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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Ellis 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 39,071 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 37,020 100.0
1-unit, detached 29,064 74.4   1.00 or less 34,215 92.4
1-unit, attached 716 1.8   1.01 to 1.50 1,706 4.6
2 units 827 2.1   1.51 or more 1,099 3.0
3 or 4 units 820 2.1        
5 to 9 units 711 1.8             Specified owner-occupied units 21,464 100.0
10 to 19 units 429 1.1   VALUE    
20 or more units 902 2.3   Less than $50,000 3,082 14.4
Mobile home 5,526 14.1   $50,000 to $99,999 9,605 44.7
Boat, RV, van, etc. 76 0.2   $100,000 to $149,999 5,006 23.3
        $150,000 to $199,000 1,962 9.1
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 1,296 6.0
1999 to March 2000 2,138 5.5   $300,000 to $499,999 420 2.0
1995 to 1998 5,309 13.6   $500,000 to $999,999 90 0.4
1990 to 1994 3,464 8.9   $1,000,000 or more 3 0.0
1980 to 1989 10,091 25.8   Median (dollars) 91,400 (X)
1970 to 1979 6,452 16.5        
1960 to 1969 3,752 9.6   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 4,514 11.6    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 3,351 8.6   With a mortgage 14,376 67.0
             Less than $300 24 0.1
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 492 2.3
1 room 257 0.7        $500 to $699 1,809 8.4
2 rooms 1,057 2.7        $700 to $999 4,687 21.8
3 rooms 2,750 7.0        $1,000 to $1,499 4,922 22.9
4 rooms 5,193 13.3        $1,500 to $1,999 1,653 7.7
5 rooms 10,134 25.9        $2,000 or more 789 3.7
6 rooms 9,023 23.1        Median (dollars) 1,014 (X)
7 rooms 5,500 14.1   Not mortgaged 7,088 33.0
8 rooms 2,811 7.2        Median (dollars) 332 (X)
9 or more rooms 2,346 6.0        
Median (rooms) 5.5 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 37,020 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 8,500 39.6
1999 to March 2000 7,501 20.3   15 to 19 percent 4,238 19.7
1995 to 1998 11,462 31.0   20 to 24 percent 3,010 14.0
1990 to 1994 6,182 16.7   25 to 29 percent 1,789 8.3
1980 to 1989 6,426 17.4   30 to 34 percent 1,004 4.7
1970 to 1979 3,217 8.7   35 percent or more 2,773 12.9
1969 or earlier 2,232 6.0   Not computed 150 0.7
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 8,533 100.0
None 1,737 4.7   GROSS RENT    
1 9,670 26.1   Less than $200 269 3.2
2 16,562 44.7   $200 to $299 379 4.4
3 or more 9,051 24.4   $300 to $499 1,956 22.9
        $500 to $749 3,680 43.1
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 1,299 15.2
Utility Gas 12,388 33.5   $1,000 to $1,499 330 3.9
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 4,114 11.1   $1,500 or more 40 0.5
Electricity 20,201 54.6   No cash rent 580 6.8
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 51 0.1   Median (dollars) 584 (X)
Coal or coke 0 0.0        
Wood 121 0.3   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 9 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 83 0.2   Less than 15 percent 2,027 23.8
No fuel used 53 0.1   15 to 19 percent 1,387 16.3
        20 to 24 percent 1,177 13.8
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 766 9.0
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 253 0.7   30 to 34 percent 586 6.9
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 218 0.6   35 percent or more 1,921 22.5
No telephone service 818 2.2   Not computed 669 7.8
 
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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