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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Elkhart 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 69,791 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 66,154 100.0
1-unit, detached 48,482 69.5   1.00 or less 63,632 96.2
1-unit, attached 1,502 2.2   1.01 to 1.50 1,503 2.3
2 units 2,572 3.7   1.51 or more 1,019 1.5
3 or 4 units 3,267 4.7        
5 to 9 units 2,995 4.3             Specified owner-occupied units 38,427 100.0
10 to 19 units 1,410 2.0   VALUE    
20 or more units 3,204 4.6   Less than $50,000 2,039 5.3
Mobile home 6,359 9.1   $50,000 to $99,999 18,037 46.9
Boat, RV, van, etc. 0 0.0   $100,000 to $149,999 11,538 30.0
        $150,000 to $199,000 4,032 10.5
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 1,981 5.2
1999 to March 2000 1,863 2.7   $300,000 to $499,999 561 1.5
1995 to 1998 6,315 9.0   $500,000 to $999,999 169 0.4
1990 to 1994 5,762 8.3   $1,000,000 or more 70 0.2
1980 to 1989 9,009 12.9   Median (dollars) 98,100 (X)
1970 to 1979 11,519 16.5        
1960 to 1969 9,095 13.0   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 12,849 18.4    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 13,379 19.2   With a mortgage 27,739 72.2
             Less than $300 210 0.5
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 1,942 5.1
1 room 714 1.0        $500 to $699 5,801 15.1
2 rooms 1,994 2.9        $700 to $999 10,152 26.4
3 rooms 5,065 7.3        $1,000 to $1,499 7,251 18.9
4 rooms 10,067 14.4        $1,500 to $1,999 1,686 4.4
5 rooms 14,934 21.4        $2,000 or more 697 1.8
6 rooms 13,783 19.7        Median (dollars) 863 (X)
7 rooms 9,602 13.8   Not mortgaged 10,688 27.8
8 rooms 7,061 10.1        Median (dollars) 249 (X)
9 or more rooms 6,571 9.4        
Median (rooms) 5.7 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 66,154 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 17,248 44.9
1999 to March 2000 13,479 20.4   15 to 19 percent 7,540 19.6
1995 to 1998 18,820 28.4   20 to 24 percent 5,034 13.1
1990 to 1994 11,441 17.3   25 to 29 percent 2,907 7.6
1980 to 1989 10,198 15.4   30 to 34 percent 1,734 4.5
1970 to 1979 6,059 9.2   35 percent or more 3,827 10.0
1969 or earlier 6,157 9.3   Not computed 137 0.4
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 18,125 100.0
None 5,011 7.6   GROSS RENT    
1 20,881 31.6   Less than $200 1,072 5.9
2 27,569 41.7   $200 to $299 703 3.9
3 or more 12,693 19.2   $300 to $499 5,225 28.8
        $500 to $749 8,293 45.8
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 1,602 8.8
Utility Gas 55,122 83.3   $1,000 to $1,499 311 1.7
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 2,321 3.5   $1,500 or more 154 0.8
Electricity 6,316 9.5   No cash rent 765 4.2
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 965 1.5   Median (dollars) 541 (X)
Coal or coke 186 0.3        
Wood 904 1.4   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 36 0.1    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 199 0.3   Less than 15 percent 4,418 24.4
No fuel used 105 0.2   15 to 19 percent 3,144 17.3
        20 to 24 percent 2,603 14.4
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 1,967 10.9
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 227 0.3   30 to 34 percent 1,222 6.7
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 410 0.6   35 percent or more 3,803 21.0
No telephone service 3,086 4.7   Not computed 968 5.3
 
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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