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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 1,821 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 1,494 100.0
1-unit, detached 1,574 86.4   1.00 or less 1,489 99.7
1-unit, attached 14 0.8   1.01 to 1.50 2 0.1
2 units 41 2.3   1.51 or more 3 0.2
3 or 4 units 68 3.7        
5 to 9 units 10 0.5             Specified owner-occupied units 857 100.0
10 to 19 units 22 1.2   VALUE    
20 or more units 0 0.0   Less than $50,000 489 57.1
Mobile home 92 5.1   $50,000 to $99,999 342 39.9
Boat, RV, van, etc. 0 0.0   $100,000 to $149,999 21 2.5
        $150,000 to $199,000 0 0.0
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 5 0.6
1999 to March 2000 29 1.6   $300,000 to $499,999 0 0.0
1995 to 1998 9 0.5   $500,000 to $999,999 0 0.0
1990 to 1994 27 1.5   $1,000,000 or more 0 0.0
1980 to 1989 107 5.9   Median (dollars) 43,600 (X)
1970 to 1979 165 9.1        
1960 to 1969 247 13.6   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 408 22.4    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 829 45.5   With a mortgage 297 34.7
             Less than $300 11 1.3
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 87 10.2
1 room 0 0.0        $500 to $699 108 12.6
2 rooms 15 0.8        $700 to $999 62 7.2
3 rooms 77 4.2        $1,000 to $1,499 22 2.6
4 rooms 333 18.3        $1,500 to $1,999 7 0.8
5 rooms 431 23.7        $2,000 or more 0 0.0
6 rooms 310 17.0        Median (dollars) 565 (X)
7 rooms 252 13.8   Not mortgaged 560 65.3
8 rooms 172 9.4        Median (dollars) 246 (X)
9 or more rooms 231 12.7        
Median (rooms) 5.7 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 1,494 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 438 51.1
1999 to March 2000 208 13.9   15 to 19 percent 152 17.7
1995 to 1998 337 22.6   20 to 24 percent 111 13.0
1990 to 1994 283 18.9   25 to 29 percent 40 4.7
1980 to 1989 240 16.1   30 to 34 percent 21 2.5
1970 to 1979 147 9.8   35 percent or more 87 10.2
1969 or earlier 279 18.7   Not computed 8 0.9
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 315 100.0
None 44 2.9   GROSS RENT    
1 419 28.0   Less than $200 36 11.4
2 651 43.6   $200 to $299 52 16.5
3 or more 380 25.4   $300 to $499 133 42.2
        $500 to $749 23 7.3
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 6 1.9
Utility Gas 973 65.1   $1,000 to $1,499 3 1.0
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 447 29.9   $1,500 or more 0 0.0
Electricity 34 2.3   No cash rent 62 19.7
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 0 0.0   Median (dollars) 354 (X)
Coal or coke 0 0.0        
Wood 15 1.0   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 0 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 13 0.9   Less than 15 percent 108 34.3
No fuel used 12 0.8   15 to 19 percent 70 22.2
        20 to 24 percent 25 7.9
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 6 1.9
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 2 0.1   30 to 34 percent 7 2.2
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 9 0.6   35 percent or more 34 10.8
No telephone service 33 2.2   Not computed 65 20.6
 
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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