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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Decatur 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 6,448 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 4,908 100.0
1-unit, detached 4,463 69.2   1.00 or less 4,787 97.5
1-unit, attached 59 0.9   1.01 to 1.50 98 2.0
2 units 76 1.2   1.51 or more 23 0.5
3 or 4 units 64 1.0        
5 to 9 units 46 0.7             Specified owner-occupied units 2,237 100.0
10 to 19 units 23 0.4   VALUE    
20 or more units 59 0.9   Less than $50,000 874 39.1
Mobile home 1,526 23.7   $50,000 to $99,999 1,014 45.3
Boat, RV, van, etc. 132 2.0   $100,000 to $149,999 263 11.8
        $150,000 to $199,000 47 2.1
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 29 1.3
1999 to March 2000 179 2.8   $300,000 to $499,999 7 0.3
1995 to 1998 700 10.9   $500,000 to $999,999 3 0.1
1990 to 1994 609 9.4   $1,000,000 or more 0 0.0
1980 to 1989 1,074 16.7   Median (dollars) 58,300 (X)
1970 to 1979 1,377 21.4        
1960 to 1969 1,056 16.4   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 1,034 16.0    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 419 6.5   With a mortgage 907 40.5
             Less than $300 29 1.3
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 231 10.3
1 room 106 1.6        $500 to $699 336 15.0
2 rooms 181 2.8        $700 to $999 205 9.2
3 rooms 606 9.4        $1,000 to $1,499 92 4.1
4 rooms 1,183 18.3        $1,500 to $1,999 4 0.2
5 rooms 1,763 27.3        $2,000 or more 10 0.4
6 rooms 1,326 20.6        Median (dollars) 619 (X)
7 rooms 636 9.9   Not mortgaged 1,330 59.5
8 rooms 356 5.5        Median (dollars) 190 (X)
9 or more rooms 291 4.5        
Median (rooms) 5.2 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 4,908 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 1,285 57.4
1999 to March 2000 643 13.1   15 to 19 percent 250 11.2
1995 to 1998 1,214 24.7   20 to 24 percent 175 7.8
1990 to 1994 864 17.6   25 to 29 percent 136 6.1
1980 to 1989 797 16.2   30 to 34 percent 44 2.0
1970 to 1979 593 12.1   35 percent or more 301 13.5
1969 or earlier 797 16.2   Not computed 46 2.1
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 904 100.0
None 378 7.7   GROSS RENT    
1 1,439 29.3   Less than $200 160 17.7
2 2,002 40.8   $200 to $299 138 15.3
3 or more 1,089 22.2   $300 to $499 363 40.2
        $500 to $749 79 8.7
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 11 1.2
Utility Gas 2,536 51.7   $1,000 to $1,499 3 0.3
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 763 15.5   $1,500 or more 8 0.9
Electricity 1,358 27.7   No cash rent 142 15.7
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 30 0.6   Median (dollars) 346 (X)
Coal or coke 6 0.1        
Wood 215 4.4   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 0 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 0 0.0   Less than 15 percent 205 22.7
No fuel used 0 0.0   15 to 19 percent 112 12.4
        20 to 24 percent 89 9.8
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 71 7.9
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 47 1.0   30 to 34 percent 60 6.6
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 20 0.4   35 percent or more 202 22.3
No telephone service 215 4.4   Not computed 165 18.3
 
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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