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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Vernon 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 21,030 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 18,260 100.0
1-unit, detached 9,931 47.2   1.00 or less 17,505 95.9
1-unit, attached 1,852 8.8   1.01 to 1.50 553 3.0
2 units 1,061 5.0   1.51 or more 202 1.1
3 or 4 units 2,146 10.2        
5 to 9 units 680 3.2             Specified owner-occupied units 5,270 100.0
10 to 19 units 383 1.8   VALUE    
20 or more units 157 0.7   Less than $50,000 1,648 31.3
Mobile home 4,741 22.5   $50,000 to $99,999 2,778 52.7
Boat, RV, van, etc. 79 0.4   $100,000 to $149,999 547 10.4
        $150,000 to $199,000 148 2.8
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 97 1.8
1999 to March 2000 242 1.2   $300,000 to $499,999 29 0.6
1995 to 1998 1,116 5.3   $500,000 to $999,999 15 0.3
1990 to 1994 1,977 9.4   $1,000,000 or more 8 0.2
1980 to 1989 5,392 25.6   Median (dollars) 66,900 (X)
1970 to 1979 5,883 28.0        
1960 to 1969 3,001 14.3   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 2,698 12.8    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 721 3.4   With a mortgage 2,740 52.0
             Less than $300 53 1.0
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 490 9.3
1 room 216 1.0        $500 to $699 816 15.5
2 rooms 856 4.1        $700 to $999 936 17.8
3 rooms 1,422 6.8        $1,000 to $1,499 371 7.0
4 rooms 4,051 19.3        $1,500 to $1,999 61 1.2
5 rooms 5,977 28.4        $2,000 or more 13 0.2
6 rooms 4,334 20.6        Median (dollars) 703 (X)
7 rooms 2,510 11.9   Not mortgaged 2,530 48.0
8 rooms 1,073 5.1        Median (dollars) 208 (X)
9 or more rooms 591 2.8        
Median (rooms) 5.2 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 18,260 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 2,659 50.5
1999 to March 2000 5,178 28.4   15 to 19 percent 779 14.8
1995 to 1998 5,348 29.3   20 to 24 percent 544 10.3
1990 to 1994 2,140 11.7   25 to 29 percent 366 6.9
1980 to 1989 2,495 13.7   30 to 34 percent 251 4.8
1970 to 1979 1,620 8.9   35 percent or more 612 11.6
1969 or earlier 1,479 8.1   Not computed 59 1.1
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 7,789 100.0
None 1,408 7.7   GROSS RENT    
1 6,949 38.1   Less than $200 292 3.7
2 7,360 40.3   $200 to $299 690 8.9
3 or more 2,543 13.9   $300 to $499 1,958 25.1
        $500 to $749 1,152 14.8
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 229 2.9
Utility Gas 3,916 21.4   $1,000 to $1,499 16 0.2
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 3,509 19.2   $1,500 or more 12 0.2
Electricity 10,228 56.0   No cash rent 3,440 44.2
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 61 0.3   Median (dollars) 411 (X)
Coal or coke 0 0.0        
Wood 404 2.2   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 0 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 17 0.1   Less than 15 percent 1,297 16.7
No fuel used 125 0.7   15 to 19 percent 803 10.3
        20 to 24 percent 495 6.4
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 384 4.9
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 67 0.4   30 to 34 percent 200 2.6
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 125 0.7   35 percent or more 1,094 14.0
No telephone service 752 4.1   Not computed 3,516 45.1
 
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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