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Louisiana Housing Characteristics

1990 Census of Population and Housing


      Total housing units...........................................  1,716,241
 
YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT
1989 to March 1990..................................................     16,880
1985 to 1988........................................................    116,130
1980 to 1984........................................................    245,598
1970 to 1979........................................................    433,427
1960 to 1969........................................................    311,647
1950 to 1959........................................................    258,594
1940 to 1949........................................................    151,997
1939 or earlier.....................................................    181,968
 
BEDROOMS
No bedroom..........................................................     22,012
1 bedroom...........................................................    203,262
2 bedrooms..........................................................    553,205
3 bedrooms..........................................................    746,315
4 bedrooms..........................................................    165,597
5 or more bedrooms..................................................     25,850
 
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS
Lacking complete plumbing facilities................................     21,906
Lacking complete kitchen facilities.................................     22,710
Condominium housing units...........................................     27,415
 
SOURCE OF WATER
Public system or private company....................................  1,527,872
Individual drilled well.............................................    156,538
Individual dug well.................................................     26,393
Some other source...................................................      5,438
 
SEWAGE DISPOSAL
Public sewer........................................................  1,246,678
Septic tank or cesspool.............................................    442,758
Other means.........................................................     26,805
 
      Occupied housing units........................................  1,499,269
 
HOUSE HEATING FUEL
Utility gas.........................................................    825,667
Bottled, tank, or LP gas............................................     86,964
Electricity.........................................................    542,099
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.............................................      4,848
Coal or coke........................................................         54
Wood................................................................     34,547
Solar energy........................................................        134
Other fuel..........................................................      1,734
No fuel used........................................................      3,222

YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT
1989 to March 1990..................................................    300,876
1985 to 1988........................................................    367,209
1980 to 1984........................................................    220,990
1970 to 1979........................................................    294,624
1960 to 1969........................................................    150,095
1959 or earlier.....................................................    165,475
 
TELEPHONE
No telephone in unit................................................    124,455
 
VEHICLES AVAILABLE
  Occupied housing units............................................  1,499,269
None................................................................    208,558
1...................................................................    541,935
2...................................................................    553,852
3 or more...........................................................    194,924
 
MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS
Specified owner-occupied housing units..............................    746,570
  With a mortgage...................................................    429,514
    Less than $300..................................................     42,949
    $300 to $499....................................................    115,153
    $500 to $699....................................................    114,580
    $700 to $999....................................................    103,004
    $1,000 to $1,499................................................     39,397
    $1,500 to $1,999................................................      8,349
    $2,000 or more..................................................      6,082
    Median (dollars)................................................        595
  Not mortgaged.....................................................    317,056
    Less than $100..................................................     44,443
    $100 to $199....................................................    168,825
    $200 to $299....................................................     76,078
    $300 to $399....................................................     17,685
    $400 or more....................................................     10,025
    Median (dollars)................................................        168
 
SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD  INCOME IN 1989
Specified owner-occupied housing units..............................    746,570
  Less than 20 percent..............................................    438,819
  20 to 24 percent..................................................     92,501
  25 to 29 percent..................................................     57,998
  30 to 34 percent..................................................     37,552
  35 percent or more................................................    109,478
  Not computed......................................................     10,222
         
GROSS RENT
Specified renter-occupied housing units.............................    501,319
  Less than $200....................................................     70,672
  $200 to $299......................................................     93,135
  $300 to $499......................................................    212,036
  $500 to $749......................................................     67,909
  $750 to $999......................................................     10,586
  $1,000 or more....................................................      3,834
  No cash rent......................................................     43,147
  Median (dollars)..................................................        352
 
GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1989
Specified renter-occupied housing units.............................    501,319
  Less than 20 percent..............................................    137,184
  20 to 24 percent..................................................     58,105
  25 to 29 percent..................................................     45,931
  30 to 34 percent..................................................     34,426
  35 percent or more................................................    168,868
  Not computed......................................................     56,805
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