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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Chowan 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 6,443 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 5,580 100.0
1-unit, detached 4,378 67.9   1.00 or less 5,404 96.8
1-unit, attached 92 1.4   1.01 to 1.50 106 1.9
2 units 188 2.9   1.51 or more 70 1.3
3 or 4 units 265 4.1        
5 to 9 units 72 1.1             Specified owner-occupied units 2,850 100.0
10 to 19 units 24 0.4   VALUE    
20 or more units 74 1.1   Less than $50,000 445 15.6
Mobile home 1,350 21.0   $50,000 to $99,999 1,289 45.2
Boat, RV, van, etc. 0 0.0   $100,000 to $149,999 582 20.4
        $150,000 to $199,000 258 9.1
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 161 5.6
1999 to March 2000 141 2.2   $300,000 to $499,999 72 2.5
1995 to 1998 368 5.7   $500,000 to $999,999 34 1.2
1990 to 1994 512 7.9   $1,000,000 or more 9 0.3
1980 to 1989 1,368 21.2   Median (dollars) 85,200 (X)
1970 to 1979 1,420 22.0        
1960 to 1969 877 13.6   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 823 12.8    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 934 14.5   With a mortgage 1,583 55.5
             Less than $300 8 0.3
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 124 4.4
1 room 31 0.5        $500 to $699 353 12.4
2 rooms 108 1.7        $700 to $999 531 18.6
3 rooms 305 4.7        $1,000 to $1,499 431 15.1
4 rooms 1,153 17.9        $1,500 to $1,999 92 3.2
5 rooms 1,718 26.7        $2,000 or more 44 1.5
6 rooms 1,305 20.3        Median (dollars) 853 (X)
7 rooms 793 12.3   Not mortgaged 1,267 44.5
8 rooms 627 9.7        Median (dollars) 274 (X)
9 or more rooms 403 6.3        
Median (rooms) 5.4 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 5,580 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 1,135 39.8
1999 to March 2000 818 14.7   15 to 19 percent 493 17.3
1995 to 1998 1,289 23.1   20 to 24 percent 453 15.9
1990 to 1994 880 15.8   25 to 29 percent 136 4.8
1980 to 1989 1,186 21.3   30 to 34 percent 147 5.2
1970 to 1979 643 11.5   35 percent or more 416 14.6
1969 or earlier 764 13.7   Not computed 70 2.5
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 1,546 100.0
None 818 14.7   GROSS RENT    
1 1,912 34.3   Less than $200 162 10.5
2 1,854 33.2   $200 to $299 203 13.1
3 or more 996 17.8   $300 to $499 529 34.2
        $500 to $749 360 23.3
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 54 3.5
Utility Gas 210 3.8   $1,000 to $1,499 10 0.6
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 2,261 40.5   $1,500 or more 0 0.0
Electricity 1,991 35.7   No cash rent 228 14.7
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 965 17.3   Median (dollars) 429 (X)
Coal or coke 0 0.0        
Wood 112 2.0   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 9 0.2    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 12 0.2   Less than 15 percent 235 15.2
No fuel used 20 0.4   15 to 19 percent 173 11.2
        20 to 24 percent 186 12.0
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 168 10.9
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 67 1.2   30 to 34 percent 91 5.9
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 32 0.6   35 percent or more 411 26.6
No telephone service 267 4.8   Not computed 282 18.2
 
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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