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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Watonwan 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 5,036 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 4,627 100.0
1-unit, detached 3,876 77.0   1.00 or less 4,460 96.4
1-unit, attached 64 1.3   1.01 to 1.50 78 1.7
2 units 146 2.9   1.51 or more 89 1.9
3 or 4 units 114 2.3        
5 to 9 units 217 4.3             Specified owner-occupied units 2,632 100.0
10 to 19 units 187 3.7   VALUE    
20 or more units 181 3.6   Less than $50,000 1,168 44.4
Mobile home 245 4.9   $50,000 to $99,999 1,086 41.3
Boat, RV, van, etc. 6 0.1   $100,000 to $149,999 250 9.5
        $150,000 to $199,000 99 3.8
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 18 0.7
1999 to March 2000 66 1.3   $300,000 to $499,999 7 0.3
1995 to 1998 171 3.4   $500,000 to $999,999 4 0.2
1990 to 1994 142 2.8   $1,000,000 or more 0 0.0
1980 to 1989 348 6.9   Median (dollars) 56,600 (X)
1970 to 1979 617 12.3        
1960 to 1969 515 10.2   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 1,179 23.4    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 1,998 39.7   With a mortgage 1,434 54.5
             Less than $300 49 1.9
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 406 15.4
1 room 37 0.7        $500 to $699 475 18.0
2 rooms 167 3.3        $700 to $999 321 12.2
3 rooms 365 7.2        $1,000 to $1,499 147 5.6
4 rooms 582 11.6        $1,500 to $1,999 27 1.0
5 rooms 909 18.1        $2,000 or more 9 0.3
6 rooms 944 18.7        Median (dollars) 611 (X)
7 rooms 851 16.9   Not mortgaged 1,198 45.5
8 rooms 571 11.3        Median (dollars) 206 (X)
9 or more rooms 610 12.1        
Median (rooms) 6.0 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 4,627 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 1,486 56.5
1999 to March 2000 570 12.3   15 to 19 percent 393 14.9
1995 to 1998 1,052 22.7   20 to 24 percent 318 12.1
1990 to 1994 738 15.9   25 to 29 percent 133 5.1
1980 to 1989 896 19.4   30 to 34 percent 77 2.9
1970 to 1979 577 12.5   35 percent or more 218 8.3
1969 or earlier 794 17.2   Not computed 7 0.3
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 1,002 100.0
None 401 8.7   GROSS RENT    
1 1,431 30.9   Less than $200 107 10.7
2 1,798 38.9   $200 to $299 226 22.6
3 or more 997 21.5   $300 to $499 368 36.7
        $500 to $749 174 17.4
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 22 2.2
Utility Gas 2,557 55.3   $1,000 to $1,499 8 0.8
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 1,151 24.9   $1,500 or more 0 0.0
Electricity 500 10.8   No cash rent 97 9.7
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 347 7.5   Median (dollars) 338 (X)
Coal or coke 0 0.0        
Wood 46 1.0   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 0 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 17 0.4   Less than 15 percent 328 32.7
No fuel used 9 0.2   15 to 19 percent 143 14.3
        20 to 24 percent 68 6.8
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 87 8.7
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 16 0.3   30 to 34 percent 75 7.5
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 26 0.6   35 percent or more 199 19.9
No telephone service 120 2.6   Not computed 102 10.2
 
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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