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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Sussex 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 56,528 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 50,831 100.0
1-unit, detached 45,609 80.7   1.00 or less 50,293 98.9
1-unit, attached 2,383 4.2   1.01 to 1.50 405 0.8
2 units 1,649 2.9   1.51 or more 133 0.3
3 or 4 units 1,662 2.9        
5 to 9 units 1,861 3.3             Specified owner-occupied units 37,812 100.0
10 to 19 units 1,424 2.5   VALUE    
20 or more units 1,116 2.0   Less than $50,000 148 0.4
Mobile home 780 1.4   $50,000 to $99,999 3,118 8.2
Boat, RV, van, etc. 44 0.1   $100,000 to $149,999 13,506 35.7
        $150,000 to $199,000 10,904 28.8
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 6,922 18.3
1999 to March 2000 1,081 1.9   $300,000 to $499,999 2,700 7.1
1995 to 1998 2,167 3.8   $500,000 to $999,999 472 1.2
1990 to 1994 3,123 5.5   $1,000,000 or more 42 0.1
1980 to 1989 9,812 17.4   Median (dollars) 157,700 (X)
1970 to 1979 11,157 19.7        
1960 to 1969 9,073 16.1   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 11,844 21.0    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 8,271 14.6   With a mortgage 30,396 80.4
             Less than $300 25 0.1
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 179 0.5
1 room 359 0.6        $500 to $699 653 1.7
2 rooms 1,041 1.8        $700 to $999 3,080 8.1
3 rooms 3,091 5.5        $1,000 to $1,499 11,195 29.6
4 rooms 6,482 11.5        $1,500 to $1,999 9,188 24.3
5 rooms 9,112 16.1        $2,000 or more 6,076 16.1
6 rooms 10,440 18.5        Median (dollars) 1,503 (X)
7 rooms 10,029 17.7   Not mortgaged 7,416 19.6
8 rooms 8,309 14.7        Median (dollars) 539 (X)
9 or more rooms 7,665 13.6        
Median (rooms) 6.3 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 50,831 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 8,607 22.8
1999 to March 2000 6,822 13.4   15 to 19 percent 6,285 16.6
1995 to 1998 13,149 25.9   20 to 24 percent 6,596 17.4
1990 to 1994 8,795 17.3   25 to 29 percent 4,827 12.8
1980 to 1989 11,453 22.5   30 to 34 percent 3,329 8.8
1970 to 1979 6,502 12.8   35 percent or more 8,004 21.2
1969 or earlier 4,110 8.1   Not computed 164 0.4
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 8,627 100.0
None 2,132 4.2   GROSS RENT    
1 12,180 24.0   Less than $200 238 2.8
2 25,111 49.4   $200 to $299 240 2.8
3 or more 11,408 22.4   $300 to $499 497 5.8
        $500 to $749 2,518 29.2
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 2,764 32.0
Utility Gas 4,956 9.7   $1,000 to $1,499 1,632 18.9
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 4,716 9.3   $1,500 or more 212 2.5
Electricity 6,921 13.6   No cash rent 526 6.1
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 32,730 64.4   Median (dollars) 790 (X)
Coal or coke 120 0.2        
Wood 1,006 2.0   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 14 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 296 0.6   Less than 15 percent 1,248 14.5
No fuel used 72 0.1   15 to 19 percent 1,350 15.6
        20 to 24 percent 1,267 14.7
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 1,059 12.3
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 108 0.2   30 to 34 percent 599 6.9
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 149 0.3   35 percent or more 2,485 28.8
No telephone service 321 0.6   Not computed 619 7.2
 
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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