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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Otero 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 15,598 100.0     Households 7,902 100.0
In labor force 9,102 58.4   Less than $10,000 1,142 14.5
     Civilian labor force 9,101 58.3   $10,000 to $14,999 802 10.1
          Employed 8,345 53.5   $15,000 to $24,999 1,496 18.9
          Unemployed 756 4.8   $25,000 to $34,999 1,122 14.2
               Percent of civilian labor force 8.3 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 1,350 17.1
     Armed Forces 1 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 1,256 15.9
Not in labor force 6,496 41.6   $75,000 to $99,999 381 4.8
        $100,000 to $149,999 278 3.5
   Females 16 years and over 8,107 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 32 0.4
In labor force 4,196 51.8   $200,000 or more 43 0.5
     Civilian labor force 4,196 51.8   Median household income (dollars) 29,738 (X)
          Employed 3,911 48.2        
             
  Own children under 6 years 1,546 100.0   With earnings 5,938 75.1
All parents in family in labor force 963 62.3        Mean earnings (dollars) 37,892 (X)
        With Social Security income 2,625 33.2
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 10,257 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 8,205 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 541 6.8
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 6,114 74.5        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,689 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 1,167 14.2   With public assistance income 484 6.1
Public transportation (including taxicab) 47 0.6        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,020 (X)
Walked 439 5.4   With retirement income 1,324 16.8
Other means 46 0.6        Mean retirement income (dollars) 13,666 (X)
Worked at home 392 4.8        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 18.0 (X)        
          Families 5,478 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 8,345 100.0   Less than $10,000 421 7.7
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 437 8.0
Management, professional, and related occupations 2,675 32.1   $15,000 to $24,999 1,009 18.4
Service occupations 1,487 17.8   $25,000 to $34,999 801 14.6
Sales and office occupations 2,051 24.6    $35,000 to $49,999 1,112 20.3
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 258 3.1   $50,000 to $74,999 1,057 19.3
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 839 10.1   $75,000 to $99,999 319 5.8
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 1,035 12.4   $100,000 to $149,999 259 4.7
        150,000 to $199,999 32 0.6
        $200,000 or more 31 0.6
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 35,906 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 655 7.8   Per capita income (dollars) 15,113 (X)
Construction 600 7.2   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 659 7.9   Male full-time, year-round workers 26,996 (X)
Wholesale trade 325 3.9   Female full-time, year-round workers 21,001 (X)
Retail trade 948 11.4   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 546 6.5                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 173 2.1   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 334 4.0   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 355 4.3     Families 778 14.2
Educational, health and social services 2,120 25.4   With related children under 18 years 626 22.4
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 511 6.1        With related children under 5 years 260 26.6
Other services (except public administration) 405 4.9        
Public administration 714 8.6     Families with female householder, no husband present 376 41.5
        With related children under 18 years 352 50.9
             With related children under 5 years 150 70.1
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 3,713 18.8
Private wage and salary workers 5,402 64.7   18 years and over 2,311 16.0
Government workers 1,980 23.7        65 years and over 355 11.8
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 927 11.1   Related children under 18 years 1,368 25.9
Unpaid family workers 36 0.4        Related children 5 to 17 years 998 24.8
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 979 31.5
             
 
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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