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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Houghton 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 29,160 100.0     Households 13,793 100.0
In labor force 16,570 56.8   Less than $10,000 2,163 15.7
     Civilian labor force 16,523 56.7   $10,000 to $14,999 1,355 9.8
          Employed 15,219 52.2   $15,000 to $24,999 2,504 18.2
          Unemployed 1,304 4.5   $25,000 to $34,999 2,113 15.3
               Percent of civilian labor force 7.9 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 2,226 16.1
     Armed Forces 47 0.2   $50,000 to $74,999 2,101 15.2
Not in labor force 12,590 43.2   $75,000 to $99,999 719 5.2
        $100,000 to $149,999 443 3.2
   Females 16 years and over 13,601 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 108 0.8
In labor force 7,390 54.3   $200,000 or more 61 0.4
     Civilian labor force 7,388 54.3   Median household income (dollars) 28,817 (X)
          Employed 7,078 52.0        
             
  Own children under 6 years 2,271 100.0   With earnings 10,013 72.6
All parents in family in labor force 1,270 55.9        Mean earnings (dollars) 37,091 (X)
        With Social Security income 4,568 33.1
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 10,690 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 14,918 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 462 3.3
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 10,814 72.5        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,460 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 1,659 11.1   With public assistance income 516 3.7
Public transportation (including taxicab) 115 0.8        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 1,775 (X)
Walked 1,631 10.9   With retirement income 2,842 20.6
Other means 132 0.9        Mean retirement income (dollars) 14,263 (X)
Worked at home 567 3.8        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 15.6 (X)        
          Families 8,250 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 15,219 100.0   Less than $10,000 502 6.1
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 437 5.3
Management, professional, and related occupations 5,242 34.4   $15,000 to $24,999 1,299 15.7
Service occupations 3,247 21.3   $25,000 to $34,999 1,390 16.8
Sales and office occupations 3,843 25.3    $35,000 to $49,999 1,722 20.9
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 103 0.7   $50,000 to $74,999 1,715 20.8
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 1,256 8.3   $75,000 to $99,999 651 7.9
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 1,528 10.0   $100,000 to $149,999 388 4.7
        150,000 to $199,999 96 1.2
        $200,000 or more 50 0.6
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 38,635 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 209 1.4   Per capita income (dollars) 15,078 (X)
Construction 887 5.8   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 1,092 7.2   Male full-time, year-round workers 30,200 (X)
Wholesale trade 207 1.4   Female full-time, year-round workers 22,468 (X)
Retail trade 2,042 13.4   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 310 2.0                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 261 1.7   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 705 4.6   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 633 4.2     Families 816 9.9
Educational, health and social services 6,096 40.1   With related children under 18 years 574 14.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 1,518 10.0        With related children under 5 years 350 24.6
Other services (except public administration) 701 4.6        
Public administration 558 3.7     Families with female householder, no husband present 310 27.0
        With related children under 18 years 278 35.9
             With related children under 5 years 154 62.6
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 5,563 16.8
Private wage and salary workers 10,396 68.3   18 years and over 4,278 17.0
Government workers 3,825 25.1        65 years and over 702 13.4
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 950 6.2   Related children under 18 years 1,256 16.1
Unpaid family workers 48 0.3        Related children 5 to 17 years 799 13.6
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 2,973 37.3
             
 
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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