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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Avery 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 11,911 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 6,532 100.0
1-unit, detached 7,857 66.0   1.00 or less 6,420 98.3
1-unit, attached 142 1.2   1.01 to 1.50 79 1.2
2 units 211 1.8   1.51 or more 33 0.5
3 or 4 units 441 3.7        
5 to 9 units 285 2.4             Specified owner-occupied units 3,214 100.0
10 to 19 units 335 2.8   VALUE    
20 or more units 739 6.2   Less than $50,000 535 16.6
Mobile home 1,857 15.6   $50,000 to $99,999 1,323 41.2
Boat, RV, van, etc. 44 0.4   $100,000 to $149,999 690 21.5
        $150,000 to $199,000 316 9.8
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 236 7.3
1999 to March 2000 427 3.6   $300,000 to $499,999 85 2.6
1995 to 1998 1,085 9.1   $500,000 to $999,999 20 0.6
1990 to 1994 1,002 8.4   $1,000,000 or more 9 0.3
1980 to 1989 3,636 30.5   Median (dollars) 88,000 (X)
1970 to 1979 2,324 19.5        
1960 to 1969 1,045 8.8   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 1,420 11.9    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 972 8.2   With a mortgage 1,531 47.6
             Less than $300 34 1.1
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 235 7.3
1 room 40 0.3        $500 to $699 381 11.9
2 rooms 312 2.6        $700 to $999 465 14.5
3 rooms 1,059 8.9        $1,000 to $1,499 271 8.4
4 rooms 2,055 17.3        $1,500 to $1,999 89 2.8
5 rooms 3,766 31.6        $2,000 or more 56 1.7
6 rooms 2,092 17.6        Median (dollars) 759 (X)
7 rooms 1,181 9.9   Not mortgaged 1,683 52.4
8 rooms 718 6.0        Median (dollars) 189 (X)
9 or more rooms 688 5.8        
Median (rooms) 5.2 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 6,532 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 1,556 48.4
1999 to March 2000 977 15.0   15 to 19 percent 459 14.3
1995 to 1998 1,557 23.8   20 to 24 percent 271 8.4
1990 to 1994 1,027 15.7   25 to 29 percent 229 7.1
1980 to 1989 1,153 17.7   30 to 34 percent 188 5.8
1970 to 1979 846 13.0   35 percent or more 477 14.8
1969 or earlier 972 14.9   Not computed 34 1.1
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 1,171 100.0
None 530 8.1   GROSS RENT    
1 1,856 28.4   Less than $200 60 5.1
2 2,453 37.6   $200 to $299 135 11.5
3 or more 1,693 25.9   $300 to $499 396 33.8
        $500 to $749 242 20.7
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 36 3.1
Utility Gas 16 0.2   $1,000 to $1,499 12 1.0
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 964 14.8   $1,500 or more 0 0.0
Electricity 1,233 18.9   No cash rent 290 24.8
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 3,774 57.8   Median (dollars) 430 (X)
Coal or coke 14 0.2        
Wood 509 7.8   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 0 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 22 0.3   Less than 15 percent 195 16.7
No fuel used 0 0.0   15 to 19 percent 135 11.5
        20 to 24 percent 103 8.8
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 110 9.4
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 27 0.4   30 to 34 percent 88 7.5
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 52 0.8   35 percent or more 230 19.6
No telephone service 288 4.4   Not computed 310 26.5
 
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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