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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Alamosa 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 6,088 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 5,467 100.0
1-unit, detached 3,885 63.8   1.00 or less 5,118 93.6
1-unit, attached 116 1.9   1.01 to 1.50 244 4.5
2 units 221 3.6   1.51 or more 105 1.9
3 or 4 units 309 5.1        
5 to 9 units 156 2.6             Specified owner-occupied units 2,281 100.0
10 to 19 units 177 2.9   VALUE    
20 or more units 117 1.9   Less than $50,000 295 12.9
Mobile home 1,081 17.8   $50,000 to $99,999 1,067 46.8
Boat, RV, van, etc. 26 0.4   $100,000 to $149,999 570 25.0
        $150,000 to $199,000 235 10.3
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 74 3.2
1999 to March 2000 164 2.7   $300,000 to $499,999 35 1.5
1995 to 1998 447 7.3   $500,000 to $999,999 5 0.2
1990 to 1994 415 6.8   $1,000,000 or more 0 0.0
1980 to 1989 654 10.7   Median (dollars) 87,900 (X)
1970 to 1979 1,290 21.2        
1960 to 1969 921 15.1   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 1,130 18.6    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 1,067 17.5   With a mortgage 1,581 69.3
             Less than $300 28 1.2
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 205 9.0
1 room 176 2.9        $500 to $699 450 19.7
2 rooms 259 4.3        $700 to $999 534 23.4
3 rooms 558 9.2        $1,000 to $1,499 261 11.4
4 rooms 1,023 16.8        $1,500 to $1,999 71 3.1
5 rooms 1,658 27.2        $2,000 or more 32 1.4
6 rooms 1,084 17.8        Median (dollars) 755 (X)
7 rooms 675 11.1   Not mortgaged 700 30.7
8 rooms 367 6.0        Median (dollars) 215 (X)
9 or more rooms 288 4.7        
Median (rooms) 5.1 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 5,467 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 886 38.8
1999 to March 2000 1,331 24.3   15 to 19 percent 415 18.2
1995 to 1998 1,506 27.5   20 to 24 percent 324 14.2
1990 to 1994 854 15.6   25 to 29 percent 139 6.1
1980 to 1989 824 15.1   30 to 34 percent 120 5.3
1970 to 1979 479 8.8   35 percent or more 356 15.6
1969 or earlier 473 8.7   Not computed 41 1.8
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 1,908 100.0
None 460 8.4   GROSS RENT    
1 1,790 32.7   Less than $200 218 11.4
2 1,901 34.8   $200 to $299 192 10.1
3 or more 1,316 24.1   $300 to $499 709 37.2
        $500 to $749 454 23.8
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 87 4.6
Utility Gas 3,312 60.6   $1,000 to $1,499 13 0.7
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 961 17.6   $1,500 or more 15 0.8
Electricity 745 13.6   No cash rent 220 11.5
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 38 0.7   Median (dollars) 408 (X)
Coal or coke 2 0.0        
Wood 336 6.1   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 22 0.4    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 32 0.6   Less than 15 percent 257 13.5
No fuel used 19 0.3   15 to 19 percent 248 13.0
        20 to 24 percent 219 11.5
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 210 11.0
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 26 0.5   30 to 34 percent 152 8.0
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 36 0.7   35 percent or more 580 30.4
No telephone service 213 3.9   Not computed 242 12.7
 
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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