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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: La Plata 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 35,325 100.0     Households 17,346 100.0
In labor force 24,390 69.0   Less than $10,000 1,525 8.8
     Civilian labor force 24,386 69.0   $10,000 to $14,999 1,121 6.5
          Employed 22,990 65.1   $15,000 to $24,999 2,584 14.9
          Unemployed 1,396 4.0   $25,000 to $34,999 2,311 13.3
               Percent of civilian labor force 5.7 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 2,858 16.5
     Armed Forces 4 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 3,302 19.0
Not in labor force 10,935 31.0   $75,000 to $99,999 1,762 10.2
        $100,000 to $149,999 1,111 6.4
   Females 16 years and over 17,364 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 379 2.2
In labor force 11,346 65.3   $200,000 or more 393 2.3
     Civilian labor force 11,346 65.3   Median household income (dollars) 40,159 (X)
          Employed 10,778 62.1        
             
  Own children under 6 years 2,711 100.0   With earnings 14,871 85.7
All parents in family in labor force 1,675 61.8        Mean earnings (dollars) 48,059 (X)
        With Social Security income 3,424 19.7
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 10,380 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 22,481 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 376 2.2
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 15,615 69.5        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,836 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 3,052 13.6   With public assistance income 351 2.0
Public transportation (including taxicab) 223 1.0        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,165 (X)
Walked 1,175 5.2   With retirement income 2,214 12.8
Other means 534 2.4        Mean retirement income (dollars) 21,941 (X)
Worked at home 1,882 8.4        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 20.7 (X)        
          Families 10,945 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 22,990 100.0   Less than $10,000 461 4.2
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 385 3.5
Management, professional, and related occupations 8,283 36.0   $15,000 to $24,999 1,051 9.6
Service occupations 3,985 17.3   $25,000 to $34,999 1,358 12.4
Sales and office occupations 6,048 26.3    $35,000 to $49,999 2,132 19.5
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 173 0.8   $50,000 to $74,999 2,592 23.7
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 2,737 11.9   $75,000 to $99,999 1,449 13.2
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 1,764 7.7   $100,000 to $149,999 894 8.2
        150,000 to $199,999 302 2.8
        $200,000 or more 321 2.9
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 50,446 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 1,029 4.5   Per capita income (dollars) 21,534 (X)
Construction 2,302 10.0   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 950 4.1   Male full-time, year-round workers 32,486 (X)
Wholesale trade 506 2.2   Female full-time, year-round workers 24,666 (X)
Retail trade 2,788 12.1   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 1,147 5.0                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 491 2.1   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 1,454 6.3   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 2,029 8.8     Families 728 6.7
Educational, health and social services 4,974 21.6   With related children under 18 years 496 9.1
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 3,295 14.3        With related children under 5 years 223 12.0
Other services (except public administration) 1,014 4.4        
Public administration 1,011 4.4     Families with female householder, no husband present 316 21.3
        With related children under 18 years 257 24.8
             With related children under 5 years 103 34.8
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 4,941 11.7
Private wage and salary workers 15,910 69.2   18 years and over 3,989 12.3
Government workers 4,138 18.0        65 years and over 306 7.7
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 2,857 12.4   Related children under 18 years 906 9.3
Unpaid family workers 85 0.4        Related children 5 to 17 years 644 8.6
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 2,780 27.7
             
 
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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