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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: St. James 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 7,605 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 6,992 100.0
1-unit, detached 5,394 70.9   1.00 or less 6,537 93.5
1-unit, attached 76 1.0   1.01 to 1.50 288 4.1
2 units 355 4.7   1.51 or more 167 2.4
3 or 4 units 110 1.4        
5 to 9 units 42 0.6             Specified owner-occupied units 4,482 100.0
10 to 19 units 3 0.0   VALUE    
20 or more units 35 0.5   Less than $50,000 930 20.7
Mobile home 1,587 20.9   $50,000 to $99,999 2,068 46.1
Boat, RV, van, etc. 3 0.0   $100,000 to $149,999 933 20.8
        $150,000 to $199,000 396 8.8
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 122 2.7
1999 to March 2000 225 3.0   $300,000 to $499,999 25 0.6
1995 to 1998 549 7.2   $500,000 to $999,999 0 0.0
1990 to 1994 567 7.5   $1,000,000 or more 8 0.2
1980 to 1989 1,372 18.0   Median (dollars) 81,500 (X)
1970 to 1979 1,903 25.0        
1960 to 1969 1,157 15.2   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 1,316 17.3    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 516 6.8   With a mortgage 1,909 42.6
             Less than $300 12 0.3
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 183 4.1
1 room 24 0.3        $500 to $699 464 10.4
2 rooms 134 1.8        $700 to $999 796 17.8
3 rooms 658 8.7        $1,000 to $1,499 377 8.4
4 rooms 940 12.4        $1,500 to $1,999 57 1.3
5 rooms 2,082 27.4        $2,000 or more 20 0.4
6 rooms 1,588 20.9        Median (dollars) 795 (X)
7 rooms 1,142 15.0   Not mortgaged 2,573 57.4
8 rooms 521 6.9        Median (dollars) 227 (X)
9 or more rooms 516 6.8        
Median (rooms) 5.5 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 6,992 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 2,512 56.0
1999 to March 2000 552 7.9   15 to 19 percent 609 13.6
1995 to 1998 1,343 19.2   20 to 24 percent 348 7.8
1990 to 1994 1,016 14.5   25 to 29 percent 208 4.6
1980 to 1989 1,290 18.4   30 to 34 percent 141 3.1
1970 to 1979 1,222 17.5   35 percent or more 518 11.6
1969 or earlier 1,569 22.4   Not computed 146 3.3
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 993 100.0
None 715 10.2   GROSS RENT    
1 2,317 33.1   Less than $200 155 15.6
2 2,724 39.0   $200 to $299 156 15.7
3 or more 1,236 17.7   $300 to $499 285 28.7
        $500 to $749 85 8.6
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 6 0.6
Utility Gas 3,638 52.0   $1,000 to $1,499 0 0.0
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 104 1.5   $1,500 or more 0 0.0
Electricity 3,139 44.9   No cash rent 306 30.8
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 2 0.0   Median (dollars) 317 (X)
Coal or coke 0 0.0        
Wood 8 0.1   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 0 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 5 0.1   Less than 15 percent 208 20.9
No fuel used 96 1.4   15 to 19 percent 103 10.4
        20 to 24 percent 72 7.3
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 56 5.6
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 60 0.9   30 to 34 percent 37 3.7
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 61 0.9   35 percent or more 133 13.4
No telephone service 422 6.0   Not computed 384 38.7
 
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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