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HHTYPE
Household Type

Description

HHTYPE is a constructed variable that mirrors the household type variable that the Census Bureau created in its 2000 PUMS sample (see page 6-37 of the 2000 PUMS codebook). With HHTYPE, the IPUMS creates the variable consistently from 1940 onward. A future version of this variable will provide the same categories for all IPUMS samples.

HHTYPE classifies all households as either family or nonfamily households. Family households are distinguished from nonfamily households using RELATE. A family household consists of a household head and one or more persons who are related to the household head by birth, marriage, or adoption and who are living together in the same household. According to the household head's SEX and MARST, family households are classified as either a married-couple family or a family headed by a man/woman without a spouse present. Family households with no spouse present include household heads of all marital statuses except married, spouse present (see MARST). Households where an unmarried partner is present are classified as family households only if there are other persons in the household who are related to the household head by birth, marriage, or adoption. Therefore, households containing only a household head and an unmarried partner are coded as nonfamily households. Nonfamily households are distinguished by the sex of the household head and the presence of other unrelated individuals (including partners) living in the household.

Codes and Frequencies



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Comparability

Only households containing a head are included in the universe for this variable. Some housing units in the pre-1940 samples did not have heads. These housing units are coded as N/A for HHTYPE.

Universe

  • Not group quarters or household fragments.

Availability

United States
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  • 1960: All samples
  • 1950: All samples
  • 1940: All samples
  • 1930: All samples
  • 1920: 100%
  • 1910: All samples
  • 1900: All samples
  • 1880: --
  • 1870: --
  • 1860: --
  • 1850: 100%
Puerto Rico
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  • 2000: All samples
  • 1990: All samples
  • 1980: All samples
  • 1970: All samples
  • 1930: All samples
  • 1920: --
  • 1910: All samples

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