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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 23,115 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 15,028 100.0
1-unit, detached 17,343 75.0   1.00 or less 14,730 98.0
1-unit, attached 399 1.7   1.01 to 1.50 190 1.3
2 units 1,125 4.9   1.51 or more 108 0.7
3 or 4 units 975 4.2        
5 to 9 units 669 2.9             Specified owner-occupied units 7,595 100.0
10 to 19 units 266 1.2   VALUE    
20 or more units 270 1.2   Less than $50,000 1,211 15.9
Mobile home 2,001 8.7   $50,000 to $99,999 4,339 57.1
Boat, RV, van, etc. 67 0.3   $100,000 to $149,999 1,088 14.3
        $150,000 to $199,000 420 5.5
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 374 4.9
1999 to March 2000 334 1.4   $300,000 to $499,999 130 1.7
1995 to 1998 1,023 4.4   $500,000 to $999,999 26 0.3
1990 to 1994 1,297 5.6   $1,000,000 or more 7 0.1
1980 to 1989 2,868 12.4   Median (dollars) 77,100 (X)
1970 to 1979 3,035 13.1        
1960 to 1969 1,961 8.5   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 3,665 15.9    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 8,932 38.6   With a mortgage 3,965 52.2
             Less than $300 12 0.2
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 346 4.6
1 room 642 2.8        $500 to $699 978 12.9
2 rooms 865 3.7        $700 to $999 1,432 18.9
3 rooms 2,136 9.2        $1,000 to $1,499 914 12.0
4 rooms 3,856 16.7        $1,500 to $1,999 198 2.6
5 rooms 4,637 20.1        $2,000 or more 85 1.1
6 rooms 4,524 19.6        Median (dollars) 817 (X)
7 rooms 2,726 11.8   Not mortgaged 3,630 47.8
8 rooms 1,781 7.7        Median (dollars) 304 (X)
9 or more rooms 1,948 8.4        
Median (rooms) 5.4 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 15,028 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 3,166 41.7
1999 to March 2000 2,230 14.8   15 to 19 percent 1,357 17.9
1995 to 1998 3,434 22.9   20 to 24 percent 929 12.2
1990 to 1994 2,253 15.0   25 to 29 percent 643 8.5
1980 to 1989 2,881 19.2   30 to 34 percent 401 5.3
1970 to 1979 1,771 11.8   35 percent or more 1,055 13.9
1969 or earlier 2,459 16.4   Not computed 44 0.6
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 3,711 100.0
None 1,154 7.7   GROSS RENT    
1 5,578 37.1   Less than $200 230 6.2
2 6,231 41.5   $200 to $299 241 6.5
3 or more 2,065 13.7   $300 to $499 1,538 41.4
        $500 to $749 1,111 29.9
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 142 3.8
Utility Gas 63 0.4   $1,000 to $1,499 42 1.1
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 1,076 7.2   $1,500 or more 2 0.1
Electricity 2,281 15.2   No cash rent 405 10.9
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 10,435 69.4   Median (dollars) 452 (X)
Coal or coke 14 0.1        
Wood 1,123 7.5   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 4 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 20 0.1   Less than 15 percent 637 17.2
No fuel used 12 0.1   15 to 19 percent 531 14.3
        20 to 24 percent 497 13.4
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 347 9.4
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 86 0.6   30 to 34 percent 220 5.9
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 92 0.6   35 percent or more 1,036 27.9
No telephone service 304 2.0   Not computed 443 11.9
 
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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