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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Ashley 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 10,615 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 9,384 100.0
1-unit, detached 7,424 69.9   1.00 or less 9,068 96.6
1-unit, attached 176 1.7   1.01 to 1.50 208 2.2
2 units 199 1.9   1.51 or more 108 1.2
3 or 4 units 197 1.9        
5 to 9 units 78 0.7             Specified owner-occupied units 4,699 100.0
10 to 19 units 41 0.4   VALUE    
20 or more units 81 0.8   Less than $50,000 2,073 44.1
Mobile home 2,397 22.6   $50,000 to $99,999 1,952 41.5
Boat, RV, van, etc. 22 0.2   $100,000 to $149,999 351 7.5
        $150,000 to $199,000 217 4.6
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 58 1.2
1999 to March 2000 303 2.9   $300,000 to $499,999 38 0.8
1995 to 1998 748 7.0   $500,000 to $999,999 10 0.2
1990 to 1994 870 8.2   $1,000,000 or more 0 0.0
1980 to 1989 1,572 14.8   Median (dollars) 55,700 (X)
1970 to 1979 2,228 21.0        
1960 to 1969 1,897 17.9   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 2,255 21.2    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 742 7.0   With a mortgage 2,473 52.6
             Less than $300 95 2.0
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 488 10.4
1 room 65 0.6        $500 to $699 807 17.2
2 rooms 269 2.5        $700 to $999 627 13.3
3 rooms 764 7.2        $1,000 to $1,499 346 7.4
4 rooms 2,013 19.0        $1,500 to $1,999 95 2.0
5 rooms 3,150 29.7        $2,000 or more 15 0.3
6 rooms 2,532 23.9        Median (dollars) 664 (X)
7 rooms 1,132 10.7   Not mortgaged 2,226 47.4
8 rooms 429 4.0        Median (dollars) 247 (X)
9 or more rooms 261 2.5        
Median (rooms) 5.2 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 9,384 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 2,333 49.6
1999 to March 2000 1,420 15.1   15 to 19 percent 752 16.0
1995 to 1998 2,445 26.1   20 to 24 percent 464 9.9
1990 to 1994 1,478 15.8   25 to 29 percent 246 5.2
1980 to 1989 1,421 15.1   30 to 34 percent 196 4.2
1970 to 1979 1,237 13.2   35 percent or more 661 14.1
1969 or earlier 1,383 14.7   Not computed 47 1.0
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 2,171 100.0
None 965 10.3   GROSS RENT    
1 3,108 33.1   Less than $200 196 9.0
2 3,731 39.8   $200 to $299 233 10.7
3 or more 1,580 16.8   $300 to $499 844 38.9
        $500 to $749 371 17.1
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 109 5.0
Utility Gas 4,686 49.9   $1,000 to $1,499 0 0.0
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 1,689 18.0   $1,500 or more 0 0.0
Electricity 2,579 27.5   No cash rent 418 19.3
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 6 0.1   Median (dollars) 414 (X)
Coal or coke 0 0.0        
Wood 341 3.6   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 0 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 18 0.2   Less than 15 percent 429 19.8
No fuel used 65 0.7   15 to 19 percent 265 12.2
        20 to 24 percent 177 8.2
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 152 7.0
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 76 0.8   30 to 34 percent 131 6.0
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 81 0.9   35 percent or more 548 25.2
No telephone service 651 6.9   Not computed 469 21.6
 
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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