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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: DeSoto 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 40,795 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 38,792 100.0
1-unit, detached 32,252 79.1   1.00 or less 37,672 97.1
1-unit, attached 649 1.6   1.01 to 1.50 802 2.1
2 units 203 0.5   1.51 or more 318 0.8
3 or 4 units 1,130 2.8        
5 to 9 units 2,147 5.3             Specified owner-occupied units 26,882 100.0
10 to 19 units 996 2.4   VALUE    
20 or more units 410 1.0   Less than $50,000 999 3.7
Mobile home 2,995 7.3   $50,000 to $99,999 11,911 44.3
Boat, RV, van, etc. 13 0.0   $100,000 to $149,999 7,710 28.7
        $150,000 to $199,000 3,567 13.3
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 2,179 8.1
1999 to March 2000 3,173 7.8   $300,000 to $499,999 439 1.6
1995 to 1998 9,442 23.1   $500,000 to $999,999 33 0.1
1990 to 1994 6,770 16.6   $1,000,000 or more 44 0.2
1980 to 1989 7,546 18.5   Median (dollars) 103,100 (X)
1970 to 1979 7,738 19.0        
1960 to 1969 4,098 10.0   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 1,457 3.6    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 571 1.4   With a mortgage 21,723 80.8
             Less than $300 183 0.7
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 1,305 4.9
1 room 87 0.2        $500 to $699 3,747 13.9
2 rooms 562 1.4        $700 to $999 8,105 30.2
3 rooms 1,880 4.6        $1,000 to $1,499 6,054 22.5
4 rooms 4,650 11.4        $1,500 to $1,999 1,714 6.4
5 rooms 12,313 30.2        $2,000 or more 615 2.3
6 rooms 9,795 24.0        Median (dollars) 896 (X)
7 rooms 5,608 13.7   Not mortgaged 5,159 19.2
8 rooms 3,040 7.5        Median (dollars) 251 (X)
9 or more rooms 2,860 7.0        
Median (rooms) 5.6 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 38,792 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 9,481 35.3
1999 to March 2000 8,532 22.0   15 to 19 percent 5,392 20.1
1995 to 1998 13,381 34.5   20 to 24 percent 4,357 16.2
1990 to 1994 6,876 17.7   25 to 29 percent 2,409 9.0
1980 to 1989 5,260 13.6   30 to 34 percent 1,445 5.4
1970 to 1979 3,056 7.9   35 percent or more 3,515 13.1
1969 or earlier 1,687 4.3   Not computed 283 1.1
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 7,930 100.0
None 1,389 3.6   GROSS RENT    
1 10,738 27.7   Less than $200 439 5.5
2 18,601 48.0   $200 to $299 234 3.0
3 or more 8,064 20.8   $300 to $499 973 12.3
        $500 to $749 3,583 45.2
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 1,860 23.5
Utility Gas 23,311 60.1   $1,000 to $1,499 287 3.6
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 4,206 10.8   $1,500 or more 25 0.3
Electricity 10,872 28.0   No cash rent 529 6.7
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 34 0.1   Median (dollars) 657 (X)
Coal or coke 6 0.0        
Wood 313 0.8   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 0 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 6 0.0   Less than 15 percent 1,603 20.2
No fuel used 44 0.1   15 to 19 percent 1,238 15.6
        20 to 24 percent 1,262 15.9
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 822 10.4
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 264 0.7   30 to 34 percent 561 7.1
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 144 0.4   35 percent or more 1,746 22.0
No telephone service 708 1.8   Not computed 698 8.8
 
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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