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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Mercer 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 2,125 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 1,600 100.0
1-unit, detached 1,550 72.9   1.00 or less 1,578 98.6
1-unit, attached 23 1.1   1.01 to 1.50 21 1.3
2 units 12 0.6   1.51 or more 1 0.1
3 or 4 units 42 2.0        
5 to 9 units 7 0.3             Specified owner-occupied units 647 100.0
10 to 19 units 37 1.7   VALUE    
20 or more units 53 2.5   Less than $50,000 477 73.7
Mobile home 386 18.2   $50,000 to $99,999 134 20.7
Boat, RV, van, etc. 15 0.7   $100,000 to $149,999 24 3.7
        $150,000 to $199,000 8 1.2
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 2 0.3
1999 to March 2000 29 1.4   $300,000 to $499,999 2 0.3
1995 to 1998 104 4.9   $500,000 to $999,999 0 0.0
1990 to 1994 123 5.8   $1,000,000 or more 0 0.0
1980 to 1989 163 7.7   Median (dollars) 32,300 (X)
1970 to 1979 469 22.1        
1960 to 1969 273 12.8   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 373 17.6    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 591 27.8   With a mortgage 260 40.2
             Less than $300 5 0.8
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 95 14.7
1 room 16 0.8        $500 to $699 81 12.5
2 rooms 63 3.0        $700 to $999 61 9.4
3 rooms 152 7.2        $1,000 to $1,499 18 2.8
4 rooms 553 26.0        $1,500 to $1,999 0 0.0
5 rooms 558 26.3        $2,000 or more 0 0.0
6 rooms 393 18.5        Median (dollars) 557 (X)
7 rooms 184 8.7   Not mortgaged 387 59.8
8 rooms 133 6.3        Median (dollars) 205 (X)
9 or more rooms 73 3.4        
Median (rooms) 5.0 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 1,600 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 375 58.0
1999 to March 2000 256 16.0   15 to 19 percent 104 16.1
1995 to 1998 404 25.3   20 to 24 percent 58 9.0
1990 to 1994 260 16.3   25 to 29 percent 27 4.2
1980 to 1989 286 17.9   30 to 34 percent 28 4.3
1970 to 1979 169 10.6   35 percent or more 51 7.9
1969 or earlier 225 14.1   Not computed 4 0.6
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 294 100.0
None 84 5.3   GROSS RENT    
1 512 32.0   Less than $200 62 21.1
2 582 36.4   $200 to $299 75 25.5
3 or more 422 26.4   $300 to $499 97 33.0
        $500 to $749 17 5.8
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 2 0.7
Utility Gas 514 32.1   $1,000 to $1,499 0 0.0
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 616 38.5   $1,500 or more 0 0.0
Electricity 314 19.6   No cash rent 41 13.9
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 22 1.4   Median (dollars) 286 (X)
Coal or coke 0 0.0        
Wood 115 7.2   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 0 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 12 0.8   Less than 15 percent 73 24.8
No fuel used 7 0.4   15 to 19 percent 47 16.0
        20 to 24 percent 42 14.3
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 22 7.5
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 29 1.8   30 to 34 percent 13 4.4
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 35 2.2   35 percent or more 56 19.0
No telephone service 44 2.8   Not computed 41 13.9
 
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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