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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Starke 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 10,201 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 8,740 100.0
1-unit, detached 8,478 83.1   1.00 or less 8,461 96.8
1-unit, attached 85 0.8   1.01 to 1.50 238 2.7
2 units 146 1.4   1.51 or more 41 0.5
3 or 4 units 142 1.4        
5 to 9 units 128 1.3             Specified owner-occupied units 5,131 100.0
10 to 19 units 52 0.5   VALUE    
20 or more units 58 0.6   Less than $50,000 780 15.2
Mobile home 1,112 10.9   $50,000 to $99,999 3,055 59.5
Boat, RV, van, etc. 0 0.0   $100,000 to $149,999 906 17.7
        $150,000 to $199,000 248 4.8
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 112 2.2
1999 to March 2000 236 2.3   $300,000 to $499,999 23 0.4
1995 to 1998 730 7.2   $500,000 to $999,999 7 0.1
1990 to 1994 542 5.3   $1,000,000 or more 0 0.0
1980 to 1989 898 8.8   Median (dollars) 80,000 (X)
1970 to 1979 1,920 18.8        
1960 to 1969 1,460 14.3   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 2,324 22.8    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 2,091 20.5   With a mortgage 3,366 65.6
             Less than $300 49 1.0
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 413 8.0
1 room 6 0.1        $500 to $699 1,017 19.8
2 rooms 143 1.4        $700 to $999 1,163 22.7
3 rooms 396 3.9        $1,000 to $1,499 618 12.0
4 rooms 1,732 17.0        $1,500 to $1,999 81 1.6
5 rooms 2,635 25.8        $2,000 or more 25 0.5
6 rooms 2,503 24.5        Median (dollars) 742 (X)
7 rooms 1,550 15.2   Not mortgaged 1,765 34.4
8 rooms 693 6.8        Median (dollars) 247 (X)
9 or more rooms 543 5.3        
Median (rooms) 5.6 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 8,740 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 2,168 42.3
1999 to March 2000 1,155 13.2   15 to 19 percent 882 17.2
1995 to 1998 2,299 26.3   20 to 24 percent 694 13.5
1990 to 1994 1,480 16.9   25 to 29 percent 492 9.6
1980 to 1989 1,435 16.4   30 to 34 percent 190 3.7
1970 to 1979 1,190 13.6   35 percent or more 675 13.2
1969 or earlier 1,181 13.5   Not computed 30 0.6
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 1,559 100.0
None 484 5.5   GROSS RENT    
1 2,740 31.4   Less than $200 120 7.7
2 3,551 40.6   $200 to $299 103 6.6
3 or more 1,965 22.5   $300 to $499 667 42.8
        $500 to $749 389 25.0
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 8 0.5
Utility Gas 6,024 68.9   $1,000 to $1,499 2 0.1
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 1,904 21.8   $1,500 or more 11 0.7
Electricity 355 4.1   No cash rent 259 16.6
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 162 1.9   Median (dollars) 431 (X)
Coal or coke 0 0.0        
Wood 275 3.1   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 0 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 20 0.2   Less than 15 percent 328 21.0
No fuel used 0 0.0   15 to 19 percent 222 14.2
        20 to 24 percent 142 9.1
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 129 8.3
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 59 0.7   30 to 34 percent 163 10.5
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 40 0.5   35 percent or more 295 18.9
No telephone service 324 3.7   Not computed 280 18.0
 
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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