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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Rio Grande 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 6,003 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 4,701 100.0
1-unit, detached 4,316 71.9   1.00 or less 4,428 94.2
1-unit, attached 118 2.0   1.01 to 1.50 213 4.5
2 units 197 3.3   1.51 or more 60 1.3
3 or 4 units 83 1.4        
5 to 9 units 137 2.3             Specified owner-occupied units 2,129 100.0
10 to 19 units 66 1.1   VALUE    
20 or more units 133 2.2   Less than $50,000 350 16.4
Mobile home 925 15.4   $50,000 to $99,999 1,062 49.9
Boat, RV, van, etc. 28 0.5   $100,000 to $149,999 399 18.7
        $150,000 to $199,000 146 6.9
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 118 5.5
1999 to March 2000 235 3.9   $300,000 to $499,999 44 2.1
1995 to 1998 636 10.6   $500,000 to $999,999 8 0.4
1990 to 1994 420 7.0   $1,000,000 or more 2 0.1
1980 to 1989 603 10.0   Median (dollars) 82,400 (X)
1970 to 1979 1,064 17.7        
1960 to 1969 619 10.3   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 1,018 17.0    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 1,408 23.5   With a mortgage 1,217 57.2
             Less than $300 25 1.2
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 213 10.0
1 room 31 0.5        $500 to $699 302 14.2
2 rooms 223 3.7        $700 to $999 423 19.9
3 rooms 681 11.3        $1,000 to $1,499 190 8.9
4 rooms 825 13.7        $1,500 to $1,999 52 2.4
5 rooms 1,505 25.1        $2,000 or more 12 0.6
6 rooms 1,244 20.7        Median (dollars) 755 (X)
7 rooms 733 12.2   Not mortgaged 912 42.8
8 rooms 461 7.7        Median (dollars) 221 (X)
9 or more rooms 300 5.0        
Median (rooms) 5.3 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 4,701 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 952 44.7
1999 to March 2000 890 18.9   15 to 19 percent 256 12.0
1995 to 1998 1,263 26.9   20 to 24 percent 225 10.6
1990 to 1994 829 17.6   25 to 29 percent 170 8.0
1980 to 1989 642 13.7   30 to 34 percent 127 6.0
1970 to 1979 487 10.4   35 percent or more 371 17.4
1969 or earlier 590 12.6   Not computed 28 1.3
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 1,312 100.0
None 359 7.6   GROSS RENT    
1 1,343 28.6   Less than $200 174 13.3
2 1,744 37.1   $200 to $299 167 12.7
3 or more 1,255 26.7   $300 to $499 487 37.1
        $500 to $749 249 19.0
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 83 6.3
Utility Gas 2,115 45.0   $1,000 to $1,499 18 1.4
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 1,251 26.6   $1,500 or more 0 0.0
Electricity 659 14.0   No cash rent 134 10.2
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 60 1.3   Median (dollars) 382 (X)
Coal or coke 6 0.1        
Wood 537 11.4   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 8 0.2    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 44 0.9   Less than 15 percent 308 23.5
No fuel used 21 0.4   15 to 19 percent 148 11.3
        20 to 24 percent 201 15.3
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 98 7.5
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 24 0.5   30 to 34 percent 72 5.5
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 11 0.2   35 percent or more 334 25.5
No telephone service 179 3.8   Not computed 151 11.5
 
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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