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Proportion Of Household Type And Conversion Factors (2018)
Conversion Factors and Proportions for Vehicle, Tents, and Makeshift Shelters

June 05, 2018 | June 12, 2018

Los Angeles Continuum of Care, 2018

Families

Dwelling Type

Proportion

Conversion Factor

Cars

6.21%

2.957

Vans

2.78%

2.427

Campers/RVs

3.95%

3.349

Tents

2.11%

2.754

Makeshift Shelters

1.41%

2.423

Individuals

Dwelling Type

Proportion

Conversion Factor

Cars

93.79%

1.540

Vans

97.22%

1.617

Campers/RVs

96.05%

1.764

Tents

97.89%

1.516

Makeshift Shelters

98.59%

1.665


Example: Census Tract #00001

Volunteers counted 5 cars in the tract.

  1. Calculate how many cars are occupied by individuals and families.
    • Families: 5 Cars X 6.21% (proportion of families) = 0.3105 cars
    • Individuals: 5 Cars X 93.79% (proportion of individuals) = 4.6895 cars
  2. Calculate how many people reside in family and individual units.
    • Families: 0.3105 Cars X 2.957 (conversion factor for families) = 0.91815 persons
    • Individuals: 4.6895 Cars X 1.540 (conversion factor for individuals) = 7.22183 persons
  3. Add up to calculate the total number of persons residing in cars.

0.91815+7.22183 = 8.14 = 8 persons