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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Wilkes 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 5,022 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 4,314 100.0
1-unit, detached 3,288 65.5   1.00 or less 4,202 97.4
1-unit, attached 67 1.3   1.01 to 1.50 66 1.5
2 units 219 4.4   1.51 or more 46 1.1
3 or 4 units 150 3.0        
5 to 9 units 16 0.3             Specified owner-occupied units 1,896 100.0
10 to 19 units 18 0.4   VALUE    
20 or more units 21 0.4   Less than $50,000 573 30.2
Mobile home 1,240 24.7   $50,000 to $99,999 931 49.1
Boat, RV, van, etc. 3 0.1   $100,000 to $149,999 221 11.7
        $150,000 to $199,000 82 4.3
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 74 3.9
1999 to March 2000 76 1.5   $300,000 to $499,999 15 0.8
1995 to 1998 447 8.9   $500,000 to $999,999 0 0.0
1990 to 1994 485 9.7   $1,000,000 or more 0 0.0
1980 to 1989 751 15.0   Median (dollars) 65,100 (X)
1970 to 1979 1,120 22.3        
1960 to 1969 691 13.8   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 816 16.2    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 636 12.7   With a mortgage 959 50.6
             Less than $300 58 3.1
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 171 9.0
1 room 36 0.7        $500 to $699 260 13.7
2 rooms 47 0.9        $700 to $999 237 12.5
3 rooms 244 4.9        $1,000 to $1,499 144 7.6
4 rooms 749 14.9        $1,500 to $1,999 51 2.7
5 rooms 1,339 26.7        $2,000 or more 38 2.0
6 rooms 1,191 23.7        Median (dollars) 693 (X)
7 rooms 661 13.2   Not mortgaged 937 49.4
8 rooms 356 7.1        Median (dollars) 279 (X)
9 or more rooms 399 7.9        
Median (rooms) 5.6 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 4,314 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 750 39.6
1999 to March 2000 517 12.0   15 to 19 percent 287 15.1
1995 to 1998 994 23.0   20 to 24 percent 213 11.2
1990 to 1994 711 16.5   25 to 29 percent 109 5.7
1980 to 1989 773 17.9   30 to 34 percent 152 8.0
1970 to 1979 585 13.6   35 percent or more 357 18.8
1969 or earlier 734 17.0   Not computed 28 1.5
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 1,018 100.0
None 601 13.9   GROSS RENT    
1 1,387 32.2   Less than $200 129 12.7
2 1,440 33.4   $200 to $299 179 17.6
3 or more 886 20.5   $300 to $499 329 32.3
        $500 to $749 175 17.2
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 8 0.8
Utility Gas 1,814 42.0   $1,000 to $1,499 0 0.0
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 1,239 28.7   $1,500 or more 0 0.0
Electricity 927 21.5   No cash rent 198 19.4
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 141 3.3   Median (dollars) 359 (X)
Coal or coke 0 0.0        
Wood 142 3.3   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 0 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 31 0.7   Less than 15 percent 165 16.2
No fuel used 20 0.5   15 to 19 percent 133 13.1
        20 to 24 percent 80 7.9
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 56 5.5
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 64 1.5   30 to 34 percent 78 7.7
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 42 1.0   35 percent or more 263 25.8
No telephone service 207 4.8   Not computed 243 23.9
 
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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