TABLE 2-1 Types of Residences in the American Community Survey (ACS)

Residence Type

2000 Population (Percentage)

Housing Unit Residencea

97.2

 

 

Single-family, detached

 

64.6

 

Single-family, attached

 

5.4

 

2-or-more-unit structure

 

20.4

 

 

In an apartment building (including condominium or co-op)

 

 

 

 

In an assisted living facility with separate apartments

 

 

 

 

In a group quarters (e.g., house master’s residence)

 

 

 

 

In a home (e.g., basement apartment, upstairs apartment)

 

 

 

 

In multi-unit military family housing on or off base

 

 

 

Mobile home that is occupied or, if vacant, that is permanently sited

 

6.7

 

Boat at a mooring, RV, or occupied van

 

0.1

Institutional Group Quarters Residence (beginning in 2006 ACS)

1.4

 

 

Nursing home or other long-term care facility

 

0.6

 

Correctional institution (for example, prison or jail)

 

0.7

 

Other institutions (for example, hospital or residential school for people with disabilities, long-term care home for juveniles)

 

0.1

Noninstitutional Group Quarters Residence (beginning in 2006 ACS)

1.3

 

 

College dormitory

 

0.7

 

Military quarters (in barracks on a base; on a ship assigned to home port)

 

0.1

 

Other noninstitutional group quarters

 

0.5b

 

 

Residence in the ACS and the 2000 Long-Form Sample

 

 

 

 

 

Convent, monastery

 

 

 

 

 

Group home

 

 

 

 

 

Halfway home

 

 

 

 

 

Hospice

 

 

 

 

 

Job Corps center

 

 

 

 

 

Migrant worker quarters

 

 

 

 

 

Shelter, emergency shelter

 

 

 

 

 

YMCA, YWCA, hostel

 

 

 

 

Residence NOT in the ACS but in the 2000 Long-Form Sample

 

 

 

 

 

Circus quarters

 

 

 

 

 

Crews on merchant ships

 

 

 

 

 

Domestic violence shelter

 

 

 

 

 

Recreational vehicle in a campground

 

 

 

 

 

Soup kitchen or mobile food van site

 

 

 

 

 

Street location for the homeless

 

 

aHousing units are separate living quarters with direct access from the outside or through a common hall (U.S. Census Bureau, 2006:D-17).

bIncludes 170,706 people (0.06 percent of the population of 281.4 million in 2000) living in emergency shelters for the homeless, shelters for runaway children, transitional shelters, and hotels and motels used to provide shelter for people without conventional housing (U.S. Census Bureau, 2001).

SOURCES: Types of residences adapted from U.S. Census Bureau (2006:Ch. 8, Attachment A); population percentages from http://factfinder.census.gov, Summary File 1, Table P37; Summary File 3, Table H33.



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