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32.2
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Houses Built Prior to 1950

Value: 23.5 percent
Measurement
Period:
2008-2012
Location: County : Douglas
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Comparison: U.S. Counties
Categories: Environment / Toxic Chemicals
Environment / Built Environment
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What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of houses in the area built prior to 1950.
Why this is important: 
Houses built prior to 1950 that have not undergone substantial updates may contain hazardous materials. Lead based paint, which was banned in the United States in 1977, is a known toxin that causes nervous system damage, stunted growth and delayed development and is especially toxic to children under the age of six. Lead poisoning remains a major environmental health problem in the United States and the common source of exposure is dust from deteriorating lead paint in older homes. Homes built prior to 1950 are also likely to have asbestos insulation; the long-term inhalation of asbestos fibers is known to trigger cancer development specifically malignant mesothelioma and other lung diseases such as asbestosis.
Technical Note:  The distribution is based on data from 3,143 U.S. counties and county equivalents.
Source: American Community Survey
URL of Source:   http://www.census.gov/acs/www/
URL of Data:   http://factfinder2.census.gov/
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: January 2014

Time Series Data

2005-2009: 26.4 2006-2010: 24.4 2007-2011: 23.9 2008-2012: 23.5

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Unit: percent
View the Legend

Houses Built Prior to 1950

Value: 23.5 percent
Measurement
Period:
2008-2012
Location: County : Douglas
[ View All Location Types ]
Comparison: Prior Value
Categories: Environment / Toxic Chemicals
Environment / Built Environment
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of houses in the area built prior to 1950.
Why this is important: 
Houses built prior to 1950 that have not undergone substantial updates may contain hazardous materials. Lead based paint, which was banned in the United States in 1977, is a known toxin that causes nervous system damage, stunted growth and delayed development and is especially toxic to children under the age of six. Lead poisoning remains a major environmental health problem in the United States and the common source of exposure is dust from deteriorating lead paint in older homes. Homes built prior to 1950 are also likely to have asbestos insulation; the long-term inhalation of asbestos fibers is known to trigger cancer development specifically malignant mesothelioma and other lung diseases such as asbestosis.
Technical Note:  The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were not taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Source: American Community Survey
URL of Source:   http://www.census.gov/acs/www/
URL of Data:   http://factfinder2.census.gov/
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: January 2014

Time Series Data

2005-2009: 26.4 2006-2010: 24.4 2007-2011: 23.9 2008-2012: 23.5

percent

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How are these indicators calculated? Return to Community Dashboard Home