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FAMSIZE
Number of own family members in household

Description

FAMSIZE counts the number of own family members residing with each individual, including the person her/himself. Persons not living with others related to them by blood, marriage, or adoption are coded 1.

Codes and Frequencies



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Comparability

From 1850 to 1930, all familial relationships can theoretically be identified, but for samples from 1940 onward familial relationships cannot be identified for persons in group quarters. Group quarters individuals in the period since 1940 are coded 1 in FAMSIZE, even though on rare occasions they may actually have resided with family members.

The comparability of this variable is affected by the information available on family relationships. FAMSIZE is based on the information contained in RELATE (Relationship to household head), MOMLOC, POPLOC, and SPLOC, for all years except 1850-1870. In these years, it is constructed from IMPREL (Imputed relationship), IMPMOM, IMPPOP and IMPSP. See MOMRULE, POPRULE, SPRULE, and "Family Interrelationships" for a discussion of variations across years in these variables.

Universe

  • 1850-1930: All persons.
  • 1940-2000: Not persons in group quarters.
  • ACS, PRCS: All persons.

Availability

United States
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  • 2014: All samples
  • 2013: All samples
  • 2012: All samples
  • 2011: All samples
  • 2010: ACS; ACS 3yr; ACS 5yr
  • 2009: All samples
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  • 1990: All samples
  • 1980: All samples
  • 1970: All samples
  • 1960: All samples
  • 1950: All samples
  • 1940: All samples
  • 1930: All samples
  • 1920: All samples
  • 1910: All samples
  • 1900: All samples
  • 1880: All samples
  • 1870: All samples
  • 1860: All samples
  • 1850: All samples
Puerto Rico
  • 2016: All samples
  • 2015: All samples
  • 2014: All samples
  • 2013: All samples
  • 2012: All samples
  • 2011: All samples
  • 2010: PRCS; PRCS 3yr; PRCS 5yr
  • 2009: All samples
  • 2008: All samples
  • 2007: All samples
  • 2006: All samples
  • 2005: All samples
  • 2000: All samples
  • 1990: All samples
  • 1980: All samples
  • 1970: All samples
  • 1930: All samples
  • 1920: All samples
  • 1910: All samples

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