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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Brazoria 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 180,217 100.0     Households 82,020 100.0
In labor force 112,904 62.6   Less than $10,000 5,975 7.3
     Civilian labor force 112,798 62.6   $10,000 to $14,999 4,246 5.2
          Employed 106,662 59.2   $15,000 to $24,999 9,186 11.2
          Unemployed 6,136 3.4   $25,000 to $34,999 9,455 11.5
               Percent of civilian labor force 5.4 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 13,199 16.1
     Armed Forces 106 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 17,763 21.7
Not in labor force 67,313 37.4   $75,000 to $99,999 11,052 13.5
        $100,000 to $149,999 8,235 10.0
   Females 16 years and over 87,268 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 1,826 2.2
In labor force 49,368 56.6   $200,000 or more 1,083 1.3
     Civilian labor force 49,361 56.6   Median household income (dollars) 48,632 (X)
          Employed 46,551 53.3        
             
  Own children under 6 years 21,249 100.0   With earnings 70,168 85.5
All parents in family in labor force 11,582 54.5        Mean earnings (dollars) 57,945 (X)
        With Social Security income 16,515 20.1
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 11,685 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 104,832 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 2,064 2.5
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 86,813 82.8        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,497 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 13,227 12.6   With public assistance income 1,622 2.0
Public transportation (including taxicab) 280 0.3        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,042 (X)
Walked 1,160 1.1   With retirement income 11,563 14.1
Other means 1,088 1.0        Mean retirement income (dollars) 18,359 (X)
Worked at home 2,264 2.2        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 28.0 (X)        
          Families 63,513 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 106,662 100.0   Less than $10,000 3,139 4.9
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 2,300 3.6
Management, professional, and related occupations 34,840 32.7   $15,000 to $24,999 5,982 9.4
Service occupations 13,661 12.8   $25,000 to $34,999 6,619 10.4
Sales and office occupations 26,035 24.4    $35,000 to $49,999 10,100 15.9
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 423 0.4   $50,000 to $74,999 15,255 24.0
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 15,755 14.8   $75,000 to $99,999 10,039 15.8
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 15,948 15.0   $100,000 to $149,999 7,448 11.7
        150,000 to $199,999 1,667 2.6
        $200,000 or more 964 1.5
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 55,282 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 2,351 2.2   Per capita income (dollars) 20,021 (X)
Construction 12,264 11.5   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 19,170 18.0   Male full-time, year-round workers 42,193 (X)
Wholesale trade 3,644 3.4   Female full-time, year-round workers 27,728 (X)
Retail trade 10,957 10.3   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 6,004 5.6                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 1,914 1.8   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 5,652 5.3   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 8,658 8.1     Families 5,130 8.1
Educational, health and social services 19,341 18.1   With related children under 18 years 4,078 11.1
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 6,111 5.7        With related children under 5 years 2,270 14.8
Other services (except public administration) 4,963 4.7        
Public administration 5,633 5.3     Families with female householder, no husband present 2,069 25.3
        With related children under 18 years 1,873 31.6
             With related children under 5 years 1,061 50.2
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 23,465 10.2
Private wage and salary workers 84,302 79.0   18 years and over 14,724 9.1
Government workers 15,607 14.6        65 years and over 1,765 8.7
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 6,402 6.0   Related children under 18 years 8,527 12.6
Unpaid family workers 351 0.3        Related children 5 to 17 years 5,764 11.6
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 5,551 21.7
             
 
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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