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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Houghton 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 17,748 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 13,793 100.0
1-unit, detached 13,235 74.6   1.00 or less 13,451 97.5
1-unit, attached 463 2.6   1.01 to 1.50 261 1.9
2 units 510 2.9   1.51 or more 81 0.6
3 or 4 units 591 3.3        
5 to 9 units 856 4.8             Specified owner-occupied units 7,457 100.0
10 to 19 units 402 2.3   VALUE    
20 or more units 451 2.5   Less than $50,000 3,325 44.6
Mobile home 1,157 6.5   $50,000 to $99,999 2,804 37.6
Boat, RV, van, etc. 83 0.5   $100,000 to $149,999 759 10.2
        $150,000 to $199,000 328 4.4
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 167 2.2
1999 to March 2000 219 1.2   $300,000 to $499,999 55 0.7
1995 to 1998 620 3.5   $500,000 to $999,999 19 0.3
1990 to 1994 716 4.0   $1,000,000 or more 0 0.0
1980 to 1989 1,364 7.7   Median (dollars) 54,800 (X)
1970 to 1979 2,223 12.5        
1960 to 1969 1,679 9.5   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 2,307 13.0    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 8,620 48.6   With a mortgage 3,528 47.3
             Less than $300 93 1.2
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 1,008 13.5
1 room 284 1.6        $500 to $699 1,006 13.5
2 rooms 791 4.5        $700 to $999 783 10.5
3 rooms 1,730 9.7        $1,000 to $1,499 478 6.4
4 rooms 2,798 15.8        $1,500 to $1,999 120 1.6
5 rooms 3,656 20.6        $2,000 or more 40 0.5
6 rooms 3,760 21.2        Median (dollars) 627 (X)
7 rooms 2,065 11.6   Not mortgaged 3,929 52.7
8 rooms 1,423 8.0        Median (dollars) 227 (X)
9 or more rooms 1,241 7.0        
Median (rooms) 5.4 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 13,793 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 3,853 51.7
1999 to March 2000 2,554 18.5   15 to 19 percent 1,128 15.1
1995 to 1998 3,108 22.5   20 to 24 percent 735 9.9
1990 to 1994 1,998 14.5   25 to 29 percent 544 7.3
1980 to 1989 2,133 15.5   30 to 34 percent 361 4.8
1970 to 1979 1,563 11.3   35 percent or more 791 10.6
1969 or earlier 2,437 17.7   Not computed 45 0.6
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 3,856 100.0
None 1,348 9.8   GROSS RENT    
1 4,983 36.1   Less than $200 299 7.8
2 5,120 37.1   $200 to $299 685 17.8
3 or more 2,342 17.0   $300 to $499 1,911 49.6
        $500 to $749 550 14.3
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 83 2.2
Utility Gas 7,320 53.1   $1,000 to $1,499 66 1.7
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 1,552 11.3   $1,500 or more 17 0.4
Electricity 1,131 8.2   No cash rent 245 6.4
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 2,658 19.3   Median (dollars) 368 (X)
Coal or coke 0 0.0        
Wood 996 7.2   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 0 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 116 0.8   Less than 15 percent 679 17.6
No fuel used 20 0.1   15 to 19 percent 482 12.5
        20 to 24 percent 465 12.1
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 392 10.2
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 139 1.0   30 to 34 percent 308 8.0
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 69 0.5   35 percent or more 1,212 31.4
No telephone service 271 2.0   Not computed 318 8.2
 
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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