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 Housing Patterns

Place Text Files and Description

The Text files only contain data -- no labels, no table headers, no titles. A description of the contents of the files is provided below and in the "README" file in the Text file directory.

I.   File Organization:

     The files in the Residential Housing Patterns directory contain 19 indexes of
     residential housing patterns for each race/ethnicity group and place.
     There is one record per race/ethnicity group and place. There is one file 
     for each year and each race/ethnicity group and one file for each year with 
     all groups combined. All indexes were calculated using Non-Hispanic Whites as 
     the reference group.  The unit of analysis is the census tract.  The number 
     of race/ethnicity groups and places are indicated below.

                         Number of         Number of
             Year   Race/Ethnicity Groups   Places

             2000            6               1092

     Note: Residential Housing Patterns Indexes can only be shown for places with:
     . at least 10 Census tracts
     . a total population of 10,000 or more
     . a minority population of 100 or more for the group in question

II. File Names: 2000 Files: The Unit of Analysis is the Census Tract rs2000ALL_place.dat ALL race/ethnicity groups rs2000aian_place.dat American Indian and Alaska Native rs2000api_place.dat Asian and Pacific Islander rs2000asian_place.dat Asian rs2000nhopi_place.dat Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander rs2000black_place.dat Black or African American rs2000hisp_place.dat Hispanic
III. Record Layout Position Variable 1- 4 Year 6- 10 Race/Ethnicity group 12- 13 FIPS state code 15- 19 FIPS place code 21- 88 Place name 91- 99 Place total population 101-109 Place minority population 111-117 Atkinson index with b=.1 (A1) 119-125 Atkinson index with b=.5 (A5) 127-133 Atkinson index with b=.9 (A9) 135-141 Absolute Centralization index (ACE) 143-149 Absolute Clustering index (ACL) 151-157 Absolute Concentration index (ACO) 159-165 Correlation ratio or Eta squared (V) 167-173 Dissimilarity index (D) 175-181 Distance Decay Isolation index (DPxx*) 183-189 Distance Decay Interaction index (DPxy*) 191-197 Duncan's Delta index (DEL) 199-205 Entropy index (H) 207-213 Gini index (G) 215-221 Interaction index (xPy*) 223-229 Isolation index (xPx*) 231-237 Relative Centralization index (RCE) 239-245 Relative Clustering index (RCL) 247-253 Relative Concentration index (RCO) 255-261 Spatial Proximity index (SP)

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division
Last Revised: September 30, 2011