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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Wells 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 2,643 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 2,215 100.0
1-unit, detached 2,096 79.3   1.00 or less 2,207 99.6
1-unit, attached 26 1.0   1.01 to 1.50 8 0.4
2 units 18 0.7   1.51 or more 0 0.0
3 or 4 units 104 3.9        
5 to 9 units 132 5.0             Specified owner-occupied units 1,089 100.0
10 to 19 units 37 1.4   VALUE    
20 or more units 41 1.6   Less than $50,000 686 63.0
Mobile home 186 7.0   $50,000 to $99,999 307 28.2
Boat, RV, van, etc. 3 0.1   $100,000 to $149,999 77 7.1
        $150,000 to $199,000 12 1.1
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 2 0.2
1999 to March 2000 31 1.2   $300,000 to $499,999 5 0.5
1995 to 1998 50 1.9   $500,000 to $999,999 0 0.0
1990 to 1994 78 3.0   $1,000,000 or more 0 0.0
1980 to 1989 216 8.2   Median (dollars) 38,700 (X)
1970 to 1979 477 18.0        
1960 to 1969 346 13.1   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 499 18.9    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 946 35.8   With a mortgage 369 33.9
             Less than $300 11 1.0
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 72 6.6
1 room 6 0.2        $500 to $699 111 10.2
2 rooms 87 3.3        $700 to $999 112 10.3
3 rooms 203 7.7        $1,000 to $1,499 49 4.5
4 rooms 441 16.7        $1,500 to $1,999 14 1.3
5 rooms 428 16.2        $2,000 or more 0 0.0
6 rooms 458 17.3        Median (dollars) 681 (X)
7 rooms 439 16.6   Not mortgaged 720 66.1
8 rooms 258 9.8        Median (dollars) 243 (X)
9 or more rooms 323 12.2        
Median (rooms) 5.8 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 2,215 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 620 56.9
1999 to March 2000 206 9.3   15 to 19 percent 151 13.9
1995 to 1998 447 20.2   20 to 24 percent 85 7.8
1990 to 1994 374 16.9   25 to 29 percent 66 6.1
1980 to 1989 450 20.3   30 to 34 percent 32 2.9
1970 to 1979 373 16.8   35 percent or more 133 12.2
1969 or earlier 365 16.5   Not computed 2 0.2
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 472 100.0
None 129 5.8   GROSS RENT    
1 633 28.6   Less than $200 129 27.3
2 819 37.0   $200 to $299 99 21.0
3 or more 634 28.6   $300 to $499 149 31.6
        $500 to $749 32 6.8
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 0 0.0
Utility Gas 23 1.0   $1,000 to $1,499 0 0.0
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 1,061 47.9   $1,500 or more 0 0.0
Electricity 568 25.6   No cash rent 63 13.3
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 517 23.3   Median (dollars) 267 (X)
Coal or coke 21 0.9        
Wood 7 0.3   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 2 0.1    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 16 0.7   Less than 15 percent 156 33.1
No fuel used 0 0.0   15 to 19 percent 45 9.5
        20 to 24 percent 48 10.2
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 35 7.4
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 14 0.6   30 to 34 percent 14 3.0
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 8 0.4   35 percent or more 94 19.9
No telephone service 18 0.8   Not computed 80 16.9
 
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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