DP-4. Profile of Selected Housing Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Public Assistance Only Counties and Parishes, AL, LA, and MS.
[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 1,167,814 100.0   OCCUPANTS PER ROOM    
UNITS IN STRUCTURE                 Occupied housing units 1,037,802 100.0
1-unit, detached 783,340 67.1   1.00 or less 987,703 95.2
1-unit, attached 23,310 2.0   1.01 to 1.50 34,253 3.3
2 units 29,833 2.6   1.51 or more 15,846 1.5
3 or 4 units 39,210 3.4        
5 to 9 units 37,112 3.2             Specified owner-occupied units 517,323 100.0
10 to 19 units 15,788 1.4   VALUE    
20 or more units 32,552 2.8   Less than $50,000 163,094 31.5
Mobile home 203,115 17.4   $50,000 to $99,999 220,282 42.6
Boat, RV, van, etc. 3,554 0.3   $100,000 to $149,999 76,169 14.7
        $150,000 to $199,000 30,222 5.8
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT       $200,000 to $299,999 18,182 3.5
1999 to March 2000 28,883 2.5   $300,000 to $499,999 6,756 1.3
1995 to 1998 97,529 8.4   $500,000 to $999,999 1,878 0.4
1990 to 1994 85,096 7.3   $1,000,000 or more 740 0.1
1980 to 1989 219,902 18.8   Median (dollars) 68,685 (X)
1970 to 1979 262,695 22.5        
1960 to 1969 188,477 16.1   MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED    
1940 to 1959 211,330 18.1    MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
1939 or earlier 73,902 6.3   With a mortgage 303,395 58.6
             Less than $300 9,400 1.8
 ROOMS            $300 to $499 50,106 9.7
1 room 10,105 0.9        $500 to $699 78,759 15.2
2 rooms 37,961 3.3        $700 to $999 89,118 17.2
3 rooms 98,668 8.4        $1,000 to $1,499 52,572 10.2
4 rooms 196,887 16.9        $1,500 to $1,999 14,725 2.8
5 rooms 320,212 27.4        $2,000 or more 8,715 1.7
6 rooms 246,632 21.1        Median (dollars) 717 (X)
7 rooms 133,888 11.5   Not mortgaged 213,928 41.4
8 rooms 69,002 5.9        Median (dollars) 223 (X)
9 or more rooms 54,459 4.7        
Median (rooms) 5.2 (X)   SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS    
         AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD    
          Occupied Housing Units 1,037,802 100.0    INCOME IN 1999    
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT       Less than 15 percent 232,230 44.9
1999 to March 2000 190,208 18.3   15 to 19 percent 82,143 15.9
1995 to 1998 277,024 26.7   20 to 24 percent 56,578 10.9
1990 to 1994 160,048 15.4   25 to 29 percent 36,263 7.0
1980 to 1989 164,868 15.9   30 to 34 percent 23,115 4.5
1970 to 1979 122,239 11.8   35 percent or more 77,221 14.9
1969 or earlier 123,415 11.9   Not computed 9,773 1.9
             
VEHICLES AVAILABLE                 Specified renter-occupied units 290,514 100.0
None 110,738 10.7   GROSS RENT    
1 365,498 35.2   Less than $200 31,659 10.9
2 388,804 37.5   $200 to $299 34,217 11.8
3 or more 172,762 16.6   $300 to $499 100,317 34.5
        $500 to $749 68,331 23.5
HOUSE HEATING FUEL       $750 to $999 13,915 4.8
Utility Gas 432,158 41.6   $1,000 to $1,499 3,528 1.2
Bottled, Tank, or LP gas 166,509 16.0   $1,500 or more 1,540 0.5
Electricity 413,566 39.9   No cash rent 37,007 12.7
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. 1,985 0.2   Median (dollars) 408 (X)
Coal or coke 64 0.0        
Wood 18,548 1.8   GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF    
Solar energy 234 0.0    HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999    
Other fuel 1,647 0.2   Less than 15 percent 53,739 18.5
No fuel used 3,091 0.3   15 to 19 percent 35,127 12.1
        20 to 24 percent 30,347 10.4
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS       25 to 29 percent 24,606 8.5
Lacking complete plumbing facilities 8,329 0.8   30 to 34 percent 17,412 6.0
Lacking complete kitchen facilities 7,620 0.7   35 percent or more 81,708 28.1
No telephone service 62,578 6.0   Not computed 47,575 16.4
 
Date: September 6, 2005
 
-Represent zero or rounds to zero.    (X) Not applicable.
Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Census 2000.