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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Penobscot County
[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 66,847 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 58,096 100.0
1-unit, detached 41,000 61.3   1.00 or less 57,409 98.8
1-unit, attached 1,260 1.9   1.01 to 1.50 515 0.9
2 units 4,150 6.2   1.51 or more 172 0.3
3 or 4 units 5,234 7.8        
5 to 9 units 3,230 4.8             Specified owner-occupied units 26,939 100.0
10 to 19 units 1,186 1.8   VALUE    
20 or more units 1,390 2.1   Less than $50,000 3,624 13.5
Mobile home 9,239 13.8   $50,000 to $99,999 15,204 56.4
Boat, RV, van, etc. 158 0.2   $100,000 to $149,999 5,726 21.3
        $150,000 to $199,000 1,430 5.3
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 757 2.8
1999 to March 2000 834 1.2   $300,000 to $499,999 163 0.6
1995 to 1998 3,424 5.1   $500,000 to $999,999 27 0.1
1990 to 1994 4,938 7.4   $1,000,000 or more 8 0.0
1980 to 1989 9,955 14.9   Median (dollars) 82,400 (X)
1970 to 1979 11,412 17.1        
1960 to 1969 6,506 9.7   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 10,865 16.3    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 18,913 28.3   With a mortgage 17,511 65.0
             Less than $300 170 0.6
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 1,407 5.2
1 room 1,008 1.5        $500 to $699 3,794 14.1
2 rooms 2,650 4.0        $700 to $999 6,435 23.9
3 rooms 6,437 9.6        $1,000 to $1,499 4,365 16.2
4 rooms 13,013 19.5        $1,500 to $1,999 966 3.6
5 rooms 15,727 23.5        $2,000 or more 374 1.4
6 rooms 11,643 17.4        Median (dollars) 845 (X)
7 rooms 7,175 10.7   Not mortgaged 9,428 35.0
8 rooms 4,728 7.1        Median (dollars) 290 (X)
9 or more rooms 4,466 6.7        
Median (rooms) 5.2 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 58,096 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 10,158 37.7
1999 to March 2000 10,922 18.8   15 to 19 percent 5,306 19.7
1995 to 1998 14,815 25.5   20 to 24 percent 4,023 14.9
1990 to 1994 8,739 15.0   25 to 29 percent 2,327 8.6
1980 to 1989 11,212 19.3   30 to 34 percent 1,377 5.1
1970 to 1979 6,290 10.8   35 percent or more 3,580 13.3
1969 or earlier 6,118 10.5   Not computed 168 0.6
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 17,281 100.0
None 4,495 7.7   GROSS RENT    
1 20,523 35.3   Less than $200 1,823 10.5
2 24,197 41.7   $200 to $299 1,595 9.2
3 or more 8,881 15.3   $300 to $499 5,980 34.6
        $500 to $749 5,740 33.2
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 985 5.7
Utility Gas 202 0.3   $1,000 to $1,499 140 0.8
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 1,777 3.1   $1,500 or more 14 0.1
Electricity 2,629 4.5   No cash rent 1,004 5.8
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 49,710 85.6   Median (dollars) 468 (X)
Coal or coke 62 0.1        
Wood 3,411 5.9   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 0 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 205 0.4   Less than 15 percent 2,945 17.0
No fuel used 100 0.2   15 to 19 percent 2,285 13.2
        20 to 24 percent 2,294 13.3
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 1,942 11.2
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 578 1.0   30 to 34 percent 1,210 7.0
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 433 0.7   35 percent or more 5,392 31.2
No telephone service 843 1.5   Not computed 1,213 7.0
 
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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