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Occupied Housing Units by Fuel Used for
Home Heating, Water Heating, and Cooking in Nebraska


1950 Total Occupied Housing Units - 379,375
Fuel Home Heating % of Total Water Heating % of Total Cooking % of Total
Utility Gas 111,536 29.4% * *
Bottled, Tank, or Liquified Petroleum Gas 12,899 3.4% * *
Electricity 1,518 0.4% * *
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, etc. 107,363 28.3% * *
Coal or Coke 113,813 30.0% * *
Wood 21,624 5.7% * *
Other Fuel 9,484 2.5% * *
No Fuel Used 1,518 0.4% * *

Sources: Historical Census of Housing Tables.  U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, DC.  Nebraska Energy Office, Lincoln, NE.

Notes: An asterisk (*) indicates a fuel source was not included in the report.  The components do not equal the total.  Natural gas or utility gas includes gas piped through underground pipes from a central system to serve the neighborhood.  Bottled, tank, or liquified petroleum gas includes liquid propane gas stored in bottles or tanks which are refilled or exchanged when empty.  Electricity is generally supplied by means of above or underground electric power lines.  Electricity was tallied only for "noncentral" heating systems in 1950.  Fuel oil, kerosene, etc., includes fuel oil, kerosene, gasoline, alcohol, and other combustible liquids.  Coal or coke includes coal or coke that is usually distributed by truck.  Wood includes purchased wood, wood cut by household members on their property or elsewhere, driftwood, sawmill or construction scraps, or the like.  Other fuel includes all other fuels not specified elsewhere.  No fuel used includes units that do not use any fuel or that do not have heating equipment.

This table was updated on March 18, 2008.

Typically, there is one year between updates.