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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Polk 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 21,177 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 15,119 100.0
1-unit, detached 13,307 62.8   1.00 or less 14,253 94.3
1-unit, attached 259 1.2   1.01 to 1.50 521 3.4
2 units 286 1.4   1.51 or more 345 2.3
3 or 4 units 264 1.2        
5 to 9 units 131 0.6             Specified owner-occupied units 7,657 100.0
10 to 19 units 71 0.3   VALUE    
20 or more units 175 0.8   Less than $50,000 3,056 39.9
Mobile home 6,095 28.8   $50,000 to $99,999 3,074 40.1
Boat, RV, van, etc. 589 2.8   $100,000 to $149,999 943 12.3
        $150,000 to $199,000 340 4.4
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 164 2.1
1999 to March 2000 752 3.6   $300,000 to $499,999 62 0.8
1995 to 1998 2,074 9.8   $500,000 to $999,999 13 0.2
1990 to 1994 2,212 10.4   $1,000,000 or more 5 0.1
1980 to 1989 5,842 27.6   Median (dollars) 60,000 (X)
1970 to 1979 6,026 28.5        
1960 to 1969 1,989 9.4   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 1,503 7.1    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 779 3.7   With a mortgage 3,004 39.2
             Less than $300 69 0.9
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 523 6.8
1 room 463 2.2        $500 to $699 883 11.5
2 rooms 1,114 5.3        $700 to $999 985 12.9
3 rooms 2,063 9.7        $1,000 to $1,499 431 5.6
4 rooms 4,965 23.4        $1,500 to $1,999 98 1.3
5 rooms 5,735 27.1        $2,000 or more 15 0.2
6 rooms 3,840 18.1        Median (dollars) 706 (X)
7 rooms 1,708 8.1   Not mortgaged 4,653 60.8
8 rooms 806 3.8        Median (dollars) 269 (X)
9 or more rooms 483 2.3        
Median (rooms) 4.8 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 15,119 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 3,913 51.1
1999 to March 2000 2,770 18.3   15 to 19 percent 1,115 14.6
1995 to 1998 4,276 28.3   20 to 24 percent 703 9.2
1990 to 1994 2,754 18.2   25 to 29 percent 443 5.8
1980 to 1989 3,139 20.8   30 to 34 percent 287 3.7
1970 to 1979 1,418 9.4   35 percent or more 1,040 13.6
1969 or earlier 762 5.0   Not computed 156 2.0
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 2,686 100.0
None 1,202 8.0   GROSS RENT    
1 5,557 36.8   Less than $200 229 8.5
2 6,366 42.1   $200 to $299 273 10.2
3 or more 1,994 13.2   $300 to $499 865 32.2
        $500 to $749 607 22.6
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 81 3.0
Utility Gas 2,398 15.9   $1,000 to $1,499 19 0.7
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 3,804 25.2   $1,500 or more 0 0.0
Electricity 8,346 55.2   No cash rent 612 22.8
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 23 0.2   Median (dollars) 421 (X)
Coal or coke 0 0.0        
Wood 379 2.5   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 0 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 38 0.3   Less than 15 percent 444 16.5
No fuel used 131 0.9   15 to 19 percent 285 10.6
        20 to 24 percent 296 11.0
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 196 7.3
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 136 0.9   30 to 34 percent 165 6.1
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 127 0.8   35 percent or more 656 24.4
No telephone service 676 4.5   Not computed 644 24.0
 
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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