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Description

FUELHEAT reports the primary fuel or energy source used to heat the housing unit. Respondents living in unheated units were to respond "no fuel used." The 1980 form mentioned "purchased steam, fuel briquettes, waste material" as examples of "other fuel."

In 1960, not all households received this question, and only 20 percent of cases in the IPUMS include the question. Such cases accurately represent proportional distributions but not correct absolute numbers for the total population. See SAMP1960 for instructions on making appropriate corrections to derive absolute numbers for the total population.

Codes and Frequencies



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Comparability

This variable is fully comparable across years.

Universe

  • 1960: Not group quarters; 20 percent of cases (see SAMP1960).
  • 1970-1990: Not group quarters, not vacant units; not available for Puerto Rico.
  • 2000: Not group quarters, not vacant units.
  • ACS, PRCS: Not group quarters, not vacant units.

Availability

United States
  • 2016: All samples
  • 2015: All samples
  • 2014: All samples
  • 2013: All samples
  • 2012: All samples
  • 2011: All samples
  • 2010: ACS; ACS 3yr; ACS 5yr
  • 2009: All samples
  • 2008: All samples
  • 2007: All samples
  • 2006: All samples
  • 2005: All samples
  • 2004: All samples
  • 2003: All samples
  • 2002: All samples
  • 2001: All samples
  • 2000: All samples
  • 1990: All samples
  • 1980: All samples
  • 1970: 1% state fm1; 1% metro fm1; 1% neigh fm1
  • 1960: All samples
  • 1950: --
  • 1940: --
  • 1930: --
  • 1920: --
  • 1910: --
  • 1900: --
  • 1880: --
  • 1870: --
  • 1860: --
  • 1850: --
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: --
  • 1980: --
  • 1970: --
  • 1930: --
  • 1920: --
  • 1910: --

Flags

QFUELHEA 

Editing Procedure


FUELHEAT (Home heating fuel)

ACS Years: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

ACS editing procedure:

If a person reports their home heating fuel type (FUELHEAT) as blank, don't know, refused, or a bad value, the value of FUELHEAT is allocated. The allocated value is an FUELHEAT value of another unit of the same type of building (UNITSSTR, which shows if a building is a mobile home, detached single family, or attached single family), same ownership status (OWNERSHP), and in the same geographic unit (it is not specified what level of geography is used). When this happens, the flag will show that the value is allocated (QFUELHEA).

If a person reports their home heating fuel type (FUELHEAT) as "gas" but does not specify what type of gas, the value of FUELHEAT is allocated. The allocated value is an FUELHEAT value of another unit with gas heat (2 or 3 on FUELHEAT), of the same type of building (UNITSSTR), same ownership status (OWNERSHP), and in the same geographic unit (it is not specified what level of geography is used). When this happens, the flag will show that the value is allocated (QFUELHEA).

If a vacant unit (VACANCY) has a value for FUELHEAT, it will be changed to a missing value.

Internal ACS variable : HFL