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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Whitman 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 16,676 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 15,257 100.0
1-unit, detached 8,387 50.3   1.00 or less 14,839 97.3
1-unit, attached 427 2.6   1.01 to 1.50 278 1.8
2 units 952 5.7   1.51 or more 140 0.9
3 or 4 units 1,084 6.5        
5 to 9 units 1,357 8.1             Specified owner-occupied units 5,223 100.0
10 to 19 units 1,364 8.2   VALUE    
20 or more units 1,549 9.3   Less than $50,000 407 7.8
Mobile home 1,517 9.1   $50,000 to $99,999 1,657 31.7
Boat, RV, van, etc. 39 0.2   $100,000 to $149,999 1,671 32.0
        $150,000 to $199,000 908 17.4
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 427 8.2
1999 to March 2000 166 1.0   $300,000 to $499,999 136 2.6
1995 to 1998 1,616 9.7   $500,000 to $999,999 10 0.2
1990 to 1994 986 5.9   $1,000,000 or more 7 0.1
1980 to 1989 1,558 9.3   Median (dollars) 119,600 (X)
1970 to 1979 3,212 19.3        
1960 to 1969 2,232 13.4   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 2,706 16.2    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 4,200 25.2   With a mortgage 3,330 63.8
             Less than $300 19 0.4
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 210 4.0
1 room 515 3.1        $500 to $699 548 10.5
2 rooms 1,335 8.0        $700 to $999 1,114 21.3
3 rooms 1,969 11.8        $1,000 to $1,499 1,053 20.2
4 rooms 3,284 19.7        $1,500 to $1,999 255 4.9
5 rooms 2,535 15.2        $2,000 or more 131 2.5
6 rooms 2,010 12.1        Median (dollars) 938 (X)
7 rooms 1,653 9.9   Not mortgaged 1,893 36.2
8 rooms 1,391 8.3        Median (dollars) 278 (X)
9 or more rooms 1,984 11.9        
Median (rooms) 5.0 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 15,257 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 2,355 45.1
1999 to March 2000 5,305 34.8   15 to 19 percent 863 16.5
1995 to 1998 3,941 25.8   20 to 24 percent 688 13.2
1990 to 1994 1,858 12.2   25 to 29 percent 394 7.5
1980 to 1989 1,756 11.5   30 to 34 percent 255 4.9
1970 to 1979 1,143 7.5   35 percent or more 636 12.2
1969 or earlier 1,254 8.2   Not computed 32 0.6
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 7,707 100.0
None 1,062 7.0   GROSS RENT    
1 5,715 37.5   Less than $200 161 2.1
2 5,538 36.3   $200 to $299 522 6.8
3 or more 2,942 19.3   $300 to $499 3,274 42.5
        $500 to $749 2,574 33.4
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 581 7.5
Utility Gas 5,180 34.0   $1,000 to $1,499 168 2.2
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 259 1.7   $1,500 or more 88 1.1
Electricity 7,931 52.0   No cash rent 339 4.4
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 1,288 8.4   Median (dollars) 482 (X)
Coal or coke 22 0.1        
Wood 442 2.9   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 16 0.1    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 75 0.5   Less than 15 percent 1,008 13.1
No fuel used 44 0.3   15 to 19 percent 746 9.7
        20 to 24 percent 729 9.5
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 518 6.7
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 53 0.3   30 to 34 percent 463 6.0
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 125 0.8   35 percent or more 3,630 47.1
No telephone service 146 1.0   Not computed 613 8.0
 
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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