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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Lackawanna 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 95,362 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 86,218 100.0
1-unit, detached 57,277 60.1   1.00 or less 85,662 99.4
1-unit, attached 3,930 4.1   1.01 to 1.50 462 0.5
2 units 14,503 15.2   1.51 or more 94 0.1
3 or 4 units 8,651 9.1        
5 to 9 units 3,895 4.1             Specified owner-occupied units 47,906 100.0
10 to 19 units 1,323 1.4   VALUE    
20 or more units 3,044 3.2   Less than $50,000 3,820 8.0
Mobile home 2,699 2.8   $50,000 to $99,999 23,271 48.6
Boat, RV, van, etc. 40 0.0   $100,000 to $149,999 12,369 25.8
        $150,000 to $199,000 4,860 10.1
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 2,580 5.4
1999 to March 2000 628 0.7   $300,000 to $499,999 819 1.7
1995 to 1998 2,563 2.7   $500,000 to $999,999 138 0.3
1990 to 1994 3,573 3.7   $1,000,000 or more 49 0.1
1980 to 1989 7,437 7.8   Median (dollars) 93,400 (X)
1970 to 1979 10,819 11.3        
1960 to 1969 8,431 8.8   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 15,820 16.6    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 46,091 48.3   With a mortgage 26,465 55.2
             Less than $300 38 0.1
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 1,155 2.4
1 room 471 0.5        $500 to $699 4,154 8.7
2 rooms 1,542 1.6        $700 to $999 9,693 20.2
3 rooms 6,389 6.7        $1,000 to $1,499 7,851 16.4
4 rooms 12,295 12.9        $1,500 to $1,999 2,378 5.0
5 rooms 16,832 17.7        $2,000 or more 1,196 2.5
6 rooms 24,210 25.4        Median (dollars) 939 (X)
7 rooms 13,016 13.6   Not mortgaged 21,441 44.8
8 rooms 10,257 10.8        Median (dollars) 329 (X)
9 or more rooms 10,350 10.9        
Median (rooms) 5.9 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 86,218 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 18,315 38.2
1999 to March 2000 10,240 11.9   15 to 19 percent 8,159 17.0
1995 to 1998 17,953 20.8   20 to 24 percent 6,252 13.1
1990 to 1994 11,557 13.4   25 to 29 percent 4,254 8.9
1980 to 1989 14,836 17.2   30 to 34 percent 2,974 6.2
1970 to 1979 11,456 13.3   35 percent or more 7,550 15.8
1969 or earlier 20,176 23.4   Not computed 402 0.8
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 27,795 100.0
None 11,770 13.7   GROSS RENT    
1 31,604 36.7   Less than $200 2,550 9.2
2 30,798 35.7   $200 to $299 2,795 10.1
3 or more 12,046 14.0   $300 to $499 11,183 40.2
        $500 to $749 7,583 27.3
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 1,185 4.3
Utility Gas 52,813 61.3   $1,000 to $1,499 246 0.9
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 3,284 3.8   $1,500 or more 114 0.4
Electricity 11,093 12.9   No cash rent 2,139 7.7
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 16,386 19.0   Median (dollars) 440 (X)
Coal or coke 1,750 2.0        
Wood 469 0.5   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 8 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 266 0.3   Less than 15 percent 5,965 21.5
No fuel used 149 0.2   15 to 19 percent 3,901 14.0
        20 to 24 percent 3,159 11.4
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 2,996 10.8
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 239 0.3   30 to 34 percent 2,143 7.7
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 330 0.4   35 percent or more 7,010 25.2
No telephone service 857 1.0   Not computed 2,621 9.4
 
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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