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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Lamar 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 21,113 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 19,077 100.0
1-unit, detached 16,184 76.7   1.00 or less 18,446 96.7
1-unit, attached 227 1.1   1.01 to 1.50 428 2.2
2 units 646 3.1   1.51 or more 203 1.1
3 or 4 units 549 2.6        
5 to 9 units 522 2.5             Specified owner-occupied units 9,729 100.0
10 to 19 units 325 1.5   VALUE    
20 or more units 873 4.1   Less than $50,000 4,089 42.0
Mobile home 1,697 8.0   $50,000 to $99,999 4,123 42.4
Boat, RV, van, etc. 90 0.4   $100,000 to $149,999 961 9.9
        $150,000 to $199,000 263 2.7
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 233 2.4
1999 to March 2000 715 3.4   $300,000 to $499,999 49 0.5
1995 to 1998 1,598 7.6   $500,000 to $999,999 4 0.0
1990 to 1994 1,666 7.9   $1,000,000 or more 7 0.1
1980 to 1989 4,622 21.9   Median (dollars) 57,300 (X)
1970 to 1979 4,125 19.5        
1960 to 1969 2,822 13.4   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 3,735 17.7    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 1,830 8.7   With a mortgage 5,520 56.7
             Less than $300 157 1.6
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 962 9.9
1 room 161 0.8        $500 to $699 1,631 16.8
2 rooms 559 2.6        $700 to $999 1,855 19.1
3 rooms 1,586 7.5        $1,000 to $1,499 709 7.3
4 rooms 4,053 19.2        $1,500 to $1,999 137 1.4
5 rooms 5,741 27.2        $2,000 or more 69 0.7
6 rooms 4,426 21.0        Median (dollars) 701 (X)
7 rooms 2,507 11.9   Not mortgaged 4,209 43.3
8 rooms 1,333 6.3        Median (dollars) 269 (X)
9 or more rooms 747 3.5        
Median (rooms) 5.2 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 19,077 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 4,218 43.4
1999 to March 2000 4,275 22.4   15 to 19 percent 1,832 18.8
1995 to 1998 5,462 28.6   20 to 24 percent 1,024 10.5
1990 to 1994 2,819 14.8   25 to 29 percent 739 7.6
1980 to 1989 3,222 16.9   30 to 34 percent 357 3.7
1970 to 1979 1,886 9.9   35 percent or more 1,430 14.7
1969 or earlier 1,413 7.4   Not computed 129 1.3
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 6,161 100.0
None 1,713 9.0   GROSS RENT    
1 6,512 34.1   Less than $200 572 9.3
2 7,734 40.5   $200 to $299 635 10.3
3 or more 3,118 16.3   $300 to $499 2,495 40.5
        $500 to $749 1,504 24.4
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 288 4.7
Utility Gas 6,757 35.4   $1,000 to $1,499 66 1.1
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 2,650 13.9   $1,500 or more 29 0.5
Electricity 9,276 48.6   No cash rent 572 9.3
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 24 0.1   Median (dollars) 430 (X)
Coal or coke 0 0.0        
Wood 318 1.7   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 0 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 39 0.2   Less than 15 percent 1,386 22.5
No fuel used 13 0.1   15 to 19 percent 854 13.9
        20 to 24 percent 696 11.3
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 465 7.5
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 143 0.7   30 to 34 percent 371 6.0
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 139 0.7   35 percent or more 1,730 28.1
No telephone service 725 3.8   Not computed 659 10.7
 
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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