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


1970 Total Occupied Housing Units - 473,721
Fuel Home Heating % of Total Water Heating % of Total Cooking % of Total
Utility Gas 340,584 71.90% 319,183 67.38% 185,628 39.19%
Bottled, Tank, or Liquified Petroleum Gas 65,554 13.84% 44,993 9.50% 45,061 9.51%
Electricity 15,119 3.19% 98,117 20.71% 238,682 50.38%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, etc. 46,864 9.89% 2,167 0.46% 746 0.16%
Coal or Coke 2,508 0.53% 64 0.01% 269 0.06%
Wood 1,121 0.24% 181 0.04% 1,514 0.32%
Other Fuel 1,857 0.39% 232 0.05% 205 0.04%
No Fuel Used 114 0.02% 8,784 1.85% 1,616 0.34%

Sources: 1970 Census of Housing.  U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, DC.  Nebraska Energy Office, Lincoln, NE.

Notes: An asterisk (*) indicates a fuel source was not included in the report.  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.  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.  Solar energy includes heat provided by sunlight which is collected, stored, and actively distributed to most of the rooms.  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 October 19, 2006.

Typically, there is one year between updates.