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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Desha 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 6,663 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 5,922 100.0
1-unit, detached 4,645 69.7   1.00 or less 5,648 95.4
1-unit, attached 136 2.0   1.01 to 1.50 180 3.0
2 units 294 4.4   1.51 or more 94 1.6
3 or 4 units 249 3.7        
5 to 9 units 134 2.0             Specified owner-occupied units 2,841 100.0
10 to 19 units 49 0.7   VALUE    
20 or more units 112 1.7   Less than $50,000 1,551 54.6
Mobile home 1,030 15.5   $50,000 to $99,999 1,081 38.0
Boat, RV, van, etc. 14 0.2   $100,000 to $149,999 136 4.8
        $150,000 to $199,000 57 2.0
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 11 0.4
1999 to March 2000 134 2.0   $300,000 to $499,999 2 0.1
1995 to 1998 416 6.2   $500,000 to $999,999 0 0.0
1990 to 1994 354 5.3   $1,000,000 or more 3 0.1
1980 to 1989 1,061 15.9   Median (dollars) 46,700 (X)
1970 to 1979 1,976 29.7        
1960 to 1969 1,112 16.7   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 1,175 17.6    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 435 6.5   With a mortgage 1,380 48.6
             Less than $300 43 1.5
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 315 11.1
1 room 15 0.2        $500 to $699 483 17.0
2 rooms 144 2.2        $700 to $999 360 12.7
3 rooms 604 9.1        $1,000 to $1,499 167 5.9
4 rooms 1,163 17.5        $1,500 to $1,999 9 0.3
5 rooms 1,918 28.8        $2,000 or more 3 0.1
6 rooms 1,525 22.9        Median (dollars) 630 (X)
7 rooms 713 10.7   Not mortgaged 1,461 51.4
8 rooms 386 5.8        Median (dollars) 244 (X)
9 or more rooms 195 2.9        
Median (rooms) 5.2 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 5,922 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 1,442 50.8
1999 to March 2000 1,026 17.3   15 to 19 percent 405 14.3
1995 to 1998 1,448 24.5   20 to 24 percent 213 7.5
1990 to 1994 1,009 17.0   25 to 29 percent 230 8.1
1980 to 1989 897 15.1   30 to 34 percent 117 4.1
1970 to 1979 908 15.3   35 percent or more 371 13.1
1969 or earlier 634 10.7   Not computed 63 2.2
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 2,127 100.0
None 1,080 18.2   GROSS RENT    
1 2,115 35.7   Less than $200 369 17.3
2 2,033 34.3   $200 to $299 246 11.6
3 or more 694 11.7   $300 to $499 684 32.2
        $500 to $749 289 13.6
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 17 0.8
Utility Gas 2,806 47.4   $1,000 to $1,499 15 0.7
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 1,017 17.2   $1,500 or more 0 0.0
Electricity 1,975 33.4   No cash rent 507 23.8
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 3 0.1   Median (dollars) 354 (X)
Coal or coke 0 0.0        
Wood 88 1.5   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 0 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 19 0.3   Less than 15 percent 308 14.5
No fuel used 14 0.2   15 to 19 percent 158 7.4
        20 to 24 percent 232 10.9
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 159 7.5
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 58 1.0   30 to 34 percent 113 5.3
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 18 0.3   35 percent or more 537 25.2
No telephone service 710 12.0   Not computed 620 29.1
 
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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