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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: St. Joseph 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 107,013 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 100,743 100.0
1-unit, detached 81,214 75.9   1.00 or less 98,045 97.3
1-unit, attached 2,902 2.7   1.01 to 1.50 1,905 1.9
2 units 2,809 2.6   1.51 or more 793 0.8
3 or 4 units 3,939 3.7        
5 to 9 units 4,672 4.4             Specified owner-occupied units 65,355 100.0
10 to 19 units 3,395 3.2   VALUE    
20 or more units 5,624 5.3   Less than $50,000 9,534 14.6
Mobile home 2,458 2.3   $50,000 to $99,999 30,952 47.4
Boat, RV, van, etc. 0 0.0   $100,000 to $149,999 14,928 22.8
        $150,000 to $199,000 5,656 8.7
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 3,082 4.7
1999 to March 2000 1,605 1.5   $300,000 to $499,999 907 1.4
1995 to 1998 5,805 5.4   $500,000 to $999,999 230 0.4
1990 to 1994 6,496 6.1   $1,000,000 or more 66 0.1
1980 to 1989 10,794 10.1   Median (dollars) 85,700 (X)
1970 to 1979 15,277 14.3        
1960 to 1969 12,581 11.8   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 30,908 28.9    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 23,547 22.0   With a mortgage 44,448 68.0
             Less than $300 623 1.0
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 4,708 7.2
1 room 808 0.8        $500 to $699 10,420 15.9
2 rooms 3,104 2.9        $700 to $999 13,460 20.6
3 rooms 8,531 8.0        $1,000 to $1,499 10,455 16.0
4 rooms 16,331 15.3        $1,500 to $1,999 3,253 5.0
5 rooms 22,617 21.1        $2,000 or more 1,529 2.3
6 rooms 21,604 20.2        Median (dollars) 825 (X)
7 rooms 14,348 13.4   Not mortgaged 20,907 32.0
8 rooms 10,169 9.5        Median (dollars) 241 (X)
9 or more rooms 9,501 8.9        
Median (rooms) 5.6 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 100,743 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 29,125 44.6
1999 to March 2000 18,162 18.0   15 to 19 percent 11,978 18.3
1995 to 1998 27,521 27.3   20 to 24 percent 8,366 12.8
1990 to 1994 15,987 15.9   25 to 29 percent 5,052 7.7
1980 to 1989 14,992 14.9   30 to 34 percent 3,258 5.0
1970 to 1979 10,434 10.4   35 percent or more 7,142 10.9
1969 or earlier 13,647 13.5   Not computed 434 0.7
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 28,247 100.0
None 8,400 8.3   GROSS RENT    
1 36,154 35.9   Less than $200 1,789 6.3
2 38,308 38.0   $200 to $299 1,584 5.6
3 or more 17,881 17.7   $300 to $499 7,952 28.2
        $500 to $749 12,094 42.8
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 2,673 9.5
Utility Gas 87,047 86.4   $1,000 to $1,499 616 2.2
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 1,454 1.4   $1,500 or more 351 1.2
Electricity 10,236 10.2   No cash rent 1,188 4.2
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 1,094 1.1   Median (dollars) 535 (X)
Coal or coke 15 0.0        
Wood 438 0.4   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 7 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 266 0.3   Less than 15 percent 5,525 19.6
No fuel used 186 0.2   15 to 19 percent 4,399 15.6
        20 to 24 percent 3,856 13.7
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 2,732 9.7
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 345 0.3   30 to 34 percent 1,976 7.0
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 408 0.4   35 percent or more 7,941 28.1
No telephone service 2,106 2.1   Not computed 1,818 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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