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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Ashe 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 20,137 100.0     Households 10,394 100.0
In labor force 11,944 59.3   Less than $10,000 1,587 15.3
     Civilian labor force 11,942 59.3   $10,000 to $14,999 1,062 10.2
          Employed 11,390 56.6   $15,000 to $24,999 1,897 18.3
          Unemployed 552 2.7   $25,000 to $34,999 1,587 15.3
               Percent of civilian labor force 4.6 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 1,805 17.4
     Armed Forces 2 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 1,591 15.3
Not in labor force 8,193 40.7   $75,000 to $99,999 421 4.1
        $100,000 to $149,999 236 2.3
   Females 16 years and over 10,330 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 113 1.1
In labor force 5,372 52.0   $200,000 or more 95 0.9
     Civilian labor force 5,372 52.0   Median household income (dollars) 28,824 (X)
          Employed 5,102 49.4        
             
  Own children under 6 years 1,498 100.0   With earnings 7,577 72.9
All parents in family in labor force 995 66.4        Mean earnings (dollars) 38,420 (X)
        With Social Security income 3,537 34.0
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 9,713 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 11,082 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 676 6.5
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 8,448 76.2        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,285 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 1,774 16.0   With public assistance income 229 2.2
Public transportation (including taxicab) 2 0.0        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,546 (X)
Walked 115 1.0   With retirement income 1,993 19.2
Other means 172 1.6        Mean retirement income (dollars) 16,310 (X)
Worked at home 571 5.2        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 26.6 (X)        
          Families 7,426 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 11,390 100.0   Less than $10,000 555 7.5
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 574 7.7
Management, professional, and related occupations 2,549 22.4   $15,000 to $24,999 1,216 16.4
Service occupations 1,598 14.0   $25,000 to $34,999 1,254 16.9
Sales and office occupations 2,334 20.5    $35,000 to $49,999 1,566 21.1
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 263 2.3   $50,000 to $74,999 1,454 19.6
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 1,747 15.3   $75,000 to $99,999 397 5.3
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 2,899 25.5   $100,000 to $149,999 219 2.9
        150,000 to $199,999 107 1.4
        $200,000 or more 84 1.1
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 36,052 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 592 5.2   Per capita income (dollars) 16,429 (X)
Construction 1,241 10.9   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 3,036 26.7   Male full-time, year-round workers 25,666 (X)
Wholesale trade 254 2.2   Female full-time, year-round workers 19,983 (X)
Retail trade 1,171 10.3   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 393 3.5                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 267 2.3   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 410 3.6   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 543 4.8     Families 748 10.1
Educational, health and social services 1,840 16.2   With related children under 18 years 442 15.2
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 699 6.1        With related children under 5 years 198 19.2
Other services (except public administration) 497 4.4        
Public administration 447 3.9     Families with female householder, no husband present 241 27.6
        With related children under 18 years 175 35.9
             With related children under 5 years 75 60.0
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 3,246 13.5
Private wage and salary workers 8,541 75.0   18 years and over 2,443 12.7
Government workers 1,512 13.3        65 years and over 723 17.3
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 1,263 11.1   Related children under 18 years 780 16.3
Unpaid family workers 74 0.6        Related children 5 to 17 years 522 14.9
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 1,116 30.7
             
 
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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