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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Foster 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 1,793 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 1,540 100.0
1-unit, detached 1,330 74.2   1.00 or less 1,534 99.6
1-unit, attached 38 2.1   1.01 to 1.50 6 0.4
2 units 36 2.0   1.51 or more 0 0.0
3 or 4 units 133 7.4        
5 to 9 units 62 3.5             Specified owner-occupied units 863 100.0
10 to 19 units 44 2.5   VALUE    
20 or more units 4 0.2   Less than $50,000 356 41.3
Mobile home 146 8.1   $50,000 to $99,999 396 45.9
Boat, RV, van, etc. 0 0.0   $100,000 to $149,999 71 8.2
        $150,000 to $199,000 27 3.1
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 7 0.8
1999 to March 2000 13 0.7   $300,000 to $499,999 6 0.7
1995 to 1998 31 1.7   $500,000 to $999,999 0 0.0
1990 to 1994 68 3.8   $1,000,000 or more 0 0.0
1980 to 1989 153 8.5   Median (dollars) 55,300 (X)
1970 to 1979 435 24.3        
1960 to 1969 249 13.9   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 303 16.9    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 541 30.2   With a mortgage 370 42.9
             Less than $300 3 0.3
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 67 7.8
1 room 6 0.3        $500 to $699 105 12.2
2 rooms 37 2.1        $700 to $999 117 13.6
3 rooms 123 6.9        $1,000 to $1,499 74 8.6
4 rooms 265 14.8        $1,500 to $1,999 0 0.0
5 rooms 371 20.7        $2,000 or more 4 0.5
6 rooms 324 18.1        Median (dollars) 725 (X)
7 rooms 282 15.7   Not mortgaged 493 57.1
8 rooms 199 11.1        Median (dollars) 248 (X)
9 or more rooms 186 10.4        
Median (rooms) 5.8 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 1,540 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 434 50.3
1999 to March 2000 184 11.9   15 to 19 percent 181 21.0
1995 to 1998 430 27.9   20 to 24 percent 81 9.4
1990 to 1994 226 14.7   25 to 29 percent 41 4.8
1980 to 1989 271 17.6   30 to 34 percent 16 1.9
1970 to 1979 185 12.0   35 percent or more 105 12.2
1969 or earlier 244 15.8   Not computed 5 0.6
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 367 100.0
None 80 5.2   GROSS RENT    
1 437 28.4   Less than $200 48 13.1
2 602 39.1   $200 to $299 78 21.3
3 or more 421 27.3   $300 to $499 181 49.3
        $500 to $749 27 7.4
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 4 1.1
Utility Gas 728 47.3   $1,000 to $1,499 0 0.0
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 246 16.0   $1,500 or more 0 0.0
Electricity 374 24.3   No cash rent 29 7.9
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 137 8.9   Median (dollars) 342 (X)
Coal or coke 2 0.1        
Wood 12 0.8   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 0 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 41 2.7   Less than 15 percent 81 22.1
No fuel used 0 0.0   15 to 19 percent 62 16.9
        20 to 24 percent 47 12.8
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 37 10.1
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 4 0.3   30 to 34 percent 27 7.4
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 0 0.0   35 percent or more 69 18.8
No telephone service 24 1.6   Not computed 44 12.0
 
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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