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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Palo Alto 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 4,631 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 4,119 100.0
1-unit, detached 3,894 84.1   1.00 or less 4,084 99.2
1-unit, attached 59 1.3   1.01 to 1.50 25 0.6
2 units 74 1.6   1.51 or more 10 0.2
3 or 4 units 155 3.3        
5 to 9 units 145 3.1             Specified owner-occupied units 2,435 100.0
10 to 19 units 39 0.8   VALUE    
20 or more units 71 1.5   Less than $50,000 1,107 45.5
Mobile home 192 4.1   $50,000 to $99,999 1,024 42.1
Boat, RV, van, etc. 2 0.0   $100,000 to $149,999 225 9.2
        $150,000 to $199,000 59 2.4
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 13 0.5
1999 to March 2000 98 2.1   $300,000 to $499,999 5 0.2
1995 to 1998 134 2.9   $500,000 to $999,999 2 0.1
1990 to 1994 44 1.0   $1,000,000 or more 0 0.0
1980 to 1989 254 5.5   Median (dollars) 53,500 (X)
1970 to 1979 707 15.3        
1960 to 1969 464 10.0   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 1,138 24.6    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 1,792 38.7   With a mortgage 1,148 47.1
             Less than $300 55 2.3
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 323 13.3
1 room 44 1.0        $500 to $699 339 13.9
2 rooms 35 0.8        $700 to $999 272 11.2
3 rooms 348 7.5        $1,000 to $1,499 132 5.4
4 rooms 580 12.5        $1,500 to $1,999 12 0.5
5 rooms 775 16.7        $2,000 or more 15 0.6
6 rooms 905 19.5        Median (dollars) 615 (X)
7 rooms 773 16.7   Not mortgaged 1,287 52.9
8 rooms 532 11.5        Median (dollars) 243 (X)
9 or more rooms 639 13.8        
Median (rooms) 6.1 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 4,119 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 1,358 55.8
1999 to March 2000 633 15.4   15 to 19 percent 408 16.8
1995 to 1998 910 22.1   20 to 24 percent 176 7.2
1990 to 1994 532 12.9   25 to 29 percent 139 5.7
1980 to 1989 800 19.4   30 to 34 percent 106 4.4
1970 to 1979 617 15.0   35 percent or more 231 9.5
1969 or earlier 627 15.2   Not computed 17 0.7
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 950 100.0
None 178 4.3   GROSS RENT    
1 1,313 31.9   Less than $200 125 13.2
2 1,664 40.4   $200 to $299 202 21.3
3 or more 964 23.4   $300 to $499 404 42.5
        $500 to $749 83 8.7
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 11 1.2
Utility Gas 2,325 56.4   $1,000 to $1,499 17 1.8
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 1,128 27.4   $1,500 or more 0 0.0
Electricity 525 12.7   No cash rent 108 11.4
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 119 2.9   Median (dollars) 337 (X)
Coal or coke 0 0.0        
Wood 10 0.2   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 0 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 10 0.2   Less than 15 percent 295 31.1
No fuel used 2 0.0   15 to 19 percent 112 11.8
        20 to 24 percent 112 11.8
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 70 7.4
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 3 0.1   30 to 34 percent 35 3.7
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 8 0.2   35 percent or more 201 21.2
No telephone service 43 1.0   Not computed 125 13.2
 
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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