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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Berrien 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 73,445 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 63,569 100.0
1-unit, detached 54,563 74.3   1.00 or less 61,644 97.0
1-unit, attached 1,633 2.2   1.01 to 1.50 1,271 2.0
2 units 3,109 4.2   1.51 or more 654 1.0
3 or 4 units 2,670 3.6        
5 to 9 units 2,270 3.1             Specified owner-occupied units 37,045 100.0
10 to 19 units 1,964 2.7   VALUE    
20 or more units 2,805 3.8   Less than $50,000 4,862 13.1
Mobile home 4,409 6.0   $50,000 to $99,999 15,516 41.9
Boat, RV, van, etc. 22 0.0   $100,000 to $149,999 8,936 24.1
        $150,000 to $199,000 3,836 10.4
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 2,320 6.3
1999 to March 2000 1,199 1.6   $300,000 to $499,999 1,095 3.0
1995 to 1998 3,475 4.7   $500,000 to $999,999 393 1.1
1990 to 1994 3,413 4.6   $1,000,000 or more 87 0.2
1980 to 1989 6,044 8.2   Median (dollars) 94,700 (X)
1970 to 1979 11,664 15.9        
1960 to 1969 11,432 15.6   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 20,476 27.9    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 15,742 21.4   With a mortgage 23,740 64.1
             Less than $300 240 0.6
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 2,511 6.8
1 room 671 0.9        $500 to $699 4,956 13.4
2 rooms 2,405 3.3        $700 to $999 7,804 21.1
3 rooms 5,240 7.1        $1,000 to $1,499 5,575 15.0
4 rooms 11,579 15.8        $1,500 to $1,999 1,598 4.3
5 rooms 16,379 22.3        $2,000 or more 1,056 2.9
6 rooms 14,660 20.0        Median (dollars) 846 (X)
7 rooms 9,999 13.6   Not mortgaged 13,305 35.9
8 rooms 6,539 8.9        Median (dollars) 249 (X)
9 or more rooms 5,973 8.1        
Median (rooms) 5.5 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 63,569 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 16,413 44.3
1999 to March 2000 11,089 17.4   15 to 19 percent 6,574 17.7
1995 to 1998 16,190 25.5   20 to 24 percent 4,519 12.2
1990 to 1994 10,056 15.8   25 to 29 percent 2,929 7.9
1980 to 1989 10,241 16.1   30 to 34 percent 1,702 4.6
1970 to 1979 7,360 11.6   35 percent or more 4,591 12.4
1969 or earlier 8,633 13.6   Not computed 317 0.9
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 17,293 100.0
None 5,032 7.9   GROSS RENT    
1 22,362 35.2   Less than $200 1,190 6.9
2 25,107 39.5   $200 to $299 1,042 6.0
3 or more 11,068 17.4   $300 to $499 7,144 41.3
        $500 to $749 5,679 32.8
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 1,174 6.8
Utility Gas 42,690 67.2   $1,000 to $1,499 207 1.2
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 4,517 7.1   $1,500 or more 39 0.2
Electricity 10,159 16.0   No cash rent 818 4.7
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 4,821 7.6   Median (dollars) 476 (X)
Coal or coke 0 0.0        
Wood 840 1.3   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 11 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 312 0.5   Less than 15 percent 3,542 20.5
No fuel used 219 0.3   15 to 19 percent 2,607 15.1
        20 to 24 percent 2,044 11.8
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 1,680 9.7
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 256 0.4   30 to 34 percent 1,231 7.1
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 295 0.5   35 percent or more 5,003 28.9
No telephone service 2,313 3.6   Not computed 1,186 6.9
 
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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