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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Towns 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 7,972 100.0     Households 4,005 100.0
In labor force 3,851 48.3   Less than $10,000 495 12.4
     Civilian labor force 3,851 48.3   $10,000 to $14,999 444 11.1
          Employed 3,703 46.5   $15,000 to $24,999 616 15.4
          Unemployed 148 1.9   $25,000 to $34,999 642 16.0
               Percent of civilian labor force 3.8 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 752 18.8
     Armed Forces 0 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 568 14.2
Not in labor force 4,121 51.7   $75,000 to $99,999 203 5.1
        $100,000 to $149,999 217 5.4
   Females 16 years and over 4,245 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 47 1.2
In labor force 1,862 43.9   $200,000 or more 21 0.5
     Civilian labor force 1,862 43.9   Median household income (dollars) 31,950 (X)
          Employed 1,774 41.8        
             
  Own children under 6 years 440 100.0   With earnings 2,546 63.6
All parents in family in labor force 232 52.7        Mean earnings (dollars) 41,049 (X)
        With Social Security income 1,924 48.0
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 11,291 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 3,680 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 234 5.8
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 2,714 73.8        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,797 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 604 16.4   With public assistance income 70 1.7
Public transportation (including taxicab) 6 0.2        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 1,231 (X)
Walked 166 4.5   With retirement income 1,111 27.7
Other means 23 0.6        Mean retirement income (dollars) 18,638 (X)
Worked at home 167 4.5        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 28.5 (X)        
          Families 2,855 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 3,703 100.0   Less than $10,000 176 6.2
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 202 7.1
Management, professional, and related occupations 1,024 27.7   $15,000 to $24,999 444 15.6
Service occupations 624 16.9   $25,000 to $34,999 477 16.7
Sales and office occupations 963 26.0    $35,000 to $49,999 616 21.6
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 20 0.5   $50,000 to $74,999 494 17.3
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 666 18.0   $75,000 to $99,999 188 6.6
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 406 11.0   $100,000 to $149,999 195 6.8
        150,000 to $199,999 42 1.5
        $200,000 or more 21 0.7
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 37,295 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 117 3.2   Per capita income (dollars) 18,221 (X)
Construction 625 16.9   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 320 8.6   Male full-time, year-round workers 28,657 (X)
Wholesale trade 66 1.8   Female full-time, year-round workers 21,813 (X)
Retail trade 468 12.6   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 185 5.0                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 72 1.9   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 183 4.9   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 129 3.5     Families 250 8.8
Educational, health and social services 843 22.8   With related children under 18 years 120 13.0
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 348 9.4        With related children under 5 years 40 10.7
Other services (except public administration) 199 5.4        
Public administration 148 4.0     Families with female householder, no husband present 65 26.9
        With related children under 18 years 46 35.1
             With related children under 5 years 13 31.0
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 1,043 11.8
Private wage and salary workers 2,742 74.0   18 years and over 836 11.4
Government workers 567 15.3        65 years and over 239 10.4
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 381 10.3   Related children under 18 years 204 13.6
Unpaid family workers 13 0.4        Related children 5 to 17 years 158 14.7
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 379 26.9
             
 
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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