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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Howard 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 6,297 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 5,471 100.0
1-unit, detached 4,451 70.7   1.00 or less 5,224 95.5
1-unit, attached 62 1.0   1.01 to 1.50 186 3.4
2 units 248 3.9   1.51 or more 61 1.1
3 or 4 units 131 2.1        
5 to 9 units 44 0.7             Specified owner-occupied units 2,306 100.0
10 to 19 units 79 1.3   VALUE    
20 or more units 21 0.3   Less than $50,000 992 43.0
Mobile home 1,234 19.6   $50,000 to $99,999 970 42.1
Boat, RV, van, etc. 27 0.4   $100,000 to $149,999 232 10.1
        $150,000 to $199,000 47 2.0
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 40 1.7
1999 to March 2000 150 2.4   $300,000 to $499,999 17 0.7
1995 to 1998 481 7.6   $500,000 to $999,999 8 0.3
1990 to 1994 473 7.5   $1,000,000 or more 0 0.0
1980 to 1989 1,061 16.8   Median (dollars) 55,600 (X)
1970 to 1979 1,412 22.4        
1960 to 1969 995 15.8   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 1,104 17.5    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 621 9.9   With a mortgage 1,325 57.5
             Less than $300 13 0.6
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 340 14.7
1 room 25 0.4        $500 to $699 469 20.3
2 rooms 158 2.5        $700 to $999 326 14.1
3 rooms 473 7.5        $1,000 to $1,499 115 5.0
4 rooms 1,290 20.5        $1,500 to $1,999 54 2.3
5 rooms 2,066 32.8        $2,000 or more 8 0.3
6 rooms 1,193 18.9        Median (dollars) 624 (X)
7 rooms 644 10.2   Not mortgaged 981 42.5
8 rooms 242 3.8        Median (dollars) 217 (X)
9 or more rooms 206 3.3        
Median (rooms) 5.1 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 5,471 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 1,059 45.9
1999 to March 2000 999 18.3   15 to 19 percent 342 14.8
1995 to 1998 1,476 27.0   20 to 24 percent 239 10.4
1990 to 1994 854 15.6   25 to 29 percent 163 7.1
1980 to 1989 872 15.9   30 to 34 percent 110 4.8
1970 to 1979 629 11.5   35 percent or more 381 16.5
1969 or earlier 641 11.7   Not computed 12 0.5
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 1,487 100.0
None 502 9.2   GROSS RENT    
1 1,777 32.5   Less than $200 145 9.8
2 2,126 38.9   $200 to $299 198 13.3
3 or more 1,066 19.5   $300 to $499 754 50.7
        $500 to $749 144 9.7
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 31 2.1
Utility Gas 2,795 51.1   $1,000 to $1,499 4 0.3
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 928 17.0   $1,500 or more 10 0.7
Electricity 1,475 27.0   No cash rent 201 13.5
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 10 0.2   Median (dollars) 369 (X)
Coal or coke 0 0.0        
Wood 233 4.3   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 2 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 14 0.3   Less than 15 percent 375 25.2
No fuel used 14 0.3   15 to 19 percent 183 12.3
        20 to 24 percent 198 13.3
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 121 8.1
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 37 0.7   30 to 34 percent 107 7.2
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 31 0.6   35 percent or more 296 19.9
No telephone service 569 10.4   Not computed 207 13.9
 
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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