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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Fort Bend 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 253,911 100.0     Households 111,164 100.0
In labor force 174,803 68.8   Less than $10,000 4,695 4.2
     Civilian labor force 174,654 68.8   $10,000 to $14,999 3,416 3.1
          Employed 166,172 65.4   $15,000 to $24,999 8,050 7.2
          Unemployed 8,482 3.3   $25,000 to $34,999 10,324 9.3
               Percent of civilian labor force 4.9 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 15,059 13.5
     Armed Forces 149 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 23,895 21.5
Not in labor force 79,108 31.2   $75,000 to $99,999 17,416 15.7
        $100,000 to $149,999 17,664 15.9
   Females 16 years and over 129,447 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 5,737 5.2
In labor force 79,904 61.7   $200,000 or more 4,908 4.4
     Civilian labor force 79,884 61.7   Median household income (dollars) 63,831 (X)
          Employed 75,740 58.5        
             
  Own children under 6 years 31,503 100.0   With earnings 102,392 92.1
All parents in family in labor force 17,312 55.0        Mean earnings (dollars) 76,782 (X)
        With Social Security income 14,701 13.2
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 11,201 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 163,614 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 2,367 2.1
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 133,482 81.6        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,138 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 20,565 12.6   With public assistance income 1,519 1.4
Public transportation (including taxicab) 2,718 1.7        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,839 (X)
Walked 800 0.5   With retirement income 10,298 9.3
Other means 1,318 0.8        Mean retirement income (dollars) 18,797 (X)
Worked at home 4,731 2.9        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 32.3 (X)        
          Families 93,808 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 166,172 100.0   Less than $10,000 2,736 2.9
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 2,171 2.3
Management, professional, and related occupations 73,741 44.4   $15,000 to $24,999 6,102 6.5
Service occupations 18,640 11.2   $25,000 to $34,999 7,902 8.4
Sales and office occupations 45,986 27.7    $35,000 to $49,999 11,453 12.2
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 454 0.3   $50,000 to $74,999 20,639 22.0
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 12,559 7.6   $75,000 to $99,999 16,167 17.2
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 14,792 8.9   $100,000 to $149,999 16,615 17.7
        150,000 to $199,999 5,396 5.8
        $200,000 or more 4,627 4.9
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 69,781 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 6,466 3.9   Per capita income (dollars) 24,985 (X)
Construction 10,888 6.6   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 17,610 10.6   Male full-time, year-round workers 47,979 (X)
Wholesale trade 7,765 4.7   Female full-time, year-round workers 32,661 (X)
Retail trade 19,168 11.5   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 9,364 5.6                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 4,768 2.9   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 12,703 7.6   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 20,573 12.4     Families 5,139 5.5
Educational, health and social services 34,588 20.8   With related children under 18 years 4,078 6.8
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 8,892 5.4        With related children under 5 years 1,845 8.5
Other services (except public administration) 7,314 4.4        
Public administration 6,073 3.7     Families with female householder, no husband present 2,050 16.3
        With related children under 18 years 1,781 19.4
             With related children under 5 years 741 30.4
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 24,953 7.1
Private wage and salary workers 132,410 79.7   18 years and over 15,084 6.4
Government workers 22,743 13.7        65 years and over 1,802 9.4
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 10,513 6.3   Related children under 18 years 9,539 8.5
Unpaid family workers 506 0.3        Related children 5 to 17 years 6,975 8.1
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 5,313 20.2
             
 
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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