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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Van Buren 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 4,384 100.0     Households 2,176 100.0
In labor force 2,706 61.7   Less than $10,000 326 15.0
     Civilian labor force 2,702 61.6   $10,000 to $14,999 247 11.4
          Employed 2,520 57.5   $15,000 to $24,999 379 17.4
          Unemployed 182 4.2   $25,000 to $34,999 337 15.5
               Percent of civilian labor force 6.7 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 389 17.9
     Armed Forces 4 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 383 17.6
Not in labor force 1,678 38.3   $75,000 to $99,999 46 2.1
        $100,000 to $149,999 30 1.4
   Females 16 years and over 2,227 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 5 0.2
In labor force 1,289 57.9   $200,000 or more 34 1.6
     Civilian labor force 1,287 57.8   Median household income (dollars) 28,165 (X)
          Employed 1,198 53.8        
             
  Own children under 6 years 349 100.0   With earnings 1,647 75.7
All parents in family in labor force 234 67.0        Mean earnings (dollars) 47,869 (X)
        With Social Security income 650 29.9
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 9,511 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 2,471 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 136 6.3
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 1,785 72.2        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 4,966 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 519 21.0   With public assistance income 64 2.9
Public transportation (including taxicab) 8 0.3        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 463 (X)
Walked 34 1.4   With retirement income 332 15.3
Other means 41 1.7        Mean retirement income (dollars) 10,180 (X)
Worked at home 84 3.4        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 29.9 (X)        
          Families 1,617 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 2,520 100.0   Less than $10,000 151 9.3
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 157 9.7
Management, professional, and related occupations 390 15.5   $15,000 to $24,999 245 15.2
Service occupations 378 15.0   $25,000 to $34,999 257 15.9
Sales and office occupations 432 17.1    $35,000 to $49,999 360 22.3
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 59 2.3   $50,000 to $74,999 349 21.6
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 229 9.1   $75,000 to $99,999 39 2.4
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 1,032 41.0   $100,000 to $149,999 23 1.4
        150,000 to $199,999 2 0.1
        $200,000 or more 34 2.1
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 34,949 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 103 4.1   Per capita income (dollars) 17,497 (X)
Construction 145 5.8   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 1,009 40.0   Male full-time, year-round workers 25,938 (X)
Wholesale trade 32 1.3   Female full-time, year-round workers 20,911 (X)
Retail trade 203 8.1   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 90 3.6                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 22 0.9   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 67 2.7   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 102 4.0     Families 222 13.7
Educational, health and social services 343 13.6   With related children under 18 years 127 17.3
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 166 6.6        With related children under 5 years 29 12.5
Other services (except public administration) 47 1.9        
Public administration 191 7.6     Families with female householder, no husband present 71 31.4
        With related children under 18 years 68 45.0
             With related children under 5 years 13 39.4
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 826 15.2
Private wage and salary workers 1,748 69.4   18 years and over 607 14.6
Government workers 552 21.9        65 years and over 150 21.1
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 202 8.0   Related children under 18 years 212 17.1
Unpaid family workers 18 0.7        Related children 5 to 17 years 171 18.7
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 189 25.8
             
 
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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