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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Merced 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 68,373 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 63,815 100.0
1-unit, detached 48,011 70.2   1.00 or less 51,031 80.0
1-unit, attached 2,534 3.7   1.01 to 1.50 5,385 8.4
2 units 1,829 2.7   1.51 or more 7,399 11.6
3 or 4 units 3,339 4.9        
5 to 9 units 2,744 4.0             Specified owner-occupied units 31,231 100.0
10 to 19 units 1,409 2.1   VALUE    
20 or more units 3,273 4.8   Less than $50,000 587 1.9
Mobile home 5,079 7.4   $50,000 to $99,999 12,184 39.0
Boat, RV, van, etc. 155 0.2   $100,000 to $149,999 11,067 35.4
        $150,000 to $199,000 4,338 13.9
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 2,186 7.0
1999 to March 2000 1,584 2.3   $300,000 to $499,999 748 2.4
1995 to 1998 5,484 8.0   $500,000 to $999,999 109 0.3
1990 to 1994 7,440 10.9   $1,000,000 or more 12 0.0
1980 to 1989 11,923 17.4   Median (dollars) 111,100 (X)
1970 to 1979 14,272 20.9        
1960 to 1969 10,361 15.2   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 12,553 18.4    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 4,756 7.0   With a mortgage 24,458 78.3
             Less than $300 140 0.4
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 1,306 4.2
1 room 2,044 3.0        $500 to $699 2,621 8.4
2 rooms 5,454 8.0        $700 to $999 7,820 25.0
3 rooms 9,804 14.3        $1,000 to $1,499 8,715 27.9
4 rooms 9,696 14.2        $1,500 to $1,999 2,712 8.7
5 rooms 16,836 24.6        $2,000 or more 1,144 3.7
6 rooms 12,448 18.2        Median (dollars) 1,016 (X)
7 rooms 7,087 10.4   Not mortgaged 6,773 21.7
8 rooms 3,184 4.7        Median (dollars) 269 (X)
9 or more rooms 1,820 2.7        
Median (rooms) 4.9 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 63,815 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 8,692 27.8
1999 to March 2000 13,864 21.7   15 to 19 percent 4,709 15.1
1995 to 1998 19,921 31.2   20 to 24 percent 4,561 14.6
1990 to 1994 10,565 16.6   25 to 29 percent 3,784 12.1
1980 to 1989 9,083 14.2   30 to 34 percent 2,543 8.1
1970 to 1979 5,672 8.9   35 percent or more 6,741 21.6
1969 or earlier 4,710 7.4   Not computed 201 0.6
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 25,001 100.0
None 6,659 10.4   GROSS RENT    
1 20,352 31.9   Less than $200 673 2.7
2 24,257 38.0   $200 to $299 1,459 5.8
3 or more 12,547 19.7   $300 to $499 8,655 34.6
        $500 to $749 8,920 35.7
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 2,718 10.9
Utility Gas 34,647 54.3   $1,000 to $1,499 974 3.9
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 5,191 8.1   $1,500 or more 62 0.2
Electricity 20,821 32.6   No cash rent 1,540 6.2
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 76 0.1   Median (dollars) 518 (X)
Coal or coke 0 0.0        
Wood 2,523 4.0   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 22 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 311 0.5   Less than 15 percent 3,972 15.9
No fuel used 224 0.4   15 to 19 percent 3,456 13.8
        20 to 24 percent 3,158 12.6
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 2,515 10.1
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 800 1.3   30 to 34 percent 1,882 7.5
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 742 1.2   35 percent or more 8,025 32.1
No telephone service 1,842 2.9   Not computed 1,993 8.0
 
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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