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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Blackford 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 6,155 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 5,690 100.0
1-unit, detached 4,821 78.3   1.00 or less 5,634 99.0
1-unit, attached 36 0.6   1.01 to 1.50 26 0.5
2 units 184 3.0   1.51 or more 30 0.5
3 or 4 units 271 4.4        
5 to 9 units 67 1.1             Specified owner-occupied units 3,330 100.0
10 to 19 units 62 1.0   VALUE    
20 or more units 48 0.8   Less than $50,000 1,205 36.2
Mobile home 659 10.7   $50,000 to $99,999 1,711 51.4
Boat, RV, van, etc. 7 0.1   $100,000 to $149,999 337 10.1
        $150,000 to $199,000 61 1.8
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 10 0.3
1999 to March 2000 95 1.5   $300,000 to $499,999 6 0.2
1995 to 1998 273 4.4   $500,000 to $999,999 0 0.0
1990 to 1994 204 3.3   $1,000,000 or more 0 0.0
1980 to 1989 434 7.1   Median (dollars) 58,900 (X)
1970 to 1979 855 13.9        
1960 to 1969 775 12.6   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 1,150 18.7    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 2,369 38.5   With a mortgage 2,178 65.4
             Less than $300 54 1.6
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 465 14.0
1 room 18 0.3        $500 to $699 796 23.9
2 rooms 104 1.7        $700 to $999 608 18.3
3 rooms 317 5.2        $1,000 to $1,499 237 7.1
4 rooms 905 14.7        $1,500 to $1,999 8 0.2
5 rooms 1,421 23.1        $2,000 or more 10 0.3
6 rooms 1,331 21.6        Median (dollars) 632 (X)
7 rooms 1,062 17.3   Not mortgaged 1,152 34.6
8 rooms 544 8.8        Median (dollars) 230 (X)
9 or more rooms 453 7.4        
Median (rooms) 5.7 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 5,690 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 1,654 49.7
1999 to March 2000 883 15.5   15 to 19 percent 585 17.6
1995 to 1998 1,570 27.6   20 to 24 percent 388 11.7
1990 to 1994 789 13.9   25 to 29 percent 223 6.7
1980 to 1989 801 14.1   30 to 34 percent 152 4.6
1970 to 1979 675 11.9   35 percent or more 313 9.4
1969 or earlier 972 17.1   Not computed 15 0.5
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 1,192 100.0
None 305 5.4   GROSS RENT    
1 1,677 29.5   Less than $200 135 11.3
2 2,475 43.5   $200 to $299 92 7.7
3 or more 1,233 21.7   $300 to $499 551 46.2
        $500 to $749 254 21.3
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 21 1.8
Utility Gas 2,609 45.9   $1,000 to $1,499 7 0.6
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 788 13.8   $1,500 or more 0 0.0
Electricity 1,926 33.8   No cash rent 132 11.1
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 173 3.0   Median (dollars) 396 (X)
Coal or coke 7 0.1        
Wood 176 3.1   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 0 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 11 0.2   Less than 15 percent 266 22.3
No fuel used 0 0.0   15 to 19 percent 224 18.8
        20 to 24 percent 129 10.8
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 99 8.3
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 22 0.4   30 to 34 percent 45 3.8
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 16 0.3   35 percent or more 280 23.5
No telephone service 219 3.8   Not computed 149 12.5
 
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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