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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Erie 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 35,909 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 31,727 100.0
1-unit, detached 25,420 70.8   1.00 or less 31,355 98.8
1-unit, attached 1,323 3.7   1.01 to 1.50 292 0.9
2 units 2,106 5.9   1.51 or more 80 0.3
3 or 4 units 1,560 4.3        
5 to 9 units 1,356 3.8             Specified owner-occupied units 19,803 100.0
10 to 19 units 1,132 3.2   VALUE    
20 or more units 1,356 3.8   Less than $50,000 1,078 5.4
Mobile home 1,606 4.5   $50,000 to $99,999 7,506 37.9
Boat, RV, van, etc. 50 0.1   $100,000 to $149,999 6,274 31.7
        $150,000 to $199,000 2,658 13.4
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 1,642 8.3
1999 to March 2000 459 1.3   $300,000 to $499,999 471 2.4
1995 to 1998 1,966 5.5   $500,000 to $999,999 138 0.7
1990 to 1994 2,027 5.6   $1,000,000 or more 36 0.2
1980 to 1989 3,058 8.5   Median (dollars) 109,800 (X)
1970 to 1979 5,335 14.9        
1960 to 1969 5,605 15.6   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 8,322 23.2    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 9,137 25.4   With a mortgage 12,829 64.8
             Less than $300 88 0.4
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 696 3.5
1 room 232 0.6        $500 to $699 2,153 10.9
2 rooms 701 2.0        $700 to $999 4,159 21.0
3 rooms 2,274 6.3        $1,000 to $1,499 4,151 21.0
4 rooms 4,892 13.6        $1,500 to $1,999 973 4.9
5 rooms 7,511 20.9        $2,000 or more 609 3.1
6 rooms 7,768 21.6        Median (dollars) 949 (X)
7 rooms 5,556 15.5   Not mortgaged 6,974 35.2
8 rooms 3,889 10.8        Median (dollars) 313 (X)
9 or more rooms 3,086 8.6        
Median (rooms) 5.8 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 31,727 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 8,253 41.7
1999 to March 2000 5,117 16.1   15 to 19 percent 3,696 18.7
1995 to 1998 8,154 25.7   20 to 24 percent 2,697 13.6
1990 to 1994 5,169 16.3   25 to 29 percent 1,527 7.7
1980 to 1989 5,296 16.7   30 to 34 percent 1,009 5.1
1970 to 1979 3,558 11.2   35 percent or more 2,529 12.8
1969 or earlier 4,433 14.0   Not computed 92 0.5
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 8,813 100.0
None 1,955 6.2   GROSS RENT    
1 10,523 33.2   Less than $200 397 4.5
2 13,252 41.8   $200 to $299 522 5.9
3 or more 5,997 18.9   $300 to $499 3,259 37.0
        $500 to $749 2,994 34.0
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 878 10.0
Utility Gas 22,159 69.8   $1,000 to $1,499 151 1.7
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 2,612 8.2   $1,500 or more 77 0.9
Electricity 5,641 17.8   No cash rent 535 6.1
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 771 2.4   Median (dollars) 498 (X)
Coal or coke 11 0.0        
Wood 322 1.0   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 17 0.1    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 143 0.5   Less than 15 percent 1,926 21.9
No fuel used 51 0.2   15 to 19 percent 1,433 16.3
        20 to 24 percent 1,119 12.7
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 960 10.9
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 120 0.4   30 to 34 percent 581 6.6
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 65 0.2   35 percent or more 2,132 24.2
No telephone service 469 1.5   Not computed 662 7.5
 
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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