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2008 New York City Housing and Vacancy Survey

Tables by Variable Type

Please read the Cautionary Notes about the 2008 HVS

The tables on this page were updated in July, 2011 to reflect changes made to the HVS by the Census Bureau in August, 2010. These tables will not match tables posted on this website prior to July, 2011. See the "User Note" on the HVS website for more details about changes made to the renter occupied file:

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Household Characteristics
Area Characteristics
Building Characteristics
Apartment Characteristics

Household Characteristics

  • Age and Sex of Householder [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Age of Householder [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Cell Phone Usage [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Contract Rent as Percentage of Household Income [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Gross Rent as Percentage of Household Income [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Health of Respondent [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Households Below Specified Poverty Income Level [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Household Composition [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Household Income [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Household Members under Age 6 [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Household Members under Age 18 [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Household Receiving Part of Rent from Government [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Householder Move into the United States as an Immigrant? [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Households Receiving Public Assistance [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Income of Primary Individuals [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Land-Line Telephone in Apartment (House) [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Length of Lease [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Monthly Out of Pocket Contract Rent [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Monthly Contract Rent per Room [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Non-eviction Conversion to Coop/Condo [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Number of Persons [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Number of Stories in Building [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Persons Per Room [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Public Assistance/Welfare Payments [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Presence of Nonrelatives [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Previous Residence of Householder [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Race and Ethnicity of Householder [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Reason Householder Moved from Previous Residence [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Year Householder Moved into Unit [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Year Householder Moved into U.S. [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Year Householder Moved into N.Y.C. [.xls] [.pdf]
Area Characteristics
  • Borough [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Buildings with Broken/Boarded Windows on Street (Observation) [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Neighborhood Residential Structure Condition Rating (Respondent) [.xls] [.pdf]
Building Characteristics
  • Access from Sidewalk to Unit Without Using Stairs [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Access from Sidewalk to Elevator Without Using Stairs [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Condition of Building [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Condition of External Walls of Building [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Condition of Floors of Building [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Condition of Stairways of Building [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Condition of Windows of Building [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Elevator in Building [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Presence of Owner in Building [.xls] [.pdf]
  • NYC Structure Classification [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Co-op/Condo Status of Building Development [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Non-eviction Conversion to Co-op or Condo [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Number of Building Condition Problems [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Number of Units in Building [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Number of Stories in Building [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Rodent Infestation [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Type of Heating Fuel [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Wheelchair Accessibility - Building Entrance [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Wheelchair Accessibility - Elevator [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Year Building Built [.xls] [.pdf]
Apartment Characteristics
  • Additional Heating Required [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Breakdown in Heating System [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Broken Plaster or Peeling Paint [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Contract Rent [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Cracks or Holes in Walls, Ceiling or Floor [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Floor Unit is Located On [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Functioning of Kitchen Facilities [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Gross Rent [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Gross Rent Per Room [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Monthly Cost of Electricity [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Monthly Cost of Other Fuels [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Monthly Cost of Utility Gas [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Monthly Cost of Water and Sewer [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Number of Bedrooms [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Number of Cockroaches in Building [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Number of Rooms [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Number of 1987 Maintenance Deficiencies [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Number of 2008 Maintenance Deficiencies [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Presence of Kitchen Facilities [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Presence of Plumbing Facilities [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Toilet Breakdown [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Water Leak in Unit [.xls] [.pdf]
  • Wheelchair Accessibility - Residential Unit Entrance [.xls] [.pdf]

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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