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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Ben Hill 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 7,623 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 6,673 100.0
1-unit, detached 4,619 60.6   1.00 or less 6,415 96.1
1-unit, attached 131 1.7   1.01 to 1.50 181 2.7
2 units 312 4.1   1.51 or more 77 1.2
3 or 4 units 224 2.9        
5 to 9 units 157 2.1             Specified owner-occupied units 3,022 100.0
10 to 19 units 69 0.9   VALUE    
20 or more units 182 2.4   Less than $50,000 1,123 37.2
Mobile home 1,918 25.2   $50,000 to $99,999 1,385 45.8
Boat, RV, van, etc. 11 0.1   $100,000 to $149,999 378 12.5
        $150,000 to $199,000 95 3.1
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 41 1.4
1999 to March 2000 169 2.2   $300,000 to $499,999 0 0.0
1995 to 1998 790 10.4   $500,000 to $999,999 0 0.0
1990 to 1994 491 6.4   $1,000,000 or more 0 0.0
1980 to 1989 1,531 20.1   Median (dollars) 60,700 (X)
1970 to 1979 1,374 18.0        
1960 to 1969 993 13.0   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 1,500 19.7    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 775 10.2   With a mortgage 1,840 60.9
             Less than $300 71 2.3
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 271 9.0
1 room 53 0.7        $500 to $699 569 18.8
2 rooms 118 1.5        $700 to $999 531 17.6
3 rooms 713 9.4        $1,000 to $1,499 283 9.4
4 rooms 1,327 17.4        $1,500 to $1,999 96 3.2
5 rooms 2,023 26.5        $2,000 or more 19 0.6
6 rooms 1,636 21.5        Median (dollars) 703 (X)
7 rooms 992 13.0   Not mortgaged 1,182 39.1
8 rooms 408 5.4        Median (dollars) 246 (X)
9 or more rooms 353 4.6        
Median (rooms) 5.3 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 6,673 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 1,282 42.4
1999 to March 2000 1,257 18.8   15 to 19 percent 503 16.6
1995 to 1998 1,896 28.4   20 to 24 percent 323 10.7
1990 to 1994 932 14.0   25 to 29 percent 221 7.3
1980 to 1989 1,172 17.6   30 to 34 percent 130 4.3
1970 to 1979 622 9.3   35 percent or more 505 16.7
1969 or earlier 794 11.9   Not computed 58 1.9
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 2,185 100.0
None 848 12.7   GROSS RENT    
1 2,618 39.2   Less than $200 300 13.7
2 2,048 30.7   $200 to $299 268 12.3
3 or more 1,159 17.4   $300 to $499 845 38.7
        $500 to $749 422 19.3
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 25 1.1
Utility Gas 1,528 22.9   $1,000 to $1,499 0 0.0
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 1,077 16.1   $1,500 or more 13 0.6
Electricity 3,746 56.1   No cash rent 312 14.3
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 22 0.3   Median (dollars) 371 (X)
Coal or coke 0 0.0        
Wood 100 1.5   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 0 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 0 0.0   Less than 15 percent 439 20.1
No fuel used 200 3.0   15 to 19 percent 205 9.4
        20 to 24 percent 180 8.2
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 221 10.1
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 37 0.6   30 to 34 percent 128 5.9
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 21 0.3   35 percent or more 651 29.8
No telephone service 793 11.9   Not computed 361 16.5
 
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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