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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Avery 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 14,186 100.0     Households 6,521 100.0
In labor force 7,755 54.7   Less than $10,000 986 15.1
     Civilian labor force 7,738 54.5   $10,000 to $14,999 624 9.6
          Employed 7,196 50.7   $15,000 to $24,999 1,108 17.0
          Unemployed 542 3.8   $25,000 to $34,999 962 14.8
               Percent of civilian labor force 7.0 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 1,221 18.7
     Armed Forces 17 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 1,089 16.7
Not in labor force 6,431 45.3   $75,000 to $99,999 234 3.6
        $100,000 to $149,999 206 3.2
   Females 16 years and over 6,708 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 25 0.4
In labor force 3,471 51.7   $200,000 or more 66 1.0
     Civilian labor force 3,471 51.7   Median household income (dollars) 30,627 (X)
          Employed 3,329 49.6        
             
  Own children under 6 years 1,082 100.0   With earnings 4,882 74.9
All parents in family in labor force 598 55.3        Mean earnings (dollars) 37,587 (X)
        With Social Security income 2,166 33.2
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 10,087 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 7,049 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 369 5.7
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 5,126 72.7        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,770 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 1,376 19.5   With public assistance income 224 3.4
Public transportation (including taxicab) 16 0.2        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 1,283 (X)
Walked 230 3.3   With retirement income 962 14.8
Other means 35 0.5        Mean retirement income (dollars) 18,822 (X)
Worked at home 266 3.8        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 22.9 (X)        
          Families 4,531 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 7,196 100.0   Less than $10,000 269 5.9
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 370 8.2
Management, professional, and related occupations 1,846 25.7   $15,000 to $24,999 746 16.5
Service occupations 1,490 20.7   $25,000 to $34,999 748 16.5
Sales and office occupations 1,447 20.1    $35,000 to $49,999 996 22.0
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 154 2.1   $50,000 to $74,999 936 20.7
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 1,087 15.1   $75,000 to $99,999 198 4.4
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 1,172 16.3   $100,000 to $149,999 188 4.1
        150,000 to $199,999 25 0.6
        $200,000 or more 55 1.2
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 37,454 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 384 5.3   Per capita income (dollars) 15,176 (X)
Construction 863 12.0   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 1,112 15.5   Male full-time, year-round workers 25,983 (X)
Wholesale trade 143 2.0   Female full-time, year-round workers 21,652 (X)
Retail trade 659 9.2   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 241 3.3                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 63 0.9   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 254 3.5   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 431 6.0     Families 493 10.9
Educational, health and social services 1,502 20.9   With related children under 18 years 285 15.7
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 837 11.6        With related children under 5 years 172 25.5
Other services (except public administration) 332 4.6        
Public administration 375 5.2     Families with female householder, no husband present 138 23.2
        With related children under 18 years 84 29.5
             With related children under 5 years 49 42.6
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 2,345 15.3
Private wage and salary workers 5,069 70.4   18 years and over 1,675 13.9
Government workers 1,213 16.9        65 years and over 487 19.0
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 899 12.5   Related children under 18 years 629 19.3
Unpaid family workers 15 0.2        Related children 5 to 17 years 377 15.7
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 818 32.5
             
 
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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