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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Contra Costa 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 354,577 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 344,129 100.0
1-unit, detached 232,050 65.4   1.00 or less 318,652 92.6
1-unit, attached 29,976 8.5   1.01 to 1.50 12,925 3.8
2 units 6,506 1.8   1.51 or more 12,552 3.6
3 or 4 units 18,424 5.2        
5 to 9 units 16,606 4.7             Specified owner-occupied units 210,343 100.0
10 to 19 units 11,701 3.3   VALUE    
20 or more units 31,757 9.0   Less than $50,000 1,609 0.8
Mobile home 7,120 2.0   $50,000 to $99,999 5,140 2.4
Boat, RV, van, etc. 437 0.1   $100,000 to $149,999 21,343 10.1
        $150,000 to $199,000 36,482 17.3
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 55,829 26.5
1999 to March 2000 5,334 1.5   $300,000 to $499,999 52,615 25.0
1995 to 1998 18,837 5.3   $500,000 to $999,999 32,742 15.6
1990 to 1994 28,608 8.1   $1,000,000 or more 4,583 2.2
1980 to 1989 68,013 19.2   Median (dollars) 267,800 (X)
1970 to 1979 75,286 21.2        
1960 to 1969 61,263 17.3   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 80,764 22.8    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 16,472 4.6   With a mortgage 172,002 81.8
             Less than $300 375 0.2
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 2,360 1.1
1 room 6,965 2.0        $500 to $699 4,675 2.2
2 rooms 18,989 5.4        $700 to $999 14,118 6.7
3 rooms 33,855 9.5        $1,000 to $1,499 44,335 21.1
4 rooms 48,274 13.6        $1,500 to $1,999 44,086 21.0
5 rooms 66,150 18.7        $2,000 or more 62,053 29.5
6 rooms 65,114 18.4        Median (dollars) 1,711 (X)
7 rooms 50,744 14.3   Not mortgaged 38,341 18.2
8 rooms 37,277 10.5        Median (dollars) 350 (X)
9 or more rooms 27,209 7.7        
Median (rooms) 5.5 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 344,129 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 57,719 27.4
1999 to March 2000 63,538 18.5   15 to 19 percent 31,274 14.9
1995 to 1998 103,615 30.1   20 to 24 percent 31,561 15.0
1990 to 1994 58,468 17.0   25 to 29 percent 25,763 12.2
1980 to 1989 56,633 16.5   30 to 34 percent 17,826 8.5
1970 to 1979 33,915 9.9   35 percent or more 45,117 21.4
1969 or earlier 27,960 8.1   Not computed 1,083 0.5
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 105,389 100.0
None 22,353 6.5   GROSS RENT    
1 104,978 30.5   Less than $200 2,589 2.5
2 140,655 40.9   $200 to $299 2,861 2.7
3 or more 76,143 22.1   $300 to $499 5,792 5.5
        $500 to $749 21,180 20.1
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 30,713 29.1
Utility Gas 258,765 75.2   $1,000 to $1,499 28,644 27.2
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 5,024 1.5   $1,500 or more 11,068 10.5
Electricity 76,315 22.2   No cash rent 2,542 2.4
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 325 0.1   Median (dollars) 898 (X)
Coal or coke 7 0.0        
Wood 2,308 0.7   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 140 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 406 0.1   Less than 15 percent 15,917 15.1
No fuel used 839 0.2   15 to 19 percent 15,039 14.3
        20 to 24 percent 15,231 14.5
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 11,981 11.4
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 1,311 0.4   30 to 34 percent 9,211 8.7
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 1,682 0.5   35 percent or more 33,605 31.9
No telephone service 2,923 0.8   Not computed 4,405 4.2
 
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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