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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Chester 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 14,374 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 12,880 100.0
1-unit, detached 9,472 65.9   1.00 or less 12,317 95.6
1-unit, attached 77 0.5   1.01 to 1.50 454 3.5
2 units 295 2.1   1.51 or more 109 0.8
3 or 4 units 215 1.5        
5 to 9 units 257 1.8             Specified owner-occupied units 6,200 100.0
10 to 19 units 90 0.6   VALUE    
20 or more units 72 0.5   Less than $50,000 2,145 34.6
Mobile home 3,835 26.7   $50,000 to $99,999 2,923 47.1
Boat, RV, van, etc. 61 0.4   $100,000 to $149,999 731 11.8
        $150,000 to $199,000 299 4.8
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 66 1.1
1999 to March 2000 428 3.0   $300,000 to $499,999 36 0.6
1995 to 1998 1,577 11.0   $500,000 to $999,999 0 0.0
1990 to 1994 1,031 7.2   $1,000,000 or more 0 0.0
1980 to 1989 1,966 13.7   Median (dollars) 62,800 (X)
1970 to 1979 2,629 18.3        
1960 to 1969 1,827 12.7   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 2,864 19.9    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 2,052 14.3   With a mortgage 3,563 57.5
             Less than $300 121 2.0
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 779 12.6
1 room 45 0.3        $500 to $699 1,135 18.3
2 rooms 186 1.3        $700 to $999 887 14.3
3 rooms 714 5.0        $1,000 to $1,499 579 9.3
4 rooms 2,839 19.8        $1,500 to $1,999 57 0.9
5 rooms 4,333 30.1        $2,000 or more 5 0.1
6 rooms 3,315 23.1        Median (dollars) 661 (X)
7 rooms 1,506 10.5   Not mortgaged 2,637 42.5
8 rooms 819 5.7        Median (dollars) 195 (X)
9 or more rooms 617 4.3        
Median (rooms) 5.3 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 12,880 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 3,096 49.9
1999 to March 2000 1,701 13.2   15 to 19 percent 970 15.6
1995 to 1998 3,264 25.3   20 to 24 percent 564 9.1
1990 to 1994 1,880 14.6   25 to 29 percent 304 4.9
1980 to 1989 1,982 15.4   30 to 34 percent 241 3.9
1970 to 1979 1,822 14.1   35 percent or more 896 14.5
1969 or earlier 2,231 17.3   Not computed 129 2.1
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 2,745 100.0
None 1,387 10.8   GROSS RENT    
1 4,236 32.9   Less than $200 238 8.7
2 4,597 35.7   $200 to $299 335 12.2
3 or more 2,660 20.7   $300 to $499 1,205 43.9
        $500 to $749 448 16.3
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 112 4.1
Utility Gas 5,747 44.6   $1,000 to $1,499 32 1.2
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 689 5.3   $1,500 or more 4 0.1
Electricity 5,112 39.7   No cash rent 371 13.5
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 1,003 7.8   Median (dollars) 409 (X)
Coal or coke 0 0.0        
Wood 311 2.4   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 6 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 0 0.0   Less than 15 percent 599 21.8
No fuel used 12 0.1   15 to 19 percent 327 11.9
        20 to 24 percent 336 12.2
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 194 7.1
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 93 0.7   30 to 34 percent 133 4.8
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 107 0.8   35 percent or more 675 24.6
No telephone service 736 5.7   Not computed 481 17.5
 
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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