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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Swain 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 7,105 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 5,137 100.0
1-unit, detached 5,023 70.7   1.00 or less 4,951 96.4
1-unit, attached 56 0.8   1.01 to 1.50 126 2.5
2 units 88 1.2   1.51 or more 60 1.2
3 or 4 units 146 2.1        
5 to 9 units 115 1.6             Specified owner-occupied units 2,490 100.0
10 to 19 units 4 0.1   VALUE    
20 or more units 0 0.0   Less than $50,000 495 19.9
Mobile home 1,614 22.7   $50,000 to $99,999 1,001 40.2
Boat, RV, van, etc. 59 0.8   $100,000 to $149,999 557 22.4
        $150,000 to $199,000 206 8.3
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 150 6.0
1999 to March 2000 287 4.0   $300,000 to $499,999 38 1.5
1995 to 1998 678 9.5   $500,000 to $999,999 9 0.4
1990 to 1994 805 11.3   $1,000,000 or more 34 1.4
1980 to 1989 1,608 22.6   Median (dollars) 86,800 (X)
1970 to 1979 1,642 23.1        
1960 to 1969 737 10.4   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 878 12.4    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 470 6.6   With a mortgage 1,071 43.0
             Less than $300 57 2.3
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 234 9.4
1 room 53 0.7        $500 to $699 310 12.4
2 rooms 206 2.9        $700 to $999 257 10.3
3 rooms 443 6.2        $1,000 to $1,499 151 6.1
4 rooms 1,558 21.9        $1,500 to $1,999 60 2.4
5 rooms 2,158 30.4        $2,000 or more 2 0.1
6 rooms 1,425 20.1        Median (dollars) 660 (X)
7 rooms 643 9.0   Not mortgaged 1,419 57.0
8 rooms 268 3.8        Median (dollars) 185 (X)
9 or more rooms 351 4.9        
Median (rooms) 5.1 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 5,137 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 1,423 57.1
1999 to March 2000 718 14.0   15 to 19 percent 288 11.6
1995 to 1998 1,179 23.0   20 to 24 percent 201 8.1
1990 to 1994 890 17.3   25 to 29 percent 223 9.0
1980 to 1989 969 18.9   30 to 34 percent 79 3.2
1970 to 1979 760 14.8   35 percent or more 249 10.0
1969 or earlier 621 12.1   Not computed 27 1.1
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 1,050 100.0
None 357 6.9   GROSS RENT    
1 1,805 35.1   Less than $200 115 11.0
2 1,990 38.7   $200 to $299 124 11.8
3 or more 985 19.2   $300 to $499 433 41.2
        $500 to $749 160 15.2
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 36 3.4
Utility Gas 59 1.1   $1,000 to $1,499 12 1.1
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 1,234 24.0   $1,500 or more 0 0.0
Electricity 1,754 34.1   No cash rent 170 16.2
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 1,421 27.7   Median (dollars) 384 (X)
Coal or coke 0 0.0        
Wood 645 12.6   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 0 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 2 0.0   Less than 15 percent 224 21.3
No fuel used 22 0.4   15 to 19 percent 131 12.5
        20 to 24 percent 132 12.6
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 84 8.0
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 73 1.4   30 to 34 percent 46 4.4
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 43 0.8   35 percent or more 257 24.5
No telephone service 256 5.0   Not computed 176 16.8
 
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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