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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: West Baton Rouge 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 8,370 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 7,663 100.0
1-unit, detached 5,546 66.3   1.00 or less 7,301 95.3
1-unit, attached 69 0.8   1.01 to 1.50 256 3.3
2 units 85 1.0   1.51 or more 106 1.4
3 or 4 units 257 3.1        
5 to 9 units 126 1.5             Specified owner-occupied units 4,263 100.0
10 to 19 units 99 1.2   VALUE    
20 or more units 48 0.6   Less than $50,000 621 14.6
Mobile home 2,101 25.1   $50,000 to $99,999 2,015 47.3
Boat, RV, van, etc. 39 0.5   $100,000 to $149,999 1,001 23.5
        $150,000 to $199,000 435 10.2
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 124 2.9
1999 to March 2000 254 3.0   $300,000 to $499,999 60 1.4
1995 to 1998 804 9.6   $500,000 to $999,999 7 0.2
1990 to 1994 722 8.6   $1,000,000 or more 0 0.0
1980 to 1989 1,854 22.2   Median (dollars) 87,400 (X)
1970 to 1979 1,554 18.6        
1960 to 1969 1,062 12.7   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 1,515 18.1    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 605 7.2   With a mortgage 2,180 51.1
             Less than $300 55 1.3
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 196 4.6
1 room 65 0.8        $500 to $699 487 11.4
2 rooms 221 2.6        $700 to $999 755 17.7
3 rooms 615 7.3        $1,000 to $1,499 585 13.7
4 rooms 1,444 17.3        $1,500 to $1,999 54 1.3
5 rooms 2,421 28.9        $2,000 or more 48 1.1
6 rooms 1,945 23.2        Median (dollars) 821 (X)
7 rooms 998 11.9   Not mortgaged 2,083 48.9
8 rooms 346 4.1        Median (dollars) 230 (X)
9 or more rooms 315 3.8        
Median (rooms) 5.3 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 7,663 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 2,348 55.1
1999 to March 2000 928 12.1   15 to 19 percent 534 12.5
1995 to 1998 2,113 27.6   20 to 24 percent 362 8.5
1990 to 1994 1,162 15.2   25 to 29 percent 239 5.6
1980 to 1989 1,457 19.0   30 to 34 percent 166 3.9
1970 to 1979 979 12.8   35 percent or more 534 12.5
1969 or earlier 1,024 13.4   Not computed 80 1.9
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 1,622 100.0
None 706 9.2   GROSS RENT    
1 2,756 36.0   Less than $200 110 6.8
2 2,957 38.6   $200 to $299 107 6.6
3 or more 1,244 16.2   $300 to $499 664 40.9
        $500 to $749 377 23.2
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 72 4.4
Utility Gas 4,347 56.7   $1,000 to $1,499 5 0.3
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 134 1.7   $1,500 or more 0 0.0
Electricity 3,076 40.1   No cash rent 287 17.7
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 20 0.3   Median (dollars) 439 (X)
Coal or coke 0 0.0        
Wood 38 0.5   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 0 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 18 0.2   Less than 15 percent 347 21.4
No fuel used 30 0.4   15 to 19 percent 177 10.9
        20 to 24 percent 145 8.9
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 106 6.5
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 35 0.5   30 to 34 percent 83 5.1
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 19 0.2   35 percent or more 426 26.3
No telephone service 300 3.9   Not computed 338 20.8
 
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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