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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Rowan 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 18,193 100.0     Households 7,935 100.0
In labor force 10,608 58.3   Less than $10,000 1,514 19.1
     Civilian labor force 10,577 58.1   $10,000 to $14,999 839 10.6
          Employed 9,715 53.4   $15,000 to $24,999 1,264 15.9
          Unemployed 862 4.7   $25,000 to $34,999 1,159 14.6
               Percent of civilian labor force 8.1 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 1,256 15.8
     Armed Forces 31 0.2   $50,000 to $74,999 1,129 14.2
Not in labor force 7,585 41.7   $75,000 to $99,999 392 4.9
        $100,000 to $149,999 259 3.3
   Females 16 years and over 9,450 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 72 0.9
In labor force 5,201 55.0   $200,000 or more 51 0.6
     Civilian labor force 5,194 55.0   Median household income (dollars) 28,055 (X)
          Employed 4,717 49.9        
             
  Own children under 6 years 1,315 100.0   With earnings 6,025 75.9
All parents in family in labor force 735 55.9        Mean earnings (dollars) 36,497 (X)
        With Social Security income 2,405 30.3
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 9,763 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 9,560 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 633 8.0
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 7,114 74.4        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,038 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 1,326 13.9   With public assistance income 354 4.5
Public transportation (including taxicab) 31 0.3        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 1,659 (X)
Walked 817 8.5   With retirement income 1,242 15.7
Other means 55 0.6        Mean retirement income (dollars) 20,510 (X)
Worked at home 217 2.3        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 24.4 (X)        
          Families 5,279 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 9,715 100.0   Less than $10,000 555 10.5
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 470 8.9
Management, professional, and related occupations 2,826 29.1   $15,000 to $24,999 863 16.3
Service occupations 1,623 16.7   $25,000 to $34,999 796 15.1
Sales and office occupations 2,528 26.0    $35,000 to $49,999 932 17.7
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 146 1.5   $50,000 to $74,999 928 17.6
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 1,086 11.2   $75,000 to $99,999 374 7.1
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 1,506 15.5   $100,000 to $149,999 247 4.7
        150,000 to $199,999 70 1.3
        $200,000 or more 44 0.8
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 34,338 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 203 2.1   Per capita income (dollars) 13,888 (X)
Construction 737 7.6   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 1,249 12.9   Male full-time, year-round workers 26,777 (X)
Wholesale trade 160 1.6   Female full-time, year-round workers 20,104 (X)
Retail trade 1,399 14.4   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 296 3.0                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 280 2.9   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 251 2.6   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 362 3.7     Families 838 15.9
Educational, health and social services 3,181 32.7   With related children under 18 years 523 20.1
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 772 7.9        With related children under 5 years 247 26.8
Other services (except public administration) 303 3.1        
Public administration 522 5.4     Families with female householder, no husband present 288 36.9
        With related children under 18 years 233 50.9
             With related children under 5 years 112 72.3
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 4,042 21.3
Private wage and salary workers 6,489 66.8   18 years and over 3,114 21.2
Government workers 2,561 26.4        65 years and over 368 16.2
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 602 6.2   Related children under 18 years 886 20.8
Unpaid family workers 63 0.6        Related children 5 to 17 years 567 18.2
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 1,668 44.0
             
 
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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