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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Starr 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 17,589 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 14,410 100.0
1-unit, detached 14,326 81.4   1.00 or less 10,652 73.9
1-unit, attached 381 2.2   1.01 to 1.50 2,103 14.6
2 units 350 2.0   1.51 or more 1,655 11.5
3 or 4 units 294 1.7        
5 to 9 units 282 1.6             Specified owner-occupied units 9,952 100.0
10 to 19 units 98 0.6   VALUE    
20 or more units 28 0.2   Less than $50,000 6,635 66.7
Mobile home 1,797 10.2   $50,000 to $99,999 2,670 26.8
Boat, RV, van, etc. 33 0.2   $100,000 to $149,999 448 4.5
        $150,000 to $199,000 148 1.5
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 27 0.3
1999 to March 2000 530 3.0   $300,000 to $499,999 6 0.1
1995 to 1998 2,416 13.7   $500,000 to $999,999 0 0.0
1990 to 1994 2,866 16.3   $1,000,000 or more 18 0.2
1980 to 1989 5,232 29.7   Median (dollars) 37,800 (X)
1970 to 1979 3,173 18.0        
1960 to 1969 1,603 9.1   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 1,314 7.5    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 455 2.6   With a mortgage 1,631 16.4
             Less than $300 222 2.2
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 533 5.4
1 room 514 2.9        $500 to $699 395 4.0
2 rooms 1,649 9.4        $700 to $999 284 2.9
3 rooms 2,803 15.9        $1,000 to $1,499 171 1.7
4 rooms 3,605 20.5        $1,500 to $1,999 26 0.3
5 rooms 4,104 23.3        $2,000 or more 0 0.0
6 rooms 2,694 15.3        Median (dollars) 528 (X)
7 rooms 1,213 6.9   Not mortgaged 8,321 83.6
8 rooms 636 3.6        Median (dollars) 186 (X)
9 or more rooms 371 2.1        
Median (rooms) 4.6 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 14,410 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 5,118 51.4
1999 to March 2000 1,860 12.9   15 to 19 percent 1,171 11.8
1995 to 1998 3,463 24.0   20 to 24 percent 941 9.5
1990 to 1994 2,555 17.7   25 to 29 percent 470 4.7
1980 to 1989 3,214 22.3   30 to 34 percent 498 5.0
1970 to 1979 1,594 11.1   35 percent or more 1,408 14.1
1969 or earlier 1,724 12.0   Not computed 346 3.5
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 2,915 100.0
None 2,118 14.7   GROSS RENT    
1 5,447 37.8   Less than $200 469 16.1
2 5,187 36.0   $200 to $299 831 28.5
3 or more 1,658 11.5   $300 to $499 759 26.0
        $500 to $749 115 3.9
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 30 1.0
Utility Gas 1,795 12.5   $1,000 to $1,499 61 2.1
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 3,320 23.0   $1,500 or more 0 0.0
Electricity 8,616 59.8   No cash rent 650 22.3
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 8 0.1   Median (dollars) 281 (X)
Coal or coke 0 0.0        
Wood 17 0.1   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 0 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 113 0.8   Less than 15 percent 503 17.3
No fuel used 541 3.8   15 to 19 percent 291 10.0
        20 to 24 percent 157 5.4
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 188 6.4
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 679 4.7   30 to 34 percent 191 6.6
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 441 3.1   35 percent or more 841 28.9
No telephone service 1,593 11.1   Not computed 744 25.5
 
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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