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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Tama 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 7,583 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 7,018 100.0
1-unit, detached 6,464 85.2   1.00 or less 6,899 98.3
1-unit, attached 63 0.8   1.01 to 1.50 74 1.1
2 units 95 1.3   1.51 or more 45 0.6
3 or 4 units 263 3.5        
5 to 9 units 112 1.5             Specified owner-occupied units 4,022 100.0
10 to 19 units 111 1.5   VALUE    
20 or more units 106 1.4   Less than $50,000 1,300 32.3
Mobile home 363 4.8   $50,000 to $99,999 2,066 51.4
Boat, RV, van, etc. 6 0.1   $100,000 to $149,999 481 12.0
        $150,000 to $199,000 112 2.8
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 48 1.2
1999 to March 2000 123 1.6   $300,000 to $499,999 15 0.4
1995 to 1998 403 5.3   $500,000 to $999,999 0 0.0
1990 to 1994 209 2.8   $1,000,000 or more 0 0.0
1980 to 1989 373 4.9   Median (dollars) 64,200 (X)
1970 to 1979 952 12.6        
1960 to 1969 641 8.5   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 1,290 17.0    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 3,592 47.4   With a mortgage 2,092 52.0
             Less than $300 23 0.6
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 372 9.2
1 room 12 0.2        $500 to $699 621 15.4
2 rooms 144 1.9        $700 to $999 705 17.5
3 rooms 338 4.5        $1,000 to $1,499 323 8.0
4 rooms 1,002 13.2        $1,500 to $1,999 45 1.1
5 rooms 1,396 18.4        $2,000 or more 3 0.1
6 rooms 1,615 21.3        Median (dollars) 710 (X)
7 rooms 1,354 17.9   Not mortgaged 1,930 48.0
8 rooms 977 12.9        Median (dollars) 268 (X)
9 or more rooms 745 9.8        
Median (rooms) 6.1 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 7,018 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 1,981 49.3
1999 to March 2000 1,050 15.0   15 to 19 percent 743 18.5
1995 to 1998 1,686 24.0   20 to 24 percent 428 10.6
1990 to 1994 1,006 14.3   25 to 29 percent 333 8.3
1980 to 1989 1,169 16.7   30 to 34 percent 142 3.5
1970 to 1979 950 13.5   35 percent or more 370 9.2
1969 or earlier 1,157 16.5   Not computed 25 0.6
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 1,400 100.0
None 383 5.5   GROSS RENT    
1 1,858 26.5   Less than $200 115 8.2
2 2,780 39.6   $200 to $299 151 10.8
3 or more 1,997 28.5   $300 to $499 531 37.9
        $500 to $749 315 22.5
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 44 3.1
Utility Gas 3,604 51.4   $1,000 to $1,499 17 1.2
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 2,185 31.1   $1,500 or more 2 0.1
Electricity 617 8.8   No cash rent 225 16.1
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 473 6.7   Median (dollars) 418 (X)
Coal or coke 0 0.0        
Wood 124 1.8   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 0 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 11 0.2   Less than 15 percent 380 27.1
No fuel used 4 0.1   15 to 19 percent 211 15.1
        20 to 24 percent 154 11.0
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 127 9.1
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 45 0.6   30 to 34 percent 75 5.4
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 48 0.7   35 percent or more 216 15.4
No telephone service 160 2.3   Not computed 237 16.9
 
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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