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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Mercer 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 7,109 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 6,624 100.0
1-unit, detached 6,215 87.4   1.00 or less 6,578 99.3
1-unit, attached 63 0.9   1.01 to 1.50 43 0.6
2 units 94 1.3   1.51 or more 3 0.0
3 or 4 units 131 1.8        
5 to 9 units 104 1.5             Specified owner-occupied units 4,173 100.0
10 to 19 units 35 0.5   VALUE    
20 or more units 63 0.9   Less than $50,000 1,204 28.9
Mobile home 402 5.7   $50,000 to $99,999 2,009 48.1
Boat, RV, van, etc. 2 0.0   $100,000 to $149,999 632 15.1
        $150,000 to $199,000 235 5.6
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 58 1.4
1999 to March 2000 64 0.9   $300,000 to $499,999 21 0.5
1995 to 1998 289 4.1   $500,000 to $999,999 8 0.2
1990 to 1994 218 3.1   $1,000,000 or more 6 0.1
1980 to 1989 477 6.7   Median (dollars) 68,500 (X)
1970 to 1979 1,256 17.7        
1960 to 1969 720 10.1   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 1,124 15.8    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 2,961 41.7   With a mortgage 2,377 57.0
             Less than $300 43 1.0
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 291 7.0
1 room 11 0.2        $500 to $699 676 16.2
2 rooms 70 1.0        $700 to $999 774 18.5
3 rooms 314 4.4        $1,000 to $1,499 463 11.1
4 rooms 865 12.2        $1,500 to $1,999 90 2.2
5 rooms 1,636 23.0        $2,000 or more 40 1.0
6 rooms 1,462 20.6        Median (dollars) 759 (X)
7 rooms 1,156 16.3   Not mortgaged 1,796 43.0
8 rooms 790 11.1        Median (dollars) 268 (X)
9 or more rooms 805 11.3        
Median (rooms) 6.0 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 6,624 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 2,077 49.8
1999 to March 2000 769 11.6   15 to 19 percent 745 17.9
1995 to 1998 1,648 24.9   20 to 24 percent 464 11.1
1990 to 1994 1,102 16.6   25 to 29 percent 230 5.5
1980 to 1989 1,116 16.8   30 to 34 percent 170 4.1
1970 to 1979 1,046 15.8   35 percent or more 454 10.9
1969 or earlier 943 14.2   Not computed 33 0.8
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 1,164 100.0
None 295 4.5   GROSS RENT    
1 1,727 26.1   Less than $200 86 7.4
2 2,896 43.7   $200 to $299 131 11.3
3 or more 1,706 25.8   $300 to $499 569 48.9
        $500 to $749 178 15.3
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 4 0.3
Utility Gas 3,981 60.1   $1,000 to $1,499 3 0.3
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 1,770 26.7   $1,500 or more 12 1.0
Electricity 441 6.7   No cash rent 181 15.5
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 270 4.1   Median (dollars) 392 (X)
Coal or coke 0 0.0        
Wood 133 2.0   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 0 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 15 0.2   Less than 15 percent 401 34.5
No fuel used 14 0.2   15 to 19 percent 148 12.7
        20 to 24 percent 124 10.7
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 108 9.3
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 16 0.2   30 to 34 percent 52 4.5
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 25 0.4   35 percent or more 148 12.7
No telephone service 98 1.5   Not computed 183 15.7
 
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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