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KITCHEN
Kitchen or cooking facilities

Description

KITCHEN indicates whether the housing unit contained kitchen facilities.

Codes and Frequencies



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Comparability

For 1960, "kitchen facilities" means: 1) a room used primarily for cooking and food preparation; or 2) equipment intended or regularly used to cook food; or 3) both. In the 1960 PUMS, households that shared a kitchen were coded the same as those without any kitchen facilities (i.e., a "no" response). A "yes" response in 1960 indicates not only the presence of kitchen facilities but also exclusive use of them.

For the 1970-2000 censuses, the ACS, and the PRCS, "kitchen facilities" means a sink with piped water, nonportable cooking equipment (a range, cookstove, or a cooktop and oven), and a refrigerator. All facilities must be located in the same building as the living quarters but not necessarily in the same room. In the 1970 U.S. and Puerto Rican samples, "yes" responses distinguished between households with shared versus exclusive use of kitchen facilities. The 1980-2000 censuses, the ACS, and the PRCS did not ask whether kitchen facilities were shared.

Starting in 2008, KITCHEN was built from its constituent variables--SINK, STOVE, and FRIDGE. Users should use caution when comparing rates of full kitchen facilities between 2007 and 2008.

In the 2008 ACS/PRCS and 2006-8 multiyear ACS/PRCS, a Census Bureau processing error with the refrigerator question (see FRIDGE) led to an increase in the allocation rate for KITCHEN (see the data quality flag QKITCHEN). The Census Bureau calls the effect of this error "negligible." Please see ACS Errata #53 and #64 for more information about the errors and the revisions. In November 2010, the Census Bureau released revised data. The revised releases correct this error. KITCHEN reports these revised values.

We provide the original values in KITCHENORIG so that users can analyze the differences in the revisions or replicate previous analyses. However, we recommend that users analyze the revised variable KITCHEN in their research.

Universe

  • Not group quarters.

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: All samples
  • 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: All samples
  • 1980: All samples
  • 1970: All samples
  • 1930: --
  • 1920: --
  • 1910: --

Flags

QKITCHEN 

Editing Procedure


KITCHEN (Kitchen or cooking facilities)

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

ACS editing procedure:

If the reported kitchen or cooking facilities (KITCHEN) is "Blank, Don't know, Refused, or Bad Value", KITCHEN will be allocated. The allocated value is a non-missing value of KITCHEN from another unit with the same ownership status (OWNERSHP, which shows if the unit is owned with a mortgage, owned without a mortgage, or rented) and the same type of building (UNITSSTR, which shows if a building is a mobile home, detached single family, or attached single family), 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 (QKITCHEN).

Starting in 2008, if the reported kitchen or cooking facilities (SINK, STOVE, and FRIDGE) is "Blank, Don't know, Refused, or Bad Value", KITCHEN will be allocated. The allocated value is a non-missing value of KITCHEN from another unit with the same ownership status (OWNERSHP, which shows if the unit is owned with a mortgage, owned without a mortgage, or rented) and the same type of building (UNITSSTR, which shows if a building is a mobile home, detached single family, or attached single family), 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 (QKITCHEN).

Relevant IPUMS editing procedure:

Starting in 2008, KITCHEN was built from its constituent variables--SINKSTOVE, and FRIDGE. Users should use caution when comparing rates of full kitchen facilities between 2007 and 2008.

Internal ACS variable : KIT