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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Lamar 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 12,622 100.0     Households 6,451 100.0
In labor force 7,056 55.9   Less than $10,000 1,113 17.3
     Civilian labor force 7,047 55.8   $10,000 to $14,999 686 10.6
          Employed 6,547 51.9   $15,000 to $24,999 1,111 17.2
          Unemployed 500 4.0   $25,000 to $34,999 1,028 15.9
               Percent of civilian labor force 7.1 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 1,064 16.5
     Armed Forces 9 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 996 15.4
Not in labor force 5,566 44.1   $75,000 to $99,999 282 4.4
        $100,000 to $149,999 129 2.0
   Females 16 years and over 6,611 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 9 0.1
In labor force 3,220 48.7   $200,000 or more 33 0.5
     Civilian labor force 3,220 48.7   Median household income (dollars) 28,059 (X)
          Employed 2,922 44.2        
             
  Own children under 6 years 1,043 100.0   With earnings 4,612 71.5
All parents in family in labor force 602 57.7        Mean earnings (dollars) 35,995 (X)
        With Social Security income 2,242 34.8
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 9,847 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 6,420 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 393 6.1
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 5,478 85.3        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,547 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 684 10.7   With public assistance income 142 2.2
Public transportation (including taxicab) 20 0.3        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 1,496 (X)
Walked 110 1.7   With retirement income 1,124 17.4
Other means 57 0.9        Mean retirement income (dollars) 11,220 (X)
Worked at home 71 1.1        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 23.9 (X)        
          Families 4,707 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 6,547 100.0   Less than $10,000 419 8.9
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 418 8.9
Management, professional, and related occupations 1,299 19.8   $15,000 to $24,999 827 17.6
Service occupations 708 10.8   $25,000 to $34,999 833 17.7
Sales and office occupations 1,383 21.1    $35,000 to $49,999 838 17.8
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 209 3.2   $50,000 to $74,999 944 20.1
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 705 10.8   $75,000 to $99,999 279 5.9
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 2,243 34.3   $100,000 to $149,999 112 2.4
        150,000 to $199,999 9 0.2
        $200,000 or more 28 0.6
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 33,050 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 286 4.4   Per capita income (dollars) 14,435 (X)
Construction 477 7.3   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 2,153 32.9   Male full-time, year-round workers 30,453 (X)
Wholesale trade 124 1.9   Female full-time, year-round workers 18,947 (X)
Retail trade 700 10.7   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 421 6.4                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 50 0.8   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 283 4.3   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 239 3.7     Families 624 13.3
Educational, health and social services 1,106 16.9   With related children under 18 years 404 18.3
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 183 2.8        With related children under 5 years 192 25.0
Other services (except public administration) 309 4.7        
Public administration 216 3.3     Families with female householder, no husband present 247 34.7
        With related children under 18 years 197 44.4
             With related children under 5 years 111 69.4
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 2,521 16.1
Private wage and salary workers 5,263 80.4   18 years and over 1,803 15.1
Government workers 770 11.8        65 years and over 448 18.6
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 492 7.5   Related children under 18 years 706 19.1
Unpaid family workers 22 0.3        Related children 5 to 17 years 497 17.6
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 705 34.8
             
 
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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