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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Essex 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 4,762 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 2,602 100.0
1-unit, detached 3,718 78.1   1.00 or less 2,558 98.3
1-unit, attached 30 0.6   1.01 to 1.50 26 1.0
2 units 196 4.1   1.51 or more 18 0.7
3 or 4 units 141 3.0        
5 to 9 units 71 1.5             Specified owner-occupied units 1,120 100.0
10 to 19 units 7 0.1   VALUE    
20 or more units 22 0.5   Less than $50,000 241 21.5
Mobile home 511 10.7   $50,000 to $99,999 695 62.1
Boat, RV, van, etc. 66 1.4   $100,000 to $149,999 111 9.9
        $150,000 to $199,000 60 5.4
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 6 0.5
1999 to March 2000 139 2.9   $300,000 to $499,999 4 0.4
1995 to 1998 402 8.4   $500,000 to $999,999 3 0.3
1990 to 1994 362 7.6   $1,000,000 or more 0 0.0
1980 to 1989 722 15.2   Median (dollars) 68,700 (X)
1970 to 1979 773 16.2        
1960 to 1969 495 10.4   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 533 11.2    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 1,336 28.1   With a mortgage 583 52.1
             Less than $300 6 0.5
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 86 7.7
1 room 271 5.7        $500 to $699 235 21.0
2 rooms 262 5.5        $700 to $999 200 17.9
3 rooms 339 7.1        $1,000 to $1,499 49 4.4
4 rooms 923 19.4        $1,500 to $1,999 5 0.4
5 rooms 1,033 21.7        $2,000 or more 2 0.2
6 rooms 856 18.0        Median (dollars) 672 (X)
7 rooms 521 10.9   Not mortgaged 537 47.9
8 rooms 266 5.6        Median (dollars) 260 (X)
9 or more rooms 291 6.1        
Median (rooms) 5.1 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 2,602 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 404 36.1
1999 to March 2000 349 13.4   15 to 19 percent 243 21.7
1995 to 1998 543 20.9   20 to 24 percent 177 15.8
1990 to 1994 436 16.8   25 to 29 percent 71 6.3
1980 to 1989 549 21.1   30 to 34 percent 55 4.9
1970 to 1979 350 13.5   35 percent or more 164 14.6
1969 or earlier 375 14.4   Not computed 6 0.5
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 476 100.0
None 137 5.3   GROSS RENT    
1 902 34.7   Less than $200 23 4.8
2 1,206 46.3   $200 to $299 49 10.3
3 or more 357 13.7   $300 to $499 236 49.6
        $500 to $749 94 19.7
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 10 2.1
Utility Gas 6 0.2   $1,000 to $1,499 4 0.8
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 252 9.7   $1,500 or more 0 0.0
Electricity 30 1.2   No cash rent 60 12.6
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 1,921 73.8   Median (dollars) 420 (X)
Coal or coke 1 0.0        
Wood 388 14.9   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 0 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 0 0.0   Less than 15 percent 96 20.2
No fuel used 4 0.2   15 to 19 percent 59 12.4
        20 to 24 percent 48 10.1
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 64 13.4
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 49 1.9   30 to 34 percent 37 7.8
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 23 0.9   35 percent or more 106 22.3
No telephone service 124 4.8   Not computed 66 13.9
 
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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