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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Polk 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 14,008 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 12,070 100.0
1-unit, detached 10,232 73.0   1.00 or less 11,816 97.9
1-unit, attached 354 2.5   1.01 to 1.50 156 1.3
2 units 253 1.8   1.51 or more 98 0.8
3 or 4 units 341 2.4        
5 to 9 units 342 2.4             Specified owner-occupied units 6,347 100.0
10 to 19 units 670 4.8   VALUE    
20 or more units 720 5.1   Less than $50,000 1,839 29.0
Mobile home 1,063 7.6   $50,000 to $99,999 2,846 44.8
Boat, RV, van, etc. 33 0.2   $100,000 to $149,999 1,123 17.7
        $150,000 to $199,000 367 5.8
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 136 2.1
1999 to March 2000 325 2.3   $300,000 to $499,999 19 0.3
1995 to 1998 727 5.2   $500,000 to $999,999 17 0.3
1990 to 1994 523 3.7   $1,000,000 or more 0 0.0
1980 to 1989 1,231 8.8   Median (dollars) 75,000 (X)
1970 to 1979 2,844 20.3        
1960 to 1969 1,482 10.6   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 2,878 20.5    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 3,998 28.5   With a mortgage 3,767 59.4
             Less than $300 30 0.5
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 580 9.1
1 room 135 1.0        $500 to $699 987 15.6
2 rooms 506 3.6        $700 to $999 1,168 18.4
3 rooms 1,238 8.8        $1,000 to $1,499 814 12.8
4 rooms 2,074 14.8        $1,500 to $1,999 139 2.2
5 rooms 2,803 20.0        $2,000 or more 49 0.8
6 rooms 2,471 17.6        Median (dollars) 760 (X)
7 rooms 1,851 13.2   Not mortgaged 2,580 40.6
8 rooms 1,343 9.6        Median (dollars) 251 (X)
9 or more rooms 1,587 11.3        
Median (rooms) 5.6 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 12,070 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 2,927 46.1
1999 to March 2000 1,729 14.3   15 to 19 percent 1,273 20.1
1995 to 1998 2,988 24.8   20 to 24 percent 753 11.9
1990 to 1994 1,824 15.1   25 to 29 percent 469 7.4
1980 to 1989 2,131 17.7   30 to 34 percent 288 4.5
1970 to 1979 1,609 13.3   35 percent or more 608 9.6
1969 or earlier 1,789 14.8   Not computed 29 0.5
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 2,983 100.0
None 962 8.0   GROSS RENT    
1 3,822 31.7   Less than $200 398 13.3
2 4,911 40.7   $200 to $299 339 11.4
3 or more 2,375 19.7   $300 to $499 1,164 39.0
        $500 to $749 719 24.1
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 117 3.9
Utility Gas 4,191 34.7   $1,000 to $1,499 19 0.6
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 1,637 13.6   $1,500 or more 2 0.1
Electricity 3,236 26.8   No cash rent 225 7.5
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 2,487 20.6   Median (dollars) 396 (X)
Coal or coke 4 0.0        
Wood 327 2.7   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 7 0.1    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 134 1.1   Less than 15 percent 554 18.6
No fuel used 47 0.4   15 to 19 percent 398 13.3
        20 to 24 percent 367 12.3
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 290 9.7
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 87 0.7   30 to 34 percent 234 7.8
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 85 0.7   35 percent or more 913 30.6
No telephone service 218 1.8   Not computed 227 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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