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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Chester 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 163,773 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 157,905 100.0
1-unit, detached 101,669 62.1   1.00 or less 155,231 98.3
1-unit, attached 27,258 16.6   1.01 to 1.50 1,592 1.0
2 units 3,389 2.1   1.51 or more 1,082 0.7
3 or 4 units 5,288 3.2        
5 to 9 units 5,919 3.6             Specified owner-occupied units 106,254 100.0
10 to 19 units 6,768 4.1   VALUE    
20 or more units 8,359 5.1   Less than $50,000 871 0.8
Mobile home 5,030 3.1   $50,000 to $99,999 10,200 9.6
Boat, RV, van, etc. 93 0.1   $100,000 to $149,999 25,313 23.8
        $150,000 to $199,000 24,646 23.2
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 26,969 25.4
1999 to March 2000 4,617 2.8   $300,000 to $499,999 14,268 13.4
1995 to 1998 13,250 8.1   $500,000 to $999,999 3,549 3.3
1990 to 1994 13,899 8.5   $1,000,000 or more 438 0.4
1980 to 1989 31,267 19.1   Median (dollars) 182,500 (X)
1970 to 1979 28,716 17.5        
1960 to 1969 20,979 12.8   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 24,250 14.8    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 26,795 16.4   With a mortgage 81,136 76.4
             Less than $300 76 0.1
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 694 0.7
1 room 1,201 0.7        $500 to $699 2,674 2.5
2 rooms 3,477 2.1        $700 to $999 10,100 9.5
3 rooms 10,172 6.2        $1,000 to $1,499 26,790 25.2
4 rooms 15,190 9.3        $1,500 to $1,999 20,584 19.4
5 rooms 21,346 13.0        $2,000 or more 20,218 19.0
6 rooms 26,580 16.2        Median (dollars) 1,505 (X)
7 rooms 24,946 15.2   Not mortgaged 25,118 23.6
8 rooms 27,830 17.0        Median (dollars) 460 (X)
9 or more rooms 33,031 20.2        
Median (rooms) 6.7 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 157,905 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 33,847 31.9
1999 to March 2000 24,756 15.7   15 to 19 percent 19,815 18.6
1995 to 1998 44,340 28.1   20 to 24 percent 17,068 16.1
1990 to 1994 26,886 17.0   25 to 29 percent 11,208 10.5
1980 to 1989 30,466 19.3   30 to 34 percent 7,264 6.8
1970 to 1979 15,972 10.1   35 percent or more 16,501 15.5
1969 or earlier 15,485 9.8   Not computed 551 0.5
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 36,398 100.0
None 8,200 5.2   GROSS RENT    
1 44,753 28.3   Less than $200 968 2.7
2 74,484 47.2   $200 to $299 819 2.3
3 or more 30,468 19.3   $300 to $499 3,270 9.0
        $500 to $749 12,078 33.2
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 10,044 27.6
Utility Gas 41,091 26.0   $1,000 to $1,499 5,551 15.3
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 11,045 7.0   $1,500 or more 1,954 5.4
Electricity 41,990 26.6   No cash rent 1,714 4.7
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 60,643 38.4   Median (dollars) 754 (X)
Coal or coke 548 0.3        
Wood 1,444 0.9   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 55 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 750 0.5   Less than 15 percent 7,695 21.1
No fuel used 339 0.2   15 to 19 percent 5,921 16.3
        20 to 24 percent 4,955 13.6
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 3,615 9.9
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 435 0.3   30 to 34 percent 2,438 6.7
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 484 0.3   35 percent or more 9,571 26.3
No telephone service 1,239 0.8   Not computed 2,203 6.1
 
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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