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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Towns 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 6,282 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 3,998 100.0
1-unit, detached 4,554 72.5   1.00 or less 3,911 97.8
1-unit, attached 100 1.6   1.01 to 1.50 59 1.5
2 units 46 0.7   1.51 or more 28 0.7
3 or 4 units 80 1.3        
5 to 9 units 39 0.6             Specified owner-occupied units 2,369 100.0
10 to 19 units 5 0.1   VALUE    
20 or more units 2 0.0   Less than $50,000 196 8.3
Mobile home 1,373 21.9   $50,000 to $99,999 702 29.6
Boat, RV, van, etc. 83 1.3   $100,000 to $149,999 555 23.4
        $150,000 to $199,000 423 17.9
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 318 13.4
1999 to March 2000 308 4.9   $300,000 to $499,999 122 5.1
1995 to 1998 1,004 16.0   $500,000 to $999,999 46 1.9
1990 to 1994 1,054 16.8   $1,000,000 or more 7 0.3
1980 to 1989 1,614 25.7   Median (dollars) 127,500 (X)
1970 to 1979 1,073 17.1        
1960 to 1969 538 8.6   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 488 7.8    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 203 3.2   With a mortgage 1,168 49.3
             Less than $300 19 0.8
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 121 5.1
1 room 25 0.4        $500 to $699 262 11.1
2 rooms 248 3.9        $700 to $999 409 17.3
3 rooms 412 6.6        $1,000 to $1,499 229 9.7
4 rooms 1,311 20.9        $1,500 to $1,999 49 2.1
5 rooms 1,615 25.7        $2,000 or more 79 3.3
6 rooms 1,347 21.4        Median (dollars) 813 (X)
7 rooms 622 9.9   Not mortgaged 1,201 50.7
8 rooms 402 6.4        Median (dollars) 211 (X)
9 or more rooms 300 4.8        
Median (rooms) 5.2 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 3,998 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 1,214 51.2
1999 to March 2000 555 13.9   15 to 19 percent 291 12.3
1995 to 1998 1,212 30.3   20 to 24 percent 220 9.3
1990 to 1994 705 17.6   25 to 29 percent 174 7.3
1980 to 1989 685 17.1   30 to 34 percent 79 3.3
1970 to 1979 447 11.2   35 percent or more 376 15.9
1969 or earlier 394 9.9   Not computed 15 0.6
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 539 100.0
None 273 6.8   GROSS RENT    
1 1,208 30.2   Less than $200 38 7.1
2 1,616 40.4   $200 to $299 45 8.3
3 or more 901 22.5   $300 to $499 150 27.8
        $500 to $749 117 21.7
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 43 8.0
Utility Gas 101 2.5   $1,000 to $1,499 7 1.3
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 2,134 53.4   $1,500 or more 2 0.4
Electricity 1,257 31.4   No cash rent 137 25.4
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 206 5.2   Median (dollars) 435 (X)
Coal or coke 10 0.3        
Wood 264 6.6   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 0 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 7 0.2   Less than 15 percent 111 20.6
No fuel used 19 0.5   15 to 19 percent 41 7.6
        20 to 24 percent 35 6.5
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 41 7.6
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 2 0.1   30 to 34 percent 23 4.3
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 0 0.0   35 percent or more 139 25.8
No telephone service 117 2.9   Not computed 149 27.6
 
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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