Converted into an Apartment Building
6 = Don't know
7 = Refused
8 = No Answer
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 1,119 18,900,000
2 144 2,100,000
6 19 400,000
7 1 Q
8 2 Q
9 4,615 80,100,000
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
ORIGTYP 'Original Purpose of Structure' Columns 63-64
Categorical Variable
Variable length 2
Question A-6B
Question first used in 1997 RECS
Not imputed for Nonresponse
2 = Single-Family Home--Detached
6 = Townhouse or Rowhouse
7 = Duplex or Triplex
8 = Commercial
10 = Other
98 = No Answer
99 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
2 86 1,200,000
6 8 Q
7 9 Q
8 28 400,000
10 4 Q
98 9 Q
99 5,756 99,400,000
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
COMMUSE 'Apartment Building has Commercial Space' Columns 66
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question A-7A
Question first used in 1997 RECS
Not imputed for Nonresponse
0 = No
1 = Yes
6 = Don't Know
7 = Refused
8 = No Answer
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 1,202 20,100,000
1 79 1,300,000
6 2 Q
8 2 Q
9 4,615 80,100,000
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
COMMAMT 'Space for Commercial Activity' Columns 68
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question A-7B
Question first used in 1997 RECS
Not imputed for Nonresponse
1 = Less Than 10 Percent
2 = About One-Quarter
3 = About Half
4 = About Three-Quarters
6 = Don't Know/Can't Say
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 31 600,000
2 24 300,000
3 19 300,000
4 2 Q
6 3 Q
9 5,821 100,200,000
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
MHWIDTH 'Width of Mobile Home' Columns 70
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question A-8
Question first used in 1997 RECS
Variable listed as WIDTH on questionnaire.
Not imputed for Nonresponse
1 = Single-Wide
2 = Double-Wide
8 = No Answer
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 312 4,700,000
2 89 1,600,000
8 1 Q
9 5,498 95,200,000
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
NCOMBATH 'Number of Complete Baths' Columns 72-73
Numerical Variable
Variable length 2
Question A-10A
Question same as RECS93
Imputed for Nonresponse
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 21 400,000
1 3,631 59,000,000
2 1,942 35,900,000
3 277 5,600,000
4 28 500,000
5 1 Q
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
ZNCOMBAT 'Imputation Flag for NCOMBATH' Columns 75
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = NCOMBATH not imputed
1 = NCOMBATH imputed
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,898 101,400,000
1 2 Q
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
NHAFBATH 'Number of Half Baths' Columns 77-78
Numerical Variable
Variable length 2
Question A-10B
Question same as RECS93
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 4,370 73,000,000
1 1,420 26,500,000
2 107 1,900,000
3 2 Q
5 1 Q
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
BEDROOMS 'Number of bedrooms' Columns 80-81
Numerical Variable
Variable length 2
Question A-10C
Question same as RECS93
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 68 1,200,000
1 714 11,900,000
2 1,736 28,800,000
3 2,352 41,000,000
4 823 15,000,000
5 184 3,300,000
6 18 300,000
7 2 Q
8 2 Q
9 1 Q
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
OTHROOMS 'Number of Other Rooms' Columns 83-84
Numerical Variable
Variable length 2
Question A-10D
Question same as RECS93
Imputed for Nonresponse
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 327 5,100,000
2 2,322 38,600,000
3 1,792 31,000,000
4 955 17,600,000
5 317 5,800,000
6 131 2,400,000
7 35 700,000
8 14 200,000
9 7 Q
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
ZOTHROOM 'Imputation Flag for OTHROOMS' Columns 86
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = OTHROOMS not imputed
1 = OTHROOMS imputed
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,899 101,400,000
1 1 Q
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
TOTROOMS 'Calculated Sum of All Rooms' Columns 88-89
Numerical Variable
Variable length 2
Question A-10E
Question first used in 1997 RECS
Imputed for Nonresponse
Minimum Value: 1
Maximum Value: 15
ZTOTROOM 'Imputation Flag for TOTROOMS' Columns 91
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = TOTROOMS not imputed
1 = TOTROOMS imputed
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,899 101,400,000
1 1 Q
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
PRKGPLCE 'Home has Garage or Carport' Columns 93
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question A-11A
Question same as RECS93
Not imputed for Nonresponse
0 = No
1 = Yes
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 1,616 25,600,000
1 2,999 54,500,000
9 1,285 21,400,000
GARAGE1C 'One-Car Garage Present' Columns 95
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question A-11B
Question same as RECS93
Not imputed for Nonresponse
0 = No
1 = Yes
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 4,959 85,200,000
1 941 16,200,000
GARAGE2C 'Two-Car Garage Present' Columns 97
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question A-11C
Question same as RECS93
Not imputed for Nonresponse
0 = No
1 = Yes
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 4,324 71,800,000
1 1,576 29,700,000
GARAGE3C '3/More Car Garage present' Columns 99
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question A-11D
Question same as RECS93
Not imputed for Nonresponse
0 = No
1 = Yes
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,763 98,700,000
1 137 2,800,000
CARPORT 'Covered Carport Present' Columns 101
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question A-11E
Question same as RECS93
Not imputed for Nonresponse
0 = No
1 = Yes
