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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Buena Vista 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 8,145 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 7,499 100.0
1-unit, detached 6,498 79.8   1.00 or less 7,068 94.3
1-unit, attached 115 1.4   1.01 to 1.50 212 2.8
2 units 221 2.7   1.51 or more 219 2.9
3 or 4 units 427 5.2        
5 to 9 units 300 3.7             Specified owner-occupied units 4,268 100.0
10 to 19 units 89 1.1   VALUE    
20 or more units 163 2.0   Less than $50,000 1,371 32.1
Mobile home 332 4.1   $50,000 to $99,999 2,020 47.3
Boat, RV, van, etc. 0 0.0   $100,000 to $149,999 472 11.1
        $150,000 to $199,000 181 4.2
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 175 4.1
1999 to March 2000 44 0.5   $300,000 to $499,999 36 0.8
1995 to 1998 185 2.3   $500,000 to $999,999 6 0.1
1990 to 1994 228 2.8   $1,000,000 or more 7 0.2
1980 to 1989 533 6.5   Median (dollars) 64,900 (X)
1970 to 1979 1,139 14.0        
1960 to 1969 797 9.8   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 2,208 27.1    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 3,011 37.0   With a mortgage 2,394 56.1
             Less than $300 17 0.4
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 457 10.7
1 room 64 0.8        $500 to $699 760 17.8
2 rooms 186 2.3        $700 to $999 701 16.4
3 rooms 667 8.2        $1,000 to $1,499 298 7.0
4 rooms 1,028 12.6        $1,500 to $1,999 118 2.8
5 rooms 1,379 16.9        $2,000 or more 43 1.0
6 rooms 1,585 19.5        Median (dollars) 690 (X)
7 rooms 1,341 16.5   Not mortgaged 1,874 43.9
8 rooms 940 11.5        Median (dollars) 249 (X)
9 or more rooms 955 11.7        
Median (rooms) 6.0 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 7,499 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 2,106 49.3
1999 to March 2000 1,272 17.0   15 to 19 percent 863 20.2
1995 to 1998 1,787 23.8   20 to 24 percent 526 12.3
1990 to 1994 1,124 15.0   25 to 29 percent 214 5.0
1980 to 1989 1,261 16.8   30 to 34 percent 114 2.7
1970 to 1979 990 13.2   35 percent or more 405 9.5
1969 or earlier 1,065 14.2   Not computed 40 0.9
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 2,036 100.0
None 455 6.1   GROSS RENT    
1 2,390 31.9   Less than $200 182 8.9
2 2,976 39.7   $200 to $299 283 13.9
3 or more 1,678 22.4   $300 to $499 896 44.0
        $500 to $749 428 21.0
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 28 1.4
Utility Gas 5,111 68.2   $1,000 to $1,499 0 0.0
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 1,155 15.4   $1,500 or more 0 0.0
Electricity 959 12.8   No cash rent 219 10.8
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 193 2.6   Median (dollars) 417 (X)
Coal or coke 0 0.0        
Wood 46 0.6   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 0 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 12 0.2   Less than 15 percent 595 29.2
No fuel used 23 0.3   15 to 19 percent 297 14.6
        20 to 24 percent 218 10.7
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 161 7.9
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 27 0.4   30 to 34 percent 137 6.7
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 32 0.4   35 percent or more 405 19.9
No telephone service 128 1.7   Not computed 223 11.0
 
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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