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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 4,943 100.0     Households 2,569 100.0
In labor force 3,431 69.4   Less than $10,000 288 11.2
     Civilian labor force 3,431 69.4   $10,000 to $14,999 189 7.4
          Employed 3,330 67.4   $15,000 to $24,999 442 17.2
          Unemployed 101 2.0   $25,000 to $34,999 415 16.2
               Percent of civilian labor force 2.9 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 555 21.6
     Armed Forces 0 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 458 17.8
Not in labor force 1,512 30.6   $75,000 to $99,999 131 5.1
        $100,000 to $149,999 60 2.3
   Females 16 years and over 2,468 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 20 0.8
In labor force 1,560 63.2   $200,000 or more 11 0.4
     Civilian labor force 1,560 63.2   Median household income (dollars) 33,305 (X)
          Employed 1,507 61.1        
             
  Own children under 6 years 435 100.0   With earnings 2,002 77.9
All parents in family in labor force 330 75.9        Mean earnings (dollars) 38,936 (X)
        With Social Security income 851 33.1
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 10,357 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 3,296 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 44 1.7
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 2,497 75.8        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 4,884 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 335 10.2   With public assistance income 49 1.9
Public transportation (including taxicab) 7 0.2        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,888 (X)
Walked 126 3.8   With retirement income 325 12.7
Other means 38 1.2        Mean retirement income (dollars) 12,170 (X)
Worked at home 293 8.9        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 22.2 (X)        
          Families 1,834 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 3,330 100.0   Less than $10,000 103 5.6
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 94 5.1
Management, professional, and related occupations 984 29.5   $15,000 to $24,999 306 16.7
Service occupations 464 13.9   $25,000 to $34,999 249 13.6
Sales and office occupations 824 24.7    $35,000 to $49,999 478 26.1
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 169 5.1   $50,000 to $74,999 407 22.2
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 365 11.0   $75,000 to $99,999 115 6.3
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 524 15.7   $100,000 to $149,999 55 3.0
        150,000 to $199,999 18 1.0
        $200,000 or more 9 0.5
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 40,259 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 528 15.9   Per capita income (dollars) 15,535 (X)
Construction 231 6.9   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 376 11.3   Male full-time, year-round workers 27,270 (X)
Wholesale trade 77 2.3   Female full-time, year-round workers 19,587 (X)
Retail trade 473 14.2   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 231 6.9                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 27 0.8   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 156 4.7   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 117 3.5     Families 156 8.5
Educational, health and social services 641 19.2   With related children under 18 years 95 10.6
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 161 4.8        With related children under 5 years 32 12.3
Other services (except public administration) 210 6.3        
Public administration 102 3.1     Families with female householder, no husband present 35 26.9
        With related children under 18 years 31 33.7
             With related children under 5 years 11 37.9
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 759 11.7
Private wage and salary workers 2,272 68.2   18 years and over 498 10.6
Government workers 468 14.1        65 years and over 163 15.0
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 562 16.9   Related children under 18 years 257 14.3
Unpaid family workers 28 0.8        Related children 5 to 17 years 209 14.7
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 208 22.7
             
 
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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