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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Van Buren 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 3,581 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 3,181 100.0
1-unit, detached 2,827 78.9   1.00 or less 3,126 98.3
1-unit, attached 45 1.3   1.01 to 1.50 48 1.5
2 units 42 1.2   1.51 or more 7 0.2
3 or 4 units 170 4.7        
5 to 9 units 32 0.9             Specified owner-occupied units 1,427 100.0
10 to 19 units 2 0.1   VALUE    
20 or more units 7 0.2   Less than $50,000 826 57.9
Mobile home 451 12.6   $50,000 to $99,999 472 33.1
Boat, RV, van, etc. 5 0.1   $100,000 to $149,999 108 7.6
        $150,000 to $199,000 8 0.6
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 9 0.6
1999 to March 2000 95 2.7   $300,000 to $499,999 0 0.0
1995 to 1998 144 4.0   $500,000 to $999,999 4 0.3
1990 to 1994 198 5.5   $1,000,000 or more 0 0.0
1980 to 1989 275 7.7   Median (dollars) 43,100 (X)
1970 to 1979 559 15.6        
1960 to 1969 286 8.0   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 366 10.2    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 1,658 46.3   With a mortgage 664 46.5
             Less than $300 28 2.0
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 205 14.4
1 room 18 0.5        $500 to $699 243 17.0
2 rooms 64 1.8        $700 to $999 144 10.1
3 rooms 314 8.8        $1,000 to $1,499 36 2.5
4 rooms 480 13.4        $1,500 to $1,999 6 0.4
5 rooms 772 21.6        $2,000 or more 2 0.1
6 rooms 797 22.3        Median (dollars) 581 (X)
7 rooms 475 13.3   Not mortgaged 763 53.5
8 rooms 383 10.7        Median (dollars) 236 (X)
9 or more rooms 278 7.8        
Median (rooms) 5.7 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 3,181 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 757 53.0
1999 to March 2000 426 13.4   15 to 19 percent 240 16.8
1995 to 1998 752 23.6   20 to 24 percent 141 9.9
1990 to 1994 582 18.3   25 to 29 percent 73 5.1
1980 to 1989 516 16.2   30 to 34 percent 74 5.2
1970 to 1979 443 13.9   35 percent or more 136 9.5
1969 or earlier 462 14.5   Not computed 6 0.4
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 541 100.0
None 173 5.4   GROSS RENT    
1 904 28.4   Less than $200 80 14.8
2 1,195 37.6   $200 to $299 101 18.7
3 or more 909 28.6   $300 to $499 222 41.0
        $500 to $749 33 6.1
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 13 2.4
Utility Gas 690 21.7   $1,000 to $1,499 1 0.2
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 1,744 54.8   $1,500 or more 0 0.0
Electricity 419 13.2   No cash rent 91 16.8
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 73 2.3   Median (dollars) 334 (X)
Coal or coke 0 0.0        
Wood 255 8.0   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 0 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 0 0.0   Less than 15 percent 141 26.1
No fuel used 0 0.0   15 to 19 percent 79 14.6
        20 to 24 percent 55 10.2
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 68 12.6
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 68 2.1   30 to 34 percent 23 4.3
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 48 1.5   35 percent or more 73 13.5
No telephone service 127 4.0   Not computed 102 18.9
 
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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