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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: De Soto 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 11,204 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 9,691 100.0
1-unit, detached 7,114 63.5   1.00 or less 9,245 95.4
1-unit, attached 143 1.3   1.01 to 1.50 300 3.1
2 units 324 2.9   1.51 or more 146 1.5
3 or 4 units 185 1.7        
5 to 9 units 146 1.3             Specified owner-occupied units 4,117 100.0
10 to 19 units 31 0.3   VALUE    
20 or more units 146 1.3   Less than $50,000 1,749 42.5
Mobile home 3,040 27.1   $50,000 to $99,999 1,582 38.4
Boat, RV, van, etc. 75 0.7   $100,000 to $149,999 537 13.0
        $150,000 to $199,000 184 4.5
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 45 1.1
1999 to March 2000 371 3.3   $300,000 to $499,999 16 0.4
1995 to 1998 936 8.4   $500,000 to $999,999 2 0.0
1990 to 1994 768 6.9   $1,000,000 or more 2 0.0
1980 to 1989 2,387 21.3   Median (dollars) 58,100 (X)
1970 to 1979 2,307 20.6        
1960 to 1969 1,631 14.6   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 1,979 17.7    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 825 7.4   With a mortgage 2,072 50.3
             Less than $300 51 1.2
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 438 10.6
1 room 66 0.6        $500 to $699 726 17.6
2 rooms 304 2.7        $700 to $999 528 12.8
3 rooms 695 6.2        $1,000 to $1,499 287 7.0
4 rooms 1,959 17.5        $1,500 to $1,999 31 0.8
5 rooms 3,487 31.1        $2,000 or more 11 0.3
6 rooms 2,484 22.2        Median (dollars) 654 (X)
7 rooms 1,294 11.5   Not mortgaged 2,045 49.7
8 rooms 521 4.7        Median (dollars) 199 (X)
9 or more rooms 394 3.5        
Median (rooms) 5.2 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 9,691 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 2,055 49.9
1999 to March 2000 1,320 13.6   15 to 19 percent 540 13.1
1995 to 1998 2,368 24.4   20 to 24 percent 458 11.1
1990 to 1994 1,783 18.4   25 to 29 percent 243 5.9
1980 to 1989 1,885 19.5   30 to 34 percent 162 3.9
1970 to 1979 1,013 10.5   35 percent or more 579 14.1
1969 or earlier 1,322 13.6   Not computed 80 1.9
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 2,202 100.0
None 1,283 13.2   GROSS RENT    
1 3,132 32.3   Less than $200 415 18.8
2 3,685 38.0   $200 to $299 376 17.1
3 or more 1,591 16.4   $300 to $499 620 28.2
        $500 to $749 253 11.5
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 10 0.5
Utility Gas 3,845 39.7   $1,000 to $1,499 4 0.2
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 1,660 17.1   $1,500 or more 0 0.0
Electricity 3,897 40.2   No cash rent 524 23.8
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 17 0.2   Median (dollars) 313 (X)
Coal or coke 0 0.0        
Wood 191 2.0   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 2 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 39 0.4   Less than 15 percent 502 22.8
No fuel used 40 0.4   15 to 19 percent 208 9.4
        20 to 24 percent 155 7.0
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 136 6.2
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 147 1.5   30 to 34 percent 133 6.0
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 111 1.1   35 percent or more 475 21.6
No telephone service 691 7.1   Not computed 593 26.9
 
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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