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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Matagorda 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 18,611 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 13,901 100.0
1-unit, detached 12,451 66.9   1.00 or less 12,687 91.3
1-unit, attached 279 1.5   1.01 to 1.50 646 4.6
2 units 294 1.6   1.51 or more 568 4.1
3 or 4 units 839 4.5        
5 to 9 units 577 3.1             Specified owner-occupied units 6,919 100.0
10 to 19 units 440 2.4   VALUE    
20 or more units 643 3.5   Less than $50,000 2,428 35.1
Mobile home 2,781 14.9   $50,000 to $99,999 3,432 49.6
Boat, RV, van, etc. 307 1.6   $100,000 to $149,999 581 8.4
        $150,000 to $199,000 300 4.3
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 160 2.3
1999 to March 2000 338 1.8   $300,000 to $499,999 0 0.0
1995 to 1998 828 4.4   $500,000 to $999,999 18 0.3
1990 to 1994 745 4.0   $1,000,000 or more 0 0.0
1980 to 1989 4,445 23.9   Median (dollars) 61,500 (X)
1970 to 1979 4,600 24.7        
1960 to 1969 3,153 16.9   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 3,301 17.7    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 1,201 6.5   With a mortgage 3,216 46.5
             Less than $300 42 0.6
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 388 5.6
1 room 493 2.6        $500 to $699 614 8.9
2 rooms 1,078 5.8        $700 to $999 1,312 19.0
3 rooms 2,397 12.9        $1,000 to $1,499 673 9.7
4 rooms 4,089 22.0        $1,500 to $1,999 136 2.0
5 rooms 4,473 24.0        $2,000 or more 51 0.7
6 rooms 2,945 15.8        Median (dollars) 819 (X)
7 rooms 1,678 9.0   Not mortgaged 3,703 53.5
8 rooms 832 4.5        Median (dollars) 269 (X)
9 or more rooms 626 3.4        
Median (rooms) 4.8 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 13,901 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 3,654 52.8
1999 to March 2000 2,830 20.4   15 to 19 percent 1,063 15.4
1995 to 1998 3,833 27.6   20 to 24 percent 648 9.4
1990 to 1994 2,114 15.2   25 to 29 percent 370 5.3
1980 to 1989 2,249 16.2   30 to 34 percent 316 4.6
1970 to 1979 1,266 9.1   35 percent or more 761 11.0
1969 or earlier 1,609 11.6   Not computed 107 1.5
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 4,518 100.0
None 1,383 9.9   GROSS RENT    
1 4,799 34.5   Less than $200 443 9.8
2 5,603 40.3   $200 to $299 501 11.1
3 or more 2,116 15.2   $300 to $499 1,819 40.3
        $500 to $749 1,028 22.8
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 182 4.0
Utility Gas 5,082 36.6   $1,000 to $1,499 39 0.9
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 1,834 13.2   $1,500 or more 2 0.0
Electricity 6,849 49.3   No cash rent 504 11.2
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 33 0.2   Median (dollars) 411 (X)
Coal or coke 0 0.0        
Wood 31 0.2   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 0 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 47 0.3   Less than 15 percent 1,135 25.1
No fuel used 25 0.2   15 to 19 percent 566 12.5
        20 to 24 percent 554 12.3
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 402 8.9
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 87 0.6   30 to 34 percent 263 5.8
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 145 1.0   35 percent or more 1,024 22.7
No telephone service 714 5.1   Not computed 574 12.7
 
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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