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151 A P P E N D I X A Housing and Population Questions From ACS and Census Long Form

2003 ACS Description Census 2000 Long Form Census 1990 Long Form First Used ACS 1999-2002 ACS 1996-1998 Housing Questions Which best describes this building? A mobile home, a one-family house detached from an other house, a one-family house attached to one or more houses, a building with two apartments, a building with three or four apartments, a building with five to nine apartments, a building with 10 to 19 apartments, a building with 20 to 49 apartments, a building with 50 or more apartments, boat, RV, van, etc. Units in Structure Identical to current ACS First answer cate- gory – A mobile home “or trailer.” Last category was “Other” rather than “Boat, RV, van, etc.” 1940 Identical to current ACS Identical to LF 1990 About when was this building first built? 2000 or later, 1995 to 1999, 1990 to 1994, 1980 to 1989, 1970 to 1979, 1960 to 1969, 1950 to 1959, 1940 to 1949, 1939 or earlier. Year Structure Built First answer category is: 1999 or 2000, remaining categories are identical Included “Don’t Know” response category 1940 First answer category is: 1999 or later Response area was write-in space When did Person 1 (listed in the List of Residents on page 2) move into this house, apartment, or mobile home? Month/Year (write-in space). Year Householder Moved In Answer categories provided Question did not include “or mobile home”; answer cate- gories provided 1960 Identical to current ACS Identical to LF 1990 How many acres is this house or mobile home on? Less than one acre, one to 9.9 acres, 10 or more acres. Acreage Identical to current ACS “Is this house on less than one acre” 1970 Identical to current ACS Identical to LF 1990 In the past 12 months, what were the actual sales of all agricultural products from this property? None, $1 to $999; $1,000 to $2,499; $2,500 to $4,999; $5,000 to $9,999; and $10,000 or more. Agricultural Sales Census uses “In 1999” rather than “In past 12 months” Identical to LF 2000 1970 Identical to current ACS “In the past 12 months, were the sales of all agricul- tural products form this property $1,000 or more?” Is there a business (such as a store or barber shop) or a medical office on this property? Yes/No. Business or Medical Office on Property Identical to current ACS Identical to LF 2000 1970 Identical to current ACS No parenthesis How many rooms are in this house, apartment, or mobile home? One room, two rooms, three rooms, four rooms, five rooms, six rooms, seven rooms, eight rooms, nine or more rooms. Number of Rooms Census uses “do you have” rather than “are in” Question did not include “or mobile home”; otherwise identical to LF 2000 1940 Identical to current ACS Did not include “or mobile home”; response area was write-in Table A.1. Housing and population questions-comparing the 2003 american community survey (acs) questionnaires.

