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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Columbus 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 24,060 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 21,308 100.0
1-unit, detached 15,282 63.5   1.00 or less 20,579 96.6
1-unit, attached 225 0.9   1.01 to 1.50 465 2.2
2 units 280 1.2   1.51 or more 264 1.2
3 or 4 units 387 1.6        
5 to 9 units 171 0.7             Specified owner-occupied units 9,436 100.0
10 to 19 units 34 0.1   VALUE    
20 or more units 118 0.5   Less than $50,000 2,396 25.4
Mobile home 7,544 31.4   $50,000 to $99,999 4,405 46.7
Boat, RV, van, etc. 19 0.1   $100,000 to $149,999 1,523 16.1
        $150,000 to $199,000 629 6.7
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 387 4.1
1999 to March 2000 804 3.3   $300,000 to $499,999 73 0.8
1995 to 1998 2,393 9.9   $500,000 to $999,999 3 0.0
1990 to 1994 2,098 8.7   $1,000,000 or more 20 0.2
1980 to 1989 3,981 16.5   Median (dollars) 76,100 (X)
1970 to 1979 4,914 20.4        
1960 to 1969 3,491 14.5   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 4,609 19.2    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 1,770 7.4   With a mortgage 4,457 47.2
             Less than $300 90 1.0
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 565 6.0
1 room 49 0.2        $500 to $699 1,129 12.0
2 rooms 574 2.4        $700 to $999 1,284 13.6
3 rooms 1,336 5.6        $1,000 to $1,499 1,002 10.6
4 rooms 3,868 16.1        $1,500 to $1,999 267 2.8
5 rooms 6,620 27.5        $2,000 or more 120 1.3
6 rooms 5,659 23.5        Median (dollars) 806 (X)
7 rooms 3,265 13.6   Not mortgaged 4,979 52.8
8 rooms 1,572 6.5        Median (dollars) 255 (X)
9 or more rooms 1,117 4.6        
Median (rooms) 5.4 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 21,308 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 3,896 41.3
1999 to March 2000 2,828 13.3   15 to 19 percent 1,448 15.3
1995 to 1998 5,034 23.6   20 to 24 percent 942 10.0
1990 to 1994 3,291 15.4   25 to 29 percent 618 6.5
1980 to 1989 3,518 16.5   30 to 34 percent 534 5.7
1970 to 1979 2,971 13.9   35 percent or more 1,827 19.4
1969 or earlier 3,666 17.2   Not computed 171 1.8
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 4,878 100.0
None 2,137 10.0   GROSS RENT    
1 7,282 34.2   Less than $200 466 9.6
2 7,773 36.5   $200 to $299 634 13.0
3 or more 4,116 19.3   $300 to $499 1,958 40.1
        $500 to $749 733 15.0
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 89 1.8
Utility Gas 385 1.8   $1,000 to $1,499 26 0.5
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 8,231 38.6   $1,500 or more 0 0.0
Electricity 9,770 45.9   No cash rent 972 19.9
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 2,441 11.5   Median (dollars) 379 (X)
Coal or coke 0 0.0        
Wood 392 1.8   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 10 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 31 0.1   Less than 15 percent 989 20.3
No fuel used 48 0.2   15 to 19 percent 536 11.0
        20 to 24 percent 325 6.7
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 302 6.2
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 211 1.0   30 to 34 percent 239 4.9
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 121 0.6   35 percent or more 1,351 27.7
No telephone service 1,361 6.4   Not computed 1,136 23.3
 
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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