Hi ACS Users,
We are considering combining responses from table B25095 (Household income by selected monthly owner costs as a percentage of household income in the past 12 months) and table B25074 (Household income by gross rent as a percentage of household income in the past 12 months) to create a joint owner/renter monthly housing cost burden calculation. Does anyone know of any potential issues with combining these tables?
The tables have different universes (owner-occupied vs renter-occupied housing units) but we plan on using table value B25003_001 (Total occupied housing units) as the denominator since that includes both universes. Also, the percentage of household income groupings match across both tables. I have looked through the subject definitions and found nothing that explicitly suggests or discourages this comparison.
Any thoughts or advice would be most welcome!
We've done HCB calculations like this for years at Missouri Census Data Center.
Hi, Lauren -- this is done often and seems totally fine to me. Just a couple things to be aware of:
Hi Matt. Thanks for your detailed notes! This is helpful for thinking through handling the "not computed" values.