Table A.1. (Continued). 2003 ACS Description Census 2000 Long Form Census 1990 Long Form First Used ACS 1999-2002 ACS 1996-1998 How many bedrooms are in this house, apartment, or mobile home; that is, how many bedrooms would you list if this house, apartment or mobile home were on the market for sale or rent? No bedroom, one bedroom, two bedrooms, three bedrooms, four bed- rooms, five or more bedrooms. Bedrooms Census uses “do you have” rather than “does this house” Question did not include“or mobile home”; otherwise identical to LF 2000 1960 Identical to current ACS Identical to LF 1990 Does this house, apartment, or mobile home have complete plumbing facilities; that is, 1) hot and cold piped water, 2) a flush toilet, and 3) a bathtub or shower? Yes has all three facilities/No. Plumbing Census uses “do you have” rather than “does this house” Question did not include“or mobile home”; otherwise identical to LF 2000 1980 Identical to current ACS Identical to LF 1990 Does this house, apartment, or mobile home have complete kitchen facilities; that is, 1) a sink with piped water, 2) a stove or range, and 3) a refrigerator? Yes has all three facilities/No. Kitchen Facilities Census uses “do you have” rather than “does this house” Answer categories – Yes, No 1960 Identical to current ACS Did not include “or mobile home”; otherwise identical to current ACS Is there telephone service available in this house, apartment, or mobile home from which you can both make and receive calls? Yes/No. Telephone Services Identical to current ACS “Do you have a tele- phone in this house or apartment?” 1980 Identical to current ACS Identical to LF 1990 How many automobiles, vans, and trucks of one-ton capacity or less are kept at home for use by members of this household? None, one, two, three, four, five, six or more. Vehicles Available Identical to current ACS Upper limit category “seven or more” instead of “six or more” 1960 Identical to current ACS Response area was write-in space Which fuel is used most for heating this house, apartment, or mobile home? Gas from underground pipes serving the neighborhood; gas: bottled, tank, or LP; electricity; fuel oil, kerosene, etc.; coal or coke; wood; solar energy; other fuel; no fuel used. House Heating Fuel Identical to current ACS Question did not include“or mobile home”; otherwise identical to LF 2000 1940 Identical to current ACS Did not include “or mobile home”; otherwise identical to current ACS Last month, what was the cost of electricity (gas; water and sewer; oil, coal, kerosene, wood, etc.) for this house, apartment, or mobile home? Last month’ s cost – dollars (write-in space). Cost of Utilities Census uses” What are the annual costs” “What are yearly costs…” 1980 Identical to current ACS Did not include “or mobile home”; otherwise identical to current ACS At any time during the past 12 months, did anyone in this house- hold receive food stamps? Yes – what was the value of the food stamps received in the past 12 months? (write-in space); no. Food Stamps Not in Census Missing 2000 Identical to current ACS Identical to current ACS Is this house, apartment, or mobile home part of a condominium? Yes – what is the monthly condominium fee? Monthly amount – dollars (write-in space); no. Condominiums Instruction given, answer only if this is a condominium – “What is the…” Question did not include“or mobile home”; otherwise identical to LF 2000 1980 Identical to current ACS Did not include “or mobile home”; otherwise identical to current ACS (continued on next page)

2003 ACS Description Census 2000 Long Form Census 1990 Long Form First Used ACS 1999-2002 ACS 1996-1998 Is this house, apartment, or mobile home? Owned by you or someone in this household with a mortgage or loan; owned by you or someone in this household free and clear (without a mortgage or loan); rented for cash rent; occupied without payment of cash rent. Tenure Identical to current ACS Question did not include“or mobile home”; otherwise identical to LF 2000 1890 Identical to current ACS Did not include “or mobile home”; otherwise identicalto current ACS What is the monthly rent for this house, apartment, or mobile home? Monthly amount – dollars (write-in space). Does monthly rent include any meals? Yes/No. Rent Identical to current ACS Answer categories provided; second part of question identical 1930 Identical to current ACS Did not include “or mobile home”; Otherwise identical to current ACS What is the value of this property; that is, how much do you think this house and lot, apartment, or mobile home and lot, would sell for if it were for sale? Less than $10,000; $10,000 to $14,999; $15,000 to $24,999; $25,000 to $29,999; $30,000 to $34,999; $35,000 to $39,999; $40,000 to $49,999; $50,000 to $59,999; $60,000 to $69,000; $70,000 to $79,999; $80,000 to $89,999; $90,000 to $99,999; $100,000 to $124,999; $125,000 to $149,999; $150,000 to $174,999; $175,000 to $199,999; $200,000 to $249,999, $250,000 or more specify. Value Answer categories include: $250,000 to $299,999; $300,000 to $399,999; $400,000 to $499,999; $500,000 to $749,999; $750,000 to $999,999; $1,000,000 or more Answer categories include: $250,000 to $299,999; $300,000 to $399,999; $400,000 to $499,999; $500,000 or more 1980 Identical to current ACS Write-in space What are the annual real estate taxes on this property? Annual amount – dollars (write-in space). Real Estate Taxes “What were the real estate taxes on this property last year” Identical to LF 2000 1980 Identical to current ACS Identical to current ACS What is the annual payment for fire, hazard, and flood insurance on this property? Annual amount – dollars (write-in space). Insurance “What was the annual payment…” Identical to LF 2000 1980 Identical to current ACS Identical to current ACS Do you or any member of this household have a mortgage, deed of trust, contract to purchase, or similar debt on this property? Yes – Mortgage, deed of trust, or similar debt; yes – contract to pur- chase; no. How much is your regular monthly mortgage payment on this property? Monthly amounts – dollars (write-in space). Does your regular monthly mortgage payment include payments for real estate taxes? Yes – taxes included in mortgage payment; no – taxes paid separately or taxes not required. Mortgages Identical to current ACS Identical to LF 2000 1980 Identical to current ACS Identical to current ACS Table A.1. (Continued).

