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Housing Statistics

Alabama

Number

Percent

Total housing units1,963,711100.0
UNITS IN STRUCTURE
1-unit, detached1,300,27266.2
1-unit, attached38,5602.0
2 units43,4272.2
3 or 4 units64,0843.3
5 to 9 units74,8093.8
10 to 19 units46,8302.4
20 or more units71,4193.6
Mobile home319,21216.3
Boat, RV, van, etc.5,0980.3
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT
1999 to March 200056,3362.9
1995 to 1998199,40010.2
1990 to 1994187,2619.5
1980 to 1989347,27217.7
1970 to 1979400,12820.4
1960 to 1969292,35214.9
1940 to 1959341,73517.4
1939 or earlier139,2277.1
ROOMS
1 room15,6740.8
2 rooms50,7932.6
3 rooms136,8437.0
4 rooms316,76916.1
5 rooms482,13324.6
6 rooms425,85421.7
7 rooms257,32113.1
8 rooms146,6207.5
9 or more rooms131,7046.7
Median (rooms)5.5(X)
Occupied Housing Units1,737,080100.0
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT
1999 to March 2000329,02718.9
1995 to 1998483,53527.8
1990 to 1994277,85116.0
1980 to 1989261,44815.1
1970 to 1979189,79710.9
1969 or earlier195,42211.3
VEHICLES AVAILABLE
None143,5948.3
1560,68432.3
2663,25638.2
3 or more369,54621.3
HOUSE HEATING FUEL
Utility gas661,03238.1
Bottled, tank, or LP gas243,76114.0
Electricity798,54246.0
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.7,3480.4
Coal or coke5820.0
Wood19,5481.1
Solar energy2160.0
Other fuel1,7150.1
No fuel used4,3360.2
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS
Lacking complete plumbing facilities11,0050.6
Lacking complete kitchen facilities9,6600.6
No telephone service73,5574.2
OCCUPANTS PER ROOM
Occupied housing units1,737,080100.0
1.00 or less1,686,07697.1
1.01 to 1.5035,1002.0
1.51 or more15,9040.9
Specified owner-occupied units918,570100.0
VALUE
Less than $50,000176,18719.2
$50,000 to $99,999392,40042.7
$100,000 to $149,999180,39119.6
$150,000 to $199,99984,4889.2
$200,000 to $299,99952,7245.7
$300,000 to $499,99923,3632.5
$500,000 to $999,9997,0520.8
$1,000,000 or more1,9650.2
Median (dollars)85,100(X)
MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS
With a mortgage587,89564.0
Less than $300
10,2621.1
$300 to $499
68,9787.5
$500 to $699
134,98314.7
$700 to $999
180,97019.7
$1,000 to $1,499
130,57014.2
$1,500 to $1,999
38,5954.2
$2,000 or more
23,5372.6
Median (dollars)
816(X)
Not mortgaged330,67536.0
Median (dollars)
228(X)
SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS AS A PERCENTAGE
OF HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999
Less than 15 percent399,91743.5
15 to 19 percent156,17617.0
20 to 24 percent110,97812.1
25 to 29 percent67,8497.4
30 to 34 percent42,8404.7
35 percent or more127,93013.9
Not computed12,8801.4
Specified renter-occupied units469,129100.0
GROSS RENT
Less than $20047,06610.0
$200 to $29948,01510.2
$300 to $499159,82834.1
$500 to $749123,61426.3
$750 to $99930,1226.4
$1,000 to $1,4999,1011.9
$1,500 or more2,4340.5
No cash rent48,94910.4
Median (dollars)447(X)
GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999
Less than 15 percent92,00019.6
15 to 19 percent61,01713.0
20 to 24 percent51,35610.9
25 to 29 percent41,4258.8
30 to 34 percent29,4766.3
35 percent or more128,34927.4
Not computed65,50614.0
(X) Not applicable.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 3, Matrices H1, H7, H20, H23, H24, H30, H34, H38, H40, H43, H44, H48, H51, H62, H63, H69, H74, H76, H90, H91, and H94

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