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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Mercer 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 4,402 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 3,346 100.0
1-unit, detached 3,083 70.0   1.00 or less 3,328 99.5
1-unit, attached 100 2.3   1.01 to 1.50 15 0.4
2 units 22 0.5   1.51 or more 3 0.1
3 or 4 units 132 3.0        
5 to 9 units 102 2.3             Specified owner-occupied units 2,020 100.0
10 to 19 units 231 5.2   VALUE    
20 or more units 149 3.4   Less than $50,000 714 35.3
Mobile home 583 13.2   $50,000 to $99,999 1,120 55.4
Boat, RV, van, etc. 0 0.0   $100,000 to $149,999 153 7.6
        $150,000 to $199,000 21 1.0
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 0 0.0
1999 to March 2000 55 1.2   $300,000 to $499,999 2 0.1
1995 to 1998 200 4.5   $500,000 to $999,999 3 0.1
1990 to 1994 90 2.0   $1,000,000 or more 7 0.3
1980 to 1989 1,303 29.6   Median (dollars) 62,500 (X)
1970 to 1979 1,051 23.9        
1960 to 1969 456 10.4   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 643 14.6    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 604 13.7   With a mortgage 1,102 54.6
             Less than $300 12 0.6
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 198 9.8
1 room 76 1.7        $500 to $699 329 16.3
2 rooms 81 1.8        $700 to $999 467 23.1
3 rooms 183 4.2        $1,000 to $1,499 93 4.6
4 rooms 838 19.0        $1,500 to $1,999 0 0.0
5 rooms 838 19.0        $2,000 or more 3 0.1
6 rooms 657 14.9        Median (dollars) 706 (X)
7 rooms 533 12.1   Not mortgaged 918 45.4
8 rooms 468 10.6        Median (dollars) 232 (X)
9 or more rooms 728 16.5        
Median (rooms) 5.8 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 3,346 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 1,212 60.0
1999 to March 2000 376 11.2   15 to 19 percent 410 20.3
1995 to 1998 730 21.8   20 to 24 percent 147 7.3
1990 to 1994 582 17.4   25 to 29 percent 83 4.1
1980 to 1989 847 25.3   30 to 34 percent 51 2.5
1970 to 1979 426 12.7   35 percent or more 104 5.1
1969 or earlier 385 11.5   Not computed 13 0.6
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 495 100.0
None 138 4.1   GROSS RENT    
1 644 19.2   Less than $200 71 14.3
2 1,232 36.8   $200 to $299 105 21.2
3 or more 1,332 39.8   $300 to $499 252 50.9
        $500 to $749 27 5.5
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 0 0.0
Utility Gas 25 0.7   $1,000 to $1,499 0 0.0
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 1,913 57.2   $1,500 or more 0 0.0
Electricity 1,055 31.5   No cash rent 40 8.1
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 141 4.2   Median (dollars) 325 (X)
Coal or coke 202 6.0        
Wood 2 0.1   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 2 0.1    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 4 0.1   Less than 15 percent 142 28.7
No fuel used 2 0.1   15 to 19 percent 48 9.7
        20 to 24 percent 87 17.6
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 55 11.1
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 11 0.3   30 to 34 percent 30 6.1
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 17 0.5   35 percent or more 86 17.4
No telephone service 48 1.4   Not computed 47 9.5
 
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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