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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 6,178 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 5,660 100.0
1-unit, detached 4,250 68.8   1.00 or less 5,470 96.6
1-unit, attached 60 1.0   1.01 to 1.50 157 2.8
2 units 201 3.3   1.51 or more 33 0.6
3 or 4 units 102 1.7        
5 to 9 units 16 0.3             Specified owner-occupied units 2,543 100.0
10 to 19 units 33 0.5   VALUE    
20 or more units 148 2.4   Less than $50,000 475 18.7
Mobile home 1,342 21.7   $50,000 to $99,999 1,302 51.2
Boat, RV, van, etc. 26 0.4   $100,000 to $149,999 525 20.6
        $150,000 to $199,000 182 7.2
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 59 2.3
1999 to March 2000 261 4.2   $300,000 to $499,999 0 0.0
1995 to 1998 875 14.2   $500,000 to $999,999 0 0.0
1990 to 1994 668 10.8   $1,000,000 or more 0 0.0
1980 to 1989 1,178 19.1   Median (dollars) 78,900 (X)
1970 to 1979 1,260 20.4        
1960 to 1969 670 10.8   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 897 14.5    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 369 6.0   With a mortgage 1,518 59.7
             Less than $300 27 1.1
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 179 7.0
1 room 32 0.5        $500 to $699 491 19.3
2 rooms 102 1.7        $700 to $999 528 20.8
3 rooms 396 6.4        $1,000 to $1,499 236 9.3
4 rooms 1,199 19.4        $1,500 to $1,999 45 1.8
5 rooms 1,789 29.0        $2,000 or more 12 0.5
6 rooms 1,218 19.7        Median (dollars) 733 (X)
7 rooms 702 11.4   Not mortgaged 1,025 40.3
8 rooms 354 5.7        Median (dollars) 231 (X)
9 or more rooms 386 6.2        
Median (rooms) 5.3 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 5,660 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 1,093 43.0
1999 to March 2000 949 16.8   15 to 19 percent 511 20.1
1995 to 1998 1,580 27.9   20 to 24 percent 285 11.2
1990 to 1994 921 16.3   25 to 29 percent 218 8.6
1980 to 1989 840 14.8   30 to 34 percent 121 4.8
1970 to 1979 780 13.8   35 percent or more 310 12.2
1969 or earlier 590 10.4   Not computed 5 0.2
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 1,163 100.0
None 382 6.7   GROSS RENT    
1 1,679 29.7   Less than $200 176 15.1
2 2,264 40.0   $200 to $299 106 9.1
3 or more 1,335 23.6   $300 to $499 418 35.9
        $500 to $749 266 22.9
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 35 3.0
Utility Gas 2,512 44.4   $1,000 to $1,499 7 0.6
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 838 14.8   $1,500 or more 0 0.0
Electricity 1,943 34.3   No cash rent 155 13.3
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 85 1.5   Median (dollars) 401 (X)
Coal or coke 10 0.2        
Wood 246 4.3   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 0 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 19 0.3   Less than 15 percent 140 12.0
No fuel used 7 0.1   15 to 19 percent 184 15.8
        20 to 24 percent 151 13.0
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 102 8.8
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 56 1.0   30 to 34 percent 60 5.2
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 41 0.7   35 percent or more 364 31.3
No telephone service 267 4.7   Not computed 162 13.9
 
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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