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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Otero 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 45,925 100.0     Households 22,984 100.0
In labor force 27,478 59.8   Less than $10,000 2,975 12.9
     Civilian labor force 23,879 52.0   $10,000 to $14,999 1,918 8.3
          Employed 21,934 47.8   $15,000 to $24,999 4,093 17.8
          Unemployed 1,945 4.2   $25,000 to $34,999 4,028 17.5
               Percent of civilian labor force 8.1 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 4,263 18.5
     Armed Forces 3,599 7.8   $50,000 to $74,999 3,688 16.0
Not in labor force 18,447 40.2   $75,000 to $99,999 1,255 5.5
        $100,000 to $149,999 615 2.7
   Females 16 years and over 23,455 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 65 0.3
In labor force 11,903 50.7   $200,000 or more 84 0.4
     Civilian labor force 11,244 47.9   Median household income (dollars) 30,861 (X)
          Employed 10,216 43.6        
             
  Own children under 6 years 5,041 100.0   With earnings 17,731 77.1
All parents in family in labor force 2,560 50.8        Mean earnings (dollars) 36,093 (X)
        With Social Security income 6,013 26.2
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 9,705 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 24,896 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 963 4.2
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 18,503 74.3        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,826 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 4,322 17.4   With public assistance income 1,016 4.4
Public transportation (including taxicab) 73 0.3        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,307 (X)
Walked 680 2.7   With retirement income 5,245 22.8
Other means 523 2.1        Mean retirement income (dollars) 16,713 (X)
Worked at home 795 3.2        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 20.9 (X)        
          Families 16,979 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 21,934 100.0   Less than $10,000 1,572 9.3
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 1,259 7.4
Management, professional, and related occupations 6,212 28.3   $15,000 to $24,999 2,754 16.2
Service occupations 4,117 18.8   $25,000 to $34,999 2,956 17.4
Sales and office occupations 4,906 22.4    $35,000 to $49,999 3,540 20.8
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 249 1.1   $50,000 to $74,999 3,096 18.2
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 3,577 16.3   $75,000 to $99,999 1,112 6.5
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 2,873 13.1   $100,000 to $149,999 556 3.3
        150,000 to $199,999 61 0.4
        $200,000 or more 73 0.4
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 34,781 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 682 3.1   Per capita income (dollars) 14,345 (X)
Construction 2,046 9.3   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 1,628 7.4   Male full-time, year-round workers 27,657 (X)
Wholesale trade 259 1.2   Female full-time, year-round workers 18,470 (X)
Retail trade 2,796 12.7   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 1,214 5.5                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 245 1.1   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 1,043 4.8   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 1,426 6.5     Families 2,644 15.6
Educational, health and social services 4,410 20.1   With related children under 18 years 2,112 22.7
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 2,183 10.0        With related children under 5 years 976 26.8
Other services (except public administration) 1,314 6.0        
Public administration 2,688 12.3     Families with female householder, no husband present 1,176 44.3
        With related children under 18 years 1,076 52.9
             With related children under 5 years 480 62.9
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 11,737 19.3
Private wage and salary workers 13,331 60.8   18 years and over 6,587 15.4
Government workers 6,429 29.3        65 years and over 895 12.8
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 2,062 9.4   Related children under 18 years 5,018 27.9
Unpaid family workers 112 0.5        Related children 5 to 17 years 3,788 27.8
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 2,143 26.8
             
 
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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