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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: McDowell 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 18,377 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 16,604 100.0
1-unit, detached 11,655 63.4   1.00 or less 16,159 97.3
1-unit, attached 153 0.8   1.01 to 1.50 352 2.1
2 units 233 1.3   1.51 or more 93 0.6
3 or 4 units 293 1.6        
5 to 9 units 337 1.8             Specified owner-occupied units 7,835 100.0
10 to 19 units 80 0.4   VALUE    
20 or more units 130 0.7   Less than $50,000 1,877 24.0
Mobile home 5,458 29.7   $50,000 to $99,999 4,111 52.5
Boat, RV, van, etc. 38 0.2   $100,000 to $149,999 1,158 14.8
        $150,000 to $199,000 467 6.0
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 149 1.9
1999 to March 2000 462 2.5   $300,000 to $499,999 38 0.5
1995 to 1998 1,901 10.3   $500,000 to $999,999 35 0.4
1990 to 1994 1,669 9.1   $1,000,000 or more 0 0.0
1980 to 1989 3,057 16.6   Median (dollars) 72,000 (X)
1970 to 1979 3,680 20.0        
1960 to 1969 2,408 13.1   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 3,325 18.1    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 1,875 10.2   With a mortgage 4,345 55.5
             Less than $300 82 1.0
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 993 12.7
1 room 58 0.3        $500 to $699 1,193 15.2
2 rooms 297 1.6        $700 to $999 1,398 17.8
3 rooms 974 5.3        $1,000 to $1,499 486 6.2
4 rooms 4,187 22.8        $1,500 to $1,999 122 1.6
5 rooms 5,746 31.3        $2,000 or more 71 0.9
6 rooms 3,840 20.9        Median (dollars) 680 (X)
7 rooms 1,702 9.3   Not mortgaged 3,490 44.5
8 rooms 891 4.8        Median (dollars) 183 (X)
9 or more rooms 682 3.7        
Median (rooms) 5.1 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 16,604 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 4,060 51.8
1999 to March 2000 2,496 15.0   15 to 19 percent 1,157 14.8
1995 to 1998 4,391 26.4   20 to 24 percent 841 10.7
1990 to 1994 2,542 15.3   25 to 29 percent 590 7.5
1980 to 1989 2,838 17.1   30 to 34 percent 277 3.5
1970 to 1979 2,024 12.2   35 percent or more 824 10.5
1969 or earlier 2,313 13.9   Not computed 86 1.1
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 3,660 100.0
None 1,265 7.6   GROSS RENT    
1 4,983 30.0   Less than $200 251 6.9
2 6,660 40.1   $200 to $299 441 12.0
3 or more 3,696 22.3   $300 to $499 1,700 46.4
        $500 to $749 683 18.7
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 50 1.4
Utility Gas 152 0.9   $1,000 to $1,499 9 0.2
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 1,565 9.4   $1,500 or more 30 0.8
Electricity 6,613 39.8   No cash rent 496 13.6
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 7,120 42.9   Median (dollars) 411 (X)
Coal or coke 7 0.0        
Wood 954 5.7   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 2 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 77 0.5   Less than 15 percent 992 27.1
No fuel used 114 0.7   15 to 19 percent 491 13.4
        20 to 24 percent 396 10.8
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 302 8.3
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 115 0.7   30 to 34 percent 136 3.7
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 110 0.7   35 percent or more 762 20.8
No telephone service 819 4.9   Not computed 581 15.9
 
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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