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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Essex 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 287,144 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 275,419 100.0
1-unit, detached 149,666 52.1   1.00 or less 267,193 97.0
1-unit, attached 13,755 4.8   1.01 to 1.50 5,455 2.0
2 units 35,390 12.3   1.51 or more 2,771 1.0
3 or 4 units 34,649 12.1        
5 to 9 units 15,840 5.5             Specified owner-occupied units 139,931 100.0
10 to 19 units 11,735 4.1   VALUE    
20 or more units 24,127 8.4   Less than $50,000 778 0.6
Mobile home 1,874 0.7   $50,000 to $99,999 5,381 3.8
Boat, RV, van, etc. 108 0.0   $100,000 to $149,999 22,028 15.7
        $150,000 to $199,000 32,305 23.1
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 42,625 30.5
1999 to March 2000 2,135 0.7   $300,000 to $499,999 28,043 20.0
1995 to 1998 9,254 3.2   $500,000 to $999,999 7,844 5.6
1990 to 1994 10,317 3.6   $1,000,000 or more 927 0.7
1980 to 1989 31,301 10.9   Median (dollars) 220,000 (X)
1970 to 1979 31,865 11.1        
1960 to 1969 33,395 11.6   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 59,164 20.6    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 109,713 38.2   With a mortgage 100,895 72.1
             Less than $300 56 0.0
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 1,062 0.8
1 room 4,479 1.6        $500 to $699 3,694 2.6
2 rooms 12,492 4.4        $700 to $999 12,523 8.9
3 rooms 27,999 9.8        $1,000 to $1,499 36,611 26.2
4 rooms 40,953 14.3        $1,500 to $1,999 25,090 17.9
5 rooms 51,120 17.8        $2,000 or more 21,859 15.6
6 rooms 52,934 18.4        Median (dollars) 1,455 (X)
7 rooms 38,099 13.3   Not mortgaged 39,036 27.9
8 rooms 28,380 9.9        Median (dollars) 438 (X)
9 or more rooms 30,688 10.7        
Median (rooms) 5.6 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 275,419 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 45,211 32.3
1999 to March 2000 42,740 15.5   15 to 19 percent 24,839 17.8
1995 to 1998 80,832 29.3   20 to 24 percent 21,078 15.1
1990 to 1994 43,029 15.6   25 to 29 percent 15,129 10.8
1980 to 1989 43,807 15.9   30 to 34 percent 9,072 6.5
1970 to 1979 26,897 9.8   35 percent or more 23,763 17.0
1969 or earlier 38,114 13.8   Not computed 839 0.6
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 100,183 100.0
None 30,479 11.1   GROSS RENT    
1 99,165 36.0   Less than $200 7,260 7.2
2 109,692 39.8   $200 to $299 6,531 6.5
3 or more 36,083 13.1   $300 to $499 12,753 12.7
        $500 to $749 34,293 34.2
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 25,319 25.3
Utility Gas 131,427 47.7   $1,000 to $1,499 8,807 8.8
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 6,012 2.2   $1,500 or more 1,652 1.6
Electricity 28,375 10.3   No cash rent 3,568 3.6
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 106,479 38.7   Median (dollars) 665 (X)
Coal or coke 199 0.1        
Wood 1,294 0.5   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 0 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 905 0.3   Less than 15 percent 17,912 17.9
No fuel used 728 0.3   15 to 19 percent 14,147 14.1
        20 to 24 percent 13,050 13.0
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 12,551 12.5
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 2,479 0.9   30 to 34 percent 7,582 7.6
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 2,655 1.0   35 percent or more 28,723 28.7
No telephone service 2,994 1.1   Not computed 6,218 6.2
 
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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