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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Howard 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 92,818 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 90,043 100.0
1-unit, detached 49,894 53.8   1.00 or less 87,989 97.7
1-unit, attached 19,419 20.9   1.01 to 1.50 1,204 1.3
2 units 424 0.5   1.51 or more 850 0.9
3 or 4 units 1,103 1.2        
5 to 9 units 5,899 6.4             Specified owner-occupied units 58,558 100.0
10 to 19 units 9,739 10.5   VALUE    
20 or more units 4,499 4.8   Less than $50,000 339 0.6
Mobile home 1,803 1.9   $50,000 to $99,999 2,221 3.8
Boat, RV, van, etc. 38 0.0   $100,000 to $149,999 11,615 19.8
        $150,000 to $199,000 13,791 23.6
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 18,774 32.1
1999 to March 2000 3,202 3.4   $300,000 to $499,999 10,052 17.2
1995 to 1998 9,939 10.7   $500,000 to $999,999 1,647 2.8
1990 to 1994 13,654 14.7   $1,000,000 or more 119 0.2
1980 to 1989 28,520 30.7   Median (dollars) 206,300 (X)
1970 to 1979 21,691 23.4        
1960 to 1969 8,784 9.5   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 4,526 4.9    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 2,502 2.7   With a mortgage 50,867 86.9
             Less than $300 24 0.0
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 331 0.6
1 room 521 0.6        $500 to $699 1,097 1.9
2 rooms 2,638 2.8        $700 to $999 4,509 7.7
3 rooms 5,523 6.0        $1,000 to $1,499 16,219 27.7
4 rooms 8,615 9.3        $1,500 to $1,999 13,748 23.5
5 rooms 10,871 11.7        $2,000 or more 14,939 25.5
6 rooms 12,254 13.2        Median (dollars) 1,602 (X)
7 rooms 13,077 14.1   Not mortgaged 7,691 13.1
8 rooms 15,631 16.8        Median (dollars) 430 (X)
9 or more rooms 23,688 25.5        
Median (rooms) 7.0 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 90,043 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 16,789 28.7
1999 to March 2000 17,734 19.7   15 to 19 percent 11,450 19.6
1995 to 1998 28,276 31.4   20 to 24 percent 10,195 17.4
1990 to 1994 17,034 18.9   25 to 29 percent 7,221 12.3
1980 to 1989 16,064 17.8   30 to 34 percent 4,420 7.5
1970 to 1979 6,785 7.5   35 percent or more 8,341 14.2
1969 or earlier 4,150 4.6   Not computed 142 0.2
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 23,407 100.0
None 3,851 4.3   GROSS RENT    
1 23,797 26.4   Less than $200 623 2.7
2 42,937 47.7   $200 to $299 410 1.8
3 or more 19,458 21.6   $300 to $499 748 3.2
        $500 to $749 4,705 20.1
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 9,234 39.4
Utility Gas 34,294 38.1   $1,000 to $1,499 5,807 24.8
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 2,053 2.3   $1,500 or more 1,388 5.9
Electricity 43,860 48.7   No cash rent 492 2.1
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 9,207 10.2   Median (dollars) 879 (X)
Coal or coke 0 0.0        
Wood 376 0.4   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 25 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 123 0.1   Less than 15 percent 4,141 17.7
No fuel used 105 0.1   15 to 19 percent 4,391 18.8
        20 to 24 percent 3,708 15.8
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 2,647 11.3
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 240 0.3   30 to 34 percent 1,938 8.3
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 401 0.4   35 percent or more 5,726 24.5
No telephone service 332 0.4   Not computed 856 3.7
 
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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