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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Pierce 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 3,247 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 2,979 100.0
1-unit, detached 2,840 87.5   1.00 or less 2,953 99.1
1-unit, attached 19 0.6   1.01 to 1.50 17 0.6
2 units 38 1.2   1.51 or more 9 0.3
3 or 4 units 31 1.0        
5 to 9 units 35 1.1             Specified owner-occupied units 1,544 100.0
10 to 19 units 0 0.0   VALUE    
20 or more units 3 0.1   Less than $50,000 615 39.8
Mobile home 276 8.5   $50,000 to $99,999 689 44.6
Boat, RV, van, etc. 5 0.2   $100,000 to $149,999 172 11.1
        $150,000 to $199,000 52 3.4
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 12 0.8
1999 to March 2000 37 1.1   $300,000 to $499,999 2 0.1
1995 to 1998 131 4.0   $500,000 to $999,999 0 0.0
1990 to 1994 111 3.4   $1,000,000 or more 2 0.1
1980 to 1989 230 7.1   Median (dollars) 59,900 (X)
1970 to 1979 424 13.1        
1960 to 1969 356 11.0   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 576 17.7    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 1,382 42.6   With a mortgage 729 47.2
             Less than $300 9 0.6
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 117 7.6
1 room 0 0.0        $500 to $699 249 16.1
2 rooms 35 1.1        $700 to $999 236 15.3
3 rooms 89 2.7        $1,000 to $1,499 94 6.1
4 rooms 398 12.3        $1,500 to $1,999 17 1.1
5 rooms 679 20.9        $2,000 or more 7 0.5
6 rooms 648 20.0        Median (dollars) 692 (X)
7 rooms 546 16.8   Not mortgaged 815 52.8
8 rooms 437 13.5        Median (dollars) 266 (X)
9 or more rooms 415 12.8        
Median (rooms) 6.2 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 2,979 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 735 47.6
1999 to March 2000 396 13.3   15 to 19 percent 257 16.6
1995 to 1998 673 22.6   20 to 24 percent 214 13.9
1990 to 1994 486 16.3   25 to 29 percent 104 6.7
1980 to 1989 529 17.8   30 to 34 percent 80 5.2
1970 to 1979 399 13.4   35 percent or more 139 9.0
1969 or earlier 496 16.6   Not computed 15 1.0
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 498 100.0
None 146 4.9   GROSS RENT    
1 706 23.7   Less than $200 35 7.0
2 1,127 37.8   $200 to $299 87 17.5
3 or more 1,000 33.6   $300 to $499 236 47.4
        $500 to $749 61 12.2
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 7 1.4
Utility Gas 1,432 48.1   $1,000 to $1,499 0 0.0
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 903 30.3   $1,500 or more 0 0.0
Electricity 418 14.0   No cash rent 72 14.5
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 107 3.6   Median (dollars) 372 (X)
Coal or coke 0 0.0        
Wood 104 3.5   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 0 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 13 0.4   Less than 15 percent 142 28.5
No fuel used 2 0.1   15 to 19 percent 81 16.3
        20 to 24 percent 45 9.0
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 30 6.0
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 18 0.6   30 to 34 percent 26 5.2
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 14 0.5   35 percent or more 98 19.7
No telephone service 72 2.4   Not computed 76 15.3
 
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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