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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: New Castle 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 199,521 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 188,935 100.0
1-unit, detached 107,015 53.6   1.00 or less 183,677 97.2
1-unit, attached 39,609 19.9   1.01 to 1.50 3,314 1.8
2 units 4,394 2.2   1.51 or more 1,944 1.0
3 or 4 units 6,491 3.3        
5 to 9 units 8,653 4.3             Specified owner-occupied units 119,552 100.0
10 to 19 units 15,634 7.8   VALUE    
20 or more units 12,646 6.3   Less than $50,000 2,307 1.9
Mobile home 5,072 2.5   $50,000 to $99,999 26,161 21.9
Boat, RV, van, etc. 7 0.0   $100,000 to $149,999 42,947 35.9
        $150,000 to $199,000 24,565 20.5
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 17,331 14.5
1999 to March 2000 4,161 2.1   $300,000 to $499,999 4,828 4.0
1995 to 1998 12,438 6.2   $500,000 to $999,999 1,198 1.0
1990 to 1994 16,261 8.2   $1,000,000 or more 215 0.2
1980 to 1989 29,879 15.0   Median (dollars) 136,000 (X)
1970 to 1979 29,949 15.0        
1960 to 1969 33,605 16.8   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 49,035 24.6    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 24,193 12.1   With a mortgage 91,159 76.3
             Less than $300 355 0.3
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 2,421 2.0
1 room 2,325 1.2        $500 to $699 6,878 5.8
2 rooms 6,107 3.1        $700 to $999 22,097 18.5
3 rooms 15,316 7.7        $1,000 to $1,499 36,446 30.5
4 rooms 21,919 11.0        $1,500 to $1,999 15,388 12.9
5 rooms 29,593 14.8        $2,000 or more 7,574 6.3
6 rooms 37,822 19.0        Median (dollars) 1,160 (X)
7 rooms 30,504 15.3   Not mortgaged 28,393 23.7
8 rooms 28,698 14.4        Median (dollars) 286 (X)
9 or more rooms 27,237 13.7        
Median (rooms) 6.1 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 188,935 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 44,647 37.3
1999 to March 2000 34,518 18.3   15 to 19 percent 23,184 19.4
1995 to 1998 54,118 28.6   20 to 24 percent 17,182 14.4
1990 to 1994 30,311 16.0   25 to 29 percent 11,524 9.6
1980 to 1989 29,941 15.8   30 to 34 percent 6,468 5.4
1970 to 1979 17,320 9.2   35 percent or more 15,889 13.3
1969 or earlier 22,727 12.0   Not computed 658 0.6
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 56,223 100.0
None 16,684 8.8   GROSS RENT    
1 65,300 34.6   Less than $200 3,065 5.5
2 77,617 41.1   $200 to $299 1,878 3.3
3 or more 29,334 15.5   $300 to $499 5,461 9.7
        $500 to $749 25,257 44.9
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 12,749 22.7
Utility Gas 93,110 49.3   $1,000 to $1,499 4,772 8.5
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 7,058 3.7   $1,500 or more 1,450 2.6
Electricity 42,203 22.3   No cash rent 1,591 2.8
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 45,039 23.8   Median (dollars) 670 (X)
Coal or coke 36 0.0        
Wood 329 0.2   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 33 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 794 0.4   Less than 15 percent 10,874 19.3
No fuel used 333 0.2   15 to 19 percent 8,923 15.9
        20 to 24 percent 7,790 13.9
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 5,960 10.6
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 605 0.3   30 to 34 percent 4,481 8.0
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 766 0.4   35 percent or more 15,615 27.8
No telephone service 1,954 1.0   Not computed 2,580 4.6
 
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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