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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Howard 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 2,782 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 2,546 100.0
1-unit, detached 2,334 83.9   1.00 or less 2,493 97.9
1-unit, attached 22 0.8   1.01 to 1.50 44 1.7
2 units 14 0.5   1.51 or more 9 0.4
3 or 4 units 76 2.7        
5 to 9 units 48 1.7             Specified owner-occupied units 1,217 100.0
10 to 19 units 21 0.8   VALUE    
20 or more units 3 0.1   Less than $50,000 408 33.5
Mobile home 264 9.5   $50,000 to $99,999 557 45.8
Boat, RV, van, etc. 0 0.0   $100,000 to $149,999 205 16.8
        $150,000 to $199,000 28 2.3
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 13 1.1
1999 to March 2000 19 0.7   $300,000 to $499,999 0 0.0
1995 to 1998 196 7.0   $500,000 to $999,999 4 0.3
1990 to 1994 145 5.2   $1,000,000 or more 2 0.2
1980 to 1989 198 7.1   Median (dollars) 66,100 (X)
1970 to 1979 534 19.2        
1960 to 1969 234 8.4   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 366 13.2    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 1,090 39.2   With a mortgage 598 49.1
             Less than $300 7 0.6
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 91 7.5
1 room 6 0.2        $500 to $699 124 10.2
2 rooms 66 2.4        $700 to $999 229 18.8
3 rooms 119 4.3        $1,000 to $1,499 109 9.0
4 rooms 381 13.7        $1,500 to $1,999 28 2.3
5 rooms 704 25.3        $2,000 or more 10 0.8
6 rooms 518 18.6        Median (dollars) 783 (X)
7 rooms 373 13.4   Not mortgaged 619 50.9
8 rooms 338 12.1        Median (dollars) 260 (X)
9 or more rooms 277 10.0        
Median (rooms) 5.7 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 2,546 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 537 44.1
1999 to March 2000 377 14.8   15 to 19 percent 180 14.8
1995 to 1998 580 22.8   20 to 24 percent 146 12.0
1990 to 1994 390 15.3   25 to 29 percent 94 7.7
1980 to 1989 432 17.0   30 to 34 percent 72 5.9
1970 to 1979 377 14.8   35 percent or more 177 14.5
1969 or earlier 390 15.3   Not computed 11 0.9
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 439 100.0
None 110 4.3   GROSS RENT    
1 554 21.8   Less than $200 75 17.1
2 1,036 40.7   $200 to $299 65 14.8
3 or more 846 33.2   $300 to $499 178 40.5
        $500 to $749 68 15.5
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 4 0.9
Utility Gas 935 36.7   $1,000 to $1,499 0 0.0
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 833 32.7   $1,500 or more 0 0.0
Electricity 568 22.3   No cash rent 49 11.2
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 60 2.4   Median (dollars) 403 (X)
Coal or coke 0 0.0        
Wood 89 3.5   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 3 0.1    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 46 1.8   Less than 15 percent 98 22.3
No fuel used 12 0.5   15 to 19 percent 81 18.5
        20 to 24 percent 68 15.5
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 58 13.2
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 8 0.3   30 to 34 percent 25 5.7
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 10 0.4   35 percent or more 54 12.3
No telephone service 65 2.6   Not computed 55 12.5
 
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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