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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Ashe 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 13,268 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 10,411 100.0
1-unit, detached 9,572 72.1   1.00 or less 10,239 98.3
1-unit, attached 181 1.4   1.01 to 1.50 131 1.3
2 units 166 1.3   1.51 or more 41 0.4
3 or 4 units 173 1.3        
5 to 9 units 188 1.4             Specified owner-occupied units 4,830 100.0
10 to 19 units 90 0.7   VALUE    
20 or more units 120 0.9   Less than $50,000 580 12.0
Mobile home 2,734 20.6   $50,000 to $99,999 2,289 47.4
Boat, RV, van, etc. 44 0.3   $100,000 to $149,999 1,102 22.8
        $150,000 to $199,000 467 9.7
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 291 6.0
1999 to March 2000 371 2.8   $300,000 to $499,999 87 1.8
1995 to 1998 1,577 11.9   $500,000 to $999,999 14 0.3
1990 to 1994 1,366 10.3   $1,000,000 or more 0 0.0
1980 to 1989 2,441 18.4   Median (dollars) 91,600 (X)
1970 to 1979 2,554 19.2        
1960 to 1969 1,645 12.4   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 2,084 15.7    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 1,230 9.3   With a mortgage 2,411 49.9
             Less than $300 40 0.8
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 355 7.3
1 room 60 0.5        $500 to $699 719 14.9
2 rooms 240 1.8        $700 to $999 764 15.8
3 rooms 814 6.1        $1,000 to $1,499 315 6.5
4 rooms 2,615 19.7        $1,500 to $1,999 191 4.0
5 rooms 3,590 27.1        $2,000 or more 27 0.6
6 rooms 2,807 21.2        Median (dollars) 733 (X)
7 rooms 1,600 12.1   Not mortgaged 2,419 50.1
8 rooms 918 6.9        Median (dollars) 201 (X)
9 or more rooms 624 4.7        
Median (rooms) 5.3 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 10,411 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 2,119 43.9
1999 to March 2000 1,419 13.6   15 to 19 percent 828 17.1
1995 to 1998 2,564 24.6   20 to 24 percent 474 9.8
1990 to 1994 1,545 14.8   25 to 29 percent 416 8.6
1980 to 1989 1,752 16.8   30 to 34 percent 255 5.3
1970 to 1979 1,455 14.0   35 percent or more 677 14.0
1969 or earlier 1,676 16.1   Not computed 61 1.3
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 1,819 100.0
None 903 8.7   GROSS RENT    
1 2,999 28.8   Less than $200 191 10.5
2 3,924 37.7   $200 to $299 195 10.7
3 or more 2,585 24.8   $300 to $499 780 42.9
        $500 to $749 272 15.0
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 39 2.1
Utility Gas 24 0.2   $1,000 to $1,499 0 0.0
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 808 7.8   $1,500 or more 11 0.6
Electricity 1,999 19.2   No cash rent 331 18.2
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 6,478 62.2   Median (dollars) 375 (X)
Coal or coke 2 0.0        
Wood 1,049 10.1   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 0 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 31 0.3   Less than 15 percent 426 23.4
No fuel used 20 0.2   15 to 19 percent 148 8.1
        20 to 24 percent 190 10.4
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 210 11.5
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 99 1.0   30 to 34 percent 128 7.0
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 51 0.5   35 percent or more 338 18.6
No telephone service 288 2.8   Not computed 379 20.8
 
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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