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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Dorchester 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 71,831 100.0     Households 34,688 100.0
In labor force 47,288 65.8   Less than $10,000 2,795 8.1
     Civilian labor force 46,306 64.5   $10,000 to $14,999 1,858 5.4
          Employed 44,081 61.4   $15,000 to $24,999 4,350 12.5
          Unemployed 2,225 3.1   $25,000 to $34,999 4,547 13.1
               Percent of civilian labor force 4.8 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 6,430 18.5
     Armed Forces 982 1.4   $50,000 to $74,999 7,886 22.7
Not in labor force 24,543 34.2   $75,000 to $99,999 3,809 11.0
        $100,000 to $149,999 2,265 6.5
   Females 16 years and over 37,435 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 298 0.9
In labor force 22,272 59.5   $200,000 or more 450 1.3
     Civilian labor force 22,130 59.1   Median household income (dollars) 43,316 (X)
          Employed 20,912 55.9        
             
  Own children under 6 years 7,372 100.0   With earnings 29,102 83.9
All parents in family in labor force 4,893 66.4        Mean earnings (dollars) 50,217 (X)
        With Social Security income 7,681 22.1
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 10,259 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 44,282 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 1,477 4.3
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 36,322 82.0        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,447 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 5,625 12.7   With public assistance income 789 2.3
Public transportation (including taxicab) 238 0.5        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,257 (X)
Walked 584 1.3   With retirement income 7,564 21.8
Other means 574 1.3        Mean retirement income (dollars) 18,396 (X)
Worked at home 939 2.1        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 28.0 (X)        
          Families 26,482 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 44,081 100.0   Less than $10,000 1,260 4.8
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 1,041 3.9
Management, professional, and related occupations 13,888 31.5   $15,000 to $24,999 2,821 10.7
Service occupations 5,713 13.0   $25,000 to $34,999 3,116 11.8
Sales and office occupations 11,640 26.4    $35,000 to $49,999 4,930 18.6
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 212 0.5   $50,000 to $74,999 6,940 26.2
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 5,382 12.2   $75,000 to $99,999 3,628 13.7
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 7,246 16.4   $100,000 to $149,999 2,073 7.8
        150,000 to $199,999 298 1.1
        $200,000 or more 375 1.4
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 50,177 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 421 1.0   Per capita income (dollars) 18,840 (X)
Construction 4,104 9.3   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 6,662 15.1   Male full-time, year-round workers 35,423 (X)
Wholesale trade 1,697 3.8   Female full-time, year-round workers 24,405 (X)
Retail trade 5,490 12.5   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 2,579 5.9                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 667 1.5   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 2,215 5.0   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 3,362 7.6     Families 1,883 7.1
Educational, health and social services 8,802 20.0   With related children under 18 years 1,478 9.8
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 2,878 6.5        With related children under 5 years 618 11.9
Other services (except public administration) 2,004 4.5        
Public administration 3,200 7.3     Families with female householder, no husband present 1,122 23.4
        With related children under 18 years 1,033 29.1
             With related children under 5 years 441 37.8
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 9,108 9.7
Private wage and salary workers 32,952 74.8   18 years and over 5,840 8.7
Government workers 8,789 19.9        65 years and over 1,101 13.3
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 2,264 5.1   Related children under 18 years 3,096 11.4
Unpaid family workers 76 0.2        Related children 5 to 17 years 2,319 11.2
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 2,790 24.5
             
 
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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