2003 ACS Description Census 2000 Long Form Census 1990 Long Form First Used ACS 1999-2002 ACS 1996-1998 Does your regular monthly mortgage payment include payments for fire, hazard, or flood insurance on this property? Yes – insurance included in mortgage payment; no – insurance paid separately or no insurance. Do you or any member of this household have a second mortgage or a home equity loan on this property? Yes – home equity loan; yes – second mortgage; yes – second mort- gage and home equity loan; no. Mortgages Identical “junior mortgage” included in first question 1980 Identical to current ACS Identical to current ACS How much is the regular monthly payment on all second or junior mortgages and all home equity loans on this property? Monthly amount – dollars (write-in space). Mortgages Identical “junior mortgage” included in first question 1980 Identical to current ACS Identical to current ACS What are the total annual costs for personal property taxes, site rent, registration fees, and license fees on this mobile home and its site? Annual costs – dollars (write-in space). Mobile Home Costs Two-part question. Instruction given, answer only if this is a mobile home. “Do you have an install- ment loan or contract on this mobile home?: If yes – what was the total cost for the installment loan pay- ments, personal prop- erty taxes, site rent, registration fees, license fees on this mobile home and its site last year?” “What was the total cost for personal …” 1980 Identical to current ACS Identical to current ACS Do you or any member of this household live or stay at this address year round? Yes/No. How many months a year do members of this household stay at this address? Months (write-in space). What is the main reason members of this household are staying at this address? This is their permanent address; this is their seasonal or vacation address; to be close to work; to attend school or college; looking for permanent housing; other reasons. Verification of Residence Status (Seasonal Residence) Missing Missing 2003 “Do all persons listed on pages two and three live at this address year round? Of the persons listed how many live some- where else part of the year? Do you consider this house, apartment, or mobile home, that uses the address on the front cover, your…” “Do all persons staying in this house or apartment usually spend more than two consecu- tive months of the year at another residence? Where is that residence located? How long does this house- hold usually spend at that address?” Table A.1. (Continued). (continued on next page)

2003 ACS Description Census 2000 Long Form Census 1990 Long Form First Used ACS 1999-2002 ACS 1996-1998 Population Questions What is the person’s sex? Male/Female. Sex Not matrix; answer categories identical Identical to LF 2000 1790 Identical to current ACS Identical to current ACS What is this person’s age and what is this person’s date of birth? Age (in years) month/day/year of birth (write-in space). Age Not matrix; age on April 1, 2000, month, day, year of birth (write-in space) Age at last birthday; year of birth. Write-in and also needed to fill in answer circles 1790 Identical to current ACS Identical to current ACS How is this person related to Person 1? Husband or wife; son or daughter; brother or sister; father or mother; grandchild; in-law; other relative; roomer, boarder; housemate, room- mate; unmarried partner; foster child; other non-relative. Relationship Not matrix; answer categories: husband/wife, natural- born son/daughter; adopted son/daughter; stepson/stepdaughter; parent-in-law, son-in- law/daughter-in-law, other relative Answer categories: husband/wife; natural- born/adopted son/daughter; stepson/stepdaughter; brother/sister; father/mother; grand- child; other relative; roomer, boarder, or foster child; house- mate, roommate; unmarried partner; other non-relative 1880 Identical to current ACS Identical to current ACS What is this person’s marital status? Now married; widowed; divorced; separated; never married. Marital Status Identical to current ACS Identical to LF 2000 1880 Identical to current ACS Identical to current ACS Is this person Spanish/Hispanic/Latino? No – not Spanish/Hispanic/Latino; yes – Mexican, Mexican American, Chicano; yes – Puerto Rican; yes – Cuban; yes – other Spanish/Hispanic/Latino – print group (write-in space). Hispanic Origin Identical to current ACS “Is this person of Spanish/Hispanic origin?” 1970 Identical to current ACS Identical to current ACS What is this person’s race? One or more races. White; Black or African American, American Indian or Alaskan Native (print name of enrolled or principal tribe); Asian Indian; Chinese; Filipino; Japanese; Korean; Vietnamese; other Asian – print race; Native Hawaiian; Guamanian or Chamorro; Samoan; other Pacific Islander – print race. Race Identical to current ACS Instructed to “Fill ONE circle for the race that the person considers himself/herself to be.” 1790 Identical to current ACS Instructed to “Mark one box.” Where was this person born? In the United States – print name of state; outside the United States – print name of foreign country. Place of Birth Identical to current ACS “In what U.S. state or foreign country was this person born?” Write-in space 1850 Identical to current ACS “ In what U.S. state, territory, common- wealth, or foreign country was this person born?” Write-in space Table A.1. (Continued).

