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Amount of principal still owed on dwelling


HOMAMTOWE is a 6-digit-numeric variable.

0: Not in Universe
999995: 999995+
999999: Unknown


For sample persons aged 55 and older who own or are buying their house/apartment or whose spouse owns or is buying their house/apartment, HOMAMTOWE reports the amount of principal that is still owed on the mortgage.

This variable was first introduced in 1984 as part of the Supplement on Aging. For related variables and more information about this supplement, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.


There are no comparability issues.


  • 1984: Sample persons age 55+ who are buying their house or apartment or whose spouse is buying their house or apartment, and who know how much principal is still owed on the mortgage.


  • 1984