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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 7,649 100.0     Households 3,982 100.0
In labor force 4,932 64.5   Less than $10,000 395 9.9
     Civilian labor force 4,932 64.5   $10,000 to $14,999 306 7.7
          Employed 4,764 62.3   $15,000 to $24,999 647 16.2
          Unemployed 168 2.2   $25,000 to $34,999 665 16.7
               Percent of civilian labor force 3.4 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 807 20.3
     Armed Forces 0 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 766 19.2
Not in labor force 2,717 35.5   $75,000 to $99,999 207 5.2
        $100,000 to $149,999 123 3.1
   Females 16 years and over 3,922 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 24 0.6
In labor force 2,245 57.2   $200,000 or more 42 1.1
     Civilian labor force 2,245 57.2   Median household income (dollars) 34,641 (X)
          Employed 2,167 55.3        
             
  Own children under 6 years 715 100.0   With earnings 3,067 77.0
All parents in family in labor force 565 79.0        Mean earnings (dollars) 40,091 (X)
        With Social Security income 1,410 35.4
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 11,091 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 4,706 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 116 2.9
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 3,355 71.3        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 4,267 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 575 12.2   With public assistance income 120 3.0
Public transportation (including taxicab) 12 0.3        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 1,298 (X)
Walked 239 5.1   With retirement income 437 11.0
Other means 26 0.6        Mean retirement income (dollars) 16,394 (X)
Worked at home 499 10.6        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 19.2 (X)        
          Families 2,661 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 4,764 100.0   Less than $10,000 110 4.1
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 74 2.8
Management, professional, and related occupations 1,287 27.0   $15,000 to $24,999 309 11.6
Service occupations 662 13.9   $25,000 to $34,999 479 18.0
Sales and office occupations 924 19.4    $35,000 to $49,999 683 25.7
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 193 4.1   $50,000 to $74,999 639 24.0
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 454 9.5   $75,000 to $99,999 194 7.3
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 1,244 26.1   $100,000 to $149,999 120 4.5
        150,000 to $199,999 22 0.8
        $200,000 or more 31 1.2
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 43,284 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 622 13.1   Per capita income (dollars) 17,842 (X)
Construction 283 5.9   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 1,271 26.7   Male full-time, year-round workers 28,856 (X)
Wholesale trade 150 3.1   Female full-time, year-round workers 21,367 (X)
Retail trade 442 9.3   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 187 3.9                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 60 1.3   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 199 4.2   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 111 2.3     Families 148 5.6
Educational, health and social services 861 18.1   With related children under 18 years 81 6.3
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 226 4.7        With related children under 5 years 36 8.5
Other services (except public administration) 228 4.8        
Public administration 124 2.6     Families with female householder, no husband present 35 13.4
        With related children under 18 years 33 20.1
             With related children under 5 years 21 46.7
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 908 9.3
Private wage and salary workers 3,594 75.4   18 years and over 671 9.4
Government workers 477 10.0        65 years and over 162 8.8
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 633 13.3   Related children under 18 years 223 8.7
Unpaid family workers 60 1.3        Related children 5 to 17 years 167 8.3
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 406 23.5
             
 
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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