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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Pershing 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 5,178 100.0     Households 1,962 100.0
In labor force 2,478 47.9   Less than $10,000 206 10.5
     Civilian labor force 2,455 47.4   $10,000 to $14,999 133 6.8
          Employed 2,268 43.8   $15,000 to $24,999 270 13.8
          Unemployed 187 3.6   $25,000 to $34,999 260 13.3
               Percent of civilian labor force 7.6 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 365 18.6
     Armed Forces 23 0.4   $50,000 to $74,999 473 24.1
Not in labor force 2,700 52.1   $75,000 to $99,999 158 8.1
        $100,000 to $149,999 74 3.8
   Females 16 years and over 1,876 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 7 0.4
In labor force 1,031 55.0   $200,000 or more 16 0.8
     Civilian labor force 1,031 55.0   Median household income (dollars) 40,670 (X)
          Employed 953 50.8        
             
  Own children under 6 years 462 100.0   With earnings 1,632 83.2
All parents in family in labor force 291 63.0        Mean earnings (dollars) 45,244 (X)
        With Social Security income 446 22.7
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 9,556 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 2,242 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 82 4.2
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 1,567 69.9        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,228 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 413 18.4   With public assistance income 40 2.0
Public transportation (including taxicab) 13 0.6        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 1,640 (X)
Walked 142 6.3   With retirement income 289 14.7
Other means 35 1.6        Mean retirement income (dollars) 14,489 (X)
Worked at home 72 3.2        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 22.8 (X)        
          Families 1,398 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 2,268 100.0   Less than $10,000 107 7.7
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 51 3.6
Management, professional, and related occupations 515 22.7   $15,000 to $24,999 168 12.0
Service occupations 452 19.9   $25,000 to $34,999 177 12.7
Sales and office occupations 428 18.9    $35,000 to $49,999 280 20.0
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 64 2.8   $50,000 to $74,999 392 28.0
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 422 18.6   $75,000 to $99,999 150 10.7
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 387 17.1   $100,000 to $149,999 55 3.9
        150,000 to $199,999 2 0.1
        $200,000 or more 16 1.1
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 46,268 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 517 22.8   Per capita income (dollars) 16,589 (X)
Construction 95 4.2   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 177 7.8   Male full-time, year-round workers 34,417 (X)
Wholesale trade 37 1.6   Female full-time, year-round workers 24,301 (X)
Retail trade 181 8.0   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 153 6.7                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 29 1.3   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 46 2.0   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 65 2.9     Families 142 10.2
Educational, health and social services 388 17.1   With related children under 18 years 119 14.5
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 198 8.7        With related children under 5 years 45 12.8
Other services (except public administration) 56 2.5        
Public administration 326 14.4     Families with female householder, no husband present 59 33.9
        With related children under 18 years 54 38.8
             With related children under 5 years 28 39.4
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 599 11.4
Private wage and salary workers 1,505 66.4   18 years and over 359 10.0
Government workers 635 28.0        65 years and over 28 5.6
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 117 5.2   Related children under 18 years 233 14.2
Unpaid family workers 11 0.5        Related children 5 to 17 years 186 15.2
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 153 19.4
             
 
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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