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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Lamar 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 12,389 100.0     Households 5,668 100.0
In labor force 7,667 61.9   Less than $10,000 633 11.2
     Civilian labor force 7,662 61.8   $10,000 to $14,999 406 7.2
          Employed 7,243 58.5   $15,000 to $24,999 718 12.7
          Unemployed 419 3.4   $25,000 to $34,999 900 15.9
               Percent of civilian labor force 5.5 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 1,163 20.5
     Armed Forces 5 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 1,094 19.3
Not in labor force 4,722 38.1   $75,000 to $99,999 406 7.2
        $100,000 to $149,999 250 4.4
   Females 16 years and over 6,506 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 33 0.6
In labor force 3,598 55.3   $200,000 or more 65 1.1
     Civilian labor force 3,593 55.2   Median household income (dollars) 37,087 (X)
          Employed 3,367 51.8        
             
  Own children under 6 years 1,257 100.0   With earnings 4,537 80.0
All parents in family in labor force 850 67.6        Mean earnings (dollars) 44,270 (X)
        With Social Security income 1,655 29.2
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 10,854 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 7,026 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 336 5.9
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 5,512 78.5        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,428 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 1,189 16.9   With public assistance income 158 2.8
Public transportation (including taxicab) 45 0.6        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,668 (X)
Walked 60 0.9   With retirement income 1,165 20.6
Other means 119 1.7        Mean retirement income (dollars) 19,155 (X)
Worked at home 101 1.4        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 28.1 (X)        
          Families 4,245 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 7,243 100.0   Less than $10,000 232 5.5
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 190 4.5
Management, professional, and related occupations 1,543 21.3   $15,000 to $24,999 514 12.1
Service occupations 1,108 15.3   $25,000 to $34,999 667 15.7
Sales and office occupations 1,702 23.5    $35,000 to $49,999 934 22.0
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 51 0.7   $50,000 to $74,999 1,015 23.9
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 995 13.7   $75,000 to $99,999 383 9.0
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 1,844 25.5   $100,000 to $149,999 223 5.3
        150,000 to $199,999 33 0.8
        $200,000 or more 54 1.3
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 43,481 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 164 2.3   Per capita income (dollars) 16,666 (X)
Construction 716 9.9   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 1,486 20.5   Male full-time, year-round workers 29,453 (X)
Wholesale trade 157 2.2   Female full-time, year-round workers 21,933 (X)
Retail trade 974 13.4   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 433 6.0                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 140 1.9   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 314 4.3   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 401 5.5     Families 342 8.1
Educational, health and social services 1,094 15.1   With related children under 18 years 297 13.6
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 352 4.9        With related children under 5 years 116 14.9
Other services (except public administration) 454 6.3        
Public administration 558 7.7     Families with female householder, no husband present 220 26.0
        With related children under 18 years 213 37.3
             With related children under 5 years 79 44.9
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 1,682 11.2
Private wage and salary workers 5,524 76.3   18 years and over 1,107 9.9
Government workers 1,175 16.2        65 years and over 204 11.0
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 499 6.9   Related children under 18 years 559 14.5
Unpaid family workers 45 0.6        Related children 5 to 17 years 385 13.4
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 595 31.8
             
 
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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