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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Van Buren 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 9,164 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 6,825 100.0
1-unit, detached 6,155 67.2   1.00 or less 6,624 97.1
1-unit, attached 231 2.5   1.01 to 1.50 151 2.2
2 units 70 0.8   1.51 or more 50 0.7
3 or 4 units 254 2.8        
5 to 9 units 85 0.9             Specified owner-occupied units 2,822 100.0
10 to 19 units 133 1.5   VALUE    
20 or more units 147 1.6   Less than $50,000 954 33.8
Mobile home 2,033 22.2   $50,000 to $99,999 1,300 46.1
Boat, RV, van, etc. 56 0.6   $100,000 to $149,999 374 13.3
        $150,000 to $199,000 109 3.9
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 59 2.1
1999 to March 2000 319 3.5   $300,000 to $499,999 15 0.5
1995 to 1998 887 9.7   $500,000 to $999,999 4 0.1
1990 to 1994 753 8.2   $1,000,000 or more 7 0.2
1980 to 1989 2,098 22.9   Median (dollars) 63,700 (X)
1970 to 1979 2,578 28.1        
1960 to 1969 986 10.8   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 1,021 11.1    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 522 5.7   With a mortgage 1,272 45.1
             Less than $300 33 1.2
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 332 11.8
1 room 176 1.9        $500 to $699 430 15.2
2 rooms 383 4.2        $700 to $999 371 13.1
3 rooms 784 8.6        $1,000 to $1,499 82 2.9
4 rooms 2,371 25.9        $1,500 to $1,999 17 0.6
5 rooms 2,539 27.7        $2,000 or more 7 0.2
6 rooms 1,681 18.3        Median (dollars) 604 (X)
7 rooms 824 9.0   Not mortgaged 1,550 54.9
8 rooms 277 3.0        Median (dollars) 210 (X)
9 or more rooms 129 1.4        
Median (rooms) 4.8 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 6,825 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 1,461 51.8
1999 to March 2000 1,162 17.0   15 to 19 percent 359 12.7
1995 to 1998 1,961 28.7   20 to 24 percent 301 10.7
1990 to 1994 1,217 17.8   25 to 29 percent 183 6.5
1980 to 1989 1,217 17.8   30 to 34 percent 140 5.0
1970 to 1979 738 10.8   35 percent or more 352 12.5
1969 or earlier 530 7.8   Not computed 26 0.9
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 1,100 100.0
None 450 6.6   GROSS RENT    
1 2,375 34.8   Less than $200 82 7.5
2 2,840 41.6   $200 to $299 160 14.5
3 or more 1,160 17.0   $300 to $499 447 40.6
        $500 to $749 174 15.8
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 18 1.6
Utility Gas 1,153 16.9   $1,000 to $1,499 11 1.0
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 2,292 33.6   $1,500 or more 9 0.8
Electricity 2,294 33.6   No cash rent 199 18.1
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 6 0.1   Median (dollars) 372 (X)
Coal or coke 0 0.0        
Wood 1,044 15.3   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 4 0.1    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 27 0.4   Less than 15 percent 262 23.8
No fuel used 5 0.1   15 to 19 percent 91 8.3
        20 to 24 percent 100 9.1
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 128 11.6
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 103 1.5   30 to 34 percent 46 4.2
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 96 1.4   35 percent or more 263 23.9
No telephone service 374 5.5   Not computed 210 19.1
 
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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