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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Ellis 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 2,146 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 1,769 100.0
1-unit, detached 1,849 86.2   1.00 or less 1,754 99.2
1-unit, attached 18 0.8   1.01 to 1.50 7 0.4
2 units 8 0.4   1.51 or more 8 0.5
3 or 4 units 7 0.3        
5 to 9 units 4 0.2             Specified owner-occupied units 894 100.0
10 to 19 units 9 0.4   VALUE    
20 or more units 7 0.3   Less than $50,000 598 66.9
Mobile home 238 11.1   $50,000 to $99,999 258 28.9
Boat, RV, van, etc. 6 0.3   $100,000 to $149,999 24 2.7
        $150,000 to $199,000 6 0.7
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 8 0.9
1999 to March 2000 4 0.2   $300,000 to $499,999 0 0.0
1995 to 1998 56 2.6   $500,000 to $999,999 0 0.0
1990 to 1994 35 1.6   $1,000,000 or more 0 0.0
1980 to 1989 229 10.7   Median (dollars) 34,000 (X)
1970 to 1979 364 17.0        
1960 to 1969 243 11.3   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 518 24.1    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 697 32.5   With a mortgage 348 38.9
             Less than $300 27 3.0
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 133 14.9
1 room 3 0.1        $500 to $699 110 12.3
2 rooms 26 1.2        $700 to $999 54 6.0
3 rooms 94 4.4        $1,000 to $1,499 18 2.0
4 rooms 331 15.4        $1,500 to $1,999 4 0.4
5 rooms 632 29.5        $2,000 or more 2 0.2
6 rooms 502 23.4        Median (dollars) 520 (X)
7 rooms 295 13.7   Not mortgaged 546 61.1
8 rooms 141 6.6        Median (dollars) 201 (X)
9 or more rooms 122 5.7        
Median (rooms) 5.5 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 1,769 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 520 58.2
1999 to March 2000 199 11.2   15 to 19 percent 132 14.8
1995 to 1998 409 23.1   20 to 24 percent 76 8.5
1990 to 1994 274 15.5   25 to 29 percent 41 4.6
1980 to 1989 357 20.2   30 to 34 percent 38 4.3
1970 to 1979 241 13.6   35 percent or more 76 8.5
1969 or earlier 289 16.3   Not computed 11 1.2
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 290 100.0
None 92 5.2   GROSS RENT    
1 491 27.8   Less than $200 16 5.5
2 694 39.2   $200 to $299 63 21.7
3 or more 492 27.8   $300 to $499 105 36.2
        $500 to $749 17 5.9
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 2 0.7
Utility Gas 1,020 57.7   $1,000 to $1,499 0 0.0
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 339 19.2   $1,500 or more 0 0.0
Electricity 337 19.1   No cash rent 87 30.0
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 2 0.1   Median (dollars) 339 (X)
Coal or coke 0 0.0        
Wood 54 3.1   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 2 0.1    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 13 0.7   Less than 15 percent 67 23.1
No fuel used 2 0.1   15 to 19 percent 36 12.4
        20 to 24 percent 21 7.2
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 19 6.6
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 13 0.7   30 to 34 percent 6 2.1
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 16 0.9   35 percent or more 49 16.9
No telephone service 67 3.8   Not computed 92 31.7
 
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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