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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Fergus 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 9,408 100.0     Households 4,860 100.0
In labor force 5,907 62.8   Less than $10,000 632 13.0
     Civilian labor force 5,903 62.7   $10,000 to $14,999 451 9.3
          Employed 5,589 59.4   $15,000 to $24,999 898 18.5
          Unemployed 314 3.3   $25,000 to $34,999 842 17.3
               Percent of civilian labor force 5.3 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 860 17.7
     Armed Forces 4 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 697 14.3
Not in labor force 3,501 37.2   $75,000 to $99,999 275 5.7
        $100,000 to $149,999 149 3.1
   Females 16 years and over 4,882 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 14 0.3
In labor force 2,719 55.7   $200,000 or more 42 0.9
     Civilian labor force 2,719 55.7   Median household income (dollars) 30,409 (X)
          Employed 2,605 53.4        
             
  Own children under 6 years 725 100.0   With earnings 3,686 75.8
All parents in family in labor force 517 71.3        Mean earnings (dollars) 35,395 (X)
        With Social Security income 1,650 34.0
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 10,942 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 5,472 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 214 4.4
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 3,688 67.4        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,570 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 642 11.7   With public assistance income 84 1.7
Public transportation (including taxicab) 15 0.3        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 1,786 (X)
Walked 442 8.1   With retirement income 823 16.9
Other means 39 0.7        Mean retirement income (dollars) 12,671 (X)
Worked at home 646 11.8        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 16.4 (X)        
          Families 3,205 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 5,589 100.0   Less than $10,000 212 6.6
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 154 4.8
Management, professional, and related occupations 2,070 37.0   $15,000 to $24,999 521 16.3
Service occupations 1,012 18.1   $25,000 to $34,999 617 19.3
Sales and office occupations 1,132 20.3    $35,000 to $49,999 723 22.6
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 198 3.5   $50,000 to $74,999 591 18.4
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 618 11.1   $75,000 to $99,999 219 6.8
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 559 10.0   $100,000 to $149,999 120 3.7
        150,000 to $199,999 11 0.3
        $200,000 or more 37 1.2
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 36,609 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 943 16.9   Per capita income (dollars) 15,808 (X)
Construction 543 9.7   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 278 5.0   Male full-time, year-round workers 27,260 (X)
Wholesale trade 142 2.5   Female full-time, year-round workers 18,138 (X)
Retail trade 625 11.2   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 232 4.2                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 106 1.9   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 220 3.9   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 164 2.9     Families 339 10.6
Educational, health and social services 1,238 22.2   With related children under 18 years 235 15.8
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 469 8.4        With related children under 5 years 63 13.7
Other services (except public administration) 339 6.1        
Public administration 290 5.2     Families with female householder, no husband present 108 31.6
        With related children under 18 years 98 43.6
             With related children under 5 years 30 63.8
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 1,767 15.4
Private wage and salary workers 3,250 58.1   18 years and over 1,192 13.8
Government workers 1,064 19.0        65 years and over 257 12.2
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 1,143 20.5   Related children under 18 years 529 19.4
Unpaid family workers 132 2.4        Related children 5 to 17 years 425 19.8
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 623 28.8
             
 
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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