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American Housing Survey: 2013 Detailed Tables

For Immediate Release: Thursday, October 16, 2014

American Housing Survey: 2013 Detailed Tables

Press Release Number CB14-TPS.78

The first findings from the 2013 American Housing Survey are now available in the form of dozens of detailed tables and a microdata file. The American Housing Survey is conducted biennially and, as in past years, provides current national-level information on a wide range of housing subjects. Topics unique to this survey include characteristics and physical condition of the nation’s housing units, indicators of housing and neighborhood quality, and home improvement activities. Specific examples include the presence of appliances, respondents’ rating of their homes on a scale of 1 to 10, and the average cost of kitchen and bathroom remodeling.

Topics new to the American Housing Survey this year are disaster planning and emergency preparedness, public transportation, household involvement in neighborhood and community activities, and the prevalence of “doubled-up” households, such as those with an adult child living at home. Specific examples include having an adequate food or water supply in case of emergency, key amenities accessible via public transportation and neighbors willing to help one another.

Results from the 2013 American Housing Survey for 25 selected metropolitan areas will be available later this year. The American Housing Survey is sponsored by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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