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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Erie 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 415,868 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 380,873 100.0
1-unit, detached 230,359 55.4   1.00 or less 373,954 98.2
1-unit, attached 13,086 3.1   1.01 to 1.50 4,585 1.2
2 units 90,876 21.9   1.51 or more 2,334 0.6
3 or 4 units 28,906 7.0        
5 to 9 units 19,287 4.6             Specified owner-occupied units 201,460 100.0
10 to 19 units 9,753 2.3   VALUE    
20 or more units 17,565 4.2   Less than $50,000 16,360 8.1
Mobile home 6,011 1.4   $50,000 to $99,999 105,756 52.5
Boat, RV, van, etc. 25 0.0   $100,000 to $149,999 50,318 25.0
        $150,000 to $199,000 17,167 8.5
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 8,751 4.3
1999 to March 2000 3,078 0.7   $300,000 to $499,999 2,437 1.2
1995 to 1998 10,692 2.6   $500,000 to $999,999 533 0.3
1990 to 1994 14,893 3.6   $1,000,000 or more 138 0.1
1980 to 1989 24,864 6.0   Median (dollars) 90,800 (X)
1970 to 1979 43,665 10.5        
1960 to 1969 52,003 12.5   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 134,176 32.3    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 132,497 31.9   With a mortgage 132,554 65.8
             Less than $300 259 0.1
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 4,373 2.2
1 room 4,298 1.0        $500 to $699 14,570 7.2
2 rooms 10,327 2.5        $700 to $999 40,761 20.2
3 rooms 29,138 7.0        $1,000 to $1,499 48,218 23.9
4 rooms 54,943 13.2        $1,500 to $1,999 15,498 7.7
5 rooms 85,797 20.6        $2,000 or more 8,875 4.4
6 rooms 99,456 23.9        Median (dollars) 1,053 (X)
7 rooms 61,143 14.7   Not mortgaged 68,906 34.2
8 rooms 36,486 8.8        Median (dollars) 384 (X)
9 or more rooms 34,280 8.2        
Median (rooms) 5.7 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 380,873 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 68,170 33.8
1999 to March 2000 59,553 15.6   15 to 19 percent 38,910 19.3
1995 to 1998 89,293 23.4   20 to 24 percent 30,626 15.2
1990 to 1994 59,195 15.5   25 to 29 percent 19,690 9.8
1980 to 1989 64,897 17.0   30 to 34 percent 12,393 6.2
1970 to 1979 45,061 11.8   35 percent or more 30,633 15.2
1969 or earlier 62,874 16.5   Not computed 1,038 0.5
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 131,271 100.0
None 57,449 15.1   GROSS RENT    
1 146,985 38.6   Less than $200 6,359 4.8
2 134,364 35.3   $200 to $299 8,612 6.6
3 or more 42,075 11.0   $300 to $499 43,347 33.0
        $500 to $749 53,727 40.9
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 10,535 8.0
Utility Gas 343,172 90.1   $1,000 to $1,499 2,616 2.0
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 5,944 1.6   $1,500 or more 1,051 0.8
Electricity 19,377 5.1   No cash rent 5,024 3.8
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 7,841 2.1   Median (dollars) 516 (X)
Coal or coke 162 0.0        
Wood 2,237 0.6   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 36 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 1,527 0.4   Less than 15 percent 22,338 17.0
No fuel used 577 0.2   15 to 19 percent 16,545 12.6
        20 to 24 percent 14,709 11.2
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 13,019 9.9
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 1,637 0.4   30 to 34 percent 9,309 7.1
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 2,118 0.6   35 percent or more 47,399 36.1
No telephone service 5,873 1.5   Not computed 7,952 6.1
 
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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