U.S. Census Surveying Homeowners In Hartford Metro Area

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Connecticut’s housing market is showing early signs of being on the upswing, and the U.S. Census Bureau wants to know more about the kinds of dwellings in the market.

The bureau is contacting selected homeowners throughout the Hartford Metropolitan Area for its latest American Housing Survey. Data collected from the survey provides updated information on the size and composition in the Hartford MSA and others throughout the country.

Some of the questions include number of rooms, heating and cooling equipment and costs of housing.

A release from the Census Bureau says:

“Information from the survey helps to measure the changes in our housing supply resulting from losses and new construction. It measures the structural makeup of the housing and characteristics of the occupants. The information also helps to evaluate the effects of the proposals on tax reform and assistance programs.”

The Hartford MSA includes six of the eight counties in Connecticut: Hartford, Litchfield, Middlesex, New London, Tolland and Windham counties.

Nationwide, about 700 field representatives will interview close to 27,000 households, either by telephone or in person. The Census is urging those selected to cooperate with the survey, which takes about 45 minutes to complete.


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