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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Van Buren 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 6,118 100.0     Households 3,180 100.0
In labor force 3,907 63.9   Less than $10,000 391 12.3
     Civilian labor force 3,903 63.8   $10,000 to $14,999 259 8.1
          Employed 3,760 61.5   $15,000 to $24,999 577 18.1
          Unemployed 143 2.3   $25,000 to $34,999 578 18.2
               Percent of civilian labor force 3.7 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 631 19.8
     Armed Forces 4 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 526 16.5
Not in labor force 2,211 36.1   $75,000 to $99,999 126 4.0
        $100,000 to $149,999 53 1.7
   Females 16 years and over 3,073 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 15 0.5
In labor force 1,782 58.0   $200,000 or more 24 0.8
     Civilian labor force 1,782 58.0   Median household income (dollars) 31,094 (X)
          Employed 1,719 55.9        
             
  Own children under 6 years 497 100.0   With earnings 2,374 74.7
All parents in family in labor force 358 72.0        Mean earnings (dollars) 37,202 (X)
        With Social Security income 1,176 37.0
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 10,492 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 3,700 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 105 3.3
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 2,601 70.3        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,928 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 559 15.1   With public assistance income 78 2.5
Public transportation (including taxicab) 12 0.3        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 1,877 (X)
Walked 149 4.0   With retirement income 543 17.1
Other means 36 1.0        Mean retirement income (dollars) 14,447 (X)
Worked at home 343 9.3        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 23.9 (X)        
          Families 2,176 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 3,760 100.0   Less than $10,000 123 5.7
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 91 4.2
Management, professional, and related occupations 1,024 27.2   $15,000 to $24,999 368 16.9
Service occupations 539 14.3   $25,000 to $34,999 456 21.0
Sales and office occupations 679 18.1    $35,000 to $49,999 502 23.1
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 63 1.7   $50,000 to $74,999 444 20.4
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 383 10.2   $75,000 to $99,999 107 4.9
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 1,072 28.5   $100,000 to $149,999 46 2.1
        150,000 to $199,999 15 0.7
        $200,000 or more 24 1.1
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 36,420 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 390 10.4   Per capita income (dollars) 15,748 (X)
Construction 198 5.3   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 981 26.1   Male full-time, year-round workers 27,379 (X)
Wholesale trade 96 2.6   Female full-time, year-round workers 20,925 (X)
Retail trade 386 10.3   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 188 5.0                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 78 2.1   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 117 3.1   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 152 4.0     Families 189 8.7
Educational, health and social services 715 19.0   With related children under 18 years 106 11.1
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 145 3.9        With related children under 5 years 54 15.3
Other services (except public administration) 182 4.8        
Public administration 132 3.5     Families with female householder, no husband present 34 19.2
        With related children under 18 years 30 23.4
             With related children under 5 years 20 51.3
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 975 12.7
Private wage and salary workers 2,745 73.0   18 years and over 700 12.1
Government workers 453 12.0        65 years and over 218 15.6
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 530 14.1   Related children under 18 years 264 14.0
Unpaid family workers 32 0.9        Related children 5 to 17 years 184 12.5
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 346 27.1
             
 
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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