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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Van Buren 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 13,107 100.0     Households 6,790 100.0
In labor force 6,516 49.7   Less than $10,000 928 13.7
     Civilian labor force 6,514 49.7   $10,000 to $14,999 774 11.4
          Employed 6,080 46.4   $15,000 to $24,999 1,410 20.8
          Unemployed 434 3.3   $25,000 to $34,999 1,133 16.7
               Percent of civilian labor force 6.7 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 1,183 17.4
     Armed Forces 2 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 799 11.8
Not in labor force 6,591 50.3   $75,000 to $99,999 246 3.6
        $100,000 to $149,999 165 2.4
   Females 16 years and over 6,771 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 57 0.8
In labor force 2,898 42.8   $200,000 or more 95 1.4
     Civilian labor force 2,898 42.8   Median household income (dollars) 27,004 (X)
          Employed 2,746 40.6        
             
  Own children under 6 years 936 100.0   With earnings 4,406 64.9
All parents in family in labor force 563 60.1        Mean earnings (dollars) 36,295 (X)
        With Social Security income 3,024 44.5
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 10,755 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 5,969 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 487 7.2
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 4,467 74.8        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,131 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 1,081 18.1   With public assistance income 185 2.7
Public transportation (including taxicab) 4 0.1        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 1,643 (X)
Walked 113 1.9   With retirement income 1,578 23.2
Other means 101 1.7        Mean retirement income (dollars) 22,927 (X)
Worked at home 203 3.4        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 32.9 (X)        
          Families 4,750 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 6,080 100.0   Less than $10,000 317 6.7
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 426 9.0
Management, professional, and related occupations 1,383 22.7   $15,000 to $24,999 961 20.2
Service occupations 1,103 18.1   $25,000 to $34,999 879 18.5
Sales and office occupations 1,290 21.2    $35,000 to $49,999 979 20.6
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 104 1.7   $50,000 to $74,999 700 14.7
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 870 14.3   $75,000 to $99,999 219 4.6
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 1,330 21.9   $100,000 to $149,999 151 3.2
        150,000 to $199,999 35 0.7
        $200,000 or more 83 1.7
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 32,284 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 303 5.0   Per capita income (dollars) 16,603 (X)
Construction 613 10.1   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 1,064 17.5   Male full-time, year-round workers 25,821 (X)
Wholesale trade 131 2.2   Female full-time, year-round workers 18,862 (X)
Retail trade 774 12.7   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 526 8.7                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 147 2.4   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 233 3.8   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 212 3.5     Families 553 11.6
Educational, health and social services 1,061 17.5   With related children under 18 years 348 18.8
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 433 7.1        With related children under 5 years 161 23.1
Other services (except public administration) 343 5.6        
Public administration 240 3.9     Families with female householder, no husband present 138 28.1
        With related children under 18 years 112 40.7
             With related children under 5 years 58 55.8
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 2,446 15.4
Private wage and salary workers 4,427 72.8   18 years and over 1,681 13.5
Government workers 843 13.9        65 years and over 378 10.6
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 793 13.0   Related children under 18 years 745 21.9
Unpaid family workers 17 0.3        Related children 5 to 17 years 560 21.8
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 685 28.3
             
 
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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