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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Bedford 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 39,528 100.0     Households 19,800 100.0
In labor force 23,821 60.3   Less than $10,000 2,026 10.2
     Civilian labor force 23,817 60.3   $10,000 to $14,999 1,601 8.1
          Employed 22,458 56.8   $15,000 to $24,999 3,390 17.1
          Unemployed 1,359 3.4   $25,000 to $34,999 3,641 18.4
               Percent of civilian labor force 5.7 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 3,881 19.6
     Armed Forces 4 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 3,403 17.2
Not in labor force 15,707 39.7   $75,000 to $99,999 1,091 5.5
        $100,000 to $149,999 484 2.4
   Females 16 years and over 20,334 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 113 0.6
In labor force 10,292 50.6   $200,000 or more 170 0.9
     Civilian labor force 10,290 50.6   Median household income (dollars) 32,731 (X)
          Employed 9,705 47.7        
             
  Own children under 6 years 3,542 100.0   With earnings 14,816 74.8
All parents in family in labor force 2,102 59.3        Mean earnings (dollars) 41,029 (X)
        With Social Security income 6,559 33.1
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 11,019 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 22,074 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 962 4.9
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 17,466 79.1        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,030 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 2,712 12.3   With public assistance income 392 2.0
Public transportation (including taxicab) 28 0.1        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,639 (X)
Walked 598 2.7   With retirement income 3,835 19.4
Other means 226 1.0        Mean retirement income (dollars) 15,059 (X)
Worked at home 1,044 4.7        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 27.9 (X)        
          Families 14,542 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 22,458 100.0   Less than $10,000 747 5.1
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 761 5.2
Management, professional, and related occupations 5,158 23.0   $15,000 to $24,999 2,165 14.9
Service occupations 3,135 14.0   $25,000 to $34,999 2,875 19.8
Sales and office occupations 4,793 21.3    $35,000 to $49,999 3,287 22.6
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 363 1.6   $50,000 to $74,999 3,054 21.0
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 2,982 13.3   $75,000 to $99,999 993 6.8
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 6,027 26.8   $100,000 to $149,999 413 2.8
        150,000 to $199,999 98 0.7
        $200,000 or more 149 1.0
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 37,741 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 1,111 4.9   Per capita income (dollars) 16,316 (X)
Construction 2,016 9.0   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 5,032 22.4   Male full-time, year-round workers 28,417 (X)
Wholesale trade 708 3.2   Female full-time, year-round workers 19,970 (X)
Retail trade 2,867 12.8   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 1,473 6.6                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 300 1.3   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 645 2.9   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 925 4.1     Families 1,127 7.7
Educational, health and social services 3,552 15.8   With related children under 18 years 689 10.7
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 1,810 8.1        With related children under 5 years 282 11.8
Other services (except public administration) 1,165 5.2        
Public administration 854 3.8     Families with female householder, no husband present 377 25.5
        With related children under 18 years 307 37.9
             With related children under 5 years 133 65.5
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 5,073 10.3
Private wage and salary workers 17,642 78.6   18 years and over 3,563 9.4
Government workers 2,494 11.1        65 years and over 811 10.2
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 2,169 9.7   Related children under 18 years 1,460 12.6
Unpaid family workers 153 0.7        Related children 5 to 17 years 1,068 12.4
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 1,585 23.7
             
 
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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