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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Wilkes 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 29,261 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 26,650 100.0
1-unit, detached 19,379 66.2   1.00 or less 26,166 98.2
1-unit, attached 281 1.0   1.01 to 1.50 340 1.3
2 units 252 0.9   1.51 or more 144 0.5
3 or 4 units 598 2.0        
5 to 9 units 510 1.7             Specified owner-occupied units 12,458 100.0
10 to 19 units 162 0.6   VALUE    
20 or more units 163 0.6   Less than $50,000 1,471 11.8
Mobile home 7,841 26.8   $50,000 to $99,999 5,956 47.8
Boat, RV, van, etc. 75 0.3   $100,000 to $149,999 2,902 23.3
        $150,000 to $199,000 1,210 9.7
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 644 5.2
1999 to March 2000 586 2.0   $300,000 to $499,999 231 1.9
1995 to 1998 2,680 9.2   $500,000 to $999,999 27 0.2
1990 to 1994 2,482 8.5   $1,000,000 or more 17 0.1
1980 to 1989 5,227 17.9   Median (dollars) 89,200 (X)
1970 to 1979 6,729 23.0        
1960 to 1969 4,306 14.7   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 4,834 16.5    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 2,417 8.3   With a mortgage 6,881 55.2
             Less than $300 140 1.1
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 915 7.3
1 room 80 0.3        $500 to $699 1,694 13.6
2 rooms 541 1.8        $700 to $999 2,149 17.2
3 rooms 1,342 4.6        $1,000 to $1,499 1,481 11.9
4 rooms 6,282 21.5        $1,500 to $1,999 316 2.5
5 rooms 8,987 30.7        $2,000 or more 186 1.5
6 rooms 5,635 19.3        Median (dollars) 782 (X)
7 rooms 3,161 10.8   Not mortgaged 5,577 44.8
8 rooms 1,768 6.0        Median (dollars) 205 (X)
9 or more rooms 1,465 5.0        
Median (rooms) 5.2 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 26,650 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 5,809 46.6
1999 to March 2000 3,589 13.5   15 to 19 percent 2,015 16.2
1995 to 1998 6,534 24.5   20 to 24 percent 1,343 10.8
1990 to 1994 4,111 15.4   25 to 29 percent 1,025 8.2
1980 to 1989 4,329 16.2   30 to 34 percent 462 3.7
1970 to 1979 3,891 14.6   35 percent or more 1,551 12.4
1969 or earlier 4,196 15.7   Not computed 253 2.0
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 5,607 100.0
None 2,199 8.3   GROSS RENT    
1 6,909 25.9   Less than $200 472 8.4
2 10,161 38.1   $200 to $299 664 11.8
3 or more 7,381 27.7   $300 to $499 2,334 41.6
        $500 to $749 1,046 18.7
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 167 3.0
Utility Gas 159 0.6   $1,000 to $1,499 26 0.5
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 4,493 16.9   $1,500 or more 0 0.0
Electricity 12,082 45.3   No cash rent 898 16.0
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 8,419 31.6   Median (dollars) 416 (X)
Coal or coke 19 0.1        
Wood 1,323 5.0   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 25 0.1    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 70 0.3   Less than 15 percent 1,475 26.3
No fuel used 60 0.2   15 to 19 percent 731 13.0
        20 to 24 percent 562 10.0
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 476 8.5
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 112 0.4   30 to 34 percent 298 5.3
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 80 0.3   35 percent or more 1,046 18.7
No telephone service 1,061 4.0   Not computed 1,019 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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