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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Lea 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 23,405 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 19,699 100.0
1-unit, detached 16,844 72.0   1.00 or less 18,206 92.4
1-unit, attached 535 2.3   1.01 to 1.50 843 4.3
2 units 369 1.6   1.51 or more 650 3.3
3 or 4 units 486 2.1        
5 to 9 units 267 1.1             Specified owner-occupied units 11,148 100.0
10 to 19 units 210 0.9   VALUE    
20 or more units 626 2.7   Less than $50,000 5,564 49.9
Mobile home 3,991 17.1   $50,000 to $99,999 4,289 38.5
Boat, RV, van, etc. 77 0.3   $100,000 to $149,999 853 7.7
        $150,000 to $199,000 267 2.4
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 144 1.3
1999 to March 2000 129 0.6   $300,000 to $499,999 20 0.2
1995 to 1998 886 3.8   $500,000 to $999,999 2 0.0
1990 to 1994 512 2.2   $1,000,000 or more 9 0.1
1980 to 1989 3,882 16.6   Median (dollars) 50,100 (X)
1970 to 1979 5,166 22.1        
1960 to 1969 5,004 21.4   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 6,936 29.6    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 890 3.8   With a mortgage 6,118 54.9
             Less than $300 323 2.9
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 1,699 15.2
1 room 360 1.5        $500 to $699 1,707 15.3
2 rooms 1,007 4.3        $700 to $999 1,615 14.5
3 rooms 2,015 8.6        $1,000 to $1,499 587 5.3
4 rooms 4,439 19.0        $1,500 to $1,999 133 1.2
5 rooms 6,206 26.5        $2,000 or more 54 0.5
6 rooms 5,522 23.6        Median (dollars) 607 (X)
7 rooms 2,410 10.3   Not mortgaged 5,030 45.1
8 rooms 849 3.6        Median (dollars) 191 (X)
9 or more rooms 597 2.6        
Median (rooms) 5.1 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 19,699 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 5,826 52.3
1999 to March 2000 3,953 20.1   15 to 19 percent 1,886 16.9
1995 to 1998 5,040 25.6   20 to 24 percent 992 8.9
1990 to 1994 3,533 17.9   25 to 29 percent 612 5.5
1980 to 1989 3,144 16.0   30 to 34 percent 535 4.8
1970 to 1979 2,150 10.9   35 percent or more 1,175 10.5
1969 or earlier 1,879 9.5   Not computed 122 1.1
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 5,362 100.0
None 1,271 6.5   GROSS RENT    
1 6,995 35.5   Less than $200 532 9.9
2 7,730 39.2   $200 to $299 730 13.6
3 or more 3,703 18.8   $300 to $499 2,250 42.0
        $500 to $749 912 17.0
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 122 2.3
Utility Gas 12,617 64.0   $1,000 to $1,499 29 0.5
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 1,538 7.8   $1,500 or more 0 0.0
Electricity 5,394 27.4   No cash rent 787 14.7
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 28 0.1   Median (dollars) 388 (X)
Coal or coke 0 0.0        
Wood 70 0.4   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 0 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 24 0.1   Less than 15 percent 1,149 21.4
No fuel used 28 0.1   15 to 19 percent 609 11.4
        20 to 24 percent 549 10.2
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 442 8.2
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 86 0.4   30 to 34 percent 339 6.3
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 131 0.7   35 percent or more 1,337 24.9
No telephone service 1,129 5.7   Not computed 937 17.5
 
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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