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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Columbus 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 42,319 100.0     Households 21,305 100.0
In labor force 22,755 53.8   Less than $10,000 4,050 19.0
     Civilian labor force 22,706 53.7   $10,000 to $14,999 2,283 10.7
          Employed 20,957 49.5   $15,000 to $24,999 3,762 17.7
          Unemployed 1,749 4.1   $25,000 to $34,999 2,734 12.8
               Percent of civilian labor force 7.7 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 3,493 16.4
     Armed Forces 49 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 3,075 14.4
Not in labor force 19,564 46.2   $75,000 to $99,999 1,075 5.0
        $100,000 to $149,999 509 2.4
   Females 16 years and over 22,314 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 128 0.6
In labor force 10,520 47.1   $200,000 or more 196 0.9
     Civilian labor force 10,518 47.1   Median household income (dollars) 26,805 (X)
          Employed 9,548 42.8        
             
  Own children under 6 years 4,166 100.0   With earnings 15,314 71.9
All parents in family in labor force 2,222 53.3        Mean earnings (dollars) 39,247 (X)
        With Social Security income 6,910 32.4
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 9,132 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 20,551 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 2,078 9.8
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 16,452 80.1        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,293 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 2,956 14.4   With public assistance income 1,084 5.1
Public transportation (including taxicab) 42 0.2        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 1,808 (X)
Walked 361 1.8   With retirement income 3,625 17.0
Other means 320 1.6        Mean retirement income (dollars) 13,274 (X)
Worked at home 420 2.0        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 27.1 (X)        
          Families 15,161 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 20,957 100.0   Less than $10,000 1,740 11.5
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 1,286 8.5
Management, professional, and related occupations 5,043 24.1   $15,000 to $24,999 2,572 17.0
Service occupations 3,576 17.1   $25,000 to $34,999 2,174 14.3
Sales and office occupations 4,437 21.2    $35,000 to $49,999 2,924 19.3
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 480 2.3   $50,000 to $74,999 2,752 18.2
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 3,183 15.2   $75,000 to $99,999 947 6.2
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 4,238 20.2   $100,000 to $149,999 466 3.1
        150,000 to $199,999 117 0.8
        $200,000 or more 183 1.2
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 33,849 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 1,011 4.8   Per capita income (dollars) 14,415 (X)
Construction 2,103 10.0   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 3,561 17.0   Male full-time, year-round workers 28,494 (X)
Wholesale trade 661 3.2   Female full-time, year-round workers 19,867 (X)
Retail trade 2,500 11.9   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 973 4.6                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 233 1.1   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 938 4.5   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 918 4.4     Families 2,675 17.6
Educational, health and social services 4,647 22.2   With related children under 18 years 1,941 24.8
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 1,313 6.3        With related children under 5 years 935 30.2
Other services (except public administration) 1,073 5.1        
Public administration 1,026 4.9     Families with female householder, no husband present 1,291 38.2
        With related children under 18 years 1,120 47.3
             With related children under 5 years 561 64.7
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 12,200 22.7
Private wage and salary workers 15,676 74.8   18 years and over 7,987 20.0
Government workers 3,585 17.1        65 years and over 1,942 25.5
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 1,611 7.7   Related children under 18 years 4,141 30.0
Unpaid family workers 85 0.4        Related children 5 to 17 years 2,933 28.7
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 3,199 39.4
             
 
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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