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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Lamar County
[Data based on a sample. For information on confidentiality protection, sampling error, nonsampling error, and definitions, see text]

Subject Number Percent   Subject Number Percent

          Total housing units 7,517 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 6,468 100.0
1-unit, detached 4,877 64.9   1.00 or less 6,345 98.1
1-unit, attached 88 1.2   1.01 to 1.50 88 1.4
2 units 380 5.1   1.51 or more 35 0.5
3 or 4 units 110 1.5        
5 to 9 units 163 2.2             Specified owner-occupied units 2,783 100.0
10 to 19 units 8 0.1   VALUE    
20 or more units 29 0.4   Less than $50,000 1,223 43.9
Mobile home 1,807 24.0   $50,000 to $99,999 1,164 41.8
Boat, RV, van, etc. 55 0.7   $100,000 to $149,999 269 9.7
        $150,000 to $199,000 74 2.7
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 32 1.1
1999 to March 2000 221 2.9   $300,000 to $499,999 21 0.8
1995 to 1998 657 8.7   $500,000 to $999,999 0 0.0
1990 to 1994 645 8.6   $1,000,000 or more 0 0.0
1980 to 1989 1,300 17.3   Median (dollars) 55,200 (X)
1970 to 1979 1,718 22.9        
1960 to 1969 989 13.2   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 1,241 16.5    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 746 9.9   With a mortgage 1,314 47.2
             Less than $300 61 2.2
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 319 11.5
1 room 54 0.7        $500 to $699 376 13.5
2 rooms 114 1.5        $700 to $999 341 12.3
3 rooms 477 6.3        $1,000 to $1,499 167 6.0
4 rooms 1,351 18.0        $1,500 to $1,999 38 1.4
5 rooms 2,309 30.7        $2,000 or more 12 0.4
6 rooms 1,606 21.4        Median (dollars) 652 (X)
7 rooms 963 12.8   Not mortgaged 1,469 52.8
8 rooms 339 4.5        Median (dollars) 203 (X)
9 or more rooms 304 4.0        
Median (rooms) 5.3 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 6,468 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 1,399 50.3
1999 to March 2000 1,059 16.4   15 to 19 percent 336 12.1
1995 to 1998 1,523 23.5   20 to 24 percent 231 8.3
1990 to 1994 1,015 15.7   25 to 29 percent 198 7.1
1980 to 1989 980 15.2   30 to 34 percent 110 4.0
1970 to 1979 870 13.5   35 percent or more 420 15.1
1969 or earlier 1,021 15.8   Not computed 89 3.2
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 1,320 100.0
None 528 8.2   GROSS RENT    
1 1,822 28.2   Less than $200 311 23.6
2 2,596 40.1   $200 to $299 253 19.2
3 or more 1,522 23.5   $300 to $499 380 28.8
        $500 to $749 66 5.0
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 6 0.5
Utility Gas 2,160 33.4   $1,000 to $1,499 6 0.5
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 1,767 27.3   $1,500 or more 0 0.0
Electricity 2,246 34.7   No cash rent 298 22.6
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 21 0.3   Median (dollars) 282 (X)
Coal or coke 30 0.5        
Wood 171 2.6   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 0 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 32 0.5   Less than 15 percent 319 24.2
No fuel used 41 0.6   15 to 19 percent 132 10.0
        20 to 24 percent 83 6.3
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 80 6.1
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 28 0.4   30 to 34 percent 79 6.0
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 26 0.4   35 percent or more 297 22.5
No telephone service 464 7.2   Not computed 330 25.0
 
Date: July 7, 2006
 
-Represent zero or rounds to zero.    (X) Not applicable.
Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Census 2000.

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