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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Blue Earth 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 45,506 100.0     Households 21,127 100.0
In labor force 33,035 72.6   Less than $10,000 1,688 8.0
     Civilian labor force 32,993 72.5   $10,000 to $14,999 1,480 7.0
          Employed 31,468 69.2   $15,000 to $24,999 3,107 14.7
          Unemployed 1,525 3.4   $25,000 to $34,999 3,015 14.3
               Percent of civilian labor force 4.6 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 4,100 19.4
     Armed Forces 42 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 4,574 21.7
Not in labor force 12,471 27.4   $75,000 to $99,999 1,726 8.2
        $100,000 to $149,999 928 4.4
   Females 16 years and over 23,062 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 281 1.3
In labor force 15,729 68.2   $200,000 or more 228 1.1
     Civilian labor force 15,727 68.2   Median household income (dollars) 38,940 (X)
          Employed 15,116 65.5        
             
  Own children under 6 years 3,609 100.0   With earnings 17,735 83.9
All parents in family in labor force 2,622 72.7        Mean earnings (dollars) 46,719 (X)
        With Social Security income 4,998 23.7
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 11,263 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 30,876 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 623 2.9
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 23,752 76.9        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,457 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 3,223 10.4   With public assistance income 660 3.1
Public transportation (including taxicab) 496 1.6        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,459 (X)
Walked 1,783 5.8   With retirement income 2,375 11.2
Other means 262 0.8        Mean retirement income (dollars) 15,769 (X)
Worked at home 1,360 4.4        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 17.0 (X)        
          Families 12,845 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 31,468 100.0   Less than $10,000 477 3.7
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 461 3.6
Management, professional, and related occupations 9,385 29.8   $15,000 to $24,999 1,244 9.7
Service occupations 5,190 16.5   $25,000 to $34,999 1,523 11.9
Sales and office occupations 8,559 27.2    $35,000 to $49,999 2,656 20.7
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 267 0.8   $50,000 to $74,999 3,632 28.3
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 2,461 7.8   $75,000 to $99,999 1,570 12.2
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 5,606 17.8   $100,000 to $149,999 843 6.6
        150,000 to $199,999 249 1.9
        $200,000 or more 190 1.5
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 50,257 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 1,138 3.6   Per capita income (dollars) 18,712 (X)
Construction 1,666 5.3   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 5,776 18.4   Male full-time, year-round workers 32,087 (X)
Wholesale trade 976 3.1   Female full-time, year-round workers 22,527 (X)
Retail trade 4,315 13.7   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 1,162 3.7                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 690 2.2   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 1,135 3.6   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 1,889 6.0     Families 781 6.1
Educational, health and social services 7,816 24.8   With related children under 18 years 564 8.7
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 2,686 8.5        With related children under 5 years 288 11.9
Other services (except public administration) 1,452 4.6        
Public administration 767 2.4     Families with female householder, no husband present 440 26.7
        With related children under 18 years 378 32.1
             With related children under 5 years 204 50.4
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 6,735 12.9
Private wage and salary workers 24,757 78.7   18 years and over 5,452 13.5
Government workers 4,421 14.0        65 years and over 596 9.4
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 2,162 6.9   Related children under 18 years 1,227 10.5
Unpaid family workers 128 0.4        Related children 5 to 17 years 791 9.2
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 4,238 30.4
             
 
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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