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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Polk 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 15,059 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 14,012 100.0
1-unit, detached 11,246 74.7   1.00 or less 13,265 94.7
1-unit, attached 188 1.2   1.01 to 1.50 489 3.5
2 units 538 3.6   1.51 or more 258 1.8
3 or 4 units 515 3.4        
5 to 9 units 377 2.5             Specified owner-occupied units 7,325 100.0
10 to 19 units 87 0.6   VALUE    
20 or more units 173 1.1   Less than $50,000 1,740 23.8
Mobile home 1,922 12.8   $50,000 to $99,999 3,906 53.3
Boat, RV, van, etc. 13 0.1   $100,000 to $149,999 1,143 15.6
        $150,000 to $199,000 372 5.1
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 101 1.4
1999 to March 2000 497 3.3   $300,000 to $499,999 52 0.7
1995 to 1998 1,288 8.6   $500,000 to $999,999 11 0.2
1990 to 1994 989 6.6   $1,000,000 or more 0 0.0
1980 to 1989 2,478 16.5   Median (dollars) 73,900 (X)
1970 to 1979 2,859 19.0        
1960 to 1969 1,979 13.1   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 2,859 19.0    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 2,110 14.0   With a mortgage 4,225 57.7
             Less than $300 110 1.5
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 675 9.2
1 room 118 0.8        $500 to $699 1,194 16.3
2 rooms 301 2.0        $700 to $999 1,358 18.5
3 rooms 924 6.1        $1,000 to $1,499 642 8.8
4 rooms 2,652 17.6        $1,500 to $1,999 230 3.1
5 rooms 4,679 31.1        $2,000 or more 16 0.2
6 rooms 3,459 23.0        Median (dollars) 727 (X)
7 rooms 1,757 11.7   Not mortgaged 3,100 42.3
8 rooms 618 4.1        Median (dollars) 225 (X)
9 or more rooms 551 3.7        
Median (rooms) 5.3 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 14,012 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 3,343 45.6
1999 to March 2000 2,461 17.6   15 to 19 percent 1,114 15.2
1995 to 1998 3,555 25.4   20 to 24 percent 685 9.4
1990 to 1994 2,043 14.6   25 to 29 percent 648 8.8
1980 to 1989 2,216 15.8   30 to 34 percent 390 5.3
1970 to 1979 1,850 13.2   35 percent or more 1,021 13.9
1969 or earlier 1,887 13.5   Not computed 124 1.7
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 3,968 100.0
None 1,474 10.5   GROSS RENT    
1 4,066 29.0   Less than $200 375 9.5
2 5,333 38.1   $200 to $299 366 9.2
3 or more 3,139 22.4   $300 to $499 1,812 45.7
        $500 to $749 912 23.0
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 122 3.1
Utility Gas 6,707 47.9   $1,000 to $1,499 13 0.3
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 3,952 28.2   $1,500 or more 15 0.4
Electricity 2,913 20.8   No cash rent 353 8.9
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 16 0.1   Median (dollars) 425 (X)
Coal or coke 0 0.0        
Wood 306 2.2   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 10 0.1    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 64 0.5   Less than 15 percent 878 22.1
No fuel used 44 0.3   15 to 19 percent 539 13.6
        20 to 24 percent 415 10.5
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 441 11.1
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 104 0.7   30 to 34 percent 231 5.8
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 105 0.7   35 percent or more 999 25.2
No telephone service 571 4.1   Not computed 465 11.7
 
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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