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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Dawson 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 18,034 100.0     Households 8,821 100.0
In labor force 11,824 65.6   Less than $10,000 762 8.6
     Civilian labor force 11,811 65.5   $10,000 to $14,999 643 7.3
          Employed 11,361 63.0   $15,000 to $24,999 1,556 17.6
          Unemployed 450 2.5   $25,000 to $34,999 1,282 14.5
               Percent of civilian labor force 3.8 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 1,916 21.7
     Armed Forces 13 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 1,658 18.8
Not in labor force 6,210 34.4   $75,000 to $99,999 527 6.0
        $100,000 to $149,999 307 3.5
   Females 16 years and over 9,014 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 72 0.8
In labor force 5,285 58.6   $200,000 or more 98 1.1
     Civilian labor force 5,285 58.6   Median household income (dollars) 36,132 (X)
          Employed 5,085 56.4        
             
  Own children under 6 years 2,372 100.0   With earnings 7,111 80.6
All parents in family in labor force 1,475 62.2        Mean earnings (dollars) 42,199 (X)
        With Social Security income 2,606 29.5
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 11,449 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 11,138 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 299 3.4
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 8,310 74.6        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,589 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 1,875 16.8   With public assistance income 307 3.5
Public transportation (including taxicab) 7 0.1        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 3,408 (X)
Walked 279 2.5   With retirement income 921 10.4
Other means 205 1.8        Mean retirement income (dollars) 10,804 (X)
Worked at home 462 4.1        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 14.0 (X)        
          Families 6,265 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 11,361 100.0   Less than $10,000 315 5.0
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 294 4.7
Management, professional, and related occupations 2,519 22.2   $15,000 to $24,999 867 13.8
Service occupations 1,602 14.1   $25,000 to $34,999 877 14.0
Sales and office occupations 2,247 19.8    $35,000 to $49,999 1,638 26.1
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 444 3.9   $50,000 to $74,999 1,469 23.4
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 1,095 9.6   $75,000 to $99,999 437 7.0
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 3,454 30.4   $100,000 to $149,999 238 3.8
        150,000 to $199,999 57 0.9
        $200,000 or more 73 1.2
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 42,224 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 1,129 9.9   Per capita income (dollars) 15,973 (X)
Construction 649 5.7   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 3,426 30.2   Male full-time, year-round workers 26,865 (X)
Wholesale trade 284 2.5   Female full-time, year-round workers 20,569 (X)
Retail trade 1,163 10.2   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 601 5.3                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 112 1.0   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 394 3.5   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 301 2.6     Families 539 8.6
Educational, health and social services 1,697 14.9   With related children under 18 years 410 12.4
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 733 6.5        With related children under 5 years 238 15.9
Other services (except public administration) 520 4.6        
Public administration 352 3.1     Families with female householder, no husband present 231 35.3
        With related children under 18 years 209 41.6
             With related children under 5 years 105 44.9
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 2,598 10.8
Private wage and salary workers 9,017 79.4   18 years and over 1,575 9.3
Government workers 1,144 10.1        65 years and over 305 9.2
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 1,141 10.0   Related children under 18 years 995 14.2
Unpaid family workers 59 0.5        Related children 5 to 17 years 678 13.5
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 683 18.4
             
 
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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