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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 26,513 100.0     Households 11,411 100.0
In labor force 12,957 48.9   Less than $10,000 1,752 15.4
     Civilian labor force 12,957 48.9   $10,000 to $14,999 1,001 8.8
          Employed 12,092 45.6   $15,000 to $24,999 1,983 17.4
          Unemployed 865 3.3   $25,000 to $34,999 1,637 14.3
               Percent of civilian labor force 6.7 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 2,018 17.7
     Armed Forces 0 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 1,795 15.7
Not in labor force 13,556 51.1   $75,000 to $99,999 577 5.1
        $100,000 to $149,999 460 4.0
   Females 16 years and over 12,004 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 72 0.6
In labor force 6,212 51.7   $200,000 or more 116 1.0
     Civilian labor force 6,212 51.7   Median household income (dollars) 30,805 (X)
          Employed 5,816 48.5        
             
  Own children under 6 years 2,143 100.0   With earnings 8,327 73.0
All parents in family in labor force 1,316 61.4        Mean earnings (dollars) 40,210 (X)
        With Social Security income 3,908 34.2
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 10,392 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 11,853 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 627 5.5
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 9,558 80.6        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,808 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 1,772 14.9   With public assistance income 461 4.0
Public transportation (including taxicab) 23 0.2        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,744 (X)
Walked 139 1.2   With retirement income 2,022 17.7
Other means 146 1.2        Mean retirement income (dollars) 17,610 (X)
Worked at home 215 1.8        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 17.3 (X)        
          Families 8,052 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 12,092 100.0   Less than $10,000 748 9.3
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 473 5.9
Management, professional, and related occupations 3,730 30.8   $15,000 to $24,999 1,306 16.2
Service occupations 2,584 21.4   $25,000 to $34,999 1,157 14.4
Sales and office occupations 2,472 20.4    $35,000 to $49,999 1,684 20.9
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 204 1.7   $50,000 to $74,999 1,588 19.7
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 1,397 11.6   $75,000 to $99,999 516 6.4
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 1,705 14.1   $100,000 to $149,999 408 5.1
        150,000 to $199,999 72 0.9
        $200,000 or more 100 1.2
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 37,262 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 991 8.2   Per capita income (dollars) 15,027 (X)
Construction 775 6.4   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 1,174 9.7   Male full-time, year-round workers 28,971 (X)
Wholesale trade 214 1.8   Female full-time, year-round workers 21,390 (X)
Retail trade 1,121 9.3   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 543 4.5                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 141 1.2   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 645 5.3   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 545 4.5     Families 1,167 14.5
Educational, health and social services 3,547 29.3   With related children under 18 years 849 20.2
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 793 6.6        With related children under 5 years 413 26.8
Other services (except public administration) 644 5.3        
Public administration 959 7.9     Families with female householder, no husband present 552 42.5
        With related children under 18 years 466 47.9
             With related children under 5 years 213 63.8
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 5,366 18.6
Private wage and salary workers 8,185 67.7   18 years and over 3,343 16.0
Government workers 2,992 24.7        65 years and over 728 15.5
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 877 7.3   Related children under 18 years 1,974 24.7
Unpaid family workers 38 0.3        Related children 5 to 17 years 1,351 22.4
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 1,342 31.8
             
 
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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