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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Somerset 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 28,222 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 20,496 100.0
1-unit, detached 19,830 70.3   1.00 or less 20,161 98.4
1-unit, attached 210 0.7   1.01 to 1.50 274 1.3
2 units 1,207 4.3   1.51 or more 61 0.3
3 or 4 units 1,010 3.6        
5 to 9 units 624 2.2             Specified owner-occupied units 8,705 100.0
10 to 19 units 133 0.5   VALUE    
20 or more units 210 0.7   Less than $50,000 1,919 22.0
Mobile home 4,781 16.9   $50,000 to $99,999 5,456 62.7
Boat, RV, van, etc. 217 0.8   $100,000 to $149,999 968 11.1
        $150,000 to $199,000 258 3.0
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 78 0.9
1999 to March 2000 437 1.5   $300,000 to $499,999 24 0.3
1995 to 1998 1,825 6.5   $500,000 to $999,999 2 0.0
1990 to 1994 2,632 9.3   $1,000,000 or more 0 0.0
1980 to 1989 4,524 16.0   Median (dollars) 70,100 (X)
1970 to 1979 4,356 15.4        
1960 to 1969 2,552 9.0   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 4,050 14.4    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 7,846 27.8   With a mortgage 5,269 60.5
             Less than $300 108 1.2
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 808 9.3
1 room 822 2.9        $500 to $699 1,671 19.2
2 rooms 1,485 5.3        $700 to $999 1,846 21.2
3 rooms 2,479 8.8        $1,000 to $1,499 707 8.1
4 rooms 6,069 21.5        $1,500 to $1,999 89 1.0
5 rooms 6,149 21.8        $2,000 or more 40 0.5
6 rooms 4,588 16.3        Median (dollars) 706 (X)
7 rooms 2,786 9.9   Not mortgaged 3,436 39.5
8 rooms 1,938 6.9        Median (dollars) 250 (X)
9 or more rooms 1,906 6.8        
Median (rooms) 5.0 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 20,496 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 3,743 43.0
1999 to March 2000 2,809 13.7   15 to 19 percent 1,420 16.3
1995 to 1998 4,870 23.8   20 to 24 percent 1,149 13.2
1990 to 1994 3,377 16.5   25 to 29 percent 708 8.1
1980 to 1989 4,318 21.1   30 to 34 percent 448 5.1
1970 to 1979 2,553 12.5   35 percent or more 1,153 13.2
1969 or earlier 2,569 12.5   Not computed 84 1.0
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 4,296 100.0
None 1,437 7.0   GROSS RENT    
1 7,034 34.3   Less than $200 408 9.5
2 8,602 42.0   $200 to $299 418 9.7
3 or more 3,423 16.7   $300 to $499 1,875 43.6
        $500 to $749 969 22.6
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 105 2.4
Utility Gas 25 0.1   $1,000 to $1,499 27 0.6
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 791 3.9   $1,500 or more 0 0.0
Electricity 608 3.0   No cash rent 494 11.5
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 16,441 80.2   Median (dollars) 421 (X)
Coal or coke 28 0.1        
Wood 2,542 12.4   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 4 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 27 0.1   Less than 15 percent 849 19.8
No fuel used 30 0.1   15 to 19 percent 549 12.8
        20 to 24 percent 467 10.9
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 441 10.3
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 341 1.7   30 to 34 percent 217 5.1
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 209 1.0   35 percent or more 1,252 29.1
No telephone service 532 2.6   Not computed 521 12.1
 
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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