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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Wetzel 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 8,313 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 7,164 100.0
1-unit, detached 6,106 73.5   1.00 or less 7,083 98.9
1-unit, attached 74 0.9   1.01 to 1.50 69 1.0
2 units 201 2.4   1.51 or more 12 0.2
3 or 4 units 193 2.3        
5 to 9 units 141 1.7             Specified owner-occupied units 3,792 100.0
10 to 19 units 67 0.8   VALUE    
20 or more units 124 1.5   Less than $50,000 1,042 27.5
Mobile home 1,397 16.8   $50,000 to $99,999 2,158 56.9
Boat, RV, van, etc. 10 0.1   $100,000 to $149,999 399 10.5
        $150,000 to $199,000 139 3.7
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 44 1.2
1999 to March 2000 82 1.0   $300,000 to $499,999 0 0.0
1995 to 1998 304 3.7   $500,000 to $999,999 10 0.3
1990 to 1994 575 6.9   $1,000,000 or more 0 0.0
1980 to 1989 1,136 13.7   Median (dollars) 66,000 (X)
1970 to 1979 1,359 16.3        
1960 to 1969 1,125 13.5   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 1,732 20.8    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 2,000 24.1   With a mortgage 1,810 47.7
             Less than $300 70 1.8
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 387 10.2
1 room 75 0.9        $500 to $699 613 16.2
2 rooms 171 2.1        $700 to $999 502 13.2
3 rooms 440 5.3        $1,000 to $1,499 177 4.7
4 rooms 1,187 14.3        $1,500 to $1,999 42 1.1
5 rooms 2,213 26.6        $2,000 or more 19 0.5
6 rooms 1,821 21.9        Median (dollars) 648 (X)
7 rooms 1,129 13.6   Not mortgaged 1,982 52.3
8 rooms 701 8.4        Median (dollars) 213 (X)
9 or more rooms 576 6.9        
Median (rooms) 5.5 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 7,164 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 2,156 56.9
1999 to March 2000 878 12.3   15 to 19 percent 489 12.9
1995 to 1998 1,534 21.4   20 to 24 percent 415 10.9
1990 to 1994 1,234 17.2   25 to 29 percent 206 5.4
1980 to 1989 1,368 19.1   30 to 34 percent 98 2.6
1970 to 1979 969 13.5   35 percent or more 388 10.2
1969 or earlier 1,181 16.5   Not computed 40 1.1
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 1,432 100.0
None 800 11.2   GROSS RENT    
1 2,354 32.9   Less than $200 228 15.9
2 2,874 40.1   $200 to $299 230 16.1
3 or more 1,136 15.9   $300 to $499 518 36.2
        $500 to $749 186 13.0
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 11 0.8
Utility Gas 5,271 73.6   $1,000 to $1,499 0 0.0
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 301 4.2   $1,500 or more 3 0.2
Electricity 933 13.0   No cash rent 256 17.9
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 119 1.7   Median (dollars) 335 (X)
Coal or coke 6 0.1        
Wood 515 7.2   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 0 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 19 0.3   Less than 15 percent 358 25.0
No fuel used 0 0.0   15 to 19 percent 77 5.4
        20 to 24 percent 110 7.7
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 150 10.5
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 83 1.2   30 to 34 percent 86 6.0
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 50 0.7   35 percent or more 369 25.8
No telephone service 303 4.2   Not computed 282 19.7
 
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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