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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Lamar 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 15,433 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 14,396 100.0
1-unit, detached 10,812 70.1   1.00 or less 13,952 96.9
1-unit, attached 166 1.1   1.01 to 1.50 347 2.4
2 units 381 2.5   1.51 or more 97 0.7
3 or 4 units 425 2.8        
5 to 9 units 560 3.6             Specified owner-occupied units 7,714 100.0
10 to 19 units 215 1.4   VALUE    
20 or more units 374 2.4   Less than $50,000 1,170 15.2
Mobile home 2,456 15.9   $50,000 to $99,999 3,045 39.5
Boat, RV, van, etc. 44 0.3   $100,000 to $149,999 1,654 21.4
        $150,000 to $199,000 922 12.0
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 599 7.8
1999 to March 2000 686 4.4   $300,000 to $499,999 220 2.9
1995 to 1998 2,966 19.2   $500,000 to $999,999 98 1.3
1990 to 1994 1,985 12.9   $1,000,000 or more 6 0.1
1980 to 1989 3,283 21.3   Median (dollars) 93,000 (X)
1970 to 1979 3,022 19.6        
1960 to 1969 1,354 8.8   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 1,451 9.4    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 686 4.4   With a mortgage 5,213 67.6
             Less than $300 86 1.1
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 467 6.1
1 room 102 0.7        $500 to $699 1,105 14.3
2 rooms 274 1.8        $700 to $999 1,742 22.6
3 rooms 876 5.7        $1,000 to $1,499 1,048 13.6
4 rooms 2,575 16.7        $1,500 to $1,999 446 5.8
5 rooms 3,719 24.1        $2,000 or more 319 4.1
6 rooms 3,390 22.0        Median (dollars) 863 (X)
7 rooms 2,152 13.9   Not mortgaged 2,501 32.4
8 rooms 1,184 7.7        Median (dollars) 230 (X)
9 or more rooms 1,161 7.5        
Median (rooms) 5.6 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 14,396 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 3,290 42.6
1999 to March 2000 3,164 22.0   15 to 19 percent 1,327 17.2
1995 to 1998 4,573 31.8   20 to 24 percent 879 11.4
1990 to 1994 2,369 16.5   25 to 29 percent 625 8.1
1980 to 1989 2,052 14.3   30 to 34 percent 427 5.5
1970 to 1979 1,262 8.8   35 percent or more 1,070 13.9
1969 or earlier 976 6.8   Not computed 96 1.2
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 3,382 100.0
None 660 4.6   GROSS RENT    
1 4,226 29.4   Less than $200 174 5.1
2 6,451 44.8   $200 to $299 224 6.6
3 or more 3,059 21.2   $300 to $499 1,028 30.4
        $500 to $749 1,177 34.8
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 388 11.5
Utility Gas 3,091 21.5   $1,000 to $1,499 48 1.4
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 2,347 16.3   $1,500 or more 29 0.9
Electricity 8,658 60.1   No cash rent 314 9.3
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 21 0.1   Median (dollars) 523 (X)
Coal or coke 0 0.0        
Wood 252 1.8   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 0 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 14 0.1   Less than 15 percent 563 16.6
No fuel used 13 0.1   15 to 19 percent 559 16.5
        20 to 24 percent 394 11.6
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 339 10.0
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 26 0.2   30 to 34 percent 214 6.3
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 54 0.4   35 percent or more 942 27.9
No telephone service 657 4.6   Not computed 371 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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