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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Lehigh 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 128,910 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 121,906 100.0
1-unit, detached 61,617 47.8   1.00 or less 119,343 97.9
1-unit, attached 31,108 24.1   1.01 to 1.50 1,535 1.3
2 units 5,853 4.5   1.51 or more 1,028 0.8
3 or 4 units 6,929 5.4        
5 to 9 units 6,352 4.9             Specified owner-occupied units 75,230 100.0
10 to 19 units 6,615 5.1   VALUE    
20 or more units 7,238 5.6   Less than $50,000 3,548 4.7
Mobile home 3,183 2.5   $50,000 to $99,999 27,012 35.9
Boat, RV, van, etc. 15 0.0   $100,000 to $149,999 24,090 32.0
        $150,000 to $199,000 11,008 14.6
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 6,574 8.7
1999 to March 2000 2,038 1.6   $300,000 to $499,999 2,399 3.2
1995 to 1998 5,329 4.1   $500,000 to $999,999 534 0.7
1990 to 1994 6,072 4.7   $1,000,000 or more 65 0.1
1980 to 1989 15,057 11.7   Median (dollars) 113,600 (X)
1970 to 1979 19,368 15.0        
1960 to 1969 15,922 12.4   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 28,548 22.1    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 36,576 28.4   With a mortgage 49,774 66.2
             Less than $300 132 0.2
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 1,447 1.9
1 room 1,607 1.2        $500 to $699 4,738 6.3
2 rooms 3,844 3.0        $700 to $999 14,441 19.2
3 rooms 11,335 8.8        $1,000 to $1,499 17,801 23.7
4 rooms 15,348 11.9        $1,500 to $1,999 7,234 9.6
5 rooms 20,078 15.6        $2,000 or more 3,981 5.3
6 rooms 26,674 20.7        Median (dollars) 1,095 (X)
7 rooms 19,761 15.3   Not mortgaged 25,456 33.8
8 rooms 16,157 12.5        Median (dollars) 356 (X)
9 or more rooms 14,106 10.9        
Median (rooms) 6.0 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 121,906 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 26,049 34.6
1999 to March 2000 20,423 16.8   15 to 19 percent 14,332 19.1
1995 to 1998 30,466 25.0   20 to 24 percent 11,578 15.4
1990 to 1994 18,077 14.8   25 to 29 percent 7,520 10.0
1980 to 1989 20,635 16.9   30 to 34 percent 4,883 6.5
1970 to 1979 13,196 10.8   35 percent or more 10,477 13.9
1969 or earlier 19,109 15.7   Not computed 391 0.5
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 37,669 100.0
None 12,880 10.6   GROSS RENT    
1 40,686 33.4   Less than $200 2,058 5.5
2 47,994 39.4   $200 to $299 2,279 6.1
3 or more 20,346 16.7   $300 to $499 8,070 21.4
        $500 to $749 15,973 42.4
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 6,243 16.6
Utility Gas 30,829 25.3   $1,000 to $1,499 1,384 3.7
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 2,161 1.8   $1,500 or more 512 1.4
Electricity 42,420 34.8   No cash rent 1,150 3.1
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 43,342 35.6   Median (dollars) 586 (X)
Coal or coke 1,572 1.3        
Wood 987 0.8   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 0 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 417 0.3   Less than 15 percent 6,724 17.9
No fuel used 178 0.1   15 to 19 percent 5,583 14.8
        20 to 24 percent 5,449 14.5
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 4,577 12.2
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 559 0.5   30 to 34 percent 2,671 7.1
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 640 0.5   35 percent or more 10,879 28.9
No telephone service 1,225 1.0   Not computed 1,786 4.7
 
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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