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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Berkshire 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 66,301 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 56,006 100.0
1-unit, detached 41,315 62.3   1.00 or less 55,557 99.2
1-unit, attached 1,328 2.0   1.01 to 1.50 344 0.6
2 units 8,254 12.4   1.51 or more 105 0.2
3 or 4 units 6,274 9.5        
5 to 9 units 3,161 4.8             Specified owner-occupied units 29,127 100.0
10 to 19 units 1,625 2.5   VALUE    
20 or more units 2,605 3.9   Less than $50,000 740 2.5
Mobile home 1,720 2.6   $50,000 to $99,999 10,235 35.1
Boat, RV, van, etc. 19 0.0   $100,000 to $149,999 9,372 32.2
        $150,000 to $199,000 4,213 14.5
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 2,987 10.3
1999 to March 2000 437 0.7   $300,000 to $499,999 1,223 4.2
1995 to 1998 1,393 2.1   $500,000 to $999,999 324 1.1
1990 to 1994 2,089 3.2   $1,000,000 or more 33 0.1
1980 to 1989 6,617 10.0   Median (dollars) 116,800 (X)
1970 to 1979 6,940 10.5        
1960 to 1969 6,906 10.4   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 15,078 22.7    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 26,841 40.5   With a mortgage 18,928 65.0
             Less than $300 81 0.3
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 933 3.2
1 room 533 0.8        $500 to $699 2,633 9.0
2 rooms 2,036 3.1        $700 to $999 6,528 22.4
3 rooms 6,106 9.2        $1,000 to $1,499 5,962 20.5
4 rooms 9,409 14.2        $1,500 to $1,999 1,652 5.7
5 rooms 13,294 20.1        $2,000 or more 1,139 3.9
6 rooms 14,598 22.0        Median (dollars) 971 (X)
7 rooms 8,717 13.1   Not mortgaged 10,199 35.0
8 rooms 5,605 8.5        Median (dollars) 339 (X)
9 or more rooms 6,003 9.1        
Median (rooms) 5.6 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 56,006 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 11,118 38.2
1999 to March 2000 8,658 15.5   15 to 19 percent 5,140 17.6
1995 to 1998 13,104 23.4   20 to 24 percent 4,147 14.2
1990 to 1994 8,049 14.4   25 to 29 percent 2,617 9.0
1980 to 1989 9,958 17.8   30 to 34 percent 1,667 5.7
1970 to 1979 6,565 11.7   35 percent or more 4,246 14.6
1969 or earlier 9,672 17.3   Not computed 192 0.7
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 18,226 100.0
None 6,140 11.0   GROSS RENT    
1 22,302 39.8   Less than $200 1,531 8.4
2 20,879 37.3   $200 to $299 1,476 8.1
3 or more 6,685 11.9   $300 to $499 5,630 30.9
        $500 to $749 6,433 35.3
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 1,517 8.3
Utility Gas 18,156 32.4   $1,000 to $1,499 364 2.0
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 3,442 6.1   $1,500 or more 220 1.2
Electricity 4,388 7.8   No cash rent 1,055 5.8
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 27,659 49.4   Median (dollars) 499 (X)
Coal or coke 165 0.3        
Wood 1,852 3.3   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 9 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 260 0.5   Less than 15 percent 3,538 19.4
No fuel used 75 0.1   15 to 19 percent 2,444 13.4
        20 to 24 percent 2,296 12.6
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 2,086 11.4
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 211 0.4   30 to 34 percent 1,449 8.0
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 265 0.5   35 percent or more 5,029 27.6
No telephone service 621 1.1   Not computed 1,384 7.6
 
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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