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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Bedford 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 47,464 100.0     Households 23,798 100.0
In labor force 31,345 66.0   Less than $10,000 1,664 7.0
     Civilian labor force 31,345 66.0   $10,000 to $14,999 1,126 4.7
          Employed 30,426 64.1   $15,000 to $24,999 3,016 12.7
          Unemployed 919 1.9   $25,000 to $34,999 3,476 14.6
               Percent of civilian labor force 2.9 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 4,495 18.9
     Armed Forces 0 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 5,241 22.0
Not in labor force 16,119 34.0   $75,000 to $99,999 2,501 10.5
        $100,000 to $149,999 1,508 6.3
   Females 16 years and over 23,977 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 386 1.6
In labor force 14,337 59.8   $200,000 or more 385 1.6
     Civilian labor force 14,337 59.8   Median household income (dollars) 43,136 (X)
          Employed 13,950 58.2        
             
  Own children under 6 years 4,226 100.0   With earnings 19,485 81.9
All parents in family in labor force 2,560 60.6        Mean earnings (dollars) 53,788 (X)
        With Social Security income 6,558 27.6
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 11,724 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 29,931 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 648 2.7
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 25,490 85.2        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,379 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 3,138 10.5   With public assistance income 264 1.1
Public transportation (including taxicab) 83 0.3        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,688 (X)
Walked 185 0.6   With retirement income 4,308 18.1
Other means 140 0.5        Mean retirement income (dollars) 17,344 (X)
Worked at home 895 3.0        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 27.8 (X)        
          Families 18,140 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 30,426 100.0   Less than $10,000 673 3.7
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 541 3.0
Management, professional, and related occupations 8,905 29.3   $15,000 to $24,999 1,949 10.7
Service occupations 3,616 11.9   $25,000 to $34,999 2,346 12.9
Sales and office occupations 8,557 28.1    $35,000 to $49,999 3,721 20.5
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 205 0.7   $50,000 to $74,999 4,531 25.0
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 3,664 12.0   $75,000 to $99,999 2,303 12.7
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 5,479 18.0   $100,000 to $149,999 1,392 7.7
        150,000 to $199,999 332 1.8
        $200,000 or more 352 1.9
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 49,303 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 532 1.7   Per capita income (dollars) 21,582 (X)
Construction 2,793 9.2   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 6,343 20.8   Male full-time, year-round workers 35,117 (X)
Wholesale trade 1,376 4.5   Female full-time, year-round workers 23,906 (X)
Retail trade 4,058 13.3   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 1,735 5.7                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 609 2.0   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 1,797 5.9   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 2,121 7.0     Families 945 5.2
Educational, health and social services 4,978 16.4   With related children under 18 years 600 7.3
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 1,565 5.1        With related children under 5 years 210 7.4
Other services (except public administration) 1,536 5.0        
Public administration 983 3.2     Families with female householder, no husband present 315 19.6
        With related children under 18 years 273 25.7
             With related children under 5 years 100 34.5
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 4,263 7.1
Private wage and salary workers 24,843 81.7   18 years and over 2,985 6.5
Government workers 3,416 11.2        65 years and over 806 10.5
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 2,088 6.9   Related children under 18 years 1,174 8.3
Unpaid family workers 79 0.3        Related children 5 to 17 years 895 8.4
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 1,405 18.9
             
 
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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