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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Porter 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 57,616 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 54,649 100.0
1-unit, detached 41,655 72.3   1.00 or less 53,699 98.3
1-unit, attached 1,515 2.6   1.01 to 1.50 772 1.4
2 units 1,892 3.3   1.51 or more 178 0.3
3 or 4 units 2,467 4.3        
5 to 9 units 2,409 4.2             Specified owner-occupied units 35,573 100.0
10 to 19 units 2,046 3.6   VALUE    
20 or more units 1,433 2.5   Less than $50,000 403 1.1
Mobile home 4,165 7.2   $50,000 to $99,999 9,998 28.1
Boat, RV, van, etc. 34 0.1   $100,000 to $149,999 13,212 37.1
        $150,000 to $199,000 6,363 17.9
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 3,865 10.9
1999 to March 2000 1,620 2.8   $300,000 to $499,999 1,272 3.6
1995 to 1998 5,670 9.8   $500,000 to $999,999 400 1.1
1990 to 1994 6,136 10.6   $1,000,000 or more 60 0.2
1980 to 1989 7,204 12.5   Median (dollars) 127,000 (X)
1970 to 1979 14,851 25.8        
1960 to 1969 8,909 15.5   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 7,967 13.8    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 5,259 9.1   With a mortgage 26,959 75.8
             Less than $300 64 0.2
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 950 2.7
1 room 443 0.8        $500 to $699 3,313 9.3
2 rooms 958 1.7        $700 to $999 8,197 23.0
3 rooms 2,695 4.7        $1,000 to $1,499 9,824 27.6
4 rooms 8,882 15.4        $1,500 to $1,999 3,051 8.6
5 rooms 11,993 20.8        $2,000 or more 1,560 4.4
6 rooms 11,802 20.5        Median (dollars) 1,040 (X)
7 rooms 8,953 15.5   Not mortgaged 8,614 24.2
8 rooms 5,783 10.0        Median (dollars) 313 (X)
9 or more rooms 6,107 10.6        
Median (rooms) 5.8 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 54,649 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 13,971 39.3
1999 to March 2000 9,254 16.9   15 to 19 percent 7,033 19.8
1995 to 1998 15,465 28.3   20 to 24 percent 5,479 15.4
1990 to 1994 9,884 18.1   25 to 29 percent 3,097 8.7
1980 to 1989 8,755 16.0   30 to 34 percent 1,844 5.2
1970 to 1979 6,871 12.6   35 percent or more 3,963 11.1
1969 or earlier 4,420 8.1   Not computed 186 0.5
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 12,610 100.0
None 2,224 4.1   GROSS RENT    
1 15,626 28.6   Less than $200 277 2.2
2 24,554 44.9   $200 to $299 281 2.2
3 or more 12,245 22.4   $300 to $499 2,194 17.4
        $500 to $749 6,207 49.2
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 2,291 18.2
Utility Gas 48,953 89.6   $1,000 to $1,499 644 5.1
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 1,090 2.0   $1,500 or more 70 0.6
Electricity 4,032 7.4   No cash rent 646 5.1
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 275 0.5   Median (dollars) 625 (X)
Coal or coke 0 0.0        
Wood 146 0.3   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 2 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 126 0.2   Less than 15 percent 2,519 20.0
No fuel used 25 0.0   15 to 19 percent 2,209 17.5
        20 to 24 percent 1,853 14.7
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 1,108 8.8
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 182 0.3   30 to 34 percent 834 6.6
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 208 0.4   35 percent or more 3,278 26.0
No telephone service 571 1.0   Not computed 809 6.4
 
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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