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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Worcester 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 47,360 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 19,694 100.0
1-unit, detached 18,549 39.2   1.00 or less 19,315 98.1
1-unit, attached 1,963 4.1   1.01 to 1.50 282 1.4
2 units 1,034 2.2   1.51 or more 97 0.5
3 or 4 units 1,794 3.8        
5 to 9 units 3,020 6.4             Specified owner-occupied units 11,345 100.0
10 to 19 units 4,617 9.7   VALUE    
20 or more units 12,009 25.4   Less than $50,000 584 5.1
Mobile home 4,254 9.0   $50,000 to $99,999 3,456 30.5
Boat, RV, van, etc. 120 0.3   $100,000 to $149,999 3,327 29.3
        $150,000 to $199,000 1,854 16.3
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 1,437 12.7
1999 to March 2000 882 1.9   $300,000 to $499,999 551 4.9
1995 to 1998 3,511 7.4   $500,000 to $999,999 106 0.9
1990 to 1994 5,173 10.9   $1,000,000 or more 30 0.3
1980 to 1989 15,157 32.0   Median (dollars) 121,500 (X)
1970 to 1979 12,260 25.9        
1960 to 1969 3,756 7.9   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 3,634 7.7    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 2,987 6.3   With a mortgage 7,304 64.4
             Less than $300 25 0.2
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 444 3.9
1 room 664 1.4        $500 to $699 1,084 9.6
2 rooms 1,423 3.0        $700 to $999 2,621 23.1
3 rooms 5,153 10.9        $1,000 to $1,499 2,027 17.9
4 rooms 12,626 26.7        $1,500 to $1,999 655 5.8
5 rooms 11,828 25.0        $2,000 or more 448 3.9
6 rooms 7,895 16.7        Median (dollars) 942 (X)
7 rooms 3,964 8.4   Not mortgaged 4,041 35.6
8 rooms 2,085 4.4        Median (dollars) 299 (X)
9 or more rooms 1,722 3.6        
Median (rooms) 4.8 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 19,694 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 4,316 38.0
1999 to March 2000 3,361 17.1   15 to 19 percent 1,838 16.2
1995 to 1998 5,971 30.3   20 to 24 percent 1,635 14.4
1990 to 1994 3,618 18.4   25 to 29 percent 1,078 9.5
1980 to 1989 3,400 17.3   30 to 34 percent 599 5.3
1970 to 1979 1,772 9.0   35 percent or more 1,810 16.0
1969 or earlier 1,572 8.0   Not computed 69 0.6
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 4,854 100.0
None 1,527 7.8   GROSS RENT    
1 6,822 34.6   Less than $200 268 5.5
2 8,075 41.0   $200 to $299 184 3.8
3 or more 3,270 16.6   $300 to $499 1,076 22.2
        $500 to $749 1,640 33.8
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 724 14.9
Utility Gas 3,073 15.6   $1,000 to $1,499 266 5.5
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 3,211 16.3   $1,500 or more 113 2.3
Electricity 9,065 46.0   No cash rent 583 12.0
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 3,822 19.4   Median (dollars) 574 (X)
Coal or coke 12 0.1        
Wood 411 2.1   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 0 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 69 0.4   Less than 15 percent 870 17.9
No fuel used 31 0.2   15 to 19 percent 608 12.5
        20 to 24 percent 646 13.3
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 485 10.0
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 66 0.3   30 to 34 percent 360 7.4
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 49 0.2   35 percent or more 1,220 25.1
No telephone service 437 2.2   Not computed 665 13.7
 
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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