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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Howard 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 65,669 100.0     Households 34,846 100.0
In labor force 41,471 63.2   Less than $10,000 2,697 7.7
     Civilian labor force 41,428 63.1   $10,000 to $14,999 2,020 5.8
          Employed 39,421 60.0   $15,000 to $24,999 4,842 13.9
          Unemployed 2,007 3.1   $25,000 to $34,999 4,394 12.6
               Percent of civilian labor force 4.8 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 5,514 15.8
     Armed Forces 43 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 7,561 21.7
Not in labor force 24,198 36.8   $75,000 to $99,999 4,235 12.2
        $100,000 to $149,999 2,654 7.6
   Females 16 years and over 34,410 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 575 1.7
In labor force 18,979 55.2   $200,000 or more 354 1.0
     Civilian labor force 18,979 55.2   Median household income (dollars) 43,487 (X)
          Employed 18,086 52.6        
             
  Own children under 6 years 7,055 100.0   With earnings 27,433 78.7
All parents in family in labor force 4,622 65.5        Mean earnings (dollars) 54,016 (X)
        With Social Security income 9,662 27.7
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 12,151 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 38,709 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 1,466 4.2
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 32,771 84.7        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,672 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 3,982 10.3   With public assistance income 1,058 3.0
Public transportation (including taxicab) 158 0.4        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,453 (X)
Walked 545 1.4   With retirement income 8,264 23.7
Other means 388 1.0        Mean retirement income (dollars) 15,629 (X)
Worked at home 865 2.2        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 17.4 (X)        
          Families 23,716 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 39,421 100.0   Less than $10,000 1,056 4.5
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 803 3.4
Management, professional, and related occupations 10,471 26.6   $15,000 to $24,999 2,303 9.7
Service occupations 6,156 15.6   $25,000 to $34,999 2,842 12.0
Sales and office occupations 8,050 20.4    $35,000 to $49,999 3,864 16.3
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 86 0.2   $50,000 to $74,999 5,946 25.1
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 3,940 10.0   $75,000 to $99,999 3,696 15.6
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 10,718 27.2   $100,000 to $149,999 2,426 10.2
        150,000 to $199,999 481 2.0
        $200,000 or more 299 1.3
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 53,051 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 288 0.7   Per capita income (dollars) 22,049 (X)
Construction 1,893 4.8   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 13,522 34.3   Male full-time, year-round workers 43,767 (X)
Wholesale trade 730 1.9   Female full-time, year-round workers 26,566 (X)
Retail trade 4,560 11.6   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 1,207 3.1                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 857 2.2   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 1,450 3.7   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 1,655 4.2     Families 1,556 6.6
Educational, health and social services 6,958 17.7   With related children under 18 years 1,279 11.1
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 3,011 7.6        With related children under 5 years 823 17.6
Other services (except public administration) 1,904 4.8        
Public administration 1,386 3.5     Families with female householder, no husband present 895 23.2
        With related children under 18 years 831 30.6
             With related children under 5 years 541 50.8
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 7,944 9.5
Private wage and salary workers 33,788 85.7   18 years and over 5,026 8.1
Government workers 3,637 9.2        65 years and over 705 6.5
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 1,892 4.8   Related children under 18 years 2,809 13.2
Unpaid family workers 104 0.3        Related children 5 to 17 years 1,599 10.4
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 2,704 19.3
             
 
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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