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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Berks 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 150,222 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 141,570 100.0
1-unit, detached 81,581 54.3   1.00 or less 138,293 97.7
1-unit, attached 34,822 23.2   1.01 to 1.50 1,948 1.4
2 units 6,587 4.4   1.51 or more 1,329 0.9
3 or 4 units 7,813 5.2        
5 to 9 units 4,893 3.3             Specified owner-occupied units 90,295 100.0
10 to 19 units 3,350 2.2   VALUE    
20 or more units 5,446 3.6   Less than $50,000 9,785 10.8
Mobile home 5,650 3.8   $50,000 to $99,999 31,992 35.4
Boat, RV, van, etc. 80 0.1   $100,000 to $149,999 30,211 33.5
        $150,000 to $199,000 11,655 12.9
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 4,878 5.4
1999 to March 2000 2,639 1.8   $300,000 to $499,999 1,410 1.6
1995 to 1998 7,674 5.1   $500,000 to $999,999 332 0.4
1990 to 1994 10,310 6.9   $1,000,000 or more 32 0.0
1980 to 1989 16,834 11.2   Median (dollars) 104,900 (X)
1970 to 1979 19,089 12.7        
1960 to 1969 14,922 9.9   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 29,829 19.9    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 48,925 32.6   With a mortgage 58,906 65.2
             Less than $300 155 0.2
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 2,256 2.5
1 room 1,770 1.2        $500 to $699 7,281 8.1
2 rooms 3,488 2.3        $700 to $999 17,045 18.9
3 rooms 10,573 7.0        $1,000 to $1,499 21,714 24.0
4 rooms 17,257 11.5        $1,500 to $1,999 7,441 8.2
5 rooms 25,185 16.8        $2,000 or more 3,014 3.3
6 rooms 31,982 21.3        Median (dollars) 1,051 (X)
7 rooms 24,260 16.1   Not mortgaged 31,389 34.8
8 rooms 20,096 13.4        Median (dollars) 342 (X)
9 or more rooms 15,611 10.4        
Median (rooms) 6.0 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 141,570 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 32,575 36.1
1999 to March 2000 21,595 15.3   15 to 19 percent 17,256 19.1
1995 to 1998 34,984 24.7   20 to 24 percent 13,350 14.8
1990 to 1994 23,021 16.3   25 to 29 percent 8,459 9.4
1980 to 1989 24,595 17.4   30 to 34 percent 5,290 5.9
1970 to 1979 15,304 10.8   35 percent or more 12,746 14.1
1969 or earlier 22,071 15.6   Not computed 619 0.7
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 35,945 100.0
None 15,043 10.6   GROSS RENT    
1 43,499 30.7   Less than $200 1,992 5.5
2 56,875 40.2   $200 to $299 1,842 5.1
3 or more 26,153 18.5   $300 to $499 10,554 29.4
        $500 to $749 13,948 38.8
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 4,437 12.3
Utility Gas 45,793 32.3   $1,000 to $1,499 1,015 2.8
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 4,712 3.3   $1,500 or more 374 1.0
Electricity 22,868 16.2   No cash rent 1,783 5.0
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 63,281 44.7   Median (dollars) 545 (X)
Coal or coke 1,897 1.3        
Wood 1,886 1.3   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 28 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 646 0.5   Less than 15 percent 6,716 18.7
No fuel used 459 0.3   15 to 19 percent 5,954 16.6
        20 to 24 percent 4,708 13.1
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 3,734 10.4
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 881 0.6   30 to 34 percent 2,718 7.6
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 901 0.6   35 percent or more 9,559 26.6
No telephone service 1,816 1.3   Not computed 2,556 7.1
 
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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