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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Watauga 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 23,155 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 16,540 100.0
1-unit, detached 15,302 66.1   1.00 or less 16,288 98.5
1-unit, attached 585 2.5   1.01 to 1.50 198 1.2
2 units 789 3.4   1.51 or more 54 0.3
3 or 4 units 894 3.9        
5 to 9 units 970 4.2             Specified owner-occupied units 7,221 100.0
10 to 19 units 1,096 4.7   VALUE    
20 or more units 1,090 4.7   Less than $50,000 329 4.6
Mobile home 2,415 10.4   $50,000 to $99,999 1,784 24.7
Boat, RV, van, etc. 14 0.1   $100,000 to $149,999 1,940 26.9
        $150,000 to $199,000 1,426 19.7
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 1,088 15.1
1999 to March 2000 793 3.4   $300,000 to $499,999 454 6.3
1995 to 1998 2,503 10.8   $500,000 to $999,999 172 2.4
1990 to 1994 2,364 10.2   $1,000,000 or more 28 0.4
1980 to 1989 5,275 22.8   Median (dollars) 139,300 (X)
1970 to 1979 5,293 22.9        
1960 to 1969 2,876 12.4   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 2,699 11.7    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 1,352 5.8   With a mortgage 4,234 58.6
             Less than $300 33 0.5
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 327 4.5
1 room 172 0.7        $500 to $699 780 10.8
2 rooms 959 4.1        $700 to $999 1,287 17.8
3 rooms 2,357 10.2        $1,000 to $1,499 1,164 16.1
4 rooms 4,330 18.7        $1,500 to $1,999 352 4.9
5 rooms 5,335 23.0        $2,000 or more 291 4.0
6 rooms 4,329 18.7        Median (dollars) 921 (X)
7 rooms 2,488 10.7   Not mortgaged 2,987 41.4
8 rooms 1,693 7.3        Median (dollars) 222 (X)
9 or more rooms 1,492 6.4        
Median (rooms) 5.2 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 16,540 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 3,274 45.3
1999 to March 2000 4,275 25.8   15 to 19 percent 1,120 15.5
1995 to 1998 4,531 27.4   20 to 24 percent 776 10.7
1990 to 1994 2,118 12.8   25 to 29 percent 513 7.1
1980 to 1989 2,432 14.7   30 to 34 percent 380 5.3
1970 to 1979 1,513 9.1   35 percent or more 1,105 15.3
1969 or earlier 1,671 10.1   Not computed 53 0.7
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 5,919 100.0
None 927 5.6   GROSS RENT    
1 5,341 32.3   Less than $200 123 2.1
2 6,510 39.4   $200 to $299 247 4.2
3 or more 3,762 22.7   $300 to $499 1,727 29.2
        $500 to $749 2,188 37.0
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 630 10.6
Utility Gas 176 1.1   $1,000 to $1,499 324 5.5
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 2,527 15.3   $1,500 or more 115 1.9
Electricity 5,784 35.0   No cash rent 565 9.5
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 6,990 42.3   Median (dollars) 548 (X)
Coal or coke 27 0.2        
Wood 901 5.4   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 7 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 58 0.4   Less than 15 percent 845 14.3
No fuel used 70 0.4   15 to 19 percent 476 8.0
        20 to 24 percent 551 9.3
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 412 7.0
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 94 0.6   30 to 34 percent 308 5.2
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 66 0.4   35 percent or more 2,560 43.3
No telephone service 307 1.9   Not computed 767 13.0
 
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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