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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 15,875 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 14,756 100.0
1-unit, detached 12,770 80.4   1.00 or less 14,518 98.4
1-unit, attached 181 1.1   1.01 to 1.50 202 1.4
2 units 699 4.4   1.51 or more 36 0.2
3 or 4 units 461 2.9        
5 to 9 units 318 2.0             Specified owner-occupied units 9,492 100.0
10 to 19 units 83 0.5   VALUE    
20 or more units 161 1.0   Less than $50,000 643 6.8
Mobile home 1,197 7.5   $50,000 to $99,999 4,656 49.1
Boat, RV, van, etc. 5 0.0   $100,000 to $149,999 2,294 24.2
        $150,000 to $199,000 1,299 13.7
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 456 4.8
1999 to March 2000 346 2.2   $300,000 to $499,999 97 1.0
1995 to 1998 953 6.0   $500,000 to $999,999 40 0.4
1990 to 1994 1,150 7.2   $1,000,000 or more 7 0.1
1980 to 1989 1,685 10.6   Median (dollars) 94,000 (X)
1970 to 1979 2,628 16.6        
1960 to 1969 1,847 11.6   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 3,183 20.1    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 4,083 25.7   With a mortgage 5,785 60.9
             Less than $300 38 0.4
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 407 4.3
1 room 74 0.5        $500 to $699 1,229 12.9
2 rooms 100 0.6        $700 to $999 2,306 24.3
3 rooms 632 4.0        $1,000 to $1,499 1,406 14.8
4 rooms 2,039 12.8        $1,500 to $1,999 304 3.2
5 rooms 3,224 20.3        $2,000 or more 95 1.0
6 rooms 3,644 23.0        Median (dollars) 858 (X)
7 rooms 3,172 20.0   Not mortgaged 3,707 39.1
8 rooms 1,623 10.2        Median (dollars) 258 (X)
9 or more rooms 1,367 8.6        
Median (rooms) 6.0 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 14,756 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 4,463 47.0
1999 to March 2000 1,903 12.9   15 to 19 percent 1,754 18.5
1995 to 1998 3,517 23.8   20 to 24 percent 1,033 10.9
1990 to 1994 2,290 15.5   25 to 29 percent 868 9.1
1980 to 1989 2,666 18.1   30 to 34 percent 384 4.0
1970 to 1979 1,930 13.1   35 percent or more 958 10.1
1969 or earlier 2,450 16.6   Not computed 32 0.3
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 2,794 100.0
None 484 3.3   GROSS RENT    
1 3,980 27.0   Less than $200 226 8.1
2 6,562 44.5   $200 to $299 279 10.0
3 or more 3,730 25.3   $300 to $499 1,159 41.5
        $500 to $749 810 29.0
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 43 1.5
Utility Gas 6,967 47.2   $1,000 to $1,499 30 1.1
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 2,950 20.0   $1,500 or more 9 0.3
Electricity 3,256 22.1   No cash rent 238 8.5
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 1,165 7.9   Median (dollars) 433 (X)
Coal or coke 0 0.0        
Wood 293 2.0   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 7 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 70 0.5   Less than 15 percent 794 28.4
No fuel used 48 0.3   15 to 19 percent 420 15.0
        20 to 24 percent 313 11.2
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 194 6.9
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 72 0.5   30 to 34 percent 198 7.1
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 72 0.5   35 percent or more 606 21.7
No telephone service 230 1.6   Not computed 269 9.6
 
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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