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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Merrimack 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 56,244 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 51,843 100.0
1-unit, detached 35,167 62.5   1.00 or less 51,118 98.6
1-unit, attached 1,881 3.3   1.01 to 1.50 523 1.0
2 units 3,637 6.5   1.51 or more 202 0.4
3 or 4 units 3,411 6.1        
5 to 9 units 2,949 5.2             Specified owner-occupied units 26,262 100.0
10 to 19 units 1,685 3.0   VALUE    
20 or more units 3,256 5.8   Less than $50,000 452 1.7
Mobile home 4,224 7.5   $50,000 to $99,999 8,563 32.6
Boat, RV, van, etc. 34 0.1   $100,000 to $149,999 9,717 37.0
        $150,000 to $199,000 4,202 16.0
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 2,478 9.4
1999 to March 2000 988 1.8   $300,000 to $499,999 666 2.5
1995 to 1998 2,672 4.8   $500,000 to $999,999 162 0.6
1990 to 1994 3,421 6.1   $1,000,000 or more 22 0.1
1980 to 1989 12,304 21.9   Median (dollars) 117,900 (X)
1970 to 1979 9,180 16.3        
1960 to 1969 5,526 9.8   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 6,474 11.5    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 15,679 27.9   With a mortgage 19,451 74.1
             Less than $300 16 0.1
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 261 1.0
1 room 506 0.9        $500 to $699 1,304 5.0
2 rooms 1,584 2.8        $700 to $999 5,235 19.9
3 rooms 4,895 8.7        $1,000 to $1,499 8,464 32.2
4 rooms 9,825 17.5        $1,500 to $1,999 2,937 11.2
5 rooms 10,973 19.5        $2,000 or more 1,234 4.7
6 rooms 10,706 19.0        Median (dollars) 1,143 (X)
7 rooms 7,978 14.2   Not mortgaged 6,811 25.9
8 rooms 4,842 8.6        Median (dollars) 436 (X)
9 or more rooms 4,935 8.8        
Median (rooms) 5.5 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 51,843 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 7,917 30.1
1999 to March 2000 8,898 17.2   15 to 19 percent 5,279 20.1
1995 to 1998 15,292 29.5   20 to 24 percent 4,611 17.6
1990 to 1994 8,253 15.9   25 to 29 percent 3,204 12.2
1980 to 1989 10,184 19.6   30 to 34 percent 1,628 6.2
1970 to 1979 4,892 9.4   35 percent or more 3,496 13.3
1969 or earlier 4,324 8.3   Not computed 127 0.5
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 15,437 100.0
None 3,185 6.1   GROSS RENT    
1 16,296 31.4   Less than $200 713 4.6
2 22,583 43.6   $200 to $299 828 5.4
3 or more 9,779 18.9   $300 to $499 2,709 17.5
        $500 to $749 6,793 44.0
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 2,798 18.1
Utility Gas 11,219 21.6   $1,000 to $1,499 811 5.3
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 5,948 11.5   $1,500 or more 156 1.0
Electricity 4,727 9.1   No cash rent 629 4.1
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 26,854 51.8   Median (dollars) 613 (X)
Coal or coke 69 0.1        
Wood 2,525 4.9   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 26 0.1    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 387 0.7   Less than 15 percent 2,691 17.4
No fuel used 88 0.2   15 to 19 percent 2,573 16.7
        20 to 24 percent 2,509 16.3
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 1,852 12.0
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 287 0.6   30 to 34 percent 1,100 7.1
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 235 0.5   35 percent or more 3,946 25.6
No telephone service 572 1.1   Not computed 766 5.0
 
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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