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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Essex 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 301,011 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 283,736 100.0
1-unit, detached 103,183 34.3   1.00 or less 261,468 92.2
1-unit, attached 11,848 3.9   1.01 to 1.50 13,251 4.7
2 units 43,847 14.6   1.51 or more 9,017 3.2
3 or 4 units 48,235 16.0        
5 to 9 units 19,146 6.4             Specified owner-occupied units 95,765 100.0
10 to 19 units 16,509 5.5   VALUE    
20 or more units 57,987 19.3   Less than $50,000 1,243 1.3
Mobile home 221 0.1   $50,000 to $99,999 6,524 6.8
Boat, RV, van, etc. 35 0.0   $100,000 to $149,999 16,853 17.6
        $150,000 to $199,000 20,776 21.7
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 25,237 26.4
1999 to March 2000 2,212 0.7   $300,000 to $499,999 16,530 17.3
1995 to 1998 6,037 2.0   $500,000 to $999,999 6,941 7.2
1990 to 1994 6,177 2.1   $1,000,000 or more 1,661 1.7
1980 to 1989 16,345 5.4   Median (dollars) 208,400 (X)
1970 to 1979 26,471 8.8        
1960 to 1969 45,001 14.9   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 104,226 34.6    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 94,542 31.4   With a mortgage 68,863 71.9
             Less than $300 5 0.0
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 156 0.2
1 room 10,742 3.6        $500 to $699 820 0.9
2 rooms 18,786 6.2        $700 to $999 4,062 4.2
3 rooms 48,508 16.1        $1,000 to $1,499 15,037 15.7
4 rooms 48,570 16.1        $1,500 to $1,999 19,625 20.5
5 rooms 54,333 18.1        $2,000 or more 29,158 30.4
6 rooms 39,480 13.1        Median (dollars) 1,861 (X)
7 rooms 28,513 9.5   Not mortgaged 26,902 28.1
8 rooms 21,934 7.3        Median (dollars) 758 (X)
9 or more rooms 30,145 10.0        
Median (rooms) 4.9 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 283,736 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 25,469 26.6
1999 to March 2000 51,191 18.0   15 to 19 percent 15,200 15.9
1995 to 1998 82,130 28.9   20 to 24 percent 13,742 14.3
1990 to 1994 45,427 16.0   25 to 29 percent 10,726 11.2
1980 to 1989 44,370 15.6   30 to 34 percent 7,522 7.9
1970 to 1979 28,937 10.2   35 percent or more 22,360 23.3
1969 or earlier 31,681 11.2   Not computed 746 0.8
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 154,124 100.0
None 72,024 25.4   GROSS RENT    
1 105,327 37.1   Less than $200 13,238 8.6
2 79,472 28.0   $200 to $299 6,664 4.3
3 or more 26,913 9.5   $300 to $499 17,168 11.1
        $500 to $749 57,821 37.5
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 38,975 25.3
Utility Gas 182,908 64.5   $1,000 to $1,499 14,255 9.2
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 8,612 3.0   $1,500 or more 2,968 1.9
Electricity 27,821 9.8   No cash rent 3,035 2.0
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 60,056 21.2   Median (dollars) 675 (X)
Coal or coke 150 0.1        
Wood 62 0.0   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 100 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 2,315 0.8   Less than 15 percent 30,107 19.5
No fuel used 1,712 0.6   15 to 19 percent 20,680 13.4
        20 to 24 percent 17,956 11.7
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 15,843 10.3
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 2,651 0.9   30 to 34 percent 12,048 7.8
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 2,773 1.0   35 percent or more 49,027 31.8
No telephone service 12,387 4.4   Not computed 8,463 5.5
 
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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