2003 ACS Description Census 2000 Long Form Census 1990 Long Form First Used ACS 1999-2002 ACS 1996-1998 Is this person a citizen of the United States? Yes – born in the United States; yes – born in Puerto Rico, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, or Northern Marianas; yes – born abroad of American parent or parents; yes – U.S. citizen by naturalization; no – not a citizen of the United States. Citizenship Identical to current ACS Identical 1820 Identical to current ACS Identical to current ACS When did this person come to live in the United States? Year (write-in space) Year of Entry Identical to current ACS Answer categories provided 1890 Identical to current ACS Identical to current ACS At any time in the last three months, has this person attended regular school or college? No – has not attended in the last three months; yes – public school, public college; yes – private school, private college. What grade or level was this person attending? Nursery school, preschool, kindergarten, grade 1 to grade 4; grade 5 to grade 8; grade 9 to grade 12; college undergraduate years (freshman to senior); graduate or professional school. School Enrollment “At any time since February 1, 2000…” Identical to LF 2000; second part of ques- tion missing 1850 Identical to current ACS Did not contain second part of question What is the highest degree or level of school this person has completed? No schooling completed; nursery school to fourth grade; fifth grade or sixth grade; seventh grade or eighth grade; ninth grade; 10th grade; 11th grade; 12th grade – no diploma; high school graduate; some college credit, but less than one year; one or more years of college, no degree; Associate degree; Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree; Professional degree; Doctorate degree. Educational Attainment Identical to current ACS “How much school has this person completed?” 1940 Identical to current ACS Identical to current ACS What is this person’s ancestry or ethnic origin? Write-in space. Ancestry Identical to current ACS Identical Identical to current ACS Identical to current ACS Does this person speak a language other than English at home? Yes/No. What is this language? Write-in space. How well does this person speak English? Very well, well, not well, not at all. Language Spoken at Home Identical to current ACS Identical to LF 2000 1890 Identical to current ACS Identical to current ACS Did this person live in this house or apartment one year ago? Person is under one year old; yes – this house; no – outside the United States; no – different house in the United States. Where did this person live one year ago? Name of city, town, or post office. Residence One Year Ago “Did this person live in this house or apartment five years ago (on April 1, 1995)?” Person is under five years old; remaining answer categories identical. Question wording the same as LF 2000, slightly different for- mat for capturing address information Pre 1980 Pre 1980 Identical to current ACS Identical to LF 1990 Table A.1. (Continued). (continued on next page)

