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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Preston 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 13,444 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 11,544 100.0
1-unit, detached 9,670 71.9   1.00 or less 11,409 98.8
1-unit, attached 100 0.7   1.01 to 1.50 94 0.8
2 units 157 1.2   1.51 or more 41 0.4
3 or 4 units 194 1.4        
5 to 9 units 316 2.4             Specified owner-occupied units 6,068 100.0
10 to 19 units 26 0.2   VALUE    
20 or more units 102 0.8   Less than $50,000 2,116 34.9
Mobile home 2,835 21.1   $50,000 to $99,999 3,025 49.9
Boat, RV, van, etc. 44 0.3   $100,000 to $149,999 619 10.2
        $150,000 to $199,000 216 3.6
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 73 1.2
1999 to March 2000 345 2.6   $300,000 to $499,999 9 0.1
1995 to 1998 1,134 8.4   $500,000 to $999,999 0 0.0
1990 to 1994 1,078 8.0   $1,000,000 or more 10 0.2
1980 to 1989 2,306 17.2   Median (dollars) 63,100 (X)
1970 to 1979 2,642 19.7        
1960 to 1969 1,062 7.9   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 1,778 13.2    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 3,099 23.1   With a mortgage 2,921 48.1
             Less than $300 91 1.5
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 762 12.6
1 room 73 0.5        $500 to $699 899 14.8
2 rooms 190 1.4        $700 to $999 781 12.9
3 rooms 600 4.5        $1,000 to $1,499 340 5.6
4 rooms 2,107 15.7        $1,500 to $1,999 36 0.6
5 rooms 3,378 25.1        $2,000 or more 12 0.2
6 rooms 3,173 23.6        Median (dollars) 630 (X)
7 rooms 1,902 14.1   Not mortgaged 3,147 51.9
8 rooms 1,112 8.3        Median (dollars) 196 (X)
9 or more rooms 909 6.8        
Median (rooms) 5.6 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 11,544 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 3,171 52.3
1999 to March 2000 1,437 12.4   15 to 19 percent 991 16.3
1995 to 1998 2,414 20.9   20 to 24 percent 707 11.7
1990 to 1994 1,920 16.6   25 to 29 percent 340 5.6
1980 to 1989 2,229 19.3   30 to 34 percent 183 3.0
1970 to 1979 1,577 13.7   35 percent or more 630 10.4
1969 or earlier 1,967 17.0   Not computed 46 0.8
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 1,843 100.0
None 1,002 8.7   GROSS RENT    
1 3,497 30.3   Less than $200 213 11.6
2 4,715 40.8   $200 to $299 305 16.5
3 or more 2,330 20.2   $300 to $499 726 39.4
        $500 to $749 170 9.2
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 35 1.9
Utility Gas 1,854 16.1   $1,000 to $1,499 0 0.0
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 1,702 14.7   $1,500 or more 4 0.2
Electricity 1,682 14.6   No cash rent 390 21.2
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 3,882 33.6   Median (dollars) 336 (X)
Coal or coke 963 8.3        
Wood 1,315 11.4   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 0 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 139 1.2   Less than 15 percent 285 15.5
No fuel used 7 0.1   15 to 19 percent 205 11.1
        20 to 24 percent 215 11.7
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 198 10.7
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 163 1.4   30 to 34 percent 112 6.1
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 80 0.7   35 percent or more 412 22.4
No telephone service 613 5.3   Not computed 416 22.6
 
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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