Housing characteristics of North Carolina households with incomes of less than $5,000

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Jean Bailey Cook (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Savannah Day

Abstract: An analysis of housing characteristics of North Carolina households with incomes under $5,000 was made in which housing characteristics of households with incomes under $3,000 were compared with those having incomes between $3,000-$4,999 by inside and outside Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas. Possession of certain household appliances were compared for the two levels of income and for the two areas. Cross tabulations of 1960 Census data as published by the S. J. Tesauro Company of Detroit were the source of the data. A statistical analysis for significant differences of two proportions was used. For households with incomes under $3,000 outside SMSAs 87 per cent of the houses were dependent for heat upon fireplaces, space heaters, or stoves. About two-thirds either had no bath or only partial facilities, and either had no water or only cold running water. Approximately one-half were rented, over thirty years old, valued under $5,000, and either deteriorating or dilapidated.

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Language: English
Date: 1966

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