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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Howard 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 13,589 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 11,389 100.0
1-unit, detached 10,474 77.1   1.00 or less 10,773 94.6
1-unit, attached 446 3.3   1.01 to 1.50 442 3.9
2 units 306 2.3   1.51 or more 174 1.5
3 or 4 units 263 1.9        
5 to 9 units 163 1.2             Specified owner-occupied units 6,563 100.0
10 to 19 units 253 1.9   VALUE    
20 or more units 599 4.4   Less than $50,000 4,046 61.6
Mobile home 1,073 7.9   $50,000 to $99,999 1,986 30.3
Boat, RV, van, etc. 12 0.1   $100,000 to $149,999 356 5.4
        $150,000 to $199,000 80 1.2
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 73 1.1
1999 to March 2000 113 0.8   $300,000 to $499,999 22 0.3
1995 to 1998 331 2.4   $500,000 to $999,999 0 0.0
1990 to 1994 331 2.4   $1,000,000 or more 0 0.0
1980 to 1989 1,190 8.8   Median (dollars) 39,000 (X)
1970 to 1979 1,925 14.2        
1960 to 1969 2,999 22.1   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 5,557 40.9    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 1,143 8.4   With a mortgage 2,987 45.5
             Less than $300 87 1.3
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 730 11.1
1 room 200 1.5        $500 to $699 924 14.1
2 rooms 479 3.5        $700 to $999 802 12.2
3 rooms 1,191 8.8        $1,000 to $1,499 309 4.7
4 rooms 2,759 20.3        $1,500 to $1,999 107 1.6
5 rooms 3,947 29.0        $2,000 or more 28 0.4
6 rooms 2,855 21.0        Median (dollars) 641 (X)
7 rooms 1,237 9.1   Not mortgaged 3,576 54.5
8 rooms 623 4.6        Median (dollars) 243 (X)
9 or more rooms 298 2.2        
Median (rooms) 5.0 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 11,389 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 3,572 54.4
1999 to March 2000 2,226 19.5   15 to 19 percent 1,033 15.7
1995 to 1998 2,594 22.8   20 to 24 percent 502 7.6
1990 to 1994 1,813 15.9   25 to 29 percent 328 5.0
1980 to 1989 1,920 16.9   30 to 34 percent 254 3.9
1970 to 1979 1,257 11.0   35 percent or more 772 11.8
1969 or earlier 1,579 13.9   Not computed 102 1.6
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 3,392 100.0
None 1,065 9.4   GROSS RENT    
1 4,336 38.1   Less than $200 357 10.5
2 4,481 39.3   $200 to $299 354 10.4
3 or more 1,507 13.2   $300 to $499 1,362 40.2
        $500 to $749 776 22.9
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 98 2.9
Utility Gas 7,130 62.6   $1,000 to $1,499 64 1.9
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 713 6.3   $1,500 or more 0 0.0
Electricity 3,462 30.4   No cash rent 381 11.2
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 0 0.0   Median (dollars) 414 (X)
Coal or coke 0 0.0        
Wood 16 0.1   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 9 0.1    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 46 0.4   Less than 15 percent 675 19.9
No fuel used 13 0.1   15 to 19 percent 476 14.0
        20 to 24 percent 299 8.8
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 330 9.7
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 35 0.3   30 to 34 percent 179 5.3
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 131 1.2   35 percent or more 954 28.1
No telephone service 557 4.9   Not computed 479 14.1
 
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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