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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Van Buren 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 2,453 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 2,180 100.0
1-unit, detached 1,711 69.8   1.00 or less 2,143 98.3
1-unit, attached 20 0.8   1.01 to 1.50 34 1.6
2 units 12 0.5   1.51 or more 3 0.1
3 or 4 units 23 0.9        
5 to 9 units 30 1.2             Specified owner-occupied units 1,038 100.0
10 to 19 units 7 0.3   VALUE    
20 or more units 0 0.0   Less than $50,000 437 42.1
Mobile home 639 26.0   $50,000 to $99,999 493 47.5
Boat, RV, van, etc. 11 0.4   $100,000 to $149,999 66 6.4
        $150,000 to $199,000 26 2.5
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 8 0.8
1999 to March 2000 102 4.2   $300,000 to $499,999 0 0.0
1995 to 1998 264 10.8   $500,000 to $999,999 0 0.0
1990 to 1994 228 9.3   $1,000,000 or more 8 0.8
1980 to 1989 584 23.8   Median (dollars) 55,800 (X)
1970 to 1979 514 21.0        
1960 to 1969 286 11.7   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 308 12.6    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 167 6.8   With a mortgage 495 47.7
             Less than $300 29 2.8
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 155 14.9
1 room 16 0.7        $500 to $699 155 14.9
2 rooms 42 1.7        $700 to $999 119 11.5
3 rooms 107 4.4        $1,000 to $1,499 27 2.6
4 rooms 369 15.0        $1,500 to $1,999 9 0.9
5 rooms 845 34.4        $2,000 or more 1 0.1
6 rooms 603 24.6        Median (dollars) 575 (X)
7 rooms 280 11.4   Not mortgaged 543 52.3
8 rooms 97 4.0        Median (dollars) 197 (X)
9 or more rooms 94 3.8        
Median (rooms) 5.3 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 2,180 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 525 50.6
1999 to March 2000 295 13.5   15 to 19 percent 123 11.8
1995 to 1998 462 21.2   20 to 24 percent 137 13.2
1990 to 1994 385 17.7   25 to 29 percent 56 5.4
1980 to 1989 425 19.5   30 to 34 percent 50 4.8
1970 to 1979 300 13.8   35 percent or more 139 13.4
1969 or earlier 313 14.4   Not computed 8 0.8
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 273 100.0
None 167 7.7   GROSS RENT    
1 653 30.0   Less than $200 34 12.5
2 823 37.8   $200 to $299 27 9.9
3 or more 537 24.6   $300 to $499 76 27.8
        $500 to $749 30 11.0
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 3 1.1
Utility Gas 443 20.3   $1,000 to $1,499 0 0.0
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 473 21.7   $1,500 or more 0 0.0
Electricity 936 42.9   No cash rent 103 37.7
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 45 2.1   Median (dollars) 346 (X)
Coal or coke 0 0.0        
Wood 283 13.0   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 0 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 0 0.0   Less than 15 percent 32 11.7
No fuel used 0 0.0   15 to 19 percent 39 14.3
        20 to 24 percent 18 6.6
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 10 3.7
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 52 2.4   30 to 34 percent 25 9.2
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 36 1.7   35 percent or more 39 14.3
No telephone service 157 7.2   Not computed 110 40.3
 
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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