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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 4,926 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 3,995 100.0
1-unit, detached 3,747 76.1   1.00 or less 3,911 97.9
1-unit, attached 74 1.5   1.01 to 1.50 81 2.0
2 units 46 0.9   1.51 or more 3 0.1
3 or 4 units 79 1.6        
5 to 9 units 81 1.6             Specified owner-occupied units 2,150 100.0
10 to 19 units 44 0.9   VALUE    
20 or more units 92 1.9   Less than $50,000 166 7.7
Mobile home 763 15.5   $50,000 to $99,999 929 43.2
Boat, RV, van, etc. 0 0.0   $100,000 to $149,999 577 26.8
        $150,000 to $199,000 253 11.8
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 133 6.2
1999 to March 2000 115 2.3   $300,000 to $499,999 67 3.1
1995 to 1998 412 8.4   $500,000 to $999,999 25 1.2
1990 to 1994 596 12.1   $1,000,000 or more 0 0.0
1980 to 1989 701 14.2   Median (dollars) 98,700 (X)
1970 to 1979 1,015 20.6        
1960 to 1969 633 12.9   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 675 13.7    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 779 15.8   With a mortgage 1,148 53.4
             Less than $300 29 1.3
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 121 5.6
1 room 12 0.2        $500 to $699 303 14.1
2 rooms 15 0.3        $700 to $999 378 17.6
3 rooms 210 4.3        $1,000 to $1,499 218 10.1
4 rooms 692 14.0        $1,500 to $1,999 75 3.5
5 rooms 1,155 23.4        $2,000 or more 24 1.1
6 rooms 1,237 25.1        Median (dollars) 816 (X)
7 rooms 797 16.2   Not mortgaged 1,002 46.6
8 rooms 433 8.8        Median (dollars) 229 (X)
9 or more rooms 375 7.6        
Median (rooms) 5.8 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 3,995 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 1,010 47.0
1999 to March 2000 512 12.8   15 to 19 percent 316 14.7
1995 to 1998 983 24.6   20 to 24 percent 232 10.8
1990 to 1994 626 15.7   25 to 29 percent 138 6.4
1980 to 1989 672 16.8   30 to 34 percent 97 4.5
1970 to 1979 528 13.2   35 percent or more 315 14.7
1969 or earlier 674 16.9   Not computed 42 2.0
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 862 100.0
None 262 6.6   GROSS RENT    
1 1,162 29.1   Less than $200 65 7.5
2 1,493 37.4   $200 to $299 31 3.6
3 or more 1,078 27.0   $300 to $499 187 21.7
        $500 to $749 301 34.9
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 112 13.0
Utility Gas 57 1.4   $1,000 to $1,499 8 0.9
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 469 11.7   $1,500 or more 0 0.0
Electricity 2,062 51.6   No cash rent 158 18.3
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 1,205 30.2   Median (dollars) 539 (X)
Coal or coke 0 0.0        
Wood 190 4.8   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 0 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 6 0.2   Less than 15 percent 190 22.0
No fuel used 6 0.2   15 to 19 percent 140 16.2
        20 to 24 percent 52 6.0
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 68 7.9
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 96 2.4   30 to 34 percent 61 7.1
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 98 2.5   35 percent or more 183 21.2
No telephone service 97 2.4   Not computed 168 19.5
 
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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