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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Torrance 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 7,257 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 6,024 100.0
1-unit, detached 3,146 43.4   1.00 or less 5,676 94.2
1-unit, attached 78 1.1   1.01 to 1.50 269 4.5
2 units 24 0.3   1.51 or more 79 1.3
3 or 4 units 38 0.5        
5 to 9 units 26 0.4             Specified owner-occupied units 1,629 100.0
10 to 19 units 17 0.2   VALUE    
20 or more units 5 0.1   Less than $50,000 316 19.4
Mobile home 3,823 52.7   $50,000 to $99,999 776 47.6
Boat, RV, van, etc. 100 1.4   $100,000 to $149,999 337 20.7
        $150,000 to $199,000 136 8.3
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 45 2.8
1999 to March 2000 341 4.7   $300,000 to $499,999 9 0.6
1995 to 1998 1,517 20.9   $500,000 to $999,999 8 0.5
1990 to 1994 853 11.8   $1,000,000 or more 2 0.1
1980 to 1989 1,453 20.0   Median (dollars) 82,800 (X)
1970 to 1979 1,388 19.1        
1960 to 1969 476 6.6   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 701 9.7    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 528 7.3   With a mortgage 1,034 63.5
             Less than $300 46 2.8
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 97 6.0
1 room 126 1.7        $500 to $699 274 16.8
2 rooms 186 2.6        $700 to $999 355 21.8
3 rooms 544 7.5        $1,000 to $1,499 217 13.3
4 rooms 1,077 14.8        $1,500 to $1,999 38 2.3
5 rooms 2,381 32.8        $2,000 or more 7 0.4
6 rooms 1,401 19.3        Median (dollars) 770 (X)
7 rooms 779 10.7   Not mortgaged 595 36.5
8 rooms 439 6.0        Median (dollars) 205 (X)
9 or more rooms 324 4.5        
Median (rooms) 5.2 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 6,024 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 545 33.5
1999 to March 2000 1,183 19.6   15 to 19 percent 269 16.5
1995 to 1998 1,978 32.8   20 to 24 percent 202 12.4
1990 to 1994 1,180 19.6   25 to 29 percent 149 9.1
1980 to 1989 931 15.5   30 to 34 percent 68 4.2
1970 to 1979 434 7.2   35 percent or more 383 23.5
1969 or earlier 318 5.3   Not computed 13 0.8
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 866 100.0
None 322 5.3   GROSS RENT    
1 1,919 31.9   Less than $200 48 5.5
2 2,361 39.2   $200 to $299 100 11.5
3 or more 1,422 23.6   $300 to $499 256 29.6
        $500 to $749 202 23.3
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 64 7.4
Utility Gas 2,667 44.3   $1,000 to $1,499 25 2.9
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 2,361 39.2   $1,500 or more 1 0.1
Electricity 234 3.9   No cash rent 170 19.6
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 32 0.5   Median (dollars) 458 (X)
Coal or coke 8 0.1        
Wood 592 9.8   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 45 0.7    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 82 1.4   Less than 15 percent 98 11.3
No fuel used 3 0.0   15 to 19 percent 91 10.5
        20 to 24 percent 112 12.9
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 88 10.2
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 137 2.3   30 to 34 percent 36 4.2
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 133 2.2   35 percent or more 267 30.8
No telephone service 364 6.0   Not computed 174 20.1
 
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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