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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Mercer 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 133,280 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 125,807 100.0
1-unit, detached 65,933 49.5   1.00 or less 120,833 96.0
1-unit, attached 28,271 21.2   1.01 to 1.50 2,715 2.2
2 units 7,848 5.9   1.51 or more 2,259 1.8
3 or 4 units 5,437 4.1        
5 to 9 units 6,005 4.5             Specified owner-occupied units 76,366 100.0
10 to 19 units 8,921 6.7   VALUE    
20 or more units 10,455 7.8   Less than $50,000 3,195 4.2
Mobile home 391 0.3   $50,000 to $99,999 15,896 20.8
Boat, RV, van, etc. 19 0.0   $100,000 to $149,999 20,201 26.5
        $150,000 to $199,000 12,970 17.0
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 12,498 16.4
1999 to March 2000 1,755 1.3   $300,000 to $499,999 8,184 10.7
1995 to 1998 5,482 4.1   $500,000 to $999,999 2,845 3.7
1990 to 1994 6,369 4.8   $1,000,000 or more 577 0.8
1980 to 1989 16,551 12.4   Median (dollars) 147,400 (X)
1970 to 1979 16,630 12.5        
1960 to 1969 20,194 15.2   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 34,941 26.2    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 31,358 23.5   With a mortgage 53,775 70.4
             Less than $300 18 0.0
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 433 0.6
1 room 2,302 1.7        $500 to $699 2,163 2.8
2 rooms 4,357 3.3        $700 to $999 7,000 9.2
3 rooms 13,220 9.9        $1,000 to $1,499 17,443 22.8
4 rooms 17,790 13.3        $1,500 to $1,999 12,356 16.2
5 rooms 20,175 15.1        $2,000 or more 14,362 18.8
6 rooms 24,241 18.2        Median (dollars) 1,495 (X)
7 rooms 19,113 14.3   Not mortgaged 22,591 29.6
8 rooms 16,355 12.3        Median (dollars) 547 (X)
9 or more rooms 15,727 11.8        
Median (rooms) 5.9 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 125,807 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 22,591 29.6
1999 to March 2000 20,391 16.2   15 to 19 percent 13,659 17.9
1995 to 1998 34,308 27.3   20 to 24 percent 12,155 15.9
1990 to 1994 20,228 16.1   25 to 29 percent 8,359 10.9
1980 to 1989 20,130 16.0   30 to 34 percent 5,067 6.6
1970 to 1979 12,711 10.1   35 percent or more 14,113 18.5
1969 or earlier 18,039 14.3   Not computed 422 0.6
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 41,343 100.0
None 14,675 11.7   GROSS RENT    
1 43,028 34.2   Less than $200 2,286 5.5
2 49,747 39.5   $200 to $299 1,464 3.5
3 or more 18,357 14.6   $300 to $499 3,829 9.3
        $500 to $749 14,077 34.0
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 11,148 27.0
Utility Gas 87,902 69.9   $1,000 to $1,499 5,247 12.7
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 1,681 1.3   $1,500 or more 1,788 4.3
Electricity 11,625 9.2   No cash rent 1,504 3.6
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 23,425 18.6   Median (dollars) 727 (X)
Coal or coke 22 0.0        
Wood 131 0.1   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 27 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 626 0.5   Less than 15 percent 7,301 17.7
No fuel used 368 0.3   15 to 19 percent 6,261 15.1
        20 to 24 percent 5,896 14.3
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 4,413 10.7
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 589 0.5   30 to 34 percent 3,243 7.8
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 423 0.3   35 percent or more 11,624 28.1
No telephone service 2,533 2.0   Not computed 2,605 6.3
 
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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