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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Kern 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 231,564 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 208,652 100.0
1-unit, detached 156,358 67.5   1.00 or less 177,307 85.0
1-unit, attached 8,383 3.6   1.01 to 1.50 14,981 7.2
2 units 6,965 3.0   1.51 or more 16,364 7.8
3 or 4 units 13,498 5.8        
5 to 9 units 6,832 3.0             Specified owner-occupied units 109,487 100.0
10 to 19 units 3,759 1.6   VALUE    
20 or more units 12,711 5.5   Less than $50,000 7,113 6.5
Mobile home 22,483 9.7   $50,000 to $99,999 55,771 50.9
Boat, RV, van, etc. 575 0.2   $100,000 to $149,999 28,666 26.2
        $150,000 to $199,000 10,149 9.3
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 5,384 4.9
1999 to March 2000 4,849 2.1   $300,000 to $499,999 2,002 1.8
1995 to 1998 15,788 6.8   $500,000 to $999,999 321 0.3
1990 to 1994 23,240 10.0   $1,000,000 or more 81 0.1
1980 to 1989 47,586 20.5   Median (dollars) 93,300 (X)
1970 to 1979 46,263 20.0        
1960 to 1969 32,622 14.1   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 48,848 21.1    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 12,368 5.3   With a mortgage 84,946 77.6
             Less than $300 480 0.4
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 4,063 3.7
1 room 5,996 2.6        $500 to $699 11,161 10.2
2 rooms 15,475 6.7        $700 to $999 28,063 25.6
3 rooms 28,400 12.3        $1,000 to $1,499 27,901 25.5
4 rooms 40,197 17.4        $1,500 to $1,999 9,235 8.4
5 rooms 56,261 24.3        $2,000 or more 4,043 3.7
6 rooms 45,595 19.7        Median (dollars) 986 (X)
7 rooms 22,272 9.6   Not mortgaged 24,541 22.4
8 rooms 11,148 4.8        Median (dollars) 267 (X)
9 or more rooms 6,220 2.7        
Median (rooms) 5.0 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 208,652 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 33,148 30.3
1999 to March 2000 49,856 23.9   15 to 19 percent 18,456 16.9
1995 to 1998 62,883 30.1   20 to 24 percent 15,281 14.0
1990 to 1994 35,889 17.2   25 to 29 percent 11,704 10.7
1980 to 1989 30,956 14.8   30 to 34 percent 7,647 7.0
1970 to 1979 16,164 7.7   35 percent or more 22,146 20.2
1969 or earlier 12,904 6.2   Not computed 1,105 1.0
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 78,400 100.0
None 21,732 10.4   GROSS RENT    
1 70,717 33.9   Less than $200 1,966 2.5
2 79,425 38.1   $200 to $299 4,159 5.3
3 or more 36,778 17.6   $300 to $499 27,936 35.6
        $500 to $749 27,016 34.5
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 9,335 11.9
Utility Gas 150,938 72.3   $1,000 to $1,499 2,804 3.6
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 13,597 6.5   $1,500 or more 533 0.7
Electricity 38,340 18.4   No cash rent 4,651 5.9
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 152 0.1   Median (dollars) 518 (X)
Coal or coke 53 0.0        
Wood 3,903 1.9   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 118 0.1    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 608 0.3   Less than 15 percent 12,164 15.5
No fuel used 943 0.5   15 to 19 percent 10,313 13.2
        20 to 24 percent 9,190 11.7
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 7,119 9.1
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 1,507 0.7   30 to 34 percent 5,833 7.4
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 1,909 0.9   35 percent or more 27,373 34.9
No telephone service 5,519 2.6   Not computed 6,408 8.2
 
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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