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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Cameron 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 4,592 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 2,465 100.0
1-unit, detached 3,234 70.4   1.00 or less 2,437 98.9
1-unit, attached 37 0.8   1.01 to 1.50 18 0.7
2 units 208 4.5   1.51 or more 10 0.4
3 or 4 units 120 2.6        
5 to 9 units 70 1.5             Specified owner-occupied units 1,411 100.0
10 to 19 units 5 0.1   VALUE    
20 or more units 114 2.5   Less than $50,000 486 34.4
Mobile home 764 16.6   $50,000 to $99,999 770 54.6
Boat, RV, van, etc. 40 0.9   $100,000 to $149,999 129 9.1
        $150,000 to $199,000 22 1.6
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 0 0.0
1999 to March 2000 28 0.6   $300,000 to $499,999 0 0.0
1995 to 1998 146 3.2   $500,000 to $999,999 0 0.0
1990 to 1994 372 8.1   $1,000,000 or more 4 0.3
1980 to 1989 408 8.9   Median (dollars) 61,300 (X)
1970 to 1979 590 12.8        
1960 to 1969 371 8.1   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 1,340 29.2    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 1,337 29.1   With a mortgage 724 51.3
             Less than $300 10 0.7
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 112 7.9
1 room 137 3.0        $500 to $699 208 14.7
2 rooms 212 4.6        $700 to $999 242 17.2
3 rooms 480 10.5        $1,000 to $1,499 117 8.3
4 rooms 799 17.4        $1,500 to $1,999 23 1.6
5 rooms 980 21.3        $2,000 or more 12 0.9
6 rooms 891 19.4        Median (dollars) 721 (X)
7 rooms 539 11.7   Not mortgaged 687 48.7
8 rooms 304 6.6        Median (dollars) 281 (X)
9 or more rooms 250 5.4        
Median (rooms) 5.2 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 2,465 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 593 42.0
1999 to March 2000 346 14.0   15 to 19 percent 276 19.6
1995 to 1998 495 20.1   20 to 24 percent 205 14.5
1990 to 1994 329 13.3   25 to 29 percent 116 8.2
1980 to 1989 434 17.6   30 to 34 percent 40 2.8
1970 to 1979 339 13.8   35 percent or more 174 12.3
1969 or earlier 522 21.2   Not computed 7 0.5
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 603 100.0
None 220 8.9   GROSS RENT    
1 982 39.8   Less than $200 84 13.9
2 989 40.1   $200 to $299 89 14.8
3 or more 274 11.1   $300 to $499 251 41.6
        $500 to $749 112 18.6
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 15 2.5
Utility Gas 1,352 54.8   $1,000 to $1,499 0 0.0
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 221 9.0   $1,500 or more 0 0.0
Electricity 234 9.5   No cash rent 52 8.6
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 484 19.6   Median (dollars) 368 (X)
Coal or coke 18 0.7        
Wood 152 6.2   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 0 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 4 0.2   Less than 15 percent 176 29.2
No fuel used 0 0.0   15 to 19 percent 80 13.3
        20 to 24 percent 98 16.3
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 60 10.0
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 10 0.4   30 to 34 percent 34 5.6
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 12 0.5   35 percent or more 99 16.4
No telephone service 55 2.2   Not computed 56 9.3
 
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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