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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 10,922 100.0     Households 5,467 100.0
In labor force 6,685 61.2   Less than $10,000 756 13.8
     Civilian labor force 6,685 61.2   $10,000 to $14,999 577 10.6
          Employed 6,355 58.2   $15,000 to $24,999 1,014 18.5
          Unemployed 330 3.0   $25,000 to $34,999 932 17.0
               Percent of civilian labor force 4.9 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 775 14.2
     Armed Forces 0 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 893 16.3
Not in labor force 4,237 38.8   $75,000 to $99,999 242 4.4
        $100,000 to $149,999 163 3.0
   Females 16 years and over 5,711 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 44 0.8
In labor force 3,040 53.2   $200,000 or more 71 1.3
     Civilian labor force 3,040 53.2   Median household income (dollars) 28,699 (X)
          Employed 2,895 50.7        
             
  Own children under 6 years 1,134 100.0   With earnings 4,213 77.1
All parents in family in labor force 752 66.3        Mean earnings (dollars) 41,713 (X)
        With Social Security income 1,747 32.0
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 9,933 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 6,293 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 289 5.3
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 4,812 76.5        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 4,806 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 1,003 15.9   With public assistance income 120 2.2
Public transportation (including taxicab) 5 0.1        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 810 (X)
Walked 205 3.3   With retirement income 748 13.7
Other means 100 1.6        Mean retirement income (dollars) 11,220 (X)
Worked at home 168 2.7        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 19.2 (X)        
          Families 3,928 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 6,355 100.0   Less than $10,000 266 6.8
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 338 8.6
Management, professional, and related occupations 1,427 22.5   $15,000 to $24,999 705 17.9
Service occupations 819 12.9   $25,000 to $34,999 684 17.4
Sales and office occupations 1,046 16.5    $35,000 to $49,999 632 16.1
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 225 3.5   $50,000 to $74,999 807 20.5
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 749 11.8   $75,000 to $99,999 238 6.1
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 2,089 32.9   $100,000 to $149,999 143 3.6
        150,000 to $199,999 44 1.1
        $200,000 or more 71 1.8
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 34,510 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 637 10.0   Per capita income (dollars) 15,586 (X)
Construction 421 6.6   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 2,261 35.6   Male full-time, year-round workers 28,086 (X)
Wholesale trade 129 2.0   Female full-time, year-round workers 17,266 (X)
Retail trade 570 9.0   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 216 3.4                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 30 0.5   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 159 2.5   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 197 3.1     Families 467 11.9
Educational, health and social services 873 13.7   With related children under 18 years 368 17.5
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 252 4.0        With related children under 5 years 178 20.9
Other services (except public administration) 362 5.7        
Public administration 248 3.9     Families with female householder, no husband present 158 25.2
        With related children under 18 years 150 33.9
             With related children under 5 years 72 41.4
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 2,161 15.5
Private wage and salary workers 4,757 74.9   18 years and over 1,385 13.6
Government workers 742 11.7        65 years and over 336 17.0
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 837 13.2   Related children under 18 years 759 20.1
Unpaid family workers 19 0.3        Related children 5 to 17 years 528 18.8
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 592 29.9
             
 
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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