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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Ascension Parish
[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 29,172 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 26,691 100.0
1-unit, detached 19,799 67.9   1.00 or less 25,166 94.3
1-unit, attached 376 1.3   1.01 to 1.50 1,079 4.0
2 units 425 1.5   1.51 or more 446 1.7
3 or 4 units 572 2.0        
5 to 9 units 247 0.8             Specified owner-occupied units 15,412 100.0
10 to 19 units 96 0.3   VALUE    
20 or more units 295 1.0   Less than $50,000 1,511 9.8
Mobile home 7,194 24.7   $50,000 to $99,999 5,810 37.7
Boat, RV, van, etc. 168 0.6   $100,000 to $149,999 4,640 30.1
        $150,000 to $199,000 2,067 13.4
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 1,070 6.9
1999 to March 2000 2,063 7.1   $300,000 to $499,999 279 1.8
1995 to 1998 4,788 16.4   $500,000 to $999,999 29 0.2
1990 to 1994 3,146 10.8   $1,000,000 or more 6 0.0
1980 to 1989 6,198 21.2   Median (dollars) 103,800 (X)
1970 to 1979 5,466 18.7        
1960 to 1969 3,431 11.8   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 2,847 9.8    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 1,233 4.2   With a mortgage 10,118 65.7
             Less than $300 66 0.4
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 632 4.1
1 room 149 0.5        $500 to $699 1,947 12.6
2 rooms 778 2.7        $700 to $999 3,726 24.2
3 rooms 2,381 8.2        $1,000 to $1,499 2,767 18.0
4 rooms 4,545 15.6        $1,500 to $1,999 783 5.1
5 rooms 8,789 30.1        $2,000 or more 197 1.3
6 rooms 6,354 21.8        Median (dollars) 895 (X)
7 rooms 3,594 12.3   Not mortgaged 5,294 34.3
8 rooms 1,490 5.1        Median (dollars) 219 (X)
9 or more rooms 1,092 3.7        
Median (rooms) 5.3 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 26,691 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 7,317 47.5
1999 to March 2000 4,498 16.9   15 to 19 percent 2,899 18.8
1995 to 1998 8,620 32.3   20 to 24 percent 1,786 11.6
1990 to 1994 4,269 16.0   25 to 29 percent 992 6.4
1980 to 1989 4,068 15.2   30 to 34 percent 616 4.0
1970 to 1979 2,831 10.6   35 percent or more 1,573 10.2
1969 or earlier 2,405 9.0   Not computed 229 1.5
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 4,667 100.0
None 1,833 6.9   GROSS RENT    
1 8,134 30.5   Less than $200 307 6.6
2 12,221 45.8   $200 to $299 458 9.8
3 or more 4,503 16.9   $300 to $499 1,687 36.1
        $500 to $749 1,196 25.6
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 151 3.2
Utility Gas 10,932 41.0   $1,000 to $1,499 89 1.9
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 633 2.4   $1,500 or more 12 0.3
Electricity 14,952 56.0   No cash rent 767 16.4
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 13 0.0   Median (dollars) 450 (X)
Coal or coke 0 0.0        
Wood 83 0.3   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 0 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 0 0.0   Less than 15 percent 1,038 22.2
No fuel used 78 0.3   15 to 19 percent 607 13.0
        20 to 24 percent 516 11.1
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 358 7.7
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 146 0.5   30 to 34 percent 202 4.3
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 113 0.4   35 percent or more 961 20.6
No telephone service 1,045 3.9   Not computed 985 21.1
 
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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