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VALUEH reports the value of housing units in contemporary dollars. For 1930, 1940, and from 2008 onward, VALUEH is a continuous variable. The other years report the midpoint of an interval; see codes and frequencies for intervals.
User Note: Universe shifts and changing methods of determining value complicate use of this variable for comparisons across years. Furthermore, dollar amounts were intervalled differently for each year, and the top codes changed. Users must adjust for the effects of inflation; see INCTOT for Consumer Price Index adjustment factors.
User Note: The traditional unit of land area in Puerto Rico is the cuerda. The cuerda is equal to about 3930 square meters, 4700 square yards, or 0.971 acres. Because the cuerda and the acre are so close to being equal, they are often treated informally as being equal. Mainlanders sometimes call the unit the "Spanish Acre." The IPUMS has preserved the units for the mainland U.S. as acres and Puerto Rico as cuerdas.
VALUEH is a 7-digit numeric code which reports the value of housing units in contemporary dollars. For 1930, 1940, and 2008 onward samples, VALUEH is a continuous variable. Other years report the midpoint of an interval.
VALUEH specific variable codes for missing, edited, or unidentified observations, observations not applicable (N/A), observations not in universe (NIU), top and bottom value coding, etc. are provided below by Census year (and data sample if specified).
User Note: Amounts are expressed in contemporary dollars, and users studying change over time must adjust for inflation. Further, universe shifts and changing methods of determining value complicate use of this variable for comparisons across years (See Description).
VALUEH Specific Variable Codes
0000000 = N/A (1930)
9999998 = Missing (1940 100%)
9999999 = Missing (1930), N/A (1940-2000, ACS, and PRCS)