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,517 95,000,000
1 383 6,400,000
SQFTEST 'Respondent Estimate of Total Heated Floorspace' Columns 103-104
Categorical Variable
Variable length 2
Question A-12A
Question same as RECS93
Not imputed for Nonresponse
1 =Fewer Than 600 Square Feet
2 = 600 To 999 Square Feet
3 = 1,000 To 1,599 Square Feet
4 = 1,600 To 1,999 Square Feet
5 = 2,000 To 2,399 Square Feet
6 = 2,400 To 2,999 Square Feet
7 = 3,000 or More Square Feet
96 = Don't Know
97 = Refused
98 = No Answer
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 488 7,900,000
2 1,330 21,500,000
3 1,722 30,400,000
4 866 15,300,000
5 441 7,900,000
6 283 5,300,000
7 201 4,100,000
96 560 9,000,000
97 8 Q
98 1 Q
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
HOWSURE 'Certainty of Square Foot Estimate' Columns 106
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question A-12B
Question first used in 1997 RECS
Not imputed for Nonresponse
1= Very Sure
2= Somewhat Sure
3 = Somewhat unsure
4 = Not sure At All
6 = Don't Know
8 = No Answer
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 2,692 48,200,000
2 2,163 35,700,000
3 514 8,500,000
4 477 8,200,000
6 45 700,000
8 9 Q
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
KOWNRENT 'Dwelling owned or rented' Columns 108
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question A-13A
Question same as RECS93
1 = Own
2 = Rent
3 = Occupied Without Payment of Rent
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 3,879 68,500,000
2 1,941 31,900,000
3 80 1,200,000
HUPROJ 'Reside in Public Housing Project' Columns 110
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question A-13B
Question same as RECS93
Imputed for Nonresponse
0 = No
1 = Yes
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 1,788 29,900,000
1 233 3,100,000
9 3,879 68,500,000
ZHUPROJ 'Imputation flag for HUPROJ' Columns 112
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = HUPROJ not Imputed
1 = HUPROJ Imputed
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,892 101,300,000
1 8 Q
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
KCOPCOND 'Dwelling is Condo/Co-op' Columns 114
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question A-14 (Created from the variable KOWNCOND.)
Question same as RECS93
Imputed for Nonresponse
0 = No
1 = Yes, Condominium or Cooperative
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,091 87,100,000
1 809 14,400,000
ZKCOPCON 'Imputation Flag for KCOPCOND' Columns 116
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = KCOPCOND not imputed
1 = KCOPCOND imputed
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,887 101,200,000
1 13 300,000
YEARMADE 'Year Home Built' Columns 118-119
Categorical Variable
Variable length 2
Question A-15A
Question different than RECS97
Imputed for Nonresponse
1 = Before 1940
2 = 1940-49
3 = 1950-59
4 = 1960-69
5 = 1970-76
6 = 1977-79
7 = 1980-86
8 = 1987-89
9 = 1990
10 = 1991
11 = 1992
12 = 1993
13 = 1994
14 = 1995
15 = 1996
16 = 1997
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 1,174 18,700,000
2 550 9,200,000
3 772 12,500,000
4 877 14,400,000
5 780 13,100,000
6 365 6,500,000
7 650 12,100,000
8 271 5,200,000
9 84 1,800,000
10 59 1,500,000
11 87 1,800,000
12 32 600,000
13 62 1,300,000
14 74 1,500,000
15 49 900,000
16 14 300,000
ZYEARMAD 'Imputation Flag for YEARMADE' Columns 121
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
0 = YEARMADE not imputed
1 = YEARMADE imputed
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 5,492 94,800,000
1 408 6,700,000
OCCUPY 'Moved in After 12-31-94' Columns 123
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question A-15B
Question same as RECS93
Not imputed for Nonresponse
0 = No
1 = Yes
6 = Don't Know
7 = Reused
8 = No Answer
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
0 4,160 71,100,000
1 1,733 30,300,000
6 5 Q
7 1 Q
8 1 Q
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
OCCUPYY 'Year Moved into Home' Columns 125
Categorical Variable
Variable length 1
Question A-15C
Question same as RECS93
Not imputed for Nonresponse
1 = 1995
2 = 1996
3 = 1997
6 = Don't Know
9 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 615 10,500,000
2 727 12,900,000
3 387 6,800,000
6 4 Q
9 4,167 71,200,000
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
OCCUPYM 'Month Moved Into Home' Columns 127-128
Categorical Variable
Variable length 2
Question A-15D
Question same as RECS93
Not imputed for Nonresponse
1 = January
2 = February
3 = March
4 = April
5 = May
6 = June
7 = July
8 = August
9 = September
10 = October
11 = November
12 = December
96 = Don't Know
99 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 158 2,800,000
2 144 2,500,000
3 159 2,700,000
4 194 3,300,000
5 143 2,500,000
6 146 2,400,000
7 133 2,400,000
8 139 2,500,000
9 117 2,200,000
10 117 2,100,000
11 144 2,500,000
12 124 2,200,000
96 15 200,000
99 4,167 71,200,000
FLOORS 'Interviewer Rprted Num of Stories in Apt Building' Columns 130-131
Numerical Variable
Variable length 2
Not imputed for Nonresponse
98 = No Answer
99 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
1 to 28 939 15,800,000
98 2 Q
99 4,959 85,600,000
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
UNITS 'Interviewer Rprted Num of Units in Apt Building' Columns 133-135
Numerical Variable
Variable length 3
Not imputed for Nonresponse
995 = 995 Units or More
998 = No Answer
999 = Not Applicable
Number Weighted
Of Number of
Value Observations Households
5 to 435 922 15,500,000
995 2 Q
998 17 300,000
999 4,959 85,600,000
Q = Data withheld because fewer than 10 observation in the category.
SQFTREG 'Model-Based Estimate of Square Footage' Columns 137-140
Numerical
Variable length 4
Minimum Value: 127
Maximum Value: 6,598