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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 8,106 100.0     Households 3,838 100.0
In labor force 5,223 64.4   Less than $10,000 446 11.6
     Civilian labor force 5,223 64.4   $10,000 to $14,999 344 9.0
          Employed 4,949 61.1   $15,000 to $24,999 729 19.0
          Unemployed 274 3.4   $25,000 to $34,999 568 14.8
               Percent of civilian labor force 5.2 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 773 20.1
     Armed Forces 0 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 585 15.2
Not in labor force 2,883 35.6   $75,000 to $99,999 278 7.2
        $100,000 to $149,999 86 2.2
   Females 16 years and over 4,210 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 13 0.3
In labor force 2,469 58.6   $200,000 or more 16 0.4
     Civilian labor force 2,469 58.6   Median household income (dollars) 31,614 (X)
          Employed 2,345 55.7        
             
  Own children under 6 years 650 100.0   With earnings 3,026 78.8
All parents in family in labor force 443 68.2        Mean earnings (dollars) 38,224 (X)
        With Social Security income 1,231 32.1
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 10,206 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 4,853 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 146 3.8
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 3,565 73.5        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,829 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 674 13.9   With public assistance income 126 3.3
Public transportation (including taxicab) 6 0.1        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,186 (X)
Walked 302 6.2   With retirement income 532 13.9
Other means 13 0.3        Mean retirement income (dollars) 11,262 (X)
Worked at home 293 6.0        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 25.3 (X)        
          Families 2,657 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 4,949 100.0   Less than $10,000 133 5.0
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 130 4.9
Management, professional, and related occupations 1,381 27.9   $15,000 to $24,999 480 18.1
Service occupations 822 16.6   $25,000 to $34,999 399 15.0
Sales and office occupations 1,165 23.5    $35,000 to $49,999 635 23.9
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 113 2.3   $50,000 to $74,999 529 19.9
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 565 11.4   $75,000 to $99,999 258 9.7
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 903 18.2   $100,000 to $149,999 65 2.4
        150,000 to $199,999 13 0.5
        $200,000 or more 15 0.6
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 40,167 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 365 7.4   Per capita income (dollars) 15,198 (X)
Construction 373 7.5   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 714 14.4   Male full-time, year-round workers 26,369 (X)
Wholesale trade 138 2.8   Female full-time, year-round workers 19,950 (X)
Retail trade 521 10.5   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 271 5.5                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 71 1.4   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 218 4.4   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 193 3.9     Families 200 7.5
Educational, health and social services 1,315 26.6   With related children under 18 years 157 12.3
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 281 5.7        With related children under 5 years 89 20.0
Other services (except public administration) 185 3.7        
Public administration 304 6.1     Families with female householder, no husband present 94 26.1
        With related children under 18 years 80 32.9
             With related children under 5 years 44 53.0
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 1,102 11.6
Private wage and salary workers 3,468 70.1   18 years and over 731 10.3
Government workers 881 17.8        65 years and over 225 14.4
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 542 11.0   Related children under 18 years 352 14.7
Unpaid family workers 58 1.2        Related children 5 to 17 years 232 12.7
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 417 26.1
             
 
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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