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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 114,322 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 106,507 100.0
1-unit, detached 73,551 64.3   1.00 or less 104,854 98.4
1-unit, attached 3,217 2.8   1.01 to 1.50 1,198 1.1
2 units 11,244 9.8   1.51 or more 455 0.4
3 or 4 units 6,524 5.7        
5 to 9 units 4,422 3.9             Specified owner-occupied units 58,320 100.0
10 to 19 units 2,382 2.1   VALUE    
20 or more units 5,214 4.6   Less than $50,000 8,384 14.4
Mobile home 7,724 6.8   $50,000 to $99,999 28,981 49.7
Boat, RV, van, etc. 44 0.0   $100,000 to $149,999 12,785 21.9
        $150,000 to $199,000 4,853 8.3
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 2,272 3.9
1999 to March 2000 1,223 1.1   $300,000 to $499,999 782 1.3
1995 to 1998 4,798 4.2   $500,000 to $999,999 216 0.4
1990 to 1994 5,640 4.9   $1,000,000 or more 47 0.1
1980 to 1989 10,324 9.0   Median (dollars) 85,300 (X)
1970 to 1979 17,441 15.3        
1960 to 1969 12,170 10.6   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 28,750 25.1    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 33,976 29.7   With a mortgage 37,373 64.1
             Less than $300 175 0.3
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 2,770 4.7
1 room 1,114 1.0        $500 to $699 7,942 13.6
2 rooms 2,926 2.6        $700 to $999 12,940 22.2
3 rooms 8,578 7.5        $1,000 to $1,499 9,462 16.2
4 rooms 15,504 13.6        $1,500 to $1,999 2,689 4.6
5 rooms 23,516 20.6        $2,000 or more 1,395 2.4
6 rooms 25,649 22.4        Median (dollars) 872 (X)
7 rooms 17,485 15.3   Not mortgaged 20,947 35.9
8 rooms 10,861 9.5        Median (dollars) 308 (X)
9 or more rooms 8,689 7.6        
Median (rooms) 5.7 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 106,507 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 22,861 39.2
1999 to March 2000 17,259 16.2   15 to 19 percent 11,275 19.3
1995 to 1998 26,810 25.2   20 to 24 percent 8,220 14.1
1990 to 1994 16,766 15.7   25 to 29 percent 5,157 8.8
1980 to 1989 17,732 16.6   30 to 34 percent 2,910 5.0
1970 to 1979 12,010 11.3   35 percent or more 7,595 13.0
1969 or earlier 15,930 15.0   Not computed 302 0.5
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 32,315 100.0
None 11,230 10.5   GROSS RENT    
1 40,138 37.7   Less than $200 2,446 7.6
2 41,482 38.9   $200 to $299 3,529 10.9
3 or more 13,657 12.8   $300 to $499 13,042 40.4
        $500 to $749 9,028 27.9
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 1,886 5.8
Utility Gas 89,792 84.3   $1,000 to $1,499 461 1.4
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 3,623 3.4   $1,500 or more 320 1.0
Electricity 6,963 6.5   No cash rent 1,603 5.0
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 3,549 3.3   Median (dollars) 445 (X)
Coal or coke 40 0.0        
Wood 1,712 1.6   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 10 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 745 0.7   Less than 15 percent 6,432 19.9
No fuel used 73 0.1   15 to 19 percent 4,821 14.9
        20 to 24 percent 3,728 11.5
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 3,437 10.6
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 454 0.4   30 to 34 percent 2,345 7.3
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 714 0.7   35 percent or more 9,169 28.4
No telephone service 2,003 1.9   Not computed 2,383 7.4
 
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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