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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 13,493 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 13,015 100.0
1-unit, detached 9,758 72.3   1.00 or less 12,692 97.5
1-unit, attached 314 2.3   1.01 to 1.50 226 1.7
2 units 656 4.9   1.51 or more 97 0.7
3 or 4 units 473 3.5        
5 to 9 units 573 4.2             Specified owner-occupied units 6,227 100.0
10 to 19 units 327 2.4   VALUE    
20 or more units 576 4.3   Less than $50,000 263 4.2
Mobile home 806 6.0   $50,000 to $99,999 1,827 29.3
Boat, RV, van, etc. 10 0.1   $100,000 to $149,999 2,296 36.9
        $150,000 to $199,000 1,019 16.4
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 591 9.5
1999 to March 2000 323 2.4   $300,000 to $499,999 208 3.3
1995 to 1998 1,264 9.4   $500,000 to $999,999 20 0.3
1990 to 1994 978 7.2   $1,000,000 or more 3 0.0
1980 to 1989 2,008 14.9   Median (dollars) 123,100 (X)
1970 to 1979 2,474 18.3        
1960 to 1969 1,301 9.6   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 1,476 10.9    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 3,669 27.2   With a mortgage 4,676 75.1
             Less than $300 5 0.1
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 126 2.0
1 room 111 0.8        $500 to $699 571 9.2
2 rooms 424 3.1        $700 to $999 1,353 21.7
3 rooms 897 6.6        $1,000 to $1,499 1,766 28.4
4 rooms 1,796 13.3        $1,500 to $1,999 638 10.2
5 rooms 2,354 17.4        $2,000 or more 217 3.5
6 rooms 2,457 18.2        Median (dollars) 1,071 (X)
7 rooms 2,080 15.4   Not mortgaged 1,551 24.9
8 rooms 1,575 11.7        Median (dollars) 328 (X)
9 or more rooms 1,799 13.3        
Median (rooms) 6.0 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 13,015 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 2,141 34.4
1999 to March 2000 2,337 18.0   15 to 19 percent 1,125 18.1
1995 to 1998 3,591 27.6   20 to 24 percent 1,126 18.1
1990 to 1994 2,216 17.0   25 to 29 percent 722 11.6
1980 to 1989 2,114 16.2   30 to 34 percent 343 5.5
1970 to 1979 1,433 11.0   35 percent or more 767 12.3
1969 or earlier 1,324 10.2   Not computed 3 0.0
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 3,291 100.0
None 431 3.3   GROSS RENT    
1 3,113 23.9   Less than $200 101 3.1
2 5,710 43.9   $200 to $299 188 5.7
3 or more 3,761 28.9   $300 to $499 902 27.4
        $500 to $749 1,533 46.6
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 326 9.9
Utility Gas 5,619 43.2   $1,000 to $1,499 79 2.4
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 3,373 25.9   $1,500 or more 14 0.4
Electricity 2,282 17.5   No cash rent 148 4.5
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 1,169 9.0   Median (dollars) 542 (X)
Coal or coke 2 0.0        
Wood 466 3.6   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 7 0.1    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 53 0.4   Less than 15 percent 795 24.2
No fuel used 44 0.3   15 to 19 percent 645 19.6
        20 to 24 percent 490 14.9
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 304 9.2
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 51 0.4   30 to 34 percent 165 5.0
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 51 0.4   35 percent or more 707 21.5
No telephone service 144 1.1   Not computed 185 5.6
 
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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