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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Howard 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 37,604 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 34,800 100.0
1-unit, detached 27,836 74.0   1.00 or less 34,251 98.4
1-unit, attached 1,050 2.8   1.01 to 1.50 417 1.2
2 units 913 2.4   1.51 or more 132 0.4
3 or 4 units 1,643 4.4        
5 to 9 units 1,886 5.0             Specified owner-occupied units 22,265 100.0
10 to 19 units 843 2.2   VALUE    
20 or more units 1,681 4.5   Less than $50,000 2,285 10.3
Mobile home 1,752 4.7   $50,000 to $99,999 10,865 48.8
Boat, RV, van, etc. 0 0.0   $100,000 to $149,999 5,531 24.8
        $150,000 to $199,000 2,128 9.6
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 1,094 4.9
1999 to March 2000 1,027 2.7   $300,000 to $499,999 317 1.4
1995 to 1998 2,772 7.4   $500,000 to $999,999 37 0.2
1990 to 1994 1,697 4.5   $1,000,000 or more 8 0.0
1980 to 1989 2,978 7.9   Median (dollars) 89,000 (X)
1970 to 1979 5,326 14.2        
1960 to 1969 7,220 19.2   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 8,208 21.8    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 8,376 22.3   With a mortgage 15,572 69.9
             Less than $300 137 0.6
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 1,528 6.9
1 room 240 0.6        $500 to $699 3,883 17.4
2 rooms 967 2.6        $700 to $999 5,435 24.4
3 rooms 2,305 6.1        $1,000 to $1,499 3,521 15.8
4 rooms 5,315 14.1        $1,500 to $1,999 755 3.4
5 rooms 9,081 24.1        $2,000 or more 313 1.4
6 rooms 8,352 22.2        Median (dollars) 809 (X)
7 rooms 5,365 14.3   Not mortgaged 6,693 30.1
8 rooms 3,095 8.2        Median (dollars) 260 (X)
9 or more rooms 2,884 7.7        
Median (rooms) 5.6 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 34,800 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 10,981 49.3
1999 to March 2000 6,520 18.7   15 to 19 percent 4,173 18.7
1995 to 1998 9,863 28.3   20 to 24 percent 2,482 11.1
1990 to 1994 5,427 15.6   25 to 29 percent 1,446 6.5
1980 to 1989 5,030 14.5   30 to 34 percent 808 3.6
1970 to 1979 3,623 10.4   35 percent or more 2,189 9.8
1969 or earlier 4,337 12.5   Not computed 186 0.8
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 9,754 100.0
None 2,555 7.3   GROSS RENT    
1 12,024 34.6   Less than $200 739 7.6
2 14,126 40.6   $200 to $299 544 5.6
3 or more 6,095 17.5   $300 to $499 3,086 31.6
        $500 to $749 3,748 38.4
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 776 8.0
Utility Gas 26,847 77.1   $1,000 to $1,499 114 1.2
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 1,220 3.5   $1,500 or more 131 1.3
Electricity 6,181 17.8   No cash rent 616 6.3
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 264 0.8   Median (dollars) 509 (X)
Coal or coke 0 0.0        
Wood 122 0.4   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 0 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 110 0.3   Less than 15 percent 2,267 23.2
No fuel used 56 0.2   15 to 19 percent 1,353 13.9
        20 to 24 percent 1,125 11.5
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 1,006 10.3
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 94 0.3   30 to 34 percent 705 7.2
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 145 0.4   35 percent or more 2,522 25.9
No telephone service 729 2.1   Not computed 776 8.0
 
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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