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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Rensselaer 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 119,772 100.0     Households 59,830 100.0
In labor force 80,147 66.9   Less than $10,000 5,041 8.4
     Civilian labor force 80,067 66.8   $10,000 to $14,999 3,811 6.4
          Employed 75,214 62.8   $15,000 to $24,999 7,704 12.9
          Unemployed 4,853 4.1   $25,000 to $34,999 7,708 12.9
               Percent of civilian labor force 6.1 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 10,023 16.8
     Armed Forces 80 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 13,050 21.8
Not in labor force 39,625 33.1   $75,000 to $99,999 6,502 10.9
        $100,000 to $149,999 4,408 7.4
   Females 16 years and over 61,797 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 909 1.5
In labor force 38,102 61.7   $200,000 or more 674 1.1
     Civilian labor force 38,102 61.7   Median household income (dollars) 42,905 (X)
          Employed 36,323 58.8        
             
  Own children under 6 years 10,971 100.0   With earnings 47,844 80.0
All parents in family in labor force 7,347 67.0        Mean earnings (dollars) 52,010 (X)
        With Social Security income 16,443 27.5
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 11,634 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 73,830 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 2,312 3.9
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 58,270 78.9        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,599 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 8,197 11.1   With public assistance income 1,616 2.7
Public transportation (including taxicab) 2,043 2.8        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 3,018 (X)
Walked 2,900 3.9   With retirement income 12,482 20.9
Other means 509 0.7        Mean retirement income (dollars) 17,949 (X)
Worked at home 1,911 2.6        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 23.7 (X)        
          Families 39,224 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 75,214 100.0   Less than $10,000 1,873 4.8
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 1,242 3.2
Management, professional, and related occupations 26,992 35.9   $15,000 to $24,999 3,584 9.1
Service occupations 10,557 14.0   $25,000 to $34,999 4,587 11.7
Sales and office occupations 21,127 28.1    $35,000 to $49,999 6,903 17.6
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 179 0.2   $50,000 to $74,999 10,306 26.3
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 6,804 9.0   $75,000 to $99,999 5,569 14.2
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 9,555 12.7   $100,000 to $149,999 3,848 9.8
        150,000 to $199,999 775 2.0
        $200,000 or more 537 1.4
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 52,864 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 577 0.8   Per capita income (dollars) 21,095 (X)
Construction 4,819 6.4   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 6,243 8.3   Male full-time, year-round workers 36,666 (X)
Wholesale trade 2,172 2.9   Female full-time, year-round workers 28,153 (X)
Retail trade 8,006 10.6   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 3,693 4.9                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 2,267 3.0   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 4,902 6.5   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 6,125 8.1     Families 2,632 6.7
Educational, health and social services 19,540 26.0   With related children under 18 years 2,090 10.4
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 4,620 6.1        With related children under 5 years 1,157 15.5
Other services (except public administration) 3,489 4.6        
Public administration 8,761 11.6     Families with female householder, no husband present 1,512 22.5
        With related children under 18 years 1,428 31.2
             With related children under 5 years 842 51.2
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 14,011 9.5
Private wage and salary workers 53,413 71.0   18 years and over 9,459 8.5
Government workers 17,689 23.5        65 years and over 1,277 6.6
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 3,921 5.2   Related children under 18 years 4,308 11.9
Unpaid family workers 191 0.3        Related children 5 to 17 years 2,824 10.5
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 5,820 20.5
             
 
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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