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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Van Buren 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 33,975 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 27,982 100.0
1-unit, detached 25,227 74.3   1.00 or less 27,032 96.6
1-unit, attached 361 1.1   1.01 to 1.50 627 2.2
2 units 717 2.1   1.51 or more 323 1.2
3 or 4 units 696 2.0        
5 to 9 units 919 2.7             Specified owner-occupied units 14,183 100.0
10 to 19 units 424 1.2   VALUE    
20 or more units 531 1.6   Less than $50,000 1,675 11.8
Mobile home 5,020 14.8   $50,000 to $99,999 6,249 44.1
Boat, RV, van, etc. 80 0.2   $100,000 to $149,999 3,629 25.6
        $150,000 to $199,000 1,548 10.9
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 733 5.2
1999 to March 2000 769 2.3   $300,000 to $499,999 265 1.9
1995 to 1998 2,408 7.1   $500,000 to $999,999 47 0.3
1990 to 1994 2,838 8.4   $1,000,000 or more 37 0.3
1980 to 1989 4,452 13.1   Median (dollars) 94,200 (X)
1970 to 1979 6,060 17.8        
1960 to 1969 3,803 11.2   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 6,005 17.7    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 7,640 22.5   With a mortgage 9,554 67.4
             Less than $300 73 0.5
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 791 5.6
1 room 132 0.4        $500 to $699 2,155 15.2
2 rooms 920 2.7        $700 to $999 3,426 24.2
3 rooms 1,786 5.3        $1,000 to $1,499 2,221 15.7
4 rooms 5,383 15.8        $1,500 to $1,999 658 4.6
5 rooms 8,014 23.6        $2,000 or more 230 1.6
6 rooms 7,471 22.0        Median (dollars) 845 (X)
7 rooms 4,759 14.0   Not mortgaged 4,629 32.6
8 rooms 2,949 8.7        Median (dollars) 262 (X)
9 or more rooms 2,561 7.5        
Median (rooms) 5.6 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 27,982 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 5,963 42.0
1999 to March 2000 4,064 14.5   15 to 19 percent 2,772 19.5
1995 to 1998 7,343 26.2   20 to 24 percent 1,722 12.1
1990 to 1994 5,298 18.9   25 to 29 percent 1,039 7.3
1980 to 1989 5,317 19.0   30 to 34 percent 643 4.5
1970 to 1979 3,142 11.2   35 percent or more 1,921 13.5
1969 or earlier 2,818 10.1   Not computed 123 0.9
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 5,341 100.0
None 1,394 5.0   GROSS RENT    
1 8,267 29.5   Less than $200 407 7.6
2 11,876 42.4   $200 to $299 388 7.3
3 or more 6,445 23.0   $300 to $499 2,250 42.1
        $500 to $749 1,505 28.2
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 209 3.9
Utility Gas 14,089 50.4   $1,000 to $1,499 59 1.1
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 7,090 25.3   $1,500 or more 13 0.2
Electricity 2,521 9.0   No cash rent 510 9.5
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 3,190 11.4   Median (dollars) 451 (X)
Coal or coke 0 0.0        
Wood 801 2.9   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 5 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 195 0.7   Less than 15 percent 1,254 23.5
No fuel used 91 0.3   15 to 19 percent 777 14.5
        20 to 24 percent 650 12.2
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 450 8.4
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 139 0.5   30 to 34 percent 298 5.6
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 146 0.5   35 percent or more 1,327 24.8
No telephone service 1,112 4.0   Not computed 585 11.0
 
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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