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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Wheeler 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 4,967 100.0     Households 2,022 100.0
In labor force 2,190 44.1   Less than $10,000 469 23.2
     Civilian labor force 2,190 44.1   $10,000 to $14,999 183 9.1
          Employed 2,081 41.9   $15,000 to $24,999 384 19.0
          Unemployed 109 2.2   $25,000 to $34,999 248 12.3
               Percent of civilian labor force 5.0 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 313 15.5
     Armed Forces 0 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 244 12.1
Not in labor force 2,777 55.9   $75,000 to $99,999 94 4.6
        $100,000 to $149,999 61 3.0
   Females 16 years and over 2,077 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 3 0.1
In labor force 998 48.1   $200,000 or more 23 1.1
     Civilian labor force 998 48.1   Median household income (dollars) 24,053 (X)
          Employed 921 44.3        
             
  Own children under 6 years 432 100.0   With earnings 1,431 70.8
All parents in family in labor force 284 65.7        Mean earnings (dollars) 44,726 (X)
        With Social Security income 666 32.9
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 8,635 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 2,049 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 212 10.5
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 1,433 69.9        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,873 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 473 23.1   With public assistance income 101 5.0
Public transportation (including taxicab) 0 0.0        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 1,641 (X)
Walked 46 2.2   With retirement income 283 14.0
Other means 39 1.9        Mean retirement income (dollars) 9,608 (X)
Worked at home 58 2.8        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 29.9 (X)        
          Families 1,415 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 2,081 100.0   Less than $10,000 208 14.7
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 108 7.6
Management, professional, and related occupations 487 23.4   $15,000 to $24,999 277 19.6
Service occupations 375 18.0   $25,000 to $34,999 192 13.6
Sales and office occupations 283 13.6    $35,000 to $49,999 243 17.2
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 106 5.1   $50,000 to $74,999 218 15.4
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 273 13.1   $75,000 to $99,999 87 6.1
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 557 26.8   $100,000 to $149,999 56 4.0
        150,000 to $199,999 3 0.2
        $200,000 or more 23 1.6
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 29,696 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 215 10.3   Per capita income (dollars) 13,005 (X)
Construction 169 8.1   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 372 17.9   Male full-time, year-round workers 27,203 (X)
Wholesale trade 92 4.4   Female full-time, year-round workers 22,679 (X)
Retail trade 150 7.2   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 193 9.3                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 11 0.5   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 72 3.5   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 52 2.5     Families 305 21.6
Educational, health and social services 450 21.6   With related children under 18 years 222 29.1
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 76 3.7        With related children under 5 years 109 32.2
Other services (except public administration) 57 2.7        
Public administration 172 8.3     Families with female householder, no husband present 125 44.5
        With related children under 18 years 93 46.0
             With related children under 5 years 46 50.0
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 1,289 25.3
Private wage and salary workers 1,427 68.6   18 years and over 878 23.5
Government workers 452 21.7        65 years and over 197 26.7
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 195 9.4   Related children under 18 years 409 30.2
Unpaid family workers 7 0.3        Related children 5 to 17 years 283 28.5
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 318 43.0
             
 
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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