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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Bladen 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 25,181 100.0     Households 12,873 100.0
In labor force 13,907 55.2   Less than $10,000 2,520 19.6
     Civilian labor force 13,883 55.1   $10,000 to $14,999 1,262 9.8
          Employed 13,109 52.1   $15,000 to $24,999 2,231 17.3
          Unemployed 774 3.1   $25,000 to $34,999 1,775 13.8
               Percent of civilian labor force 5.6 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 2,099 16.3
     Armed Forces 24 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 1,819 14.1
Not in labor force 11,274 44.8   $75,000 to $99,999 654 5.1
        $100,000 to $149,999 303 2.4
   Females 16 years and over 13,386 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 118 0.9
In labor force 6,637 49.6   $200,000 or more 92 0.7
     Civilian labor force 6,637 49.6   Median household income (dollars) 26,877 (X)
          Employed 6,285 47.0        
             
  Own children under 6 years 2,353 100.0   With earnings 9,258 71.9
All parents in family in labor force 1,393 59.2        Mean earnings (dollars) 39,215 (X)
        With Social Security income 4,169 32.4
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 8,688 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 12,842 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 1,134 8.8
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 10,296 80.2        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,259 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 1,885 14.7   With public assistance income 720 5.6
Public transportation (including taxicab) 68 0.5        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 1,907 (X)
Walked 148 1.2   With retirement income 2,274 17.7
Other means 173 1.3        Mean retirement income (dollars) 13,492 (X)
Worked at home 272 2.1        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 26.9 (X)        
          Families 8,905 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 13,109 100.0   Less than $10,000 1,038 11.7
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 749 8.4
Management, professional, and related occupations 3,147 24.0   $15,000 to $24,999 1,401 15.7
Service occupations 1,954 14.9   $25,000 to $34,999 1,324 14.9
Sales and office occupations 2,790 21.3    $35,000 to $49,999 1,667 18.7
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 497 3.8   $50,000 to $74,999 1,667 18.7
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 1,733 13.2   $75,000 to $99,999 594 6.7
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 2,988 22.8   $100,000 to $149,999 291 3.3
        150,000 to $199,999 117 1.3
        $200,000 or more 57 0.6
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 33,974 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 907 6.9   Per capita income (dollars) 14,735 (X)
Construction 1,101 8.4   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 3,151 24.0   Male full-time, year-round workers 27,799 (X)
Wholesale trade 259 2.0   Female full-time, year-round workers 21,973 (X)
Retail trade 1,196 9.1   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 711 5.4                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 139 1.1   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 542 4.1   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 449 3.4     Families 1,478 16.6
Educational, health and social services 2,703 20.6   With related children under 18 years 1,052 23.2
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 622 4.7        With related children under 5 years 411 24.1
Other services (except public administration) 605 4.6        
Public administration 724 5.5     Families with female householder, no husband present 737 37.7
        With related children under 18 years 609 46.7
             With related children under 5 years 253 59.3
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 6,622 21.0
Private wage and salary workers 9,608 73.3   18 years and over 4,356 18.3
Government workers 2,573 19.6        65 years and over 1,074 24.2
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 861 6.6   Related children under 18 years 2,207 28.7
Unpaid family workers 67 0.5        Related children 5 to 17 years 1,590 28.6
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 1,804 35.8
             
 
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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