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DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Polk 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 21,129 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 16,254 100.0
1-unit, detached 16,485 78.0   1.00 or less 15,914 97.9
1-unit, attached 316 1.5   1.01 to 1.50 261 1.6
2 units 454 2.1   1.51 or more 79 0.5
3 or 4 units 336 1.6        
5 to 9 units 418 2.0             Specified owner-occupied units 7,642 100.0
10 to 19 units 382 1.8   VALUE    
20 or more units 450 2.1   Less than $50,000 643 8.4
Mobile home 2,068 9.8   $50,000 to $99,999 3,170 41.5
Boat, RV, van, etc. 220 1.0   $100,000 to $149,999 2,187 28.6
        $150,000 to $199,000 888 11.6
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 577 7.6
1999 to March 2000 806 3.8   $300,000 to $499,999 139 1.8
1995 to 1998 1,860 8.8   $500,000 to $999,999 34 0.4
1990 to 1994 1,804 8.5   $1,000,000 or more 4 0.1
1980 to 1989 2,990 14.2   Median (dollars) 100,200 (X)
1970 to 1979 3,870 18.3        
1960 to 1969 2,211 10.5   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 3,236 15.3    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 4,352 20.6   With a mortgage 5,289 69.2
             Less than $300 23 0.3
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 402 5.3
1 room 222 1.1        $500 to $699 991 13.0
2 rooms 689 3.3        $700 to $999 1,877 24.6
3 rooms 1,796 8.5        $1,000 to $1,499 1,508 19.7
4 rooms 3,944 18.7        $1,500 to $1,999 341 4.5
5 rooms 4,320 20.4        $2,000 or more 147 1.9
6 rooms 3,909 18.5        Median (dollars) 886 (X)
7 rooms 2,525 12.0   Not mortgaged 2,353 30.8
8 rooms 2,010 9.5        Median (dollars) 288 (X)
9 or more rooms 1,714 8.1        
Median (rooms) 5.4 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 16,254 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 2,895 37.9
1999 to March 2000 2,313 14.2   15 to 19 percent 1,403 18.4
1995 to 1998 4,577 28.2   20 to 24 percent 1,149 15.0
1990 to 1994 2,939 18.1   25 to 29 percent 717 9.4
1980 to 1989 3,024 18.6   30 to 34 percent 425 5.6
1970 to 1979 1,879 11.6   35 percent or more 1,027 13.4
1969 or earlier 1,522 9.4   Not computed 26 0.3
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 2,909 100.0
None 836 5.1   GROSS RENT    
1 4,435 27.3   Less than $200 299 10.3
2 6,814 41.9   $200 to $299 286 9.8
3 or more 4,169 25.6   $300 to $499 1,050 36.1
        $500 to $749 744 25.6
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 243 8.4
Utility Gas 5,197 32.0   $1,000 to $1,499 16 0.6
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 6,149 37.8   $1,500 or more 3 0.1
Electricity 1,953 12.0   No cash rent 268 9.2
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 1,696 10.4   Median (dollars) 440 (X)
Coal or coke 1 0.0        
Wood 1,159 7.1   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 4 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 72 0.4   Less than 15 percent 606 20.8
No fuel used 23 0.1   15 to 19 percent 383 13.2
        20 to 24 percent 407 14.0
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 360 12.4
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 93 0.6   30 to 34 percent 240 8.3
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 86 0.5   35 percent or more 624 21.5
No telephone service 157 1.0   Not computed 289 9.9
 
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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