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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 49,859 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 46,712 100.0
1-unit, detached 36,684 73.6   1.00 or less 46,229 99.0
1-unit, attached 829 1.7   1.01 to 1.50 382 0.8
2 units 2,084 4.2   1.51 or more 101 0.2
3 or 4 units 1,655 3.3        
5 to 9 units 1,668 3.3             Specified owner-occupied units 27,133 100.0
10 to 19 units 922 1.8   VALUE    
20 or more units 1,284 2.6   Less than $50,000 6,575 24.2
Mobile home 4,721 9.5   $50,000 to $99,999 12,780 47.1
Boat, RV, van, etc. 12 0.0   $100,000 to $149,999 5,055 18.6
        $150,000 to $199,000 1,589 5.9
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 813 3.0
1999 to March 2000 419 0.8   $300,000 to $499,999 219 0.8
1995 to 1998 2,116 4.2   $500,000 to $999,999 89 0.3
1990 to 1994 2,051 4.1   $1,000,000 or more 13 0.0
1980 to 1989 3,678 7.4   Median (dollars) 76,000 (X)
1970 to 1979 7,028 14.1        
1960 to 1969 5,647 11.3   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 12,940 26.0    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 15,980 32.1   With a mortgage 14,579 53.7
             Less than $300 102 0.4
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 1,613 5.9
1 room 212 0.4        $500 to $699 4,206 15.5
2 rooms 536 1.1        $700 to $999 4,748 17.5
3 rooms 2,940 5.9        $1,000 to $1,499 2,791 10.3
4 rooms 6,546 13.1        $1,500 to $1,999 758 2.8
5 rooms 11,461 23.0        $2,000 or more 361 1.3
6 rooms 12,992 26.1        Median (dollars) 771 (X)
7 rooms 7,397 14.8   Not mortgaged 12,554 46.3
8 rooms 4,179 8.4        Median (dollars) 286 (X)
9 or more rooms 3,596 7.2        
Median (rooms) 5.7 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 46,712 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 12,270 45.2
1999 to March 2000 6,163 13.2   15 to 19 percent 4,777 17.6
1995 to 1998 10,273 22.0   20 to 24 percent 3,427 12.6
1990 to 1994 7,190 15.4   25 to 29 percent 1,990 7.3
1980 to 1989 7,776 16.6   30 to 34 percent 1,319 4.9
1970 to 1979 5,955 12.7   35 percent or more 3,144 11.6
1969 or earlier 9,355 20.0   Not computed 206 0.8
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 10,707 100.0
None 3,688 7.9   GROSS RENT    
1 17,395 37.2   Less than $200 942 8.8
2 18,548 39.7   $200 to $299 1,215 11.3
3 or more 7,081 15.2   $300 to $499 3,999 37.3
        $500 to $749 3,236 30.2
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 374 3.5
Utility Gas 31,744 68.0   $1,000 to $1,499 38 0.4
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 1,283 2.7   $1,500 or more 37 0.3
Electricity 4,819 10.3   No cash rent 866 8.1
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 7,161 15.3   Median (dollars) 443 (X)
Coal or coke 74 0.2        
Wood 1,287 2.8   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 2 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 270 0.6   Less than 15 percent 2,107 19.7
No fuel used 72 0.2   15 to 19 percent 1,545 14.4
        20 to 24 percent 1,282 12.0
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 1,097 10.2
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 466 1.0   30 to 34 percent 806 7.5
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 438 0.9   35 percent or more 2,801 26.2
No telephone service 912 2.0   Not computed 1,069 10.0
 
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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