Age--The age classification is based on the age of the person in completed years as of April 1, 1990. Yet, review of detailed 1990 information shows that a number of respondents tended to provide their age as of the date of their completion of the questionnaire, not their age as of April 1, 1990. It is likely that approximately 10 percent of persons in most age groups are actually 1 year younger.
Contract Rent--Contract rent is the monthly rent agreed to or contracted for, regardless of any furnishings, utilities, fees, meals, or services that may be included. (For more information, see "Specified Renter-Occupied Housing Units Paying Cash Rent.")
Family Households (families)--Includes a householder and one or more other persons living in the same household who are related to the householder by birth, marriage, or adoption. The number of family households always equals the number of families; however, a family household may also include nonrelatives living with the family. Families are classified by type as either a married-couple family or other family which is further classified into "male householder" (a family with a male householder and no wife present) or "female householder" (a family with a female householder and no husband present).
Group Quarters--Includes all persons not living in households. Two general categories of group quarters are recognized: 1) institutionalized persons which includes persons under formally authorized, supervised care or custody in institutions (such as correctional institutions, nursing homes, and juvenile institutions) at the time of enumeration and 2) other persons in group quarters which includes all persons who live in group quarters other than institutions or persons who live in living quarters when there are 10 or more unrelated persons living in the unit. Also included are persons residing in certain other types of living arrangements regardless of the number of people sharing the unit.
Hispanic Origin--Persons of Hispanic origin are those who classified themselves in one of the specific Hispanic origin categories listed on the questionnaire-"Mexican," "Puerto Rican," or "Cuban"-as well as those who indicated that they were of "other Spanish/Hispanic" origin. Origin can be viewed as the ancestry, nationality group, lineage, or country of birth of the person or the personís parents or ancestors before their arrival in the United States. Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.
Homeowner Vacancy Rate--The percentage relationship between the number of vacant units for sale and the total homeowner inventory. It is computed by dividing the number of vacant units for sale only by the sum of the owner-occupied units and the number of vacant units that are for sale only. (For more information, see "Vacant Housing Units.")
Householder--Includes, in most cases, the person or one of the persons in whose name the home is owned, being bought, or rented and who is listed in column 1 of the census questionnaire. If there is no such person in the household, any adult household member 15 years old and over could be designated as the householder.
Households--Includes all the persons who occupy a housing unit. Persons not living in households are classified as living in group quarters. In 100-percent tabulations, the count of households always equals the count of occupied housing units.
Housing Units--Includes a house, an apartment, a mobile home, a group of rooms, or a single room that is occupied (or if vacant, is intended for occupancy) as separate living quarters. (For more information, see "Vacant Housing Units.")
Nonfamily Households--Includes a householder living alone or with nonrelatives only. (For more information, see "Family Households.")
Race--The Bureau of the Census collects and publishes racial statistics as outlined in Statistical Policy Directive No. 15 issued by the Office of Management and Budget. This directive provides standards on ethnic and racial categories for statistical reporting to be used by all Federal agencies. According to the directive, the basic racial categories are American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian or Pacific Islander, Black, and White. (The directive identifies Hispanic origin as an ethnicity.) The concept of race the Bureau of the Census uses reflects self-identification by respondents; that is, the individualís perception of his/her racial identity. The concept is not intended to reflect any biological or anthropological definition. Although the Bureau of the Census adheres to the overall guidelines of the Directive No. 15, we recognize that there are persons who do not identify with a specific racial group. The 1990 census race question includes an "Other race" category with provisions for a write-in entry.
Rental Vacancy Rate--The percentage relationship of the number of vacant units for rent to the total rental inventory. It is computed by dividing the number of vacant units for rent by the sum of the renter-occupied units and the number of vacant units for rent. (For more information, see "Vacant Housing Units.")
Seasonal, Recreational, or Occasional Use--Includes vacant units used or intended for use only in certain seasons or for weekend or other occasional use throughout the year. (For more information, see "Vacant Housing Units.")
Specified Owner-Occupied Housing Units--Includes only one-family houses on less than 10 acres without a business or medical office on the property. The data for "specified" units exclude mobile homes, houses with a business or medical office, houses on 10 or more acres, and housing units in multi- unit buildings. (For more information, see "Value.")
Specified Renter-Occupied Housing Units Paying Cash Rent--Includes all renter-occupied housing units except one-family houses on 10 or more acres. Housing units that are renter-occupied without payment of cash rent are excluded. (For more information, see "Contract Rent.")
Vacant Housing Units--A housing unit is vacant if no one is living in it at the time of enumeration, unless its occupants are only temporarily absent. Units temporarily occupied at the time of enumeration entirely by persons who have a usual residence elsewhere are also classified as vacant. (For more information, see "Housing Units.")
Value--Value is the respondentís estimate of how much the property (house and lot, mobile home and lot, or condominium unit) would sell for if it were for sale. (For more information, see "Specified Owner-Occupied Housing Units.")