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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Worcester 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 578,707 100.0     Households 284,218 100.0
In labor force 383,764 66.3   Less than $10,000 25,152 8.8
     Civilian labor force 383,266 66.2   $10,000 to $14,999 17,111 6.0
          Employed 366,942 63.4   $15,000 to $24,999 31,075 10.9
          Unemployed 16,324 2.8   $25,000 to $34,999 31,373 11.0
               Percent of civilian labor force 4.3 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 42,839 15.1
     Armed Forces 498 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 58,935 20.7
Not in labor force 194,943 33.7   $75,000 to $99,999 35,696 12.6
        $100,000 to $149,999 28,596 10.1
   Females 16 years and over 300,603 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 7,406 2.6
In labor force 180,359 60.0   $200,000 or more 6,035 2.1
     Civilian labor force 180,288 60.0   Median household income (dollars) 47,874 (X)
          Employed 172,979 57.5        
             
  Own children under 6 years 58,924 100.0   With earnings 227,567 80.1
All parents in family in labor force 36,399 61.8        Mean earnings (dollars) 62,968 (X)
        With Social Security income 75,168 26.4
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 10,977 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 360,343 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 14,028 4.9
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 297,604 82.6        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,560 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 33,495 9.3   With public assistance income 9,336 3.3
Public transportation (including taxicab) 5,977 1.7        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 3,878 (X)
Walked 10,822 3.0   With retirement income 46,331 16.3
Other means 2,624 0.7        Mean retirement income (dollars) 13,348 (X)
Worked at home 9,821 2.7        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 25.8 (X)        
          Families 193,812 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 366,942 100.0   Less than $10,000 8,811 4.5
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 6,128 3.2
Management, professional, and related occupations 137,980 37.6   $15,000 to $24,999 16,721 8.6
Service occupations 50,834 13.9   $25,000 to $34,999 18,793 9.7
Sales and office occupations 93,718 25.5    $35,000 to $49,999 29,399 15.2
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 585 0.2   $50,000 to $74,999 46,056 23.8
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 29,835 8.1   $75,000 to $99,999 30,392 15.7
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 53,990 14.7   $100,000 to $149,999 25,632 13.2
        150,000 to $199,999 6,587 3.4
        $200,000 or more 5,293 2.7
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 58,394 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 1,750 0.5   Per capita income (dollars) 22,983 (X)
Construction 20,338 5.5   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 70,055 19.1   Male full-time, year-round workers 42,261 (X)
Wholesale trade 13,125 3.6   Female full-time, year-round workers 30,516 (X)
Retail trade 42,823 11.7   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 14,663 4.0                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 11,178 3.0   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 24,735 6.7   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 30,843 8.4     Families 13,100 6.8
Educational, health and social services 85,524 23.3   With related children under 18 years 10,133 9.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 21,378 5.8        With related children under 5 years 4,862 12.0
Other services (except public administration) 15,810 4.3        
Public administration 14,720 4.0     Families with female householder, no husband present 7,578 24.0
        With related children under 18 years 6,875 32.1
             With related children under 5 years 3,338 46.9
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 67,136 9.2
Private wage and salary workers 295,407 80.5   18 years and over 44,756 8.3
Government workers 49,621 13.5        65 years and over 8,608 9.5
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 21,162 5.8   Related children under 18 years 21,148 11.3
Unpaid family workers 752 0.2        Related children 5 to 17 years 15,103 10.9
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 24,820 19.9
             
 
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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