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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Luzerne 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 144,686 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 130,687 100.0
1-unit, detached 88,403 61.1   1.00 or less 129,617 99.2
1-unit, attached 17,468 12.1   1.01 to 1.50 835 0.6
2 units 11,396 7.9   1.51 or more 235 0.2
3 or 4 units 9,287 6.4        
5 to 9 units 4,425 3.1             Specified owner-occupied units 78,799 100.0
10 to 19 units 2,067 1.4   VALUE    
20 or more units 5,716 4.0   Less than $50,000 11,828 15.0
Mobile home 5,855 4.0   $50,000 to $99,999 39,559 50.2
Boat, RV, van, etc. 69 0.0   $100,000 to $149,999 17,248 21.9
        $150,000 to $199,000 6,078 7.7
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 2,853 3.6
1999 to March 2000 1,197 0.8   $300,000 to $499,999 942 1.2
1995 to 1998 3,679 2.5   $500,000 to $999,999 233 0.3
1990 to 1994 5,905 4.1   $1,000,000 or more 58 0.1
1980 to 1989 10,186 7.0   Median (dollars) 84,800 (X)
1970 to 1979 20,946 14.5        
1960 to 1969 12,067 8.3   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 27,269 18.8    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 63,437 43.8   With a mortgage 42,617 54.1
             Less than $300 204 0.3
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 3,683 4.7
1 room 1,308 0.9        $500 to $699 9,012 11.4
2 rooms 3,091 2.1        $700 to $999 14,461 18.4
3 rooms 9,060 6.3        $1,000 to $1,499 11,106 14.1
4 rooms 17,171 11.9        $1,500 to $1,999 2,736 3.5
5 rooms 25,002 17.3        $2,000 or more 1,415 1.8
6 rooms 43,487 30.1        Median (dollars) 865 (X)
7 rooms 18,874 13.0   Not mortgaged 36,182 45.9
8 rooms 13,879 9.6        Median (dollars) 303 (X)
9 or more rooms 12,814 8.9        
Median (rooms) 5.9 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 130,687 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 31,340 39.8
1999 to March 2000 15,933 12.2   15 to 19 percent 13,577 17.2
1995 to 1998 25,429 19.5   20 to 24 percent 10,039 12.7
1990 to 1994 18,155 13.9   25 to 29 percent 6,732 8.5
1980 to 1989 22,589 17.3   30 to 34 percent 4,351 5.5
1970 to 1979 18,213 13.9   35 percent or more 12,109 15.4
1969 or earlier 30,368 23.2   Not computed 651 0.8
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 38,462 100.0
None 16,876 12.9   GROSS RENT    
1 47,440 36.3   Less than $200 3,624 9.4
2 46,410 35.5   $200 to $299 3,898 10.1
3 or more 19,961 15.3   $300 to $499 15,130 39.3
        $500 to $749 10,290 26.8
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 1,716 4.5
Utility Gas 60,038 45.9   $1,000 to $1,499 352 0.9
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 4,202 3.2   $1,500 or more 58 0.2
Electricity 22,500 17.2   No cash rent 3,394 8.8
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 37,789 28.9   Median (dollars) 434 (X)
Coal or coke 4,830 3.7        
Wood 874 0.7   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 6 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 280 0.2   Less than 15 percent 7,869 20.5
No fuel used 168 0.1   15 to 19 percent 5,415 14.1
        20 to 24 percent 4,414 11.5
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 4,154 10.8
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 583 0.4   30 to 34 percent 2,722 7.1
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 496 0.4   35 percent or more 9,827 25.5
No telephone service 1,424 1.1   Not computed 4,061 10.6
 
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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