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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Hempstead County
[Data based on a sample. For information on confidentiality protection, sampling error, nonsampling error, and definitions, see text]

Subject Number Percent   Subject Number Percent

EMPLOYMENT STATUS       INCOME IN 1999    
  Population 16 years and over 17,899 100.0     Households 8,963 100.0
In labor force 11,004 61.5   Less than $10,000 1,495 16.7
     Civilian labor force 11,004 61.5   $10,000 to $14,999 973 10.9
          Employed 10,292 57.5   $15,000 to $24,999 1,501 16.7
          Unemployed 712 4.0   $25,000 to $34,999 1,333 14.9
               Percent of civilian labor force 6.5 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 1,601 17.9
     Armed Forces 0 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 1,304 14.5
Not in labor force 6,895 38.5   $75,000 to $99,999 432 4.8
        $100,000 to $149,999 250 2.8
   Females 16 years and over 9,439 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 15 0.2
In labor force 5,013 53.1   $200,000 or more 59 0.7
     Civilian labor force 5,013 53.1   Median household income (dollars) 28,622 (X)
          Employed 4,634 49.1        
             
  Own children under 6 years 1,887 100.0   With earnings 6,757 75.4
All parents in family in labor force 1,041 55.2        Mean earnings (dollars) 38,811 (X)
        With Social Security income 2,693 30.0
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 10,196 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 10,075 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 638 7.1
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 7,721 76.6        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,464 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 1,763 17.5   With public assistance income 385 4.3
Public transportation (including taxicab) 24 0.2        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,183 (X)
Walked 112 1.1   With retirement income 1,203 13.4
Other means 161 1.6        Mean retirement income (dollars) 15,368 (X)
Worked at home 294 2.9        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 19.2 (X)        
          Families 6,401 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 10,292 100.0   Less than $10,000 620 9.7
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 595 9.3
Management, professional, and related occupations 2,364 23.0   $15,000 to $24,999 1,114 17.4
Service occupations 1,326 12.9   $25,000 to $34,999 931 14.5
Sales and office occupations 1,919 18.6    $35,000 to $49,999 1,267 19.8
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 269 2.6   $50,000 to $74,999 1,215 19.0
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 951 9.2   $75,000 to $99,999 403 6.3
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 3,463 33.6   $100,000 to $149,999 209 3.3
        150,000 to $199,999 13 0.2
        $200,000 or more 34 0.5
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 34,082 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 691 6.7   Per capita income (dollars) 14,103 (X)
Construction 619 6.0   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 3,437 33.4   Male full-time, year-round workers 25,830 (X)
Wholesale trade 276 2.7   Female full-time, year-round workers 17,383 (X)
Retail trade 921 8.9   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 448 4.4                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 72 0.7   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 269 2.6   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 337 3.3     Families 1,024 16.0
Educational, health and social services 1,774 17.2   With related children under 18 years 815 24.1
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 572 5.6        With related children under 5 years 432 30.4
Other services (except public administration) 492 4.8        
Public administration 384 3.7     Families with female householder, no husband present 549 39.5
        With related children under 18 years 503 50.2
             With related children under 5 years 294 64.5
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 4,713 20.3
Private wage and salary workers 8,036 78.1   18 years and over 2,845 16.8
Government workers 1,441 14.0        65 years and over 533 16.7
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 780 7.6   Related children under 18 years 1,826 29.2
Unpaid family workers 35 0.3        Related children 5 to 17 years 1,247 27.6
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 1,119 32.4
             
 
Date: July 7, 2006
 
-Represent zero or rounds to zero.    (X) Not applicable.
If the denominator of a mean value or per capita value is less than 30, then that value is calculated using a rounded aggregate in the numerator. See text.
Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Census 2000.

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