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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Somerset 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 112,023 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 108,984 100.0
1-unit, detached 67,830 60.6   1.00 or less 105,115 96.4
1-unit, attached 16,243 14.5   1.01 to 1.50 2,183 2.0
2 units 6,533 5.8   1.51 or more 1,686 1.5
3 or 4 units 4,934 4.4        
5 to 9 units 5,519 4.9             Specified owner-occupied units 73,363 100.0
10 to 19 units 5,531 4.9   VALUE    
20 or more units 5,197 4.6   Less than $50,000 346 0.5
Mobile home 217 0.2   $50,000 to $99,999 1,676 2.3
Boat, RV, van, etc. 19 0.0   $100,000 to $149,999 12,344 16.8
        $150,000 to $199,000 15,281 20.8
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 18,836 25.7
1999 to March 2000 3,010 2.7   $300,000 to $499,999 17,162 23.4
1995 to 1998 10,254 9.2   $500,000 to $999,999 6,647 9.1
1990 to 1994 10,478 9.4   $1,000,000 or more 1,071 1.5
1980 to 1989 22,597 20.2   Median (dollars) 235,000 (X)
1970 to 1979 12,953 11.6        
1960 to 1969 17,014 15.2   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 21,819 19.5    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 13,898 12.4   With a mortgage 57,353 78.2
             Less than $300 8 0.0
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 144 0.2
1 room 1,157 1.0        $500 to $699 840 1.1
2 rooms 2,472 2.2        $700 to $999 3,486 4.8
3 rooms 7,672 6.8        $1,000 to $1,499 13,675 18.6
4 rooms 12,831 11.5        $1,500 to $1,999 15,577 21.2
5 rooms 16,862 15.1        $2,000 or more 23,623 32.2
6 rooms 17,613 15.7        Median (dollars) 1,832 (X)
7 rooms 15,828 14.1   Not mortgaged 16,010 21.8
8 rooms 17,779 15.9        Median (dollars) 620 (X)
9 or more rooms 19,809 17.7        
Median (rooms) 6.4 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 108,984 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 20,112 27.4
1999 to March 2000 17,744 16.3   15 to 19 percent 13,706 18.7
1995 to 1998 33,744 31.0   20 to 24 percent 12,014 16.4
1990 to 1994 19,268 17.7   25 to 29 percent 8,254 11.3
1980 to 1989 17,101 15.7   30 to 34 percent 5,546 7.6
1970 to 1979 9,090 8.3   35 percent or more 13,447 18.3
1969 or earlier 12,037 11.0   Not computed 284 0.4
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 24,433 100.0
None 5,468 5.0   GROSS RENT    
1 31,526 28.9   Less than $200 311 1.3
2 51,478 47.2   $200 to $299 308 1.3
3 or more 20,512 18.8   $300 to $499 824 3.4
        $500 to $749 3,899 16.0
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 9,625 39.4
Utility Gas 83,716 76.8   $1,000 to $1,499 5,775 23.6
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 1,117 1.0   $1,500 or more 2,660 10.9
Electricity 8,440 7.7   No cash rent 1,031 4.2
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 15,030 13.8   Median (dollars) 898 (X)
Coal or coke 40 0.0        
Wood 167 0.2   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 27 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 306 0.3   Less than 15 percent 4,791 19.6
No fuel used 141 0.1   15 to 19 percent 4,235 17.3
        20 to 24 percent 3,371 13.8
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 2,460 10.1
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 351 0.3   30 to 34 percent 1,901 7.8
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 426 0.4   35 percent or more 6,275 25.7
No telephone service 727 0.7   Not computed 1,400 5.7
 
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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