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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Wells 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 10,970 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 10,402 100.0
1-unit, detached 8,803 80.2   1.00 or less 10,250 98.5
1-unit, attached 158 1.4   1.01 to 1.50 95 0.9
2 units 355 3.2   1.51 or more 57 0.5
3 or 4 units 215 2.0        
5 to 9 units 241 2.2             Specified owner-occupied units 6,377 100.0
10 to 19 units 60 0.5   VALUE    
20 or more units 178 1.6   Less than $50,000 643 10.1
Mobile home 954 8.7   $50,000 to $99,999 3,442 54.0
Boat, RV, van, etc. 6 0.1   $100,000 to $149,999 1,530 24.0
        $150,000 to $199,000 514 8.1
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 215 3.4
1999 to March 2000 225 2.1   $300,000 to $499,999 27 0.4
1995 to 1998 581 5.3   $500,000 to $999,999 6 0.1
1990 to 1994 721 6.6   $1,000,000 or more 0 0.0
1980 to 1989 1,134 10.3   Median (dollars) 87,900 (X)
1970 to 1979 1,810 16.5        
1960 to 1969 1,263 11.5   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 1,690 15.4    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 3,546 32.3   With a mortgage 4,256 66.7
             Less than $300 62 1.0
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 372 5.8
1 room 26 0.2        $500 to $699 1,179 18.5
2 rooms 83 0.8        $700 to $999 1,519 23.8
3 rooms 555 5.1        $1,000 to $1,499 903 14.2
4 rooms 1,244 11.3        $1,500 to $1,999 173 2.7
5 rooms 2,396 21.8        $2,000 or more 48 0.8
6 rooms 2,465 22.5        Median (dollars) 781 (X)
7 rooms 1,817 16.6   Not mortgaged 2,121 33.3
8 rooms 1,229 11.2        Median (dollars) 237 (X)
9 or more rooms 1,155 10.5        
Median (rooms) 6.0 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 10,402 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 3,070 48.1
1999 to March 2000 1,485 14.3   15 to 19 percent 1,231 19.3
1995 to 1998 2,850 27.4   20 to 24 percent 861 13.5
1990 to 1994 1,836 17.7   25 to 29 percent 481 7.5
1980 to 1989 1,724 16.6   30 to 34 percent 268 4.2
1970 to 1979 1,202 11.6   35 percent or more 451 7.1
1969 or earlier 1,305 12.5   Not computed 15 0.2
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 1,879 100.0
None 414 4.0   GROSS RENT    
1 2,910 28.0   Less than $200 96 5.1
2 4,452 42.8   $200 to $299 199 10.6
3 or more 2,626 25.2   $300 to $499 810 43.1
        $500 to $749 592 31.5
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 42 2.2
Utility Gas 5,439 52.3   $1,000 to $1,499 14 0.7
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 1,894 18.2   $1,500 or more 2 0.1
Electricity 2,135 20.5   No cash rent 124 6.6
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 691 6.6   Median (dollars) 458 (X)
Coal or coke 2 0.0        
Wood 185 1.8   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 6 0.1    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 36 0.3   Less than 15 percent 579 30.8
No fuel used 14 0.1   15 to 19 percent 291 15.5
        20 to 24 percent 261 13.9
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 184 9.8
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 17 0.2   30 to 34 percent 121 6.4
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 49 0.5   35 percent or more 307 16.3
No telephone service 201 1.9   Not computed 136 7.2
 
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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