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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Dorchester 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 24,351 100.0     Households 12,712 100.0
In labor force 15,144 62.2   Less than $10,000 1,636 12.9
     Civilian labor force 15,107 62.0   $10,000 to $14,999 1,019 8.0
          Employed 14,225 58.4   $15,000 to $24,999 1,984 15.6
          Unemployed 882 3.6   $25,000 to $34,999 1,858 14.6
               Percent of civilian labor force 5.8 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 2,143 16.9
     Armed Forces 37 0.2   $50,000 to $74,999 2,346 18.5
Not in labor force 9,207 37.8   $75,000 to $99,999 976 7.7
        $100,000 to $149,999 445 3.5
   Females 16 years and over 13,053 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 124 1.0
In labor force 7,429 56.9   $200,000 or more 181 1.4
     Civilian labor force 7,429 56.9   Median household income (dollars) 34,077 (X)
          Employed 6,931 53.1        
             
  Own children under 6 years 1,872 100.0   With earnings 9,669 76.1
All parents in family in labor force 1,397 74.6        Mean earnings (dollars) 44,668 (X)
        With Social Security income 4,165 32.8
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 10,622 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 13,984 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 600 4.7
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 10,759 76.9        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,531 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 2,094 15.0   With public assistance income 462 3.6
Public transportation (including taxicab) 139 1.0        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,585 (X)
Walked 282 2.0   With retirement income 2,551 20.1
Other means 177 1.3        Mean retirement income (dollars) 17,151 (X)
Worked at home 533 3.8        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 25.2 (X)        
          Families 8,584 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 14,225 100.0   Less than $10,000 577 6.7
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 461 5.4
Management, professional, and related occupations 3,313 23.3   $15,000 to $24,999 1,250 14.6
Service occupations 2,279 16.0   $25,000 to $34,999 1,218 14.2
Sales and office occupations 3,385 23.8    $35,000 to $49,999 1,599 18.6
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 349 2.5   $50,000 to $74,999 1,940 22.6
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 1,844 13.0   $75,000 to $99,999 850 9.9
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 3,055 21.5   $100,000 to $149,999 429 5.0
        150,000 to $199,999 117 1.4
        $200,000 or more 143 1.7
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 41,917 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 587 4.1   Per capita income (dollars) 18,929 (X)
Construction 1,335 9.4   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 2,788 19.6   Male full-time, year-round workers 29,014 (X)
Wholesale trade 558 3.9   Female full-time, year-round workers 22,284 (X)
Retail trade 1,648 11.6   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 715 5.0                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 235 1.7   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 549 3.9   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 745 5.2     Families 865 10.1
Educational, health and social services 2,804 19.7   With related children under 18 years 629 15.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 819 5.8        With related children under 5 years 210 14.8
Other services (except public administration) 628 4.4        
Public administration 814 5.7     Families with female householder, no husband present 511 28.8
        With related children under 18 years 448 34.5
             With related children under 5 years 146 40.9
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 4,153 13.8
Private wage and salary workers 10,420 73.3   18 years and over 2,805 12.2
Government workers 2,416 17.0        65 years and over 747 14.2
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 1,357 9.5   Related children under 18 years 1,260 18.1
Unpaid family workers 32 0.2        Related children 5 to 17 years 985 18.6
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 1,491 26.6
             
 
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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