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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 298,159 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 283,927 100.0
1-unit, detached 167,648 56.2   1.00 or less 277,596 97.8
1-unit, attached 10,667 3.6   1.01 to 1.50 4,213 1.5
2 units 29,871 10.0   1.51 or more 2,118 0.7
3 or 4 units 39,617 13.3        
5 to 9 units 17,467 5.9             Specified owner-occupied units 149,388 100.0
10 to 19 units 11,079 3.7   VALUE    
20 or more units 18,870 6.3   Less than $50,000 1,043 0.7
Mobile home 2,894 1.0   $50,000 to $99,999 23,015 15.4
Boat, RV, van, etc. 46 0.0   $100,000 to $149,999 55,194 36.9
        $150,000 to $199,000 33,326 22.3
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 24,356 16.3
1999 to March 2000 4,110 1.4   $300,000 to $499,999 10,715 7.2
1995 to 1998 12,650 4.2   $500,000 to $999,999 1,660 1.1
1990 to 1994 16,083 5.4   $1,000,000 or more 79 0.1
1980 to 1989 39,366 13.2   Median (dollars) 146,000 (X)
1970 to 1979 37,036 12.4        
1960 to 1969 30,191 10.1   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 60,628 20.3    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 98,095 32.9   With a mortgage 109,893 73.6
             Less than $300 183 0.1
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 2,361 1.6
1 room 3,592 1.2        $500 to $699 6,800 4.6
2 rooms 10,300 3.5        $700 to $999 23,242 15.6
3 rooms 25,031 8.4        $1,000 to $1,499 44,691 29.9
4 rooms 43,763 14.7        $1,500 to $1,999 20,741 13.9
5 rooms 60,901 20.4        $2,000 or more 11,875 7.9
6 rooms 60,092 20.2        Median (dollars) 1,220 (X)
7 rooms 38,786 13.0   Not mortgaged 39,495 26.4
8 rooms 28,981 9.7        Median (dollars) 351 (X)
9 or more rooms 26,713 9.0        
Median (rooms) 5.6 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 283,927 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 49,989 33.5
1999 to March 2000 45,479 16.0   15 to 19 percent 28,373 19.0
1995 to 1998 78,511 27.7   20 to 24 percent 23,575 15.8
1990 to 1994 44,808 15.8   25 to 29 percent 15,335 10.3
1980 to 1989 46,728 16.5   30 to 34 percent 9,375 6.3
1970 to 1979 28,436 10.0   35 percent or more 21,965 14.7
1969 or earlier 39,965 14.1   Not computed 776 0.5
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 101,307 100.0
None 27,756 9.8   GROSS RENT    
1 100,777 35.5   Less than $200 6,802 6.7
2 115,988 40.9   $200 to $299 6,256 6.2
3 or more 39,406 13.9   $300 to $499 20,322 20.1
        $500 to $749 43,442 42.9
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 15,298 15.1
Utility Gas 86,387 30.4   $1,000 to $1,499 4,515 4.5
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 7,712 2.7   $1,500 or more 958 0.9
Electricity 39,586 13.9   No cash rent 3,714 3.7
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 143,201 50.4   Median (dollars) 580 (X)
Coal or coke 552 0.2        
Wood 4,502 1.6   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 60 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 1,158 0.4   Less than 15 percent 22,396 22.1
No fuel used 769 0.3   15 to 19 percent 15,134 14.9
        20 to 24 percent 12,466 12.3
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 11,027 10.9
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 1,650 0.6   30 to 34 percent 7,736 7.6
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 1,719 0.6   35 percent or more 26,416 26.1
No telephone service 3,135 1.1   Not computed 6,132 6.1
 
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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