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Housing Statistics

Ames, Iowa,

Number

Percent

Total housing units18,709100.0
UNITS IN STRUCTURE
1-unit, detached8,05043.0
1-unit, attached1,2146.5
2 units1,1806.3
3 or 4 units1,3587.3
5 to 9 units1,6138.6
10 to 19 units1,8359.8
20 or more units2,64214.1
Mobile home8174.4
Boat, RV, van, etc.00.0
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT
1999 to March 20007604.1
1995 to 19981,96810.5
1990 to 19941,5038.0
1980 to 19892,14811.5
1970 to 19794,05921.7
1960 to 19693,00116.0
1940 to 19592,98115.9
1939 or earlier2,28912.2
ROOMS
1 room6313.4
2 rooms1,3017.0
3 rooms2,42012.9
4 rooms3,91720.9
5 rooms2,67614.3
6 rooms2,44813.1
7 rooms1,92410.3
8 rooms1,5348.2
9 or more rooms1,8589.9
Median (rooms)4.9(X)
Occupied Housing Units18,045100.0
YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT
1999 to March 20007,03239.0
1995 to 19985,33229.5
1990 to 19942,09611.6
1980 to 19891,4878.2
1970 to 19791,1906.6
1969 or earlier9085.0
VEHICLES AVAILABLE
None1,0055.6
16,58436.5
27,45541.3
3 or more3,00116.6
HOUSE HEATING FUEL
Utility gas14,95082.8
Bottled, tank, or LP gas2061.1
Electricity2,75415.3
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.120.1
Coal or coke00.0
Wood130.1
Solar energy80.0
Other fuel530.3
No fuel used490.3
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS
Lacking complete plumbing facilities400.2
Lacking complete kitchen facilities690.4
No telephone service1430.8
OCCUPANTS PER ROOM
Occupied housing units18,045100.0
1.00 or less17,63397.7
1.01 to 1.502171.2
1.51 or more1951.1
Specified owner-occupied units7,147100.0
VALUE
Less than $50,000821.1
$50,000 to $99,9991,70623.9
$100,000 to $149,9992,81339.4
$150,000 to $199,9991,42219.9
$200,000 to $299,99991512.8
$300,000 to $499,9991832.6
$500,000 to $999,999260.4
$1,000,000 or more00.0
Median (dollars)130,900(X)
MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS
With a mortgage5,07871.1
Less than $300
60.1
$300 to $499
1181.7
$500 to $699
5567.8
$700 to $999
1,42019.9
$1,000 to $1,499
1,93227.0
$1,500 to $1,999
75610.6
$2,000 or more
2904.1
Median (dollars)
1,089(X)
Not mortgaged2,06928.9
Median (dollars)
333(X)
SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS AS A PERCENTAGE
OF HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999
Less than 15 percent2,92540.9
15 to 19 percent1,43020.0
20 to 24 percent1,09715.3
25 to 29 percent72410.1
30 to 34 percent3224.5
35 percent or more6398.9
Not computed100.1
Specified renter-occupied units9,707100.0
GROSS RENT
Less than $2002532.6
$200 to $2993213.3
$300 to $4992,42625.0
$500 to $7494,37045.0
$750 to $9991,64817.0
$1,000 to $1,4994644.8
$1,500 or more390.4
No cash rent1861.9
Median (dollars)600(X)
GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1999
Less than 15 percent1,17512.1
15 to 19 percent1,24212.8
20 to 24 percent1,00610.4
25 to 29 percent1,03310.6
30 to 34 percent7788.0
35 percent or more4,01741.4
Not computed4564.7
(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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