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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Bennington 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 29,302 100.0     Households 14,822 100.0
In labor force 19,584 66.8   Less than $10,000 1,377 9.3
     Civilian labor force 19,582 66.8   $10,000 to $14,999 939 6.3
          Employed 18,680 63.7   $15,000 to $24,999 2,217 15.0
          Unemployed 902 3.1   $25,000 to $34,999 2,019 13.6
               Percent of civilian labor force 4.6 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 2,710 18.3
     Armed Forces 2 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 2,843 19.2
Not in labor force 9,718 33.2   $75,000 to $99,999 1,290 8.7
        $100,000 to $149,999 851 5.7
   Females 16 years and over 15,546 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 299 2.0
In labor force 9,596 61.7   $200,000 or more 277 1.9
     Civilian labor force 9,596 61.7   Median household income (dollars) 39,926 (X)
          Employed 9,171 59.0        
             
  Own children under 6 years 2,414 100.0   With earnings 11,733 79.2
All parents in family in labor force 1,552 64.3        Mean earnings (dollars) 47,653 (X)
        With Social Security income 4,659 31.4
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 11,733 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 18,320 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 652 4.4
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 13,922 76.0        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,416 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 2,151 11.7   With public assistance income 725 4.9
Public transportation (including taxicab) 130 0.7        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 3,026 (X)
Walked 934 5.1   With retirement income 2,642 17.8
Other means 199 1.1        Mean retirement income (dollars) 14,398 (X)
Worked at home 984 5.4        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 19.1 (X)        
          Families 9,960 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 18,680 100.0   Less than $10,000 480 4.8
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 443 4.4
Management, professional, and related occupations 6,056 32.4   $15,000 to $24,999 1,141 11.5
Service occupations 3,033 16.2   $25,000 to $34,999 1,368 13.7
Sales and office occupations 4,404 23.6    $35,000 to $49,999 1,970 19.8
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 122 0.7   $50,000 to $74,999 2,260 22.7
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 1,966 10.5   $75,000 to $99,999 1,102 11.1
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 3,099 16.6   $100,000 to $149,999 712 7.1
        150,000 to $199,999 244 2.4
        $200,000 or more 240 2.4
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 46,565 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 295 1.6   Per capita income (dollars) 21,193 (X)
Construction 1,406 7.5   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 3,152 16.9   Male full-time, year-round workers 31,982 (X)
Wholesale trade 417 2.2   Female full-time, year-round workers 23,632 (X)
Retail trade 2,718 14.6   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 446 2.4                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 496 2.7   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 730 3.9   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 1,007 5.4     Families 700 7.0
Educational, health and social services 4,428 23.7   With related children under 18 years 553 11.6
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 1,974 10.6        With related children under 5 years 251 16.5
Other services (except public administration) 1,069 5.7        
Public administration 542 2.9     Families with female householder, no husband present 424 29.5
        With related children under 18 years 384 36.8
             With related children under 5 years 186 59.8
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 3,588 10.0
Private wage and salary workers 14,256 76.3   18 years and over 2,351 8.7
Government workers 2,283 12.2        65 years and over 438 7.9
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 2,107 11.3   Related children under 18 years 1,158 13.4
Unpaid family workers 34 0.2        Related children 5 to 17 years 793 11.9
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 1,396 20.8
             
 
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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