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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: LaPorte 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 45,621 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 41,050 100.0
1-unit, detached 34,452 75.5   1.00 or less 40,167 97.8
1-unit, attached 729 1.6   1.01 to 1.50 661 1.6
2 units 2,657 5.8   1.51 or more 222 0.5
3 or 4 units 1,555 3.4        
5 to 9 units 1,236 2.7             Specified owner-occupied units 25,765 100.0
10 to 19 units 1,062 2.3   VALUE    
20 or more units 1,391 3.0   Less than $50,000 1,753 6.8
Mobile home 2,518 5.5   $50,000 to $99,999 12,778 49.6
Boat, RV, van, etc. 21 0.0   $100,000 to $149,999 6,892 26.7
        $150,000 to $199,000 2,570 10.0
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 1,302 5.1
1999 to March 2000 718 1.6   $300,000 to $499,999 337 1.3
1995 to 1998 2,988 6.5   $500,000 to $999,999 116 0.5
1990 to 1994 2,653 5.8   $1,000,000 or more 17 0.1
1980 to 1989 3,148 6.9   Median (dollars) 93,500 (X)
1970 to 1979 7,393 16.2        
1960 to 1969 5,949 13.0   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 11,419 25.0    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 11,353 24.9   With a mortgage 17,404 67.5
             Less than $300 125 0.5
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 1,394 5.4
1 room 320 0.7        $500 to $699 3,644 14.1
2 rooms 978 2.1        $700 to $999 6,419 24.9
3 rooms 2,950 6.5        $1,000 to $1,499 4,454 17.3
4 rooms 6,744 14.8        $1,500 to $1,999 871 3.4
5 rooms 11,330 24.8        $2,000 or more 497 1.9
6 rooms 9,111 20.0        Median (dollars) 851 (X)
7 rooms 6,500 14.2   Not mortgaged 8,361 32.5
8 rooms 4,148 9.1        Median (dollars) 265 (X)
9 or more rooms 3,540 7.8        
Median (rooms) 5.6 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 41,050 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 10,848 42.1
1999 to March 2000 6,326 15.4   15 to 19 percent 4,675 18.1
1995 to 1998 10,952 26.7   20 to 24 percent 3,523 13.7
1990 to 1994 6,462 15.7   25 to 29 percent 2,148 8.3
1980 to 1989 6,642 16.2   30 to 34 percent 1,393 5.4
1970 to 1979 5,166 12.6   35 percent or more 2,928 11.4
1969 or earlier 5,502 13.4   Not computed 250 1.0
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 9,994 100.0
None 2,998 7.3   GROSS RENT    
1 13,697 33.4   Less than $200 636 6.4
2 16,451 40.1   $200 to $299 553 5.5
3 or more 7,904 19.3   $300 to $499 3,601 36.0
        $500 to $749 3,575 35.8
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 698 7.0
Utility Gas 34,912 85.0   $1,000 to $1,499 193 1.9
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 2,388 5.8   $1,500 or more 137 1.4
Electricity 2,517 6.1   No cash rent 601 6.0
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 572 1.4   Median (dollars) 495 (X)
Coal or coke 0 0.0        
Wood 417 1.0   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 0 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 141 0.3   Less than 15 percent 2,382 23.8
No fuel used 103 0.3   15 to 19 percent 1,358 13.6
        20 to 24 percent 1,255 12.6
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 1,011 10.1
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 186 0.5   30 to 34 percent 692 6.9
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 194 0.5   35 percent or more 2,578 25.8
No telephone service 1,003 2.4   Not computed 718 7.2
 
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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