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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Dorchester 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 37,237 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 34,709 100.0
1-unit, detached 24,342 65.4   1.00 or less 33,656 97.0
1-unit, attached 664 1.8   1.01 to 1.50 754 2.2
2 units 794 2.1   1.51 or more 299 0.9
3 or 4 units 1,193 3.2        
5 to 9 units 1,925 5.2             Specified owner-occupied units 19,679 100.0
10 to 19 units 601 1.6   VALUE    
20 or more units 645 1.7   Less than $50,000 1,564 7.9
Mobile home 7,039 18.9   $50,000 to $99,999 7,674 39.0
Boat, RV, van, etc. 34 0.1   $100,000 to $149,999 5,581 28.4
        $150,000 to $199,000 2,761 14.0
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 1,418 7.2
1999 to March 2000 1,504 4.0   $300,000 to $499,999 561 2.9
1995 to 1998 3,441 9.2   $500,000 to $999,999 74 0.4
1990 to 1994 4,911 13.2   $1,000,000 or more 46 0.2
1980 to 1989 11,035 29.6   Median (dollars) 104,600 (X)
1970 to 1979 9,002 24.2        
1960 to 1969 3,580 9.6   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 2,452 6.6    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 1,312 3.5   With a mortgage 15,327 77.9
             Less than $300 89 0.5
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 937 4.8
1 room 171 0.5        $500 to $699 2,104 10.7
2 rooms 698 1.9        $700 to $999 5,295 26.9
3 rooms 2,149 5.8        $1,000 to $1,499 4,559 23.2
4 rooms 4,664 12.5        $1,500 to $1,999 1,555 7.9
5 rooms 8,369 22.5        $2,000 or more 788 4.0
6 rooms 8,108 21.8        Median (dollars) 957 (X)
7 rooms 6,177 16.6   Not mortgaged 4,352 22.1
8 rooms 3,910 10.5        Median (dollars) 272 (X)
9 or more rooms 2,991 8.0        
Median (rooms) 5.8 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 34,709 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 6,856 34.8
1999 to March 2000 6,925 20.0   15 to 19 percent 3,663 18.6
1995 to 1998 10,779 31.1   20 to 24 percent 3,026 15.4
1990 to 1994 5,756 16.6   25 to 29 percent 2,161 11.0
1980 to 1989 5,668 16.3   30 to 34 percent 1,160 5.9
1970 to 1979 3,351 9.7   35 percent or more 2,667 13.6
1969 or earlier 2,230 6.4   Not computed 146 0.7
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 8,619 100.0
None 2,265 6.5   GROSS RENT    
1 11,079 31.9   Less than $200 483 5.6
2 14,831 42.7   $200 to $299 422 4.9
3 or more 6,534 18.8   $300 to $499 2,067 24.0
        $500 to $749 3,375 39.2
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 1,089 12.6
Utility Gas 5,804 16.7   $1,000 to $1,499 468 5.4
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 2,244 6.5   $1,500 or more 110 1.3
Electricity 25,773 74.3   No cash rent 605 7.0
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 460 1.3   Median (dollars) 568 (X)
Coal or coke 0 0.0        
Wood 283 0.8   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 17 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 51 0.1   Less than 15 percent 1,716 19.9
No fuel used 77 0.2   15 to 19 percent 1,606 18.6
        20 to 24 percent 1,135 13.2
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 997 11.6
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 237 0.7   30 to 34 percent 514 6.0
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 313 0.9   35 percent or more 1,955 22.7
No telephone service 980 2.8   Not computed 696 8.1
 
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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