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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Blue Earth 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 21,971 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 21,062 100.0
1-unit, detached 13,645 62.1   1.00 or less 20,681 98.2
1-unit, attached 449 2.0   1.01 to 1.50 247 1.2
2 units 1,067 4.9   1.51 or more 134 0.6
3 or 4 units 1,028 4.7        
5 to 9 units 1,033 4.7             Specified owner-occupied units 10,403 100.0
10 to 19 units 715 3.3   VALUE    
20 or more units 2,286 10.4   Less than $50,000 711 6.8
Mobile home 1,734 7.9   $50,000 to $99,999 4,712 45.3
Boat, RV, van, etc. 14 0.1   $100,000 to $149,999 3,169 30.5
        $150,000 to $199,000 1,093 10.5
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 559 5.4
1999 to March 2000 329 1.5   $300,000 to $499,999 132 1.3
1995 to 1998 1,080 4.9   $500,000 to $999,999 16 0.2
1990 to 1994 1,217 5.5   $1,000,000 or more 11 0.1
1980 to 1989 2,143 9.8   Median (dollars) 98,200 (X)
1970 to 1979 4,220 19.2        
1960 to 1969 2,931 13.3   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 4,047 18.4    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 6,004 27.3   With a mortgage 7,054 67.8
             Less than $300 18 0.2
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 433 4.2
1 room 341 1.6        $500 to $699 1,595 15.3
2 rooms 978 4.5        $700 to $999 2,420 23.3
3 rooms 1,999 9.1        $1,000 to $1,499 1,945 18.7
4 rooms 3,503 15.9        $1,500 to $1,999 482 4.6
5 rooms 3,795 17.3        $2,000 or more 161 1.5
6 rooms 3,297 15.0        Median (dollars) 870 (X)
7 rooms 2,937 13.4   Not mortgaged 3,349 32.2
8 rooms 2,485 11.3        Median (dollars) 264 (X)
9 or more rooms 2,636 12.0        
Median (rooms) 5.6 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 21,062 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 4,409 42.4
1999 to March 2000 4,650 22.1   15 to 19 percent 1,948 18.7
1995 to 1998 5,461 25.9   20 to 24 percent 1,486 14.3
1990 to 1994 3,193 15.2   25 to 29 percent 975 9.4
1980 to 1989 3,218 15.3   30 to 34 percent 534 5.1
1970 to 1979 2,121 10.1   35 percent or more 1,007 9.7
1969 or earlier 2,419 11.5   Not computed 44 0.4
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 6,942 100.0
None 1,534 7.3   GROSS RENT    
1 6,480 30.8   Less than $200 439 6.3
2 8,567 40.7   $200 to $299 505 7.3
3 or more 4,481 21.3   $300 to $499 2,609 37.6
        $500 to $749 2,253 32.5
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 540 7.8
Utility Gas 13,912 66.1   $1,000 to $1,499 217 3.1
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 3,373 16.0   $1,500 or more 68 1.0
Electricity 2,363 11.2   No cash rent 311 4.5
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 874 4.1   Median (dollars) 487 (X)
Coal or coke 0 0.0        
Wood 181 0.9   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 11 0.1    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 218 1.0   Less than 15 percent 1,316 19.0
No fuel used 130 0.6   15 to 19 percent 957 13.8
        20 to 24 percent 824 11.9
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 777 11.2
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 71 0.3   30 to 34 percent 558 8.0
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 125 0.6   35 percent or more 2,064 29.7
No telephone service 128 0.6   Not computed 446 6.4
 
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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