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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Lafourche Parish
[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 35,045 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 32,057 100.0
1-unit, detached 24,986 71.3   1.00 or less 30,222 94.3
1-unit, attached 533 1.5   1.01 to 1.50 1,187 3.7
2 units 975 2.8   1.51 or more 648 2.0
3 or 4 units 987 2.8        
5 to 9 units 565 1.6             Specified owner-occupied units 18,732 100.0
10 to 19 units 281 0.8   VALUE    
20 or more units 367 1.0   Less than $50,000 3,924 20.9
Mobile home 6,228 17.8   $50,000 to $99,999 8,842 47.2
Boat, RV, van, etc. 123 0.4   $100,000 to $149,999 3,710 19.8
        $150,000 to $199,000 1,376 7.3
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 699 3.7
1999 to March 2000 954 2.7   $300,000 to $499,999 130 0.7
1995 to 1998 2,696 7.7   $500,000 to $999,999 28 0.1
1990 to 1994 2,161 6.2   $1,000,000 or more 23 0.1
1980 to 1989 6,538 18.7   Median (dollars) 78,900 (X)
1970 to 1979 7,512 21.4        
1960 to 1969 5,500 15.7   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 6,961 19.9    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 2,723 7.8   With a mortgage 8,779 46.9
             Less than $300 151 0.8
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 1,243 6.6
1 room 384 1.1        $500 to $699 2,382 12.7
2 rooms 1,299 3.7        $700 to $999 2,942 15.7
3 rooms 3,113 8.9        $1,000 to $1,499 1,610 8.6
4 rooms 6,669 19.0        $1,500 to $1,999 291 1.6
5 rooms 9,191 26.2        $2,000 or more 160 0.9
6 rooms 6,738 19.2        Median (dollars) 754 (X)
7 rooms 3,847 11.0   Not mortgaged 9,953 53.1
8 rooms 2,038 5.8        Median (dollars) 214 (X)
9 or more rooms 1,766 5.0        
Median (rooms) 5.2 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 32,057 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 10,247 54.7
1999 to March 2000 4,421 13.8   15 to 19 percent 2,885 15.4
1995 to 1998 7,650 23.9   20 to 24 percent 1,749 9.3
1990 to 1994 4,817 15.0   25 to 29 percent 958 5.1
1980 to 1989 5,346 16.7   30 to 34 percent 598 3.2
1970 to 1979 4,385 13.7   35 percent or more 2,044 10.9
1969 or earlier 5,438 17.0   Not computed 251 1.3
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 6,954 100.0
None 3,000 9.4   GROSS RENT    
1 11,074 34.5   Less than $200 602 8.7
2 13,735 42.8   $200 to $299 869 12.5
3 or more 4,248 13.3   $300 to $499 2,810 40.4
        $500 to $749 1,192 17.1
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 222 3.2
Utility Gas 14,574 45.5   $1,000 to $1,499 51 0.7
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 399 1.2   $1,500 or more 34 0.5
Electricity 16,917 52.8   No cash rent 1,174 16.9
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 14 0.0   Median (dollars) 402 (X)
Coal or coke 0 0.0        
Wood 30 0.1   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 12 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 12 0.0   Less than 15 percent 1,492 21.5
No fuel used 99 0.3   15 to 19 percent 859 12.4
        20 to 24 percent 600 8.6
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 514 7.4
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 137 0.4   30 to 34 percent 350 5.0
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 131 0.4   35 percent or more 1,716 24.7
No telephone service 1,318 4.1   Not computed 1,423 20.5
 
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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