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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 57,485 100.0     Households 28,038 100.0
In labor force 37,847 65.8   Less than $10,000 2,403 8.6
     Civilian labor force 37,834 65.8   $10,000 to $14,999 1,772 6.3
          Employed 35,625 62.0   $15,000 to $24,999 4,068 14.5
          Unemployed 2,209 3.8   $25,000 to $34,999 4,088 14.6
               Percent of civilian labor force 5.8 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 5,029 17.9
     Armed Forces 13 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 6,069 21.6
Not in labor force 19,638 34.2   $75,000 to $99,999 2,758 9.8
        $100,000 to $149,999 1,435 5.1
   Females 16 years and over 29,406 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 210 0.7
In labor force 17,601 59.9   $200,000 or more 206 0.7
     Civilian labor force 17,601 59.9   Median household income (dollars) 39,365 (X)
          Employed 16,662 56.7        
             
  Own children under 6 years 5,847 100.0   With earnings 22,479 80.2
All parents in family in labor force 3,853 65.9        Mean earnings (dollars) 47,923 (X)
        With Social Security income 7,871 28.1
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 11,428 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 34,763 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 1,388 5.0
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 28,729 82.6        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,779 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 4,171 12.0   With public assistance income 1,152 4.1
Public transportation (including taxicab) 56 0.2        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,321 (X)
Walked 647 1.9   With retirement income 4,574 16.3
Other means 284 0.8        Mean retirement income (dollars) 13,700 (X)
Worked at home 876 2.5        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 23.6 (X)        
          Families 20,359 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 35,625 100.0   Less than $10,000 952 4.7
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 876 4.3
Management, professional, and related occupations 9,049 25.4   $15,000 to $24,999 2,532 12.4
Service occupations 5,363 15.1   $25,000 to $34,999 2,940 14.4
Sales and office occupations 7,714 21.7    $35,000 to $49,999 3,838 18.9
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 685 1.9   $50,000 to $74,999 5,098 25.0
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 4,048 11.4   $75,000 to $99,999 2,469 12.1
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 8,766 24.6   $100,000 to $149,999 1,280 6.3
        150,000 to $199,999 201 1.0
        $200,000 or more 173 0.8
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 45,824 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 1,353 3.8   Per capita income (dollars) 17,878 (X)
Construction 2,670 7.5   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 9,473 26.6   Male full-time, year-round workers 35,317 (X)
Wholesale trade 1,043 2.9   Female full-time, year-round workers 25,063 (X)
Retail trade 3,998 11.2   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 1,949 5.5                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 382 1.1   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 1,638 4.6   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 1,952 5.5     Families 1,590 7.8
Educational, health and social services 6,579 18.5   With related children under 18 years 1,193 11.1
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 2,273 6.4        With related children under 5 years 648 16.9
Other services (except public administration) 1,418 4.0        
Public administration 897 2.5     Families with female householder, no husband present 717 24.5
        With related children under 18 years 618 30.2
             With related children under 5 years 323 47.8
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 8,334 11.1
Private wage and salary workers 29,484 82.8   18 years and over 5,506 10.1
Government workers 3,788 10.6        65 years and over 978 10.9
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 2,200 6.2   Related children under 18 years 2,695 13.2
Unpaid family workers 153 0.4        Related children 5 to 17 years 1,783 11.6
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 2,911 24.9
             
 
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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