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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 663 100.0     Households 358 100.0
In labor force 471 71.0   Less than $10,000 53 14.8
     Civilian labor force 471 71.0   $10,000 to $14,999 32 8.9
          Employed 456 68.8   $15,000 to $24,999 77 21.5
          Unemployed 15 2.3   $25,000 to $34,999 66 18.4
               Percent of civilian labor force 3.2 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 68 19.0
     Armed Forces 0 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 35 9.8
Not in labor force 192 29.0   $75,000 to $99,999 10 2.8
        $100,000 to $149,999 13 3.6
   Females 16 years and over 328 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 0 0.0
In labor force 204 62.2   $200,000 or more 4 1.1
     Civilian labor force 204 62.2   Median household income (dollars) 26,771 (X)
          Employed 194 59.1        
             
  Own children under 6 years 69 100.0   With earnings 295 82.4
All parents in family in labor force 56 81.2        Mean earnings (dollars) 36,448 (X)
        With Social Security income 112 31.3
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 9,642 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 453 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 5 1.4
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 296 65.3        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,580 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 24 5.3   With public assistance income 15 4.2
Public transportation (including taxicab) 1 0.2        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 427 (X)
Walked 27 6.0   With retirement income 25 7.0
Other means 6 1.3        Mean retirement income (dollars) 9,488 (X)
Worked at home 99 21.9        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 18.3 (X)        
          Families 253 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 456 100.0   Less than $10,000 19 7.5
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 20 7.9
Management, professional, and related occupations 195 42.8   $15,000 to $24,999 54 21.3
Service occupations 57 12.5   $25,000 to $34,999 42 16.6
Sales and office occupations 61 13.4    $35,000 to $49,999 61 24.1
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 68 14.9   $50,000 to $74,999 33 13.0
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 31 6.8   $75,000 to $99,999 10 4.0
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 44 9.6   $100,000 to $149,999 10 4.0
        150,000 to $199,999 0 0.0
        $200,000 or more 4 1.6
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 33,750 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 210 46.1   Per capita income (dollars) 14,355 (X)
Construction 17 3.7   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 11 2.4   Male full-time, year-round workers 21,563 (X)
Wholesale trade 17 3.7   Female full-time, year-round workers 17,083 (X)
Retail trade 17 3.7   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 27 5.9                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 3 0.7   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 15 3.3   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 6 1.3     Families 39 15.4
Educational, health and social services 75 16.4   With related children under 18 years 25 21.0
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 12 2.6        With related children under 5 years 18 39.1
Other services (except public administration) 21 4.6        
Public administration 25 5.5     Families with female householder, no husband present 7 50.0
        With related children under 18 years 7 77.8
             With related children under 5 years 7 100.0
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 183 20.9
Private wage and salary workers 232 50.9   18 years and over 113 17.9
Government workers 75 16.4        65 years and over 25 16.7
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 139 30.5   Related children under 18 years 68 27.8
Unpaid family workers 10 2.2        Related children 5 to 17 years 49 26.3
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 38 30.4
             
 
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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