2003 ACS Description Census 2000 Long Form Census 1990 Long Form First Used ACS 1999-2002 ACS 1996-1998 Did this person live inside the limits of the city of town? Yes/No – outside the city/town limits. Name of county, name of state, zip code (write-in space) “Where did this person live five years ago?” Does this person have any of the following long-lasting conditions? Blindness, deafness, or a severe vision or hearing impairment; a condi- tion that substantially limits one or more basic physical activities such as walking, climbing stairs, reaching, lifting, or carrying. Because of a physical, mental, or emotional condition lasting six months or more, does this person have any difficulty in doing any of the following activities? Learning, remembering, or concentrating; dressing, bathing or getting around inside the home. Because of a physical, mental, or emotional condition lasting six months or more, does this person have any difficulty in doing any of the following activities? Going outside the home alone to shop or visit a doctor’s office; working at a job or business. Disability Question has two parts not three as in ACS. Second and third parts of ACS combined into one item “Does this person have a physical men- tal, or other health condition that has lasted for six or more months and which – limits the amount of work this person can do at a job? Prevents this person from working at job?” “Because of a health condition that has lasted for six or more months, does this person have any difficulty – going out- side the home alone, for example, to shop or visit a doctor’s office? Taking care of his or her own per- sonal needs such as bathing, dressing, or getting around inside the home?” 1830 Identical to current ACS “If this person has difficulty seeing, hearing, or walking, mark [X] the appro- priate boxes”; otherwise the same as current ACS Has this person given birth to any children in the past 12 months? Yes/No. Children born last 12 months Missing How many babies has she had not counting stillbirths? 2000 Identical to current ACS Identical to LF 1990 Does this person have any of his/her own grandchildren under the age of 18 living in this house or apartment? Yes/No. Is this grandparent currently responsible for most of the basic needs of any grandchildren under the age of 18 who lives in this house or apartment? Yes/No. Grandparents as Caregivers Identical to current ACS Missing 2000 Identical to current ACS Identical to current ACS Table A.1. (Continued).

2003 ACS Description Census 2000 Long Form Census 1990 Long Form First Used ACS 1999-2002 ACS 1996-1998 How long has this grandparent been responsible for the(se) grandchildren? Less than six months; six to 11 months; one or two years; three or four years; five or more years. Has this person ever served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces, military Reserves, or National Guard? Yes – now on active duty; yes – on active duty during the last 12 months, but not now; yes – on active duty in the past, but not during the last 12 months; no – training for Reserves or National Guard only; no – never served in the military. When did this person serve on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces? September 2001 or later; August 1990 to August 2001; September 1980 to July 1990; Vietnam era (August 1964 to April 1975); March 1961 to July 1964; February 1955 to February 1961; Korean War (July 1950 to January 1955); January 1947 to June 1950; World War II (December 1941 to December 1946); November 1941 or earlier. In total, how many years of active-duty military service has this person had? Less than two years; two years or more. Veteran Status For second part of question, first answer category is “April 1995 or later” and slightly different remaining categories “Has this person ever been on active-duty military service in the Armed Forces of the United States or ever been in the United States military Reserves or the National Guard?” Yes – now on active duty; yes – on active duty in past but not now, yes – service in Reserves or National Guard, no; write-in space for how many years of active-duty military service 1840 Identical to current ACS Identical to LF 1990 Last week, did this person do any work for either pay or profit? Yes/No. Labor Force Status Identical to current ACS “Did this person work at any time last week?” 1970 Identical to current ACS Identical to current ACS At what location did this person work last week? Address; city, town, or post office (write-in space). Is the work location inside the limits of that city or town? Yes – name of county, name of U.S. state or foreign country, zip code; no – outside the city/town limits. Place of Work Identical to current ACS Identical to LF 2000 1960 Identical to current ACS Identical to current ACS How did this person usually get to work last week? Car, truck, or van; bus or trolley bus; streetcar or trolley car; subway or elevated; railroad; ferryboat; taxicab; motorcycle; bicycle; walked; worked at home; other method. Means of Transportation to Work Identical to current ACS Identical to LF 2000 1960 Identical to current ACS Identical to current ACS How many people, including this person, usually rode to work in the car, truck, or van last week? Person(s) (write-in space). Carpooling Answer categories provided Upper limit category “10 or more” instead of “seven or more” 1960 Identical to current ACS Identical to current ACS Table A.1. (Continued). (continued on next page)

