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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Buncombe 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 93,973 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 85,776 100.0
1-unit, detached 58,706 62.5   1.00 or less 84,015 97.9
1-unit, attached 2,519 2.7   1.01 to 1.50 1,333 1.6
2 units 2,172 2.3   1.51 or more 428 0.5
3 or 4 units 3,385 3.6        
5 to 9 units 4,404 4.7             Specified owner-occupied units 42,816 100.0
10 to 19 units 1,501 1.6   VALUE    
20 or more units 3,147 3.3   Less than $50,000 2,362 5.5
Mobile home 18,054 19.2   $50,000 to $99,999 14,246 33.3
Boat, RV, van, etc. 85 0.1   $100,000 to $149,999 11,952 27.9
        $150,000 to $199,000 7,189 16.8
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 4,458 10.4
1999 to March 2000 2,948 3.1   $300,000 to $499,999 1,806 4.2
1995 to 1998 9,331 9.9   $500,000 to $999,999 655 1.5
1990 to 1994 8,586 9.1   $1,000,000 or more 148 0.3
1980 to 1989 16,067 17.1   Median (dollars) 119,600 (X)
1970 to 1979 15,490 16.5        
1960 to 1969 12,470 13.3   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 16,296 17.3    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 12,785 13.6   With a mortgage 26,711 62.4
             Less than $300 113 0.3
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 1,810 4.2
1 room 855 0.9        $500 to $699 4,510 10.5
2 rooms 2,650 2.8        $700 to $999 8,256 19.3
3 rooms 6,462 6.9        $1,000 to $1,499 7,873 18.4
4 rooms 19,373 20.6        $1,500 to $1,999 2,386 5.6
5 rooms 24,179 25.7        $2,000 or more 1,763 4.1
6 rooms 18,006 19.2        Median (dollars) 948 (X)
7 rooms 10,646 11.3   Not mortgaged 16,105 37.6
8 rooms 6,008 6.4        Median (dollars) 260 (X)
9 or more rooms 5,794 6.2        
Median (rooms) 5.2 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 85,776 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 16,882 39.4
1999 to March 2000 17,264 20.1   15 to 19 percent 7,263 17.0
1995 to 1998 24,832 28.9   20 to 24 percent 5,640 13.2
1990 to 1994 13,560 15.8   25 to 29 percent 3,703 8.6
1980 to 1989 13,022 15.2   30 to 34 percent 2,458 5.7
1970 to 1979 7,918 9.2   35 percent or more 6,571 15.3
1969 or earlier 9,180 10.7   Not computed 299 0.7
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 25,115 100.0
None 6,608 7.7   GROSS RENT    
1 29,083 33.9   Less than $200 1,567 6.2
2 33,842 39.5   $200 to $299 1,169 4.7
3 or more 16,243 18.9   $300 to $499 6,250 24.9
        $500 to $749 9,548 38.0
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 3,150 12.5
Utility Gas 16,638 19.4   $1,000 to $1,499 1,003 4.0
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 6,041 7.0   $1,500 or more 318 1.3
Electricity 32,493 37.9   No cash rent 2,110 8.4
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 27,106 31.6   Median (dollars) 551 (X)
Coal or coke 40 0.0        
Wood 2,765 3.2   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 119 0.1    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 351 0.4   Less than 15 percent 4,227 16.8
No fuel used 223 0.3   15 to 19 percent 3,525 14.0
        20 to 24 percent 3,180 12.7
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 2,817 11.2
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 272 0.3   30 to 34 percent 1,516 6.0
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 294 0.3   35 percent or more 7,275 29.0
No telephone service 1,869 2.2   Not computed 2,575 10.3
 
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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