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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Calcasieu 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 75,995 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 68,613 100.0
1-unit, detached 50,525 66.5   1.00 or less 65,487 95.4
1-unit, attached 1,266 1.7   1.01 to 1.50 2,197 3.2
2 units 2,452 3.2   1.51 or more 929 1.4
3 or 4 units 2,133 2.8        
5 to 9 units 1,622 2.1             Specified owner-occupied units 37,289 100.0
10 to 19 units 1,456 1.9   VALUE    
20 or more units 2,513 3.3   Less than $50,000 7,738 20.8
Mobile home 13,705 18.0   $50,000 to $99,999 16,973 45.5
Boat, RV, van, etc. 323 0.4   $100,000 to $149,999 7,581 20.3
        $150,000 to $199,000 2,687 7.2
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 1,483 4.0
1999 to March 2000 2,700 3.6   $300,000 to $499,999 598 1.6
1995 to 1998 7,062 9.3   $500,000 to $999,999 185 0.5
1990 to 1994 4,816 6.3   $1,000,000 or more 44 0.1
1980 to 1989 12,609 16.6   Median (dollars) 80,500 (X)
1970 to 1979 15,429 20.3        
1960 to 1969 10,964 14.4   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 17,564 23.1    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 4,851 6.4   With a mortgage 20,565 55.2
             Less than $300 233 0.6
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 2,549 6.8
1 room 789 1.0        $500 to $699 5,244 14.1
2 rooms 2,469 3.2        $700 to $999 6,815 18.3
3 rooms 6,390 8.4        $1,000 to $1,499 4,212 11.3
4 rooms 13,397 17.6        $1,500 to $1,999 978 2.6
5 rooms 20,023 26.3        $2,000 or more 534 1.4
6 rooms 15,349 20.2        Median (dollars) 783 (X)
7 rooms 9,299 12.2   Not mortgaged 16,724 44.8
8 rooms 4,478 5.9        Median (dollars) 224 (X)
9 or more rooms 3,801 5.0        
Median (rooms) 5.2 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 68,613 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 19,679 52.8
1999 to March 2000 14,157 20.6   15 to 19 percent 6,246 16.8
1995 to 1998 18,950 27.6   20 to 24 percent 3,648 9.8
1990 to 1994 9,694 14.1   25 to 29 percent 1,936 5.2
1980 to 1989 9,538 13.9   30 to 34 percent 1,271 3.4
1970 to 1979 7,769 11.3   35 percent or more 3,974 10.7
1969 or earlier 8,505 12.4   Not computed 535 1.4
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 19,402 100.0
None 5,500 8.0   GROSS RENT    
1 25,543 37.2   Less than $200 1,718 8.9
2 28,212 41.1   $200 to $299 1,790 9.2
3 or more 9,358 13.6   $300 to $499 6,436 33.2
        $500 to $749 5,963 30.7
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 1,195 6.2
Utility Gas 31,984 46.6   $1,000 to $1,499 336 1.7
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 2,751 4.0   $1,500 or more 107 0.6
Electricity 32,970 48.1   No cash rent 1,857 9.6
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 128 0.2   Median (dollars) 465 (X)
Coal or coke 0 0.0        
Wood 472 0.7   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 2 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 66 0.1   Less than 15 percent 3,997 20.6
No fuel used 240 0.3   15 to 19 percent 2,633 13.6
        20 to 24 percent 2,083 10.7
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 1,689 8.7
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 380 0.6   30 to 34 percent 1,247 6.4
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 372 0.5   35 percent or more 5,396 27.8
No telephone service 2,405 3.5   Not computed 2,357 12.1
 
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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