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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Howard 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 4,346 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 3,836 100.0
1-unit, detached 3,203 73.7   1.00 or less 3,775 98.4
1-unit, attached 55 1.3   1.01 to 1.50 50 1.3
2 units 119 2.7   1.51 or more 11 0.3
3 or 4 units 148 3.4        
5 to 9 units 16 0.4             Specified owner-occupied units 1,560 100.0
10 to 19 units 33 0.8   VALUE    
20 or more units 0 0.0   Less than $50,000 580 37.2
Mobile home 757 17.4   $50,000 to $99,999 757 48.5
Boat, RV, van, etc. 15 0.3   $100,000 to $149,999 132 8.5
        $150,000 to $199,000 58 3.7
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 21 1.3
1999 to March 2000 80 1.8   $300,000 to $499,999 8 0.5
1995 to 1998 314 7.2   $500,000 to $999,999 4 0.3
1990 to 1994 203 4.7   $1,000,000 or more 0 0.0
1980 to 1989 439 10.1   Median (dollars) 59,500 (X)
1970 to 1979 690 15.9        
1960 to 1969 538 12.4   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 708 16.3    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 1,374 31.6   With a mortgage 855 54.8
             Less than $300 20 1.3
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 201 12.9
1 room 38 0.9        $500 to $699 271 17.4
2 rooms 99 2.3        $700 to $999 253 16.2
3 rooms 289 6.6        $1,000 to $1,499 78 5.0
4 rooms 690 15.9        $1,500 to $1,999 22 1.4
5 rooms 1,063 24.5        $2,000 or more 10 0.6
6 rooms 914 21.0        Median (dollars) 652 (X)
7 rooms 578 13.3   Not mortgaged 705 45.2
8 rooms 338 7.8        Median (dollars) 238 (X)
9 or more rooms 337 7.8        
Median (rooms) 5.5 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 3,836 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 774 49.6
1999 to March 2000 530 13.8   15 to 19 percent 287 18.4
1995 to 1998 1,079 28.1   20 to 24 percent 183 11.7
1990 to 1994 634 16.5   25 to 29 percent 87 5.6
1980 to 1989 683 17.8   30 to 34 percent 63 4.0
1970 to 1979 410 10.7   35 percent or more 156 10.0
1969 or earlier 500 13.0   Not computed 10 0.6
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 855 100.0
None 337 8.8   GROSS RENT    
1 1,092 28.5   Less than $200 83 9.7
2 1,469 38.3   $200 to $299 124 14.5
3 or more 938 24.5   $300 to $499 344 40.2
        $500 to $749 136 15.9
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 27 3.2
Utility Gas 1,844 48.1   $1,000 to $1,499 3 0.4
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 986 25.7   $1,500 or more 0 0.0
Electricity 700 18.2   No cash rent 138 16.1
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 29 0.8   Median (dollars) 380 (X)
Coal or coke 0 0.0        
Wood 263 6.9   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 0 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 9 0.2   Less than 15 percent 150 17.5
No fuel used 5 0.1   15 to 19 percent 118 13.8
        20 to 24 percent 106 12.4
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 84 9.8
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 24 0.6   30 to 34 percent 45 5.3
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 28 0.7   35 percent or more 208 24.3
No telephone service 167 4.4   Not computed 144 16.8
 
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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