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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Ben Hill 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 13,216 100.0     Households 6,677 100.0
In labor force 7,891 59.7   Less than $10,000 1,155 17.3
     Civilian labor force 7,884 59.7   $10,000 to $14,999 745 11.2
          Employed 7,387 55.9   $15,000 to $24,999 1,226 18.4
          Unemployed 497 3.8   $25,000 to $34,999 921 13.8
               Percent of civilian labor force 6.3 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 864 12.9
     Armed Forces 7 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 1,005 15.1
Not in labor force 5,325 40.3   $75,000 to $99,999 427 6.4
        $100,000 to $149,999 297 4.4
   Females 16 years and over 7,031 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 16 0.2
In labor force 3,603 51.2   $200,000 or more 21 0.3
     Civilian labor force 3,603 51.2   Median household income (dollars) 27,100 (X)
          Employed 3,336 47.4        
             
  Own children under 6 years 1,440 100.0   With earnings 5,176 77.5
All parents in family in labor force 930 64.6        Mean earnings (dollars) 37,898 (X)
        With Social Security income 1,905 28.5
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 10,331 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 7,203 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 429 6.4
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 5,687 79.0        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,413 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 1,173 16.3   With public assistance income 307 4.6
Public transportation (including taxicab) 52 0.7        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 1,954 (X)
Walked 83 1.2   With retirement income 787 11.8
Other means 123 1.7        Mean retirement income (dollars) 9,605 (X)
Worked at home 85 1.2        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 18.3 (X)        
          Families 4,708 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 7,387 100.0   Less than $10,000 533 11.3
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 411 8.7
Management, professional, and related occupations 1,698 23.0   $15,000 to $24,999 839 17.8
Service occupations 860 11.6   $25,000 to $34,999 639 13.6
Sales and office occupations 1,441 19.5    $35,000 to $49,999 710 15.1
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 107 1.4   $50,000 to $74,999 886 18.8
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 916 12.4   $75,000 to $99,999 394 8.4
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 2,365 32.0   $100,000 to $149,999 265 5.6
        150,000 to $199,999 16 0.3
        $200,000 or more 15 0.3
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 33,023 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 318 4.3   Per capita income (dollars) 14,093 (X)
Construction 444 6.0   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 2,391 32.4   Male full-time, year-round workers 26,750 (X)
Wholesale trade 218 3.0   Female full-time, year-round workers 19,547 (X)
Retail trade 721 9.8   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 433 5.9                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 92 1.2   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 235 3.2   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 268 3.6     Families 879 18.7
Educational, health and social services 1,363 18.5   With related children under 18 years 730 28.6
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 309 4.2        With related children under 5 years 451 42.3
Other services (except public administration) 211 2.9        
Public administration 384 5.2     Families with female householder, no husband present 527 43.8
        With related children under 18 years 467 57.3
             With related children under 5 years 297 71.9
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 3,810 22.3
Private wage and salary workers 5,607 75.9   18 years and over 2,219 18.0
Government workers 1,286 17.4        65 years and over 365 17.6
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 475 6.4   Related children under 18 years 1,581 33.3
Unpaid family workers 19 0.3        Related children 5 to 17 years 1,045 29.8
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 743 28.9
             
 
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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