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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Des Moines 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 18,643 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 17,270 100.0
1-unit, detached 13,839 74.2   1.00 or less 17,000 98.4
1-unit, attached 189 1.0   1.01 to 1.50 184 1.1
2 units 738 4.0   1.51 or more 86 0.5
3 or 4 units 1,147 6.2        
5 to 9 units 502 2.7             Specified owner-occupied units 10,545 100.0
10 to 19 units 321 1.7   VALUE    
20 or more units 602 3.2   Less than $50,000 2,874 27.3
Mobile home 1,305 7.0   $50,000 to $99,999 5,244 49.7
Boat, RV, van, etc. 0 0.0   $100,000 to $149,999 1,496 14.2
        $150,000 to $199,000 606 5.7
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 198 1.9
1999 to March 2000 252 1.4   $300,000 to $499,999 112 1.1
1995 to 1998 677 3.6   $500,000 to $999,999 15 0.1
1990 to 1994 638 3.4   $1,000,000 or more 0 0.0
1980 to 1989 911 4.9   Median (dollars) 70,100 (X)
1970 to 1979 2,722 14.6        
1960 to 1969 2,009 10.8   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 3,719 19.9    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 7,715 41.4   With a mortgage 5,996 56.9
             Less than $300 65 0.6
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 1,132 10.7
1 room 112 0.6        $500 to $699 1,834 17.4
2 rooms 398 2.1        $700 to $999 1,655 15.7
3 rooms 1,316 7.1        $1,000 to $1,499 977 9.3
4 rooms 3,263 17.5        $1,500 to $1,999 256 2.4
5 rooms 4,617 24.8        $2,000 or more 77 0.7
6 rooms 3,552 19.1        Median (dollars) 696 (X)
7 rooms 2,526 13.5   Not mortgaged 4,549 43.1
8 rooms 1,471 7.9        Median (dollars) 266 (X)
9 or more rooms 1,388 7.4        
Median (rooms) 5.4 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 17,270 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 5,309 50.3
1999 to March 2000 2,924 16.9   15 to 19 percent 1,836 17.4
1995 to 1998 4,340 25.1   20 to 24 percent 1,137 10.8
1990 to 1994 2,607 15.1   25 to 29 percent 775 7.3
1980 to 1989 2,680 15.5   30 to 34 percent 426 4.0
1970 to 1979 2,122 12.3   35 percent or more 1,019 9.7
1969 or earlier 2,597 15.0   Not computed 43 0.4
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 4,352 100.0
None 1,300 7.5   GROSS RENT    
1 5,627 32.6   Less than $200 513 11.8
2 6,707 38.8   $200 to $299 389 8.9
3 or more 3,636 21.1   $300 to $499 1,886 43.3
        $500 to $749 1,148 26.4
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 155 3.6
Utility Gas 13,182 76.3   $1,000 to $1,499 9 0.2
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 1,967 11.4   $1,500 or more 6 0.1
Electricity 1,767 10.2   No cash rent 246 5.7
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 93 0.5   Median (dollars) 439 (X)
Coal or coke 0 0.0        
Wood 187 1.1   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 9 0.1    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 19 0.1   Less than 15 percent 1,027 23.6
No fuel used 46 0.3   15 to 19 percent 643 14.8
        20 to 24 percent 568 13.1
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 471 10.8
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 35 0.2   30 to 34 percent 376 8.6
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 75 0.4   35 percent or more 959 22.0
No telephone service 398 2.3   Not computed 308 7.1
 
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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