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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Rapides 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 52,038 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 47,120 100.0
1-unit, detached 36,141 69.5   1.00 or less 45,333 96.2
1-unit, attached 998 1.9   1.01 to 1.50 1,251 2.7
2 units 2,324 4.5   1.51 or more 536 1.1
3 or 4 units 1,654 3.2        
5 to 9 units 1,285 2.5             Specified owner-occupied units 23,848 100.0
10 to 19 units 851 1.6   VALUE    
20 or more units 1,603 3.1   Less than $50,000 6,090 25.5
Mobile home 7,089 13.6   $50,000 to $99,999 10,885 45.6
Boat, RV, van, etc. 93 0.2   $100,000 to $149,999 3,887 16.3
        $150,000 to $199,000 1,554 6.5
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 952 4.0
1999 to March 2000 1,217 2.3   $300,000 to $499,999 381 1.6
1995 to 1998 3,196 6.1   $500,000 to $999,999 83 0.3
1990 to 1994 2,680 5.2   $1,000,000 or more 16 0.1
1980 to 1989 8,911 17.1   Median (dollars) 74,000 (X)
1970 to 1979 11,741 22.6        
1960 to 1969 9,077 17.4   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 11,596 22.3    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 3,620 7.0   With a mortgage 13,422 56.3
             Less than $300 268 1.1
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 1,862 7.8
1 room 438 0.8        $500 to $699 3,673 15.4
2 rooms 1,570 3.0        $700 to $999 4,321 18.1
3 rooms 3,947 7.6        $1,000 to $1,499 2,243 9.4
4 rooms 8,866 17.0        $1,500 to $1,999 712 3.0
5 rooms 13,572 26.1        $2,000 or more 343 1.4
6 rooms 11,499 22.1        Median (dollars) 750 (X)
7 rooms 6,718 12.9   Not mortgaged 10,426 43.7
8 rooms 3,284 6.3        Median (dollars) 226 (X)
9 or more rooms 2,144 4.1        
Median (rooms) 5.3 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 47,120 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 10,758 45.1
1999 to March 2000 9,278 19.7   15 to 19 percent 3,995 16.8
1995 to 1998 12,212 25.9   20 to 24 percent 2,636 11.1
1990 to 1994 6,915 14.7   25 to 29 percent 1,707 7.2
1980 to 1989 7,151 15.2   30 to 34 percent 1,042 4.4
1970 to 1979 5,723 12.1   35 percent or more 3,382 14.2
1969 or earlier 5,841 12.4   Not computed 328 1.4
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 14,825 100.0
None 5,217 11.1   GROSS RENT    
1 17,929 38.0   Less than $200 1,137 7.7
2 17,800 37.8   $200 to $299 1,849 12.5
3 or more 6,174 13.1   $300 to $499 5,862 39.5
        $500 to $749 3,773 25.5
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 599 4.0
Utility Gas 19,671 41.7   $1,000 to $1,499 178 1.2
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 2,786 5.9   $1,500 or more 83 0.6
Electricity 23,936 50.8   No cash rent 1,344 9.1
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 79 0.2   Median (dollars) 434 (X)
Coal or coke 1 0.0        
Wood 486 1.0   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 6 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 45 0.1   Less than 15 percent 2,691 18.2
No fuel used 110 0.2   15 to 19 percent 1,717 11.6
        20 to 24 percent 1,676 11.3
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 1,416 9.6
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 206 0.4   30 to 34 percent 869 5.9
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 250 0.5   35 percent or more 4,614 31.1
No telephone service 2,109 4.5   Not computed 1,842 12.4
 
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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