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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Somerset 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 37,163 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 31,222 100.0
1-unit, detached 25,838 69.5   1.00 or less 30,836 98.8
1-unit, attached 1,849 5.0   1.01 to 1.50 311 1.0
2 units 1,526 4.1   1.51 or more 75 0.2
3 or 4 units 940 2.5        
5 to 9 units 1,000 2.7             Specified owner-occupied units 17,326 100.0
10 to 19 units 406 1.1   VALUE    
20 or more units 545 1.5   Less than $50,000 4,698 27.1
Mobile home 4,981 13.4   $50,000 to $99,999 8,904 51.4
Boat, RV, van, etc. 78 0.2   $100,000 to $149,999 2,482 14.3
        $150,000 to $199,000 722 4.2
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 428 2.5
1999 to March 2000 385 1.0   $300,000 to $499,999 63 0.4
1995 to 1998 1,623 4.4   $500,000 to $999,999 21 0.1
1990 to 1994 1,730 4.7   $1,000,000 or more 8 0.0
1980 to 1989 3,731 10.0   Median (dollars) 70,200 (X)
1970 to 1979 6,013 16.2        
1960 to 1969 3,656 9.8   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 7,453 20.1    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 12,572 33.8   With a mortgage 8,407 48.5
             Less than $300 101 0.6
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 1,344 7.8
1 room 222 0.6        $500 to $699 2,277 13.1
2 rooms 497 1.3        $700 to $999 2,757 15.9
3 rooms 1,890 5.1        $1,000 to $1,499 1,527 8.8
4 rooms 5,768 15.5        $1,500 to $1,999 312 1.8
5 rooms 8,567 23.1        $2,000 or more 89 0.5
6 rooms 8,381 22.6        Median (dollars) 738 (X)
7 rooms 5,019 13.5   Not mortgaged 8,919 51.5
8 rooms 3,788 10.2        Median (dollars) 246 (X)
9 or more rooms 3,031 8.2        
Median (rooms) 5.7 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 31,222 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 7,867 45.4
1999 to March 2000 3,228 10.3   15 to 19 percent 2,800 16.2
1995 to 1998 6,357 20.4   20 to 24 percent 2,108 12.2
1990 to 1994 4,336 13.9   25 to 29 percent 1,192 6.9
1980 to 1989 5,719 18.3   30 to 34 percent 916 5.3
1970 to 1979 4,741 15.2   35 percent or more 2,294 13.2
1969 or earlier 6,841 21.9   Not computed 149 0.9
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 6,504 100.0
None 2,594 8.3   GROSS RENT    
1 10,489 33.6   Less than $200 552 8.5
2 12,279 39.3   $200 to $299 1,089 16.7
3 or more 5,860 18.8   $300 to $499 3,009 46.3
        $500 to $749 784 12.1
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 104 1.6
Utility Gas 5,272 16.9   $1,000 to $1,499 41 0.6
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 1,055 3.4   $1,500 or more 29 0.4
Electricity 4,013 12.9   No cash rent 896 13.8
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 15,970 51.1   Median (dollars) 366 (X)
Coal or coke 3,703 11.9        
Wood 1,004 3.2   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 6 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 145 0.5   Less than 15 percent 1,392 21.4
No fuel used 54 0.2   15 to 19 percent 867 13.3
        20 to 24 percent 771 11.9
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 587 9.0
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 164 0.5   30 to 34 percent 397 6.1
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 229 0.7   35 percent or more 1,513 23.3
No telephone service 636 2.0   Not computed 977 15.0
 
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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