Census - American Community Survey - B25105 Median Monthly Housing Costs

Median monthly housing costs in dollars data include occupied housing units with monthly housing costs. These monthly housing costs include mortgages or other property debts, rent, real estate taxes, property insurance, utilities, and fuels. This also includes mobile home costs or condominium fees.

For more details about how this estimate is made, please visit page 27 of this document: https://www2.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/tech_docs/subject_definitions/2022_ACSSubjectDefinitions.pdf



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When Was The Data Collected?


Why Was The Data Collected?

This data was collected to create statistics used to determine the affordability of housing and to determine housing assistance need. https://www.census.gov/acs/www/about/why-we-ask-each-question/housing/

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When Was The Data Last Updated?


How Was The Data Collected?

Survey, via mail to specific addresses

Who Collected The Data?

American Community Survey (ACS)

Who Owns The Data?

U.S. Census Bureau, Department of Commerce

Who Was Included Or Excluded From The Sample?

3.5 million addresses nationwide are randomly selected each year to respond to the American Community Survey. The sample size indicated below applies to the nationwide size, housing units selected for final interviews.

Notes On Data Quality

"Data are based on a sample and are subject to sampling variability. The degree of uncertainty for an estimate arising from sampling variability is represented through the use of a margin of error. The value shown here is the 90 percent margin of error. The margin of error can be interpreted roughly as providing a 90 percent probability that the interval defined by the estimate minus the margin of error and the estimate plus the margin of error (the lower and upper confidence bounds) contains the true value. In addition to sampling variability, the ACS estimates are subject to nonsampling error (for a discussion of nonsampling variability, see ACS Technical Documentation). The effect of nonsampling error is not represented in these tables."

Notes On Data Usage Conditions

The data is used by various tribal and government agencies to fund programs and services for households that qualify for assistance.

How Often Is The Data Refreshed?

The ACS is conducted annually.

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Are The Variables Clearly Defined?


Has The Data Been Disaggregated?


Why Hasn'T The Data Been Disaggregated?


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What Other Data Could Be Used As A Comparison Point?

The Department of Housing and Urban Development may also have relevant housing data.

Why Were These Categories Used?

ACS does not explain how it defines or why it uses particular categories, other than to understand housing cost for service and program delivery and funding.

Who Selected The Categories?

American Community Survey and U.S. Census Bureau

Who Is Defining The Categories?

American Community Survey and U.S. Census Bureau

Who Is Defining The Categories?

American Community Survey and U.S. Census Bureau


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