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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Howard 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 4,327 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 3,974 100.0
1-unit, detached 3,677 85.0   1.00 or less 3,912 98.4
1-unit, attached 57 1.3   1.01 to 1.50 54 1.4
2 units 104 2.4   1.51 or more 8 0.2
3 or 4 units 156 3.6        
5 to 9 units 55 1.3             Specified owner-occupied units 2,178 100.0
10 to 19 units 53 1.2   VALUE    
20 or more units 6 0.1   Less than $50,000 804 36.9
Mobile home 219 5.1   $50,000 to $99,999 1,055 48.4
Boat, RV, van, etc. 0 0.0   $100,000 to $149,999 194 8.9
        $150,000 to $199,000 64 2.9
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 42 1.9
1999 to March 2000 54 1.2   $300,000 to $499,999 7 0.3
1995 to 1998 185 4.3   $500,000 to $999,999 12 0.6
1990 to 1994 127 2.9   $1,000,000 or more 0 0.0
1980 to 1989 253 5.8   Median (dollars) 59,500 (X)
1970 to 1979 554 12.8        
1960 to 1969 417 9.6   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 718 16.6    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 2,019 46.7   With a mortgage 1,003 46.1
             Less than $300 21 1.0
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 215 9.9
1 room 7 0.2        $500 to $699 277 12.7
2 rooms 47 1.1        $700 to $999 295 13.5
3 rooms 161 3.7        $1,000 to $1,499 141 6.5
4 rooms 597 13.8        $1,500 to $1,999 36 1.7
5 rooms 911 21.1        $2,000 or more 18 0.8
6 rooms 777 18.0        Median (dollars) 693 (X)
7 rooms 737 17.0   Not mortgaged 1,175 53.9
8 rooms 616 14.2        Median (dollars) 236 (X)
9 or more rooms 474 11.0        
Median (rooms) 6.1 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 3,974 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 1,055 48.4
1999 to March 2000 483 12.2   15 to 19 percent 399 18.3
1995 to 1998 873 22.0   20 to 24 percent 274 12.6
1990 to 1994 567 14.3   25 to 29 percent 164 7.5
1980 to 1989 727 18.3   30 to 34 percent 117 5.4
1970 to 1979 610 15.3   35 percent or more 162 7.4
1969 or earlier 714 18.0   Not computed 7 0.3
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 729 100.0
None 236 5.9   GROSS RENT    
1 1,103 27.8   Less than $200 63 8.6
2 1,471 37.0   $200 to $299 186 25.5
3 or more 1,164 29.3   $300 to $499 316 43.3
        $500 to $749 56 7.7
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 0 0.0
Utility Gas 1,494 37.6   $1,000 to $1,499 6 0.8
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 1,705 42.9   $1,500 or more 3 0.4
Electricity 261 6.6   No cash rent 99 13.6
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 349 8.8   Median (dollars) 333 (X)
Coal or coke 0 0.0        
Wood 131 3.3   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 2 0.1    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 23 0.6   Less than 15 percent 220 30.2
No fuel used 9 0.2   15 to 19 percent 97 13.3
        20 to 24 percent 115 15.8
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 21 2.9
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 60 1.5   30 to 34 percent 55 7.5
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 44 1.1   35 percent or more 114 15.6
No telephone service 102 2.6   Not computed 107 14.7
 
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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