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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Decatur 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 11,968 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 10,380 100.0
1-unit, detached 7,723 64.5   1.00 or less 9,757 94.0
1-unit, attached 107 0.9   1.01 to 1.50 339 3.3
2 units 386 3.2   1.51 or more 284 2.7
3 or 4 units 400 3.3        
5 to 9 units 259 2.2             Specified owner-occupied units 4,822 100.0
10 to 19 units 44 0.4   VALUE    
20 or more units 152 1.3   Less than $50,000 1,457 30.2
Mobile home 2,853 23.8   $50,000 to $99,999 2,162 44.8
Boat, RV, van, etc. 44 0.4   $100,000 to $149,999 611 12.7
        $150,000 to $199,000 352 7.3
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 165 3.4
1999 to March 2000 289 2.4   $300,000 to $499,999 51 1.1
1995 to 1998 1,296 10.8   $500,000 to $999,999 16 0.3
1990 to 1994 1,059 8.8   $1,000,000 or more 8 0.2
1980 to 1989 2,566 21.4   Median (dollars) 69,500 (X)
1970 to 1979 2,555 21.3        
1960 to 1969 1,325 11.1   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 2,090 17.5    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 788 6.6   With a mortgage 2,955 61.3
             Less than $300 170 3.5
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 619 12.8
1 room 53 0.4        $500 to $699 824 17.1
2 rooms 383 3.2        $700 to $999 711 14.7
3 rooms 983 8.2        $1,000 to $1,499 461 9.6
4 rooms 1,986 16.6        $1,500 to $1,999 111 2.3
5 rooms 3,044 25.4        $2,000 or more 59 1.2
6 rooms 2,728 22.8        Median (dollars) 665 (X)
7 rooms 1,518 12.7   Not mortgaged 1,867 38.7
8 rooms 740 6.2        Median (dollars) 213 (X)
9 or more rooms 533 4.5        
Median (rooms) 5.3 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 10,380 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 2,139 44.4
1999 to March 2000 1,866 18.0   15 to 19 percent 688 14.3
1995 to 1998 2,683 25.8   20 to 24 percent 574 11.9
1990 to 1994 1,629 15.7   25 to 29 percent 328 6.8
1980 to 1989 1,700 16.4   30 to 34 percent 229 4.7
1970 to 1979 1,254 12.1   35 percent or more 799 16.6
1969 or earlier 1,248 12.0   Not computed 65 1.3
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 2,776 100.0
None 1,050 10.1   GROSS RENT    
1 3,447 33.2   Less than $200 390 14.0
2 3,973 38.3   $200 to $299 347 12.5
3 or more 1,910 18.4   $300 to $499 1,133 40.8
        $500 to $749 494 17.8
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 68 2.4
Utility Gas 1,008 9.7   $1,000 to $1,499 39 1.4
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 1,197 11.5   $1,500 or more 6 0.2
Electricity 7,687 74.1   No cash rent 299 10.8
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 202 1.9   Median (dollars) 384 (X)
Coal or coke 0 0.0        
Wood 197 1.9   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 6 0.1    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 8 0.1   Less than 15 percent 704 25.4
No fuel used 75 0.7   15 to 19 percent 354 12.8
        20 to 24 percent 314 11.3
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 177 6.4
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 66 0.6   30 to 34 percent 201 7.2
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 65 0.6   35 percent or more 668 24.1
No telephone service 747 7.2   Not computed 358 12.9
 
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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