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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 185,381 100.0     Households 90,102 100.0
In labor force 139,885 75.5   Less than $10,000 2,802 3.1
     Civilian labor force 138,861 74.9   $10,000 to $14,999 1,598 1.8
          Employed 135,504 73.1   $15,000 to $24,999 4,594 5.1
          Unemployed 3,357 1.8   $25,000 to $34,999 6,404 7.1
               Percent of civilian labor force 2.4 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 10,756 11.9
     Armed Forces 1,024 0.6   $50,000 to $74,999 19,397 21.5
Not in labor force 45,496 24.5   $75,000 to $99,999 15,821 17.6
        $100,000 to $149,999 17,661 19.6
   Females 16 years and over 95,955 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 6,524 7.2
In labor force 66,041 68.8   $200,000 or more 4,545 5.0
     Civilian labor force 65,786 68.6   Median household income (dollars) 74,167 (X)
          Employed 64,137 66.8        
             
  Own children under 6 years 21,779 100.0   With earnings 82,317 91.4
All parents in family in labor force 13,875 63.7        Mean earnings (dollars) 84,738 (X)
        With Social Security income 12,964 14.4
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 11,794 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 134,992 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 1,393 1.5
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 110,546 81.9        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,177 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 12,734 9.4   With public assistance income 891 1.0
Public transportation (including taxicab) 3,433 2.5        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 3,413 (X)
Walked 1,520 1.1   With retirement income 12,630 14.0
Other means 634 0.5        Mean retirement income (dollars) 24,627 (X)
Worked at home 6,125 4.5        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 30.2 (X)        
          Families 66,355 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 135,504 100.0   Less than $10,000 1,159 1.7
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 656 1.0
Management, professional, and related occupations 77,296 57.0   $15,000 to $24,999 2,232 3.4
Service occupations 12,699 9.4   $25,000 to $34,999 3,498 5.3
Sales and office occupations 31,984 23.6    $35,000 to $49,999 6,467 9.7
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 165 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 13,408 20.2
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 6,663 4.9   $75,000 to $99,999 12,977 19.6
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 6,697 4.9   $100,000 to $149,999 16,009 24.1
        150,000 to $199,999 5,936 8.9
        $200,000 or more 4,013 6.0
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 85,422 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 443 0.3   Per capita income (dollars) 32,402 (X)
Construction 6,949 5.1   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 9,318 6.9   Male full-time, year-round workers 57,959 (X)
Wholesale trade 4,624 3.4   Female full-time, year-round workers 40,412 (X)
Retail trade 13,017 9.6   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 4,898 3.6                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 6,431 4.7   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 10,156 7.5   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 21,938 16.2     Families 1,688 2.5
Educational, health and social services 29,468 21.7   With related children under 18 years 1,331 3.5
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 7,553 5.6        With related children under 5 years 537 3.7
Other services (except public administration) 6,360 4.7        
Public administration 14,349 10.6     Families with female householder, no husband present 843 10.1
        With related children under 18 years 791 13.4
             With related children under 5 years 307 20.2
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 9,491 3.9
Private wage and salary workers 98,323 72.6   18 years and over 6,660 3.8
Government workers 29,785 22.0        65 years and over 1,205 6.9
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 7,051 5.2   Related children under 18 years 2,619 3.8
Unpaid family workers 345 0.3        Related children 5 to 17 years 1,913 3.8
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 3,876 11.3
             
 
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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