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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Cameron 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 119,654 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 97,267 100.0
1-unit, detached 70,742 59.1   1.00 or less 76,112 78.3
1-unit, attached 5,007 4.2   1.01 to 1.50 10,993 11.3
2 units 4,104 3.4   1.51 or more 10,162 10.4
3 or 4 units 5,125 4.3        
5 to 9 units 3,628 3.0             Specified owner-occupied units 51,922 100.0
10 to 19 units 2,774 2.3   VALUE    
20 or more units 8,394 7.0   Less than $50,000 24,449 47.1
Mobile home 16,767 14.0   $50,000 to $99,999 19,400 37.4
Boat, RV, van, etc. 3,113 2.6   $100,000 to $149,999 4,596 8.9
        $150,000 to $199,000 1,945 3.7
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 975 1.9
1999 to March 2000 4,667 3.9   $300,000 to $499,999 410 0.8
1995 to 1998 14,031 11.7   $500,000 to $999,999 93 0.2
1990 to 1994 11,726 9.8   $1,000,000 or more 54 0.1
1980 to 1989 31,475 26.3   Median (dollars) 53,000 (X)
1970 to 1979 25,015 20.9        
1960 to 1969 12,380 10.3   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 15,174 12.7    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 5,186 4.3   With a mortgage 23,611 45.5
             Less than $300 458 0.9
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 3,252 6.3
1 room 3,510 2.9        $500 to $699 6,296 12.1
2 rooms 11,666 9.7        $700 to $999 7,796 15.0
3 rooms 20,323 17.0        $1,000 to $1,499 3,979 7.7
4 rooms 24,849 20.8        $1,500 to $1,999 1,264 2.4
5 rooms 27,900 23.3        $2,000 or more 566 1.1
6 rooms 16,986 14.2        Median (dollars) 757 (X)
7 rooms 7,909 6.6   Not mortgaged 28,311 54.5
8 rooms 3,554 3.0        Median (dollars) 245 (X)
9 or more rooms 2,957 2.5        
Median (rooms) 4.5 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 97,267 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 22,459 43.3
1999 to March 2000 19,792 20.3   15 to 19 percent 7,874 15.2
1995 to 1998 27,422 28.2   20 to 24 percent 6,133 11.8
1990 to 1994 15,451 15.9   25 to 29 percent 4,069 7.8
1980 to 1989 16,626 17.1   30 to 34 percent 2,591 5.0
1970 to 1979 9,036 9.3   35 percent or more 7,891 15.2
1969 or earlier 8,940 9.2   Not computed 905 1.7
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 31,272 100.0
None 11,305 11.6   GROSS RENT    
1 38,679 39.8   Less than $200 3,814 12.2
2 34,887 35.9   $200 to $299 4,333 13.9
3 or more 12,396 12.7   $300 to $499 10,750 34.4
        $500 to $749 7,096 22.7
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 1,534 4.9
Utility Gas 23,923 24.6   $1,000 to $1,499 397 1.3
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 11,351 11.7   $1,500 or more 159 0.5
Electricity 60,174 61.9   No cash rent 3,189 10.2
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 196 0.2   Median (dollars) 413 (X)
Coal or coke 5 0.0        
Wood 71 0.1   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 45 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 81 0.1   Less than 15 percent 5,406 17.3
No fuel used 1,421 1.5   15 to 19 percent 3,652 11.7
        20 to 24 percent 3,711 11.9
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 2,518 8.1
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 1,870 1.9   30 to 34 percent 2,330 7.5
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 1,340 1.4   35 percent or more 9,510 30.4
No telephone service 5,597 5.8   Not computed 4,145 13.3
 
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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