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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Washington 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 19,106 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 16,467 100.0
1-unit, detached 14,162 74.1   1.00 or less 15,759 95.7
1-unit, attached 215 1.1   1.01 to 1.50 554 3.4
2 units 425 2.2   1.51 or more 154 0.9
3 or 4 units 130 0.7        
5 to 9 units 196 1.0             Specified owner-occupied units 7,819 100.0
10 to 19 units 67 0.4   VALUE    
20 or more units 269 1.4   Less than $50,000 3,565 45.6
Mobile home 3,551 18.6   $50,000 to $99,999 3,110 39.8
Boat, RV, van, etc. 91 0.5   $100,000 to $149,999 776 9.9
        $150,000 to $199,000 191 2.4
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 112 1.4
1999 to March 2000 376 2.0   $300,000 to $499,999 38 0.5
1995 to 1998 1,417 7.4   $500,000 to $999,999 6 0.1
1990 to 1994 1,180 6.2   $1,000,000 or more 21 0.3
1980 to 1989 3,317 17.4   Median (dollars) 54,200 (X)
1970 to 1979 3,850 20.2        
1960 to 1969 3,121 16.3   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 4,065 21.3    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 1,780 9.3   With a mortgage 3,629 46.4
             Less than $300 123 1.6
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 1,052 13.5
1 room 128 0.7        $500 to $699 1,093 14.0
2 rooms 517 2.7        $700 to $999 902 11.5
3 rooms 1,412 7.4        $1,000 to $1,499 366 4.7
4 rooms 3,439 18.0        $1,500 to $1,999 73 0.9
5 rooms 5,459 28.6        $2,000 or more 20 0.3
6 rooms 4,000 20.9        Median (dollars) 602 (X)
7 rooms 2,254 11.8   Not mortgaged 4,190 53.6
8 rooms 1,205 6.3        Median (dollars) 215 (X)
9 or more rooms 692 3.6        
Median (rooms) 5.2 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 16,467 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 3,503 44.8
1999 to March 2000 2,341 14.2   15 to 19 percent 1,020 13.0
1995 to 1998 3,909 23.7   20 to 24 percent 824 10.5
1990 to 1994 2,403 14.6   25 to 29 percent 582 7.4
1980 to 1989 2,954 17.9   30 to 34 percent 417 5.3
1970 to 1979 2,047 12.4   35 percent or more 1,231 15.7
1969 or earlier 2,813 17.1   Not computed 242 3.1
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 3,661 100.0
None 1,884 11.4   GROSS RENT    
1 6,506 39.5   Less than $200 596 16.3
2 5,713 34.7   $200 to $299 660 18.0
3 or more 2,364 14.4   $300 to $499 1,291 35.3
        $500 to $749 371 10.1
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 32 0.9
Utility Gas 7,327 44.5   $1,000 to $1,499 13 0.4
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 2,508 15.2   $1,500 or more 10 0.3
Electricity 6,087 37.0   No cash rent 688 18.8
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 80 0.5   Median (dollars) 330 (X)
Coal or coke 0 0.0        
Wood 378 2.3   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 0 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 12 0.1   Less than 15 percent 645 17.6
No fuel used 75 0.5   15 to 19 percent 351 9.6
        20 to 24 percent 289 7.9
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 318 8.7
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 149 0.9   30 to 34 percent 234 6.4
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 192 1.2   35 percent or more 998 27.3
No telephone service 1,145 7.0   Not computed 826 22.6
 
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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