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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Harris 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 2,519,937 100.0     Households 1,206,423 100.0
In labor force 1,653,892 65.6   Less than $10,000 111,132 9.2
     Civilian labor force 1,652,301 65.6   $10,000 to $14,999 68,905 5.7
          Employed 1,545,933 61.3   $15,000 to $24,999 151,968 12.6
          Unemployed 106,368 4.2   $25,000 to $34,999 159,654 13.2
               Percent of civilian labor force 6.4 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 194,801 16.1
     Armed Forces 1,591 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 222,091 18.4
Not in labor force 866,045 34.4   $75,000 to $99,999 124,688 10.3
        $100,000 to $149,999 106,367 8.8
   Females 16 years and over 1,278,921 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 32,487 2.7
In labor force 736,580 57.6   $200,000 or more 34,330 2.8
     Civilian labor force 736,308 57.6   Median household income (dollars) 42,598 (X)
          Employed 684,048 53.5        
             
  Own children under 6 years 314,631 100.0   With earnings 1,053,968 87.4
All parents in family in labor force 159,087 50.6        Mean earnings (dollars) 59,015 (X)
        With Social Security income 194,049 16.1
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 11,086 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 1,515,593 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 38,523 3.2
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 1,147,906 75.7        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,158 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 221,853 14.6   With public assistance income 30,506 2.5
Public transportation (including taxicab) 62,052 4.1        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,447 (X)
Walked 26,747 1.8   With retirement income 116,082 9.6
Other means 20,840 1.4        Mean retirement income (dollars) 18,800 (X)
Worked at home 36,195 2.4        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 28.1 (X)        
          Families 840,630 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 1,545,933 100.0   Less than $10,000 58,726 7.0
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 40,124 4.8
Management, professional, and related occupations 538,143 34.8   $15,000 to $24,999 97,350 11.6
Service occupations 214,052 13.8   $25,000 to $34,999 101,255 12.0
Sales and office occupations 428,185 27.7    $35,000 to $49,999 129,906 15.5
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 1,959 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 165,039 19.6
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 168,840 10.9   $75,000 to $99,999 101,212 12.0
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 194,754 12.6   $100,000 to $149,999 89,243 10.6
        150,000 to $199,999 28,195 3.4
        $200,000 or more 29,580 3.5
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 49,004 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 34,617 2.2   Per capita income (dollars) 21,435 (X)
Construction 135,121 8.7   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 181,748 11.8   Male full-time, year-round workers 37,361 (X)
Wholesale trade 75,831 4.9   Female full-time, year-round workers 28,941 (X)
Retail trade 170,821 11.0   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 104,948 6.8                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 35,780 2.3   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 108,456 7.0   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 193,896 12.5     Families 101,693 12.1
Educational, health and social services 263,289 17.0   With related children under 18 years 82,433 16.3
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 111,450 7.2        With related children under 5 years 43,991 20.0
Other services (except public administration) 84,976 5.5        
Public administration 45,000 2.9     Families with female householder, no husband present 43,512 27.1
        With related children under 18 years 38,140 32.8
             With related children under 5 years 17,742 41.6
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 503,234 15.0
Private wage and salary workers 1,276,192 82.6   18 years and over 310,363 13.0
Government workers 172,921 11.2        65 years and over 29,511 12.2
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 93,025 6.0   Related children under 18 years 188,861 19.6
Unpaid family workers 3,795 0.2        Related children 5 to 17 years 129,452 18.7
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 114,772 22.0
             
 
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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