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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Mercer 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 30,143 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 26,509 100.0
1-unit, detached 19,442 64.5   1.00 or less 26,218 98.9
1-unit, attached 426 1.4   1.01 to 1.50 233 0.9
2 units 659 2.2   1.51 or more 58 0.2
3 or 4 units 864 2.9        
5 to 9 units 679 2.3             Specified owner-occupied units 13,775 100.0
10 to 19 units 627 2.1   VALUE    
20 or more units 550 1.8   Less than $50,000 4,616 33.5
Mobile home 6,832 22.7   $50,000 to $99,999 6,466 46.9
Boat, RV, van, etc. 64 0.2   $100,000 to $149,999 1,673 12.1
        $150,000 to $199,000 660 4.8
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 229 1.7
1999 to March 2000 423 1.4   $300,000 to $499,999 110 0.8
1995 to 1998 2,240 7.4   $500,000 to $999,999 9 0.1
1990 to 1994 1,809 6.0   $1,000,000 or more 12 0.1
1980 to 1989 4,130 13.7   Median (dollars) 63,900 (X)
1970 to 1979 5,812 19.3        
1960 to 1969 3,097 10.3   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 7,044 23.4    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 5,588 18.5   With a mortgage 6,237 45.3
             Less than $300 198 1.4
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 1,439 10.4
1 room 221 0.7        $500 to $699 2,018 14.6
2 rooms 446 1.5        $700 to $999 1,559 11.3
3 rooms 1,437 4.8        $1,000 to $1,499 781 5.7
4 rooms 5,800 19.2        $1,500 to $1,999 153 1.1
5 rooms 7,336 24.3        $2,000 or more 89 0.6
6 rooms 6,298 20.9        Median (dollars) 639 (X)
7 rooms 4,243 14.1   Not mortgaged 7,538 54.7
8 rooms 2,490 8.3        Median (dollars) 196 (X)
9 or more rooms 1,872 6.2        
Median (rooms) 5.5 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 26,509 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 7,431 53.9
1999 to March 2000 3,769 14.2   15 to 19 percent 2,170 15.8
1995 to 1998 6,643 25.1   20 to 24 percent 1,168 8.5
1990 to 1994 4,200 15.8   25 to 29 percent 732 5.3
1980 to 1989 4,529 17.1   30 to 34 percent 516 3.7
1970 to 1979 3,231 12.2   35 percent or more 1,602 11.6
1969 or earlier 4,137 15.6   Not computed 156 1.1
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 5,981 100.0
None 3,009 11.4   GROSS RENT    
1 9,969 37.6   Less than $200 513 8.6
2 9,762 36.8   $200 to $299 1,039 17.4
3 or more 3,769 14.2   $300 to $499 2,483 41.5
        $500 to $749 905 15.1
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 82 1.4
Utility Gas 7,274 27.4   $1,000 to $1,499 30 0.5
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 1,235 4.7   $1,500 or more 6 0.1
Electricity 13,456 50.8   No cash rent 923 15.4
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 2,430 9.2   Median (dollars) 372 (X)
Coal or coke 647 2.4        
Wood 1,395 5.3   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 18 0.1    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 21 0.1   Less than 15 percent 1,033 17.3
No fuel used 33 0.1   15 to 19 percent 624 10.4
        20 to 24 percent 592 9.9
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 530 8.9
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 213 0.8   30 to 34 percent 293 4.9
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 176 0.7   35 percent or more 1,836 30.7
No telephone service 1,599 6.0   Not computed 1,073 17.9
 
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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