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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Ashley 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 18,483 100.0     Households 9,365 100.0
In labor force 10,352 56.0   Less than $10,000 1,453 15.5
     Civilian labor force 10,347 56.0   $10,000 to $14,999 935 10.0
          Employed 9,636 52.1   $15,000 to $24,999 1,225 13.1
          Unemployed 711 3.8   $25,000 to $34,999 1,498 16.0
               Percent of civilian labor force 6.9 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 1,679 17.9
     Armed Forces 5 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 1,574 16.8
Not in labor force 8,131 44.0   $75,000 to $99,999 563 6.0
        $100,000 to $149,999 289 3.1
   Females 16 years and over 9,603 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 48 0.5
In labor force 4,407 45.9   $200,000 or more 101 1.1
     Civilian labor force 4,407 45.9   Median household income (dollars) 31,758 (X)
          Employed 4,037 42.0        
             
  Own children under 6 years 1,833 100.0   With earnings 7,037 75.1
All parents in family in labor force 920 50.2        Mean earnings (dollars) 42,339 (X)
        With Social Security income 3,025 32.3
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 10,322 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 9,469 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 643 6.9
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 7,926 83.7        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,839 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 1,118 11.8   With public assistance income 367 3.9
Public transportation (including taxicab) 12 0.1        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 1,599 (X)
Walked 143 1.5   With retirement income 1,397 14.9
Other means 111 1.2        Mean retirement income (dollars) 13,232 (X)
Worked at home 159 1.7        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 18.5 (X)        
          Families 6,926 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 9,636 100.0   Less than $10,000 654 9.4
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 518 7.5
Management, professional, and related occupations 2,079 21.6   $15,000 to $24,999 878 12.7
Service occupations 1,270 13.2   $25,000 to $34,999 1,122 16.2
Sales and office occupations 1,971 20.5    $35,000 to $49,999 1,373 19.8
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 324 3.4   $50,000 to $74,999 1,432 20.7
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 1,404 14.6   $75,000 to $99,999 532 7.7
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 2,588 26.9   $100,000 to $149,999 284 4.1
        150,000 to $199,999 48 0.7
        $200,000 or more 85 1.2
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 37,370 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 711 7.4   Per capita income (dollars) 15,702 (X)
Construction 953 9.9   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 2,674 27.8   Male full-time, year-round workers 35,089 (X)
Wholesale trade 198 2.1   Female full-time, year-round workers 19,501 (X)
Retail trade 1,133 11.8   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 516 5.4                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 134 1.4   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 339 3.5   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 342 3.5     Families 965 13.9
Educational, health and social services 1,415 14.7   With related children under 18 years 771 22.0
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 433 4.5        With related children under 5 years 334 24.0
Other services (except public administration) 488 5.1        
Public administration 300 3.1     Families with female householder, no husband present 568 47.7
        With related children under 18 years 501 60.4
             With related children under 5 years 200 61.7
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 4,182 17.5
Private wage and salary workers 7,677 79.7   18 years and over 2,502 14.3
Government workers 1,221 12.7        65 years and over 543 17.2
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 706 7.3   Related children under 18 years 1,646 25.7
Unpaid family workers 32 0.3        Related children 5 to 17 years 1,257 26.2
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 962 32.3
             
 
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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