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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: St. Joseph 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 26,503 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 23,381 100.0
1-unit, detached 20,010 75.5   1.00 or less 22,682 97.0
1-unit, attached 264 1.0   1.01 to 1.50 524 2.2
2 units 738 2.8   1.51 or more 175 0.7
3 or 4 units 648 2.4        
5 to 9 units 715 2.7             Specified owner-occupied units 13,481 100.0
10 to 19 units 466 1.8   VALUE    
20 or more units 642 2.4   Less than $50,000 1,740 12.9
Mobile home 2,915 11.0   $50,000 to $99,999 7,180 53.3
Boat, RV, van, etc. 105 0.4   $100,000 to $149,999 2,855 21.2
        $150,000 to $199,000 1,030 7.6
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 451 3.3
1999 to March 2000 356 1.3   $300,000 to $499,999 180 1.3
1995 to 1998 1,579 6.0   $500,000 to $999,999 38 0.3
1990 to 1994 1,527 5.8   $1,000,000 or more 7 0.1
1980 to 1989 2,823 10.7   Median (dollars) 85,000 (X)
1970 to 1979 4,671 17.6        
1960 to 1969 2,971 11.2   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 5,674 21.4    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 6,902 26.0   With a mortgage 8,959 66.5
             Less than $300 132 1.0
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 964 7.2
1 room 196 0.7        $500 to $699 2,531 18.8
2 rooms 491 1.9        $700 to $999 3,284 24.4
3 rooms 1,817 6.9        $1,000 to $1,499 1,621 12.0
4 rooms 3,797 14.3        $1,500 to $1,999 334 2.5
5 rooms 6,061 22.9        $2,000 or more 93 0.7
6 rooms 5,376 20.3        Median (dollars) 768 (X)
7 rooms 3,800 14.3   Not mortgaged 4,522 33.5
8 rooms 2,689 10.1        Median (dollars) 229 (X)
9 or more rooms 2,276 8.6        
Median (rooms) 5.7 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 23,381 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 6,376 47.3
1999 to March 2000 3,813 16.3   15 to 19 percent 2,486 18.4
1995 to 1998 6,436 27.5   20 to 24 percent 1,447 10.7
1990 to 1994 3,963 16.9   25 to 29 percent 1,108 8.2
1980 to 1989 3,957 16.9   30 to 34 percent 578 4.3
1970 to 1979 2,599 11.1   35 percent or more 1,387 10.3
1969 or earlier 2,613 11.2   Not computed 99 0.7
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 5,208 100.0
None 1,687 7.2   GROSS RENT    
1 7,271 31.1   Less than $200 487 9.4
2 9,546 40.8   $200 to $299 370 7.1
3 or more 4,877 20.9   $300 to $499 2,066 39.7
        $500 to $749 1,631 31.3
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 212 4.1
Utility Gas 14,349 61.4   $1,000 to $1,499 51 1.0
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 4,585 19.6   $1,500 or more 11 0.2
Electricity 1,679 7.2   No cash rent 380 7.3
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 1,440 6.2   Median (dollars) 456 (X)
Coal or coke 107 0.5        
Wood 806 3.4   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 9 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 187 0.8   Less than 15 percent 1,291 24.8
No fuel used 219 0.9   15 to 19 percent 887 17.0
        20 to 24 percent 526 10.1
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 518 9.9
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 129 0.6   30 to 34 percent 359 6.9
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 165 0.7   35 percent or more 1,167 22.4
No telephone service 1,211 5.2   Not computed 460 8.8
 
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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