A r c h i v e d  I n f o r m a t i o n

Indicator 12. Housing Condition of Children

Number of households, by housing status and condition and presence of children under 18: 1975 to 1989

__________________________________________________________________________|      Housing status and     |        |         |        |        |        |        condition, and       |  1975  |  1980   |  1985  |  1987  |  1989  |     presence of children    |        |         |        |        |        | ____________________________|________|_________|________|________|________|                                                                           |                                 Number of households, in thousands        | Owners .....................  46,909    52,733   56,144   58,162   59,915 |   Crowded1/ ................   1,888     1,654      980      922      955 |   Inadequate2/ .............   3,293 3/  2,757    3,088    2,717    3,573 |   Burden 30% to 49% 4/ .....   1,697     2,485    4,247    4,158    3,893 |   Burden 50% or more 4/ ....   1,121 3/  1,781    2,691    2,579    2,649 |   None of the above ........  39,500    44,700   45,990   48,518   49,659 |                                                                           | Renters ....................  25,637    27,594   32,280   32,723   33,767 |   Crowded1/ ................   1,722     1,715    1,516    1,511    1,722 |   Inadequate2/ .............   3,893 3/  3,250    4,286    3,690    4,031 |   Burden 30% to 49% 4/ .....   4,169     5,097    6,994    7,457    7,547 |   Burden 50% or more 4/ ....   3,605 3/  4,769    6,656    6,739    5,893 |   None of the above ........  14,272    14,661   15,731   15,963   17,411 |                                                                           | Owners with children                                                      |  under 18 ..................  21,982    22,886   21,945   22,158   22,827 |   Crowded1/ ................   1,864     1,564      966      898      937 |   Inadequate2/ .............   1,355 3/  1,024    1,286    1,068    1,378 |   Burden 30% to 49% 4/ .....     584       866    1,216    1,128    1,120 |   Burden 50% or more 4/ ....     399 3/    668      765      694      667 |   None of the above ........  18,231    19,181   18,152   18,741   19,157 |                                                                           | Renters with children                                                     |  under 18 ..................   9,566     9,835   12,053   12,097   12,907 |   Crowded1/ ................   1,625     1,580    1,381    1,393    1,568 |   Inadequate2/ .............   1,522 3/  1,239    1,927    1,647    1,718 |   Burden 30% to 49% 4/ .....   1,475     1,829    2,552    2,650    2,860 |   Burden 50% or more 4/ ....   1,142 3/  1,698    2,726    2,726    2,293 |   None of the above ........   4,984     4,652    5,254    5,339    6,187 |   Rent assisted ............   1,159     1,361    1,911    1,998    2,093 |                                                                           | Very-low-income renters                                                   |  with children under 18 5/ .   3,752     4,642    5,294    5,410    5,335 |   Crowded1/ ................     898       953      783      833      866 |   Inadequate2/ .............     831 3/    765    1,121    1,010    1,018 |   Burden 30% to 49% 4/ .....   1,077     1,306    1,267    1,460    1,487 |   Burden 50% or more 4/ ....     875 3/  1,664    2,601    2,635    2,194 |   None of the above ........     803     1,007      983      880    1,150 |   Rent assisted ............     743     1,042    1,424    1,524    1,604 |   "Worst case" 6/...........   1,320     1,640    2,267    2,150    1,970 | __________________________________________________________________________|  
_______________________________________________________________ Housing status and | | | | | condition, and | 1975 | 1980 | 1985 | 1987 | 1989 presence of children | | | | | ____________________________|______|______|______|______|______ Percentage of total Owners ..................... 100 100 100 100 100 Crowded1/ ................ 4 3 2 2 2 Inadequate2/ ............. 7 5 6 5 6 Burden 30% to 49% 4/ ..... 4 5 8 7 6 Burden 50% or more 4/ .... 2 3 5 4 4 None of the above ........ 84 85 82 83 83 Renters .................... 100 100 100 100 100 Crowded1/ ................ 7 6 5 5 5 Inadequate2/ ............. 15 12 13 11 12 Burden 30% to 49% 4/ ..... 16 18 22 23 22 Burden 50% or more 4/ .... 14 17 21 21 17 None of the above ........ 56 53 49 49 52 Owners with children under 18 .................. 100 100 100 100 100 Crowded1/ ................ 8 7 4 4 4 Inadequate2/ ............. 6 4 6 5 6 Burden 30% to 49% 4/ ..... 3 4 6 5 5 Burden 50% or more 4/ .... 2 3 3 3 3 None of the above ........ 83 84 83 85 84 Renters with children under 18 .................. 100 100 100 100 100 Crowded1/ ................ 17 16 11 12 12 Inadequate2/ ............. 16 13 16 14 13 Burden 30% to 49% 4/ ..... 15 19 21 22 22 Burden 50% or more 4/ .... 12 17 23 23 18 None of the above ........ 52 47 44 44 48 Rent assisted ............ 12 14 16 17 16 Very-low-income renters with children under 18 5/ . 100 100 100 100 100 Crowded1/ ................ 24 21 15 15 16 Inadequate2/ ............. 22 16 21 19 19 Burden 30% to 49% 4/ ..... 29 28 24 27 28 Burden 50% or more 4/ .... 23 36 49 49 41 None of the above ........ 21 22 19 16 22 Rent assisted ............ 20 22 27 28 30 "Worst case" 6/........... 35 35 43 40 37 _______________________________________________________________
1/More than one person per room, excluding closets and bathrooms.
2/Severe or moderate physical problems as reported in the housing survey.
3/Data are believed to be artifically low because of variations in data collection.
4/Burden is calculated by dividing gross rent and utilities by reported family income.
5/Family income below 50 percent of area median family income adjusted for family size, as defined for Housing and Urban Development programs.
6/Unassisted with either rent burden of 50 percent of income or more, or severe physical problems as reported in the housing survey.

NOTE: Because of overlapping categories, details do not add to totals. Some data have been revised from previously published figures.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Policy Development and Research, American Housing Survey, unpublished data.


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