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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Whatcom 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 73,893 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 64,446 100.0
1-unit, detached 45,177 61.1   1.00 or less 61,854 96.0
1-unit, attached 2,006 2.7   1.01 to 1.50 1,436 2.2
2 units 2,234 3.0   1.51 or more 1,156 1.8
3 or 4 units 3,022 4.1        
5 to 9 units 2,664 3.6             Specified owner-occupied units 30,212 100.0
10 to 19 units 3,891 5.3   VALUE    
20 or more units 5,364 7.3   Less than $50,000 312 1.0
Mobile home 8,512 11.5   $50,000 to $99,999 2,980 9.9
Boat, RV, van, etc. 1,023 1.4   $100,000 to $149,999 10,666 35.3
        $150,000 to $199,000 7,933 26.3
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 5,206 17.2
1999 to March 2000 2,119 2.9   $300,000 to $499,999 2,456 8.1
1995 to 1998 8,078 10.9   $500,000 to $999,999 595 2.0
1990 to 1994 9,988 13.5   $1,000,000 or more 64 0.2
1980 to 1989 11,506 15.6   Median (dollars) 155,700 (X)
1970 to 1979 16,478 22.3        
1960 to 1969 6,534 8.8   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 8,427 11.4    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 10,763 14.6   With a mortgage 21,858 72.3
             Less than $300 83 0.3
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 572 1.9
1 room 2,398 3.2        $500 to $699 1,760 5.8
2 rooms 4,838 6.5        $700 to $999 5,141 17.0
3 rooms 7,399 10.0        $1,000 to $1,499 8,902 29.5
4 rooms 13,447 18.2        $1,500 to $1,999 3,510 11.6
5 rooms 13,988 18.9        $2,000 or more 1,890 6.3
6 rooms 12,925 17.5        Median (dollars) 1,165 (X)
7 rooms 8,323 11.3   Not mortgaged 8,354 27.7
8 rooms 5,273 7.1        Median (dollars) 327 (X)
9 or more rooms 5,302 7.2        
Median (rooms) 5.1 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 64,446 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 9,022 29.9
1999 to March 2000 17,353 26.9   15 to 19 percent 4,695 15.5
1995 to 1998 19,519 30.3   20 to 24 percent 4,977 16.5
1990 to 1994 10,704 16.6   25 to 29 percent 3,360 11.1
1980 to 1989 8,939 13.9   30 to 34 percent 2,354 7.8
1970 to 1979 4,674 7.3   35 percent or more 5,508 18.2
1969 or earlier 3,257 5.1   Not computed 296 1.0
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 23,078 100.0
None 4,322 6.7   GROSS RENT    
1 19,962 31.0   Less than $200 785 3.4
2 26,547 41.2   $200 to $299 882 3.8
3 or more 13,615 21.1   $300 to $499 4,450 19.3
        $500 to $749 9,515 41.2
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 4,235 18.4
Utility Gas 28,999 45.0   $1,000 to $1,499 1,887 8.2
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 7,443 11.5   $1,500 or more 521 2.3
Electricity 21,671 33.6   No cash rent 803 3.5
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 1,916 3.0   Median (dollars) 622 (X)
Coal or coke 2 0.0        
Wood 3,882 6.0   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 34 0.1    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 425 0.7   Less than 15 percent 3,004 13.0
No fuel used 74 0.1   15 to 19 percent 2,747 11.9
        20 to 24 percent 2,964 12.8
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 2,295 9.9
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 292 0.5   30 to 34 percent 2,062 8.9
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 576 0.9   35 percent or more 8,791 38.1
No telephone service 811 1.3   Not computed 1,215 5.3
 
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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