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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Pierce 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 277,060 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 260,800 100.0
1-unit, detached 174,629 63.0   1.00 or less 247,971 95.1
1-unit, attached 11,479 4.1   1.01 to 1.50 7,673 2.9
2 units 8,125 2.9   1.51 or more 5,156 2.0
3 or 4 units 11,425 4.1        
5 to 9 units 12,398 4.5             Specified owner-occupied units 137,268 100.0
10 to 19 units 15,175 5.5   VALUE    
20 or more units 20,936 7.6   Less than $50,000 1,292 0.9
Mobile home 21,988 7.9   $50,000 to $99,999 18,238 13.3
Boat, RV, van, etc. 905 0.3   $100,000 to $149,999 49,571 36.1
        $150,000 to $199,000 36,843 26.8
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 20,466 14.9
1999 to March 2000 7,984 2.9   $300,000 to $499,999 8,727 6.4
1995 to 1998 24,759 8.9   $500,000 to $999,999 1,741 1.3
1990 to 1994 28,315 10.2   $1,000,000 or more 390 0.3
1980 to 1989 47,614 17.2   Median (dollars) 149,600 (X)
1970 to 1979 55,636 20.1        
1960 to 1969 35,000 12.6   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 42,895 15.5    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 34,857 12.6   With a mortgage 107,652 78.4
             Less than $300 273 0.2
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 1,872 1.4
1 room 5,894 2.1        $500 to $699 5,983 4.4
2 rooms 13,423 4.8        $700 to $999 21,782 15.9
3 rooms 26,969 9.7        $1,000 to $1,499 45,985 33.5
4 rooms 43,252 15.6        $1,500 to $1,999 21,241 15.5
5 rooms 51,924 18.7        $2,000 or more 10,516 7.7
6 rooms 50,668 18.3        Median (dollars) 1,244 (X)
7 rooms 39,211 14.2   Not mortgaged 29,616 21.6
8 rooms 23,456 8.5        Median (dollars) 352 (X)
9 or more rooms 22,263 8.0        
Median (rooms) 5.4 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 260,800 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 36,892 26.9
1999 to March 2000 62,904 24.1   15 to 19 percent 22,795 16.6
1995 to 1998 81,603 31.3   20 to 24 percent 21,456 15.6
1990 to 1994 42,924 16.5   25 to 29 percent 16,567 12.1
1980 to 1989 36,388 14.0   30 to 34 percent 11,516 8.4
1970 to 1979 20,080 7.7   35 percent or more 27,140 19.8
1969 or earlier 16,901 6.5   Not computed 902 0.7
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 94,734 100.0
None 18,222 7.0   GROSS RENT    
1 81,729 31.3   Less than $200 2,408 2.5
2 104,603 40.1   $200 to $299 2,107 2.2
3 or more 56,246 21.6   $300 to $499 19,207 20.3
        $500 to $749 39,191 41.4
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 17,996 19.0
Utility Gas 88,163 33.8   $1,000 to $1,499 7,394 7.8
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 5,571 2.1   $1,500 or more 1,545 1.6
Electricity 145,978 56.0   No cash rent 4,886 5.2
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 11,069 4.2   Median (dollars) 624 (X)
Coal or coke 41 0.0        
Wood 8,241 3.2   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 25 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 1,345 0.5   Less than 15 percent 14,294 15.1
No fuel used 367 0.1   15 to 19 percent 13,729 14.5
        20 to 24 percent 13,112 13.8
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 10,612 11.2
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 952 0.4   30 to 34 percent 7,402 7.8
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 1,486 0.6   35 percent or more 29,217 30.8
No telephone service 3,450 1.3   Not computed 6,368 6.7
 
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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