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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 3,833 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 3,337 100.0
1-unit, detached 2,941 76.7   1.00 or less 3,293 98.7
1-unit, attached 23 0.6   1.01 to 1.50 25 0.7
2 units 83 2.2   1.51 or more 19 0.6
3 or 4 units 150 3.9        
5 to 9 units 127 3.3             Specified owner-occupied units 1,434 100.0
10 to 19 units 39 1.0   VALUE    
20 or more units 94 2.5   Less than $50,000 783 54.6
Mobile home 363 9.5   $50,000 to $99,999 490 34.2
Boat, RV, van, etc. 13 0.3   $100,000 to $149,999 133 9.3
        $150,000 to $199,000 18 1.3
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 8 0.6
1999 to March 2000 110 2.9   $300,000 to $499,999 2 0.1
1995 to 1998 207 5.4   $500,000 to $999,999 0 0.0
1990 to 1994 130 3.4   $1,000,000 or more 0 0.0
1980 to 1989 350 9.1   Median (dollars) 45,400 (X)
1970 to 1979 676 17.6        
1960 to 1969 319 8.3   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 603 15.7    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 1,438 37.5   With a mortgage 622 43.4
             Less than $300 29 2.0
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 136 9.5
1 room 64 1.7        $500 to $699 224 15.6
2 rooms 133 3.5        $700 to $999 146 10.2
3 rooms 353 9.2        $1,000 to $1,499 80 5.6
4 rooms 573 14.9        $1,500 to $1,999 0 0.0
5 rooms 784 20.5        $2,000 or more 7 0.5
6 rooms 732 19.1        Median (dollars) 619 (X)
7 rooms 511 13.3   Not mortgaged 812 56.6
8 rooms 298 7.8        Median (dollars) 236 (X)
9 or more rooms 385 10.0        
Median (rooms) 5.5 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 3,337 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 708 49.4
1999 to March 2000 622 18.6   15 to 19 percent 254 17.7
1995 to 1998 870 26.1   20 to 24 percent 175 12.2
1990 to 1994 480 14.4   25 to 29 percent 68 4.7
1980 to 1989 631 18.9   30 to 34 percent 82 5.7
1970 to 1979 373 11.2   35 percent or more 130 9.1
1969 or earlier 361 10.8   Not computed 17 1.2
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 876 100.0
None 257 7.7   GROSS RENT    
1 1,000 30.0   Less than $200 132 15.1
2 1,295 38.8   $200 to $299 170 19.4
3 or more 785 23.5   $300 to $499 347 39.6
        $500 to $749 106 12.1
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 18 2.1
Utility Gas 1,331 39.9   $1,000 to $1,499 0 0.0
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 1,238 37.1   $1,500 or more 3 0.3
Electricity 578 17.3   No cash rent 100 11.4
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 35 1.0   Median (dollars) 340 (X)
Coal or coke 0 0.0        
Wood 131 3.9   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 0 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 12 0.4   Less than 15 percent 181 20.7
No fuel used 12 0.4   15 to 19 percent 88 10.0
        20 to 24 percent 96 11.0
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 82 9.4
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 46 1.4   30 to 34 percent 72 8.2
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 27 0.8   35 percent or more 222 25.3
No telephone service 94 2.8   Not computed 135 15.4
 
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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