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1950 Census of Housing: Volume 3. Farm Housing Characteristics: United States and Economic Subregions

Volume III presents statistics on housing and household characteristics of rural-farm occupied dwelling units for the United States and for each of the 119 economic subregions. No statistics are provided in this report for urban farm or vacant farm dwelling units.

A list of the counties in each economic subregion is given on pp. VII to XI, and a map on p. VI. The list, numerically arranged, provides the names of the counties by States for each subregion. The map gives the numbers of the subregions, their boundaries, and the boundaries of the counties included. These subregions may cross State boundaries. Therefore, no totals for States or geographic divisions are possible.

Data are presented in the form of cross-classifications in order to provide the user with the analytical relationships of the various housing and household characteristics of occupied rural-farm housing. The subjects are cross-classified in two basic tabulations:

1. Number of rooms by year built, condition and plumbing facilities, heating fuel, cooking fuel, number of persons, persons per room, and sex and age of head.

2. Condition and plumbing facilities by number of rooms by year built, electric lighting, heating equipment, type of household, and income in 1949.

The PDF to the right contains the Title Page, Table of Contents and Introduction. 

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