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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Rensselaer 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 66,120 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 59,894 100.0
1-unit, detached 36,569 55.3   1.00 or less 59,004 98.5
1-unit, attached 1,966 3.0   1.01 to 1.50 650 1.1
2 units 10,761 16.3   1.51 or more 240 0.4
3 or 4 units 6,055 9.2        
5 to 9 units 3,140 4.7             Specified owner-occupied units 29,338 100.0
10 to 19 units 1,857 2.8   VALUE    
20 or more units 3,084 4.7   Less than $50,000 1,319 4.5
Mobile home 2,661 4.0   $50,000 to $99,999 12,629 43.0
Boat, RV, van, etc. 27 0.0   $100,000 to $149,999 10,290 35.1
        $150,000 to $199,000 3,213 11.0
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 1,464 5.0
1999 to March 2000 617 0.9   $300,000 to $499,999 368 1.3
1995 to 1998 2,384 3.6   $500,000 to $999,999 32 0.1
1990 to 1994 3,431 5.2   $1,000,000 or more 23 0.1
1980 to 1989 6,544 9.9   Median (dollars) 102,900 (X)
1970 to 1979 7,371 11.1        
1960 to 1969 6,880 10.4   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 13,018 19.7    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 25,875 39.1   With a mortgage 19,468 66.4
             Less than $300 13 0.0
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 431 1.5
1 room 557 0.8        $500 to $699 1,679 5.7
2 rooms 1,895 2.9        $700 to $999 5,166 17.6
3 rooms 5,300 8.0        $1,000 to $1,499 8,443 28.8
4 rooms 9,172 13.9        $1,500 to $1,999 2,670 9.1
5 rooms 12,607 19.1        $2,000 or more 1,066 3.6
6 rooms 13,948 21.1        Median (dollars) 1,123 (X)
7 rooms 10,257 15.5   Not mortgaged 9,870 33.6
8 rooms 6,105 9.2        Median (dollars) 390 (X)
9 or more rooms 6,279 9.5        
Median (rooms) 5.8 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 59,894 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 10,419 35.5
1999 to March 2000 10,165 17.0   15 to 19 percent 5,467 18.6
1995 to 1998 13,559 22.6   20 to 24 percent 4,661 15.9
1990 to 1994 8,852 14.8   25 to 29 percent 2,781 9.5
1980 to 1989 11,013 18.4   30 to 34 percent 1,831 6.2
1970 to 1979 6,817 11.4   35 percent or more 4,027 13.7
1969 or earlier 9,488 15.8   Not computed 152 0.5
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 20,718 100.0
None 6,917 11.5   GROSS RENT    
1 21,755 36.3   Less than $200 1,259 6.1
2 22,481 37.5   $200 to $299 1,106 5.3
3 or more 8,741 14.6   $300 to $499 5,575 26.9
        $500 to $749 8,911 43.0
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 2,315 11.2
Utility Gas 25,701 42.9   $1,000 to $1,499 518 2.5
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 2,385 4.0   $1,500 or more 66 0.3
Electricity 7,355 12.3   No cash rent 968 4.7
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 22,000 36.7   Median (dollars) 547 (X)
Coal or coke 66 0.1        
Wood 2,009 3.4   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 11 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 173 0.3   Less than 15 percent 4,354 21.0
No fuel used 194 0.3   15 to 19 percent 3,024 14.6
        20 to 24 percent 2,699 13.0
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 1,992 9.6
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 351 0.6   30 to 34 percent 1,428 6.9
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 257 0.4   35 percent or more 5,824 28.1
No telephone service 774 1.3   Not computed 1,397 6.7
 
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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