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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: McDowell 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 33,547 100.0     Households 16,586 100.0
In labor force 20,540 61.2   Less than $10,000 2,039 12.3
     Civilian labor force 20,511 61.1   $10,000 to $14,999 1,206 7.3
          Employed 19,581 58.4   $15,000 to $24,999 2,972 17.9
          Unemployed 930 2.8   $25,000 to $34,999 2,705 16.3
               Percent of civilian labor force 4.5 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 3,307 19.9
     Armed Forces 29 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 2,805 16.9
Not in labor force 13,007 38.8   $75,000 to $99,999 822 5.0
        $100,000 to $149,999 511 3.1
   Females 16 years and over 16,956 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 116 0.7
In labor force 9,327 55.0   $200,000 or more 103 0.6
     Civilian labor force 9,326 55.0   Median household income (dollars) 32,396 (X)
          Employed 8,887 52.4        
             
  Own children under 6 years 2,891 100.0   With earnings 12,853 77.5
All parents in family in labor force 1,875 64.9        Mean earnings (dollars) 41,706 (X)
        With Social Security income 5,077 30.6
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 10,534 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 19,228 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 854 5.1
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 14,878 77.4        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,677 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 3,623 18.8   With public assistance income 424 2.6
Public transportation (including taxicab) 76 0.4        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,458 (X)
Walked 137 0.7   With retirement income 2,766 16.7
Other means 137 0.7        Mean retirement income (dollars) 13,536 (X)
Worked at home 377 2.0        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 25.3 (X)        
          Families 12,002 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 19,581 100.0   Less than $10,000 694 5.8
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 695 5.8
Management, professional, and related occupations 3,807 19.4   $15,000 to $24,999 1,935 16.1
Service occupations 2,756 14.1   $25,000 to $34,999 2,080 17.3
Sales and office occupations 3,553 18.1    $35,000 to $49,999 2,736 22.8
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 141 0.7   $50,000 to $74,999 2,475 20.6
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 2,474 12.6   $75,000 to $99,999 715 6.0
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 6,850 35.0   $100,000 to $149,999 465 3.9
        150,000 to $199,999 114 0.9
        $200,000 or more 93 0.8
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 37,789 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 234 1.2   Per capita income (dollars) 16,109 (X)
Construction 1,752 8.9   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 7,686 39.3   Male full-time, year-round workers 26,609 (X)
Wholesale trade 434 2.2   Female full-time, year-round workers 21,640 (X)
Retail trade 1,927 9.8   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 572 2.9                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 203 1.0   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 414 2.1   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 666 3.4     Families 1,075 9.0
Educational, health and social services 3,098 15.8   With related children under 18 years 738 13.2
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 1,150 5.9        With related children under 5 years 339 17.3
Other services (except public administration) 691 3.5        
Public administration 754 3.9     Families with female householder, no husband present 451 27.6
        With related children under 18 years 370 36.8
             With related children under 5 years 191 51.6
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 4,726 11.6
Private wage and salary workers 15,890 81.2   18 years and over 3,258 10.4
Government workers 2,604 13.3        65 years and over 886 15.7
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 1,051 5.4   Related children under 18 years 1,418 15.1
Unpaid family workers 36 0.2        Related children 5 to 17 years 990 14.4
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 1,423 24.3
             
 
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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