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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Independence 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 26,922 100.0     Households 13,479 100.0
In labor force 16,364 60.8   Less than $10,000 1,719 12.8
     Civilian labor force 16,330 60.7   $10,000 to $14,999 1,220 9.1
          Employed 15,366 57.1   $15,000 to $24,999 2,303 17.1
          Unemployed 964 3.6   $25,000 to $34,999 2,121 15.7
               Percent of civilian labor force 5.9 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 2,531 18.8
     Armed Forces 34 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 2,353 17.5
Not in labor force 10,558 39.2   $75,000 to $99,999 674 5.0
        $100,000 to $149,999 268 2.0
   Females 16 years and over 13,846 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 108 0.8
In labor force 7,583 54.8   $200,000 or more 182 1.4
     Civilian labor force 7,583 54.8   Median household income (dollars) 31,920 (X)
          Employed 7,205 52.0        
             
  Own children under 6 years 2,601 100.0   With earnings 10,200 75.7
All parents in family in labor force 1,591 61.2        Mean earnings (dollars) 40,355 (X)
        With Social Security income 4,491 33.3
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 10,202 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 15,100 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 863 6.4
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 12,133 80.4        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,444 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 2,105 13.9   With public assistance income 378 2.8
Public transportation (including taxicab) 9 0.1        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,162 (X)
Walked 336 2.2   With retirement income 2,159 16.0
Other means 102 0.7        Mean retirement income (dollars) 12,080 (X)
Worked at home 415 2.7        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 21.5 (X)        
          Families 9,696 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 15,366 100.0   Less than $10,000 614 6.3
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 602 6.2
Management, professional, and related occupations 3,767 24.5   $15,000 to $24,999 1,393 14.4
Service occupations 2,029 13.2   $25,000 to $34,999 1,663 17.2
Sales and office occupations 3,298 21.5    $35,000 to $49,999 2,111 21.8
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 170 1.1   $50,000 to $74,999 2,168 22.4
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 1,622 10.6   $75,000 to $99,999 639 6.6
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 4,480 29.2   $100,000 to $149,999 260 2.7
        150,000 to $199,999 106 1.1
        $200,000 or more 140 1.4
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 38,444 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 588 3.8   Per capita income (dollars) 16,163 (X)
Construction 849 5.5   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 4,348 28.3   Male full-time, year-round workers 27,284 (X)
Wholesale trade 250 1.6   Female full-time, year-round workers 20,086 (X)
Retail trade 1,730 11.3   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 1,162 7.6                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 131 0.9   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 554 3.6   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 607 4.0     Families 959 9.9
Educational, health and social services 3,106 20.2   With related children under 18 years 682 14.3
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 821 5.3        With related children under 5 years 338 19.0
Other services (except public administration) 674 4.4        
Public administration 546 3.6     Families with female householder, no husband present 439 37.1
        With related children under 18 years 351 48.5
             With related children under 5 years 176 62.9
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 4,310 13.0
Private wage and salary workers 12,144 79.0   18 years and over 2,939 11.7
Government workers 1,921 12.5        65 years and over 674 14.4
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 1,209 7.9   Related children under 18 years 1,321 16.1
Unpaid family workers 92 0.6        Related children 5 to 17 years 924 15.3
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 1,382 29.9
             
 
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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