2003 ACS Description Census 2000 Long Form Census 1990 Long Form First Used ACS 1999-2002 ACS 1996-1998 What time did this person usually leave home to go to work last week? Hour, minute a.m., p.m. (write-in space). How many minutes did it usually take this person to get from home to work last week? Minutes (write-in space) Departure Time Identical to current ACS Identical to LF 2000 1960 Identical to current ACS Identical to current ACS Last week, was this person on layoff from a job? Yes/No. Last week, was this person temporarily absent from a job or business? Yes/No. Has this person been informed that he or she will be recalled to work within the next six months or been given a date to return to work? Yes/No. Absence From Work Identical to current ACS “Was this person temporarily absent or on layoff from a job or business last week?” 1970 Identical to current ACS Identical to current ACS Has this person been looking for work during the last four weeks? Yes/No. Looking for work Subpart of question above “Has this person been looking for work during the last four weeks?” 1970 Identical to current ACS Identical to current ACS Last week, could this person have started a job if offered one, or returned to work if recalled? Yes – could have gone to work; no – because of temporary illness; no – because of all other reasons (in school, etc.). Availability for Work Subparts of question above “Could this person have taken a job last week if one had been offered?” 1970 Identical to current ACS “Last week, could this person have gone to work?” When did this person last work even for few days? Within the past 12 months; one to five years ago; over five years ago or never worked. Work History Identical to current ACS Identical to LF 2000 1970 Identical to current ACS Identical to current ACS During the past 12 months, how many weeks did this person work? Weeks (write-in space). Work Last Year “Last year, 1999, did this person work at a job or business at any time? How many weeks did this person work in 1999?” Identical to LF 2000 1970 Identical to current ACS Identical to current ACS During the past 12 months, in the weeks worked, how many hours did this person usually work each week? Usual hours worked each week (write-in space). Hours Worked Per Week Subpart of question above.“During the weeks worked in 1999, how many hours did this person usually work each week?” “How many hours did this work last week?” 1970 Identical to current ACS Identical to current ACS Table A.1. (Continued).

2003 ACS Description Census 2000 Long Form Census 1990 Long Form First Used ACS 1999-2002 ACS 1996-1998 Current or most recent job activity. Was this person…an employee of a private for profit company or busi- ness, or of an individual, for wages, salary, or commissions; an employee of a private not for profit tax-exempt, or charitable organiza- tion; a local government employee (city, county, etc.), a state govern- ment employee; a Federal government employee; self-employed in own not incorporated business, professional practice, or farm; self-employed in own incorporated business, professional practice, or farm; working without pay in a family business or farm. Class Identical to current ACS Identical to LF 2000 1910 Identical to Current ACS Identical to Current ACS For whom did this person work? Name of company, business, or other employer (Write-in space) What kind of business or industry was this in? (Write-in space) Industry A third question part: Is this mainly – manufacturing, whole- sale trade, retail trade, other Identical to LF 2000 1850 Identical to LF 2000 Identical to LF 2000 What kind of work was this person doing? (Write-in space) What were this person’s most important activities or duties? (Write-in space) Occupation Identical to current ACS Identical to LF 2000 1850 Identical to current ACS Identical to current ACS Income in the past 12 months. Separate items for: Wages, salary, commissions, bonuses, or tips from all jobs. Self-employment income from own non-farm businesses or farm businesses, including proprietorships and partnerships. Interest, dividends, net rental income, royalty income, or income from estates and trusts. Social security or railroad retirement. Supplemental security income. Any public assistance or welfare payments from the state or local welfare office. Retirement, survivor, or disability pensions. Any other sources of income received regularly such as Veterans (VA) pay- ments, unemployment compensation, child support or alimony. Yes – total amount for past 12 months (write-in space); no. Income Identical to current ACS Identical to LF 2000 1940 Identical to current ACS Identical to current ACS What was this person’s total income during the past 12 months? None or total amount for past 12 months (write-in space). Total Income What was this per- son’s total income in 1999? Identical to LF 2000 1940 Identical to current ACS Identical to current ACS Table A.1. (Continued).

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