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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Decatur 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 9,992 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 9,389 100.0
1-unit, detached 7,781 77.9   1.00 or less 9,184 97.8
1-unit, attached 111 1.1   1.01 to 1.50 182 1.9
2 units 300 3.0   1.51 or more 23 0.2
3 or 4 units 284 2.8        
5 to 9 units 312 3.1             Specified owner-occupied units 5,277 100.0
10 to 19 units 152 1.5   VALUE    
20 or more units 191 1.9   Less than $50,000 468 8.9
Mobile home 854 8.5   $50,000 to $99,999 2,938 55.7
Boat, RV, van, etc. 7 0.1   $100,000 to $149,999 1,170 22.2
        $150,000 to $199,000 480 9.1
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 179 3.4
1999 to March 2000 218 2.2   $300,000 to $499,999 18 0.3
1995 to 1998 803 8.0   $500,000 to $999,999 24 0.5
1990 to 1994 700 7.0   $1,000,000 or more 0 0.0
1980 to 1989 768 7.7   Median (dollars) 86,400 (X)
1970 to 1979 1,648 16.5        
1960 to 1969 1,536 15.4   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 1,425 14.3    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 2,894 29.0   With a mortgage 3,574 67.7
             Less than $300 45 0.9
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 423 8.0
1 room 16 0.2        $500 to $699 936 17.7
2 rooms 161 1.6        $700 to $999 1,297 24.6
3 rooms 639 6.4        $1,000 to $1,499 720 13.6
4 rooms 1,437 14.4        $1,500 to $1,999 114 2.2
5 rooms 2,384 23.9        $2,000 or more 39 0.7
6 rooms 2,496 25.0        Median (dollars) 761 (X)
7 rooms 1,465 14.7   Not mortgaged 1,703 32.3
8 rooms 719 7.2        Median (dollars) 220 (X)
9 or more rooms 675 6.8        
Median (rooms) 5.6 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 9,389 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 2,438 46.2
1999 to March 2000 1,685 17.9   15 to 19 percent 959 18.2
1995 to 1998 2,356 25.1   20 to 24 percent 663 12.6
1990 to 1994 1,647 17.5   25 to 29 percent 361 6.8
1980 to 1989 1,495 15.9   30 to 34 percent 250 4.7
1970 to 1979 1,070 11.4   35 percent or more 572 10.8
1969 or earlier 1,136 12.1   Not computed 34 0.6
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 2,352 100.0
None 537 5.7   GROSS RENT    
1 2,638 28.1   Less than $200 188 8.0
2 3,907 41.6   $200 to $299 116 4.9
3 or more 2,307 24.6   $300 to $499 840 35.7
        $500 to $749 956 40.6
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 75 3.2
Utility Gas 3,719 39.6   $1,000 to $1,499 18 0.8
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 2,091 22.3   $1,500 or more 0 0.0
Electricity 2,758 29.4   No cash rent 159 6.8
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 288 3.1   Median (dollars) 490 (X)
Coal or coke 5 0.1        
Wood 380 4.0   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 0 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 135 1.4   Less than 15 percent 583 24.8
No fuel used 13 0.1   15 to 19 percent 518 22.0
        20 to 24 percent 277 11.8
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 237 10.1
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 44 0.5   30 to 34 percent 137 5.8
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 80 0.9   35 percent or more 425 18.1
No telephone service 365 3.9   Not computed 175 7.4
 
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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