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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Ellis 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 12,078 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 11,193 100.0
1-unit, detached 8,310 68.8   1.00 or less 11,031 98.6
1-unit, attached 255 2.1   1.01 to 1.50 96 0.9
2 units 861 7.1   1.51 or more 66 0.6
3 or 4 units 597 4.9        
5 to 9 units 573 4.7             Specified owner-occupied units 5,961 100.0
10 to 19 units 278 2.3   VALUE    
20 or more units 407 3.4   Less than $50,000 941 15.8
Mobile home 789 6.5   $50,000 to $99,999 2,965 49.7
Boat, RV, van, etc. 8 0.1   $100,000 to $149,999 1,392 23.4
        $150,000 to $199,000 351 5.9
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 238 4.0
1999 to March 2000 92 0.8   $300,000 to $499,999 54 0.9
1995 to 1998 658 5.4   $500,000 to $999,999 11 0.2
1990 to 1994 397 3.3   $1,000,000 or more 9 0.2
1980 to 1989 1,874 15.5   Median (dollars) 85,500 (X)
1970 to 1979 2,855 23.6        
1960 to 1969 1,678 13.9   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 2,780 23.0    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 1,744 14.4   With a mortgage 3,382 56.7
             Less than $300 14 0.2
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 300 5.0
1 room 127 1.1        $500 to $699 947 15.9
2 rooms 524 4.3        $700 to $999 1,086 18.2
3 rooms 891 7.4        $1,000 to $1,499 719 12.1
4 rooms 2,177 18.0        $1,500 to $1,999 191 3.2
5 rooms 2,247 18.6        $2,000 or more 125 2.1
6 rooms 1,908 15.8        Median (dollars) 815 (X)
7 rooms 1,207 10.0   Not mortgaged 2,579 43.3
8 rooms 1,192 9.9        Median (dollars) 292 (X)
9 or more rooms 1,805 14.9        
Median (rooms) 5.5 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 11,193 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 2,670 44.8
1999 to March 2000 2,565 22.9   15 to 19 percent 984 16.5
1995 to 1998 2,856 25.5   20 to 24 percent 779 13.1
1990 to 1994 1,675 15.0   25 to 29 percent 515 8.6
1980 to 1989 1,643 14.7   30 to 34 percent 283 4.7
1970 to 1979 1,257 11.2   35 percent or more 673 11.3
1969 or earlier 1,197 10.7   Not computed 57 1.0
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 4,034 100.0
None 595 5.3   GROSS RENT    
1 3,845 34.4   Less than $200 256 6.3
2 4,390 39.2   $200 to $299 590 14.6
3 or more 2,363 21.1   $300 to $499 1,634 40.5
        $500 to $749 1,070 26.5
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 153 3.8
Utility Gas 7,951 71.0   $1,000 to $1,499 77 1.9
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 767 6.9   $1,500 or more 39 1.0
Electricity 2,309 20.6   No cash rent 215 5.3
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 9 0.1   Median (dollars) 431 (X)
Coal or coke 0 0.0        
Wood 60 0.5   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 35 0.3    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 51 0.5   Less than 15 percent 618 15.3
No fuel used 11 0.1   15 to 19 percent 504 12.5
        20 to 24 percent 708 17.6
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 367 9.1
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 20 0.2   30 to 34 percent 322 8.0
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 73 0.7   35 percent or more 1,185 29.4
No telephone service 229 2.0   Not computed 330 8.2
 
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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