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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Swain 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 10,207 100.0     Households 5,131 100.0
In labor force 5,968 58.5   Less than $10,000 743 14.5
     Civilian labor force 5,968 58.5   $10,000 to $14,999 525 10.2
          Employed 5,363 52.5   $15,000 to $24,999 1,015 19.8
          Unemployed 605 5.9   $25,000 to $34,999 688 13.4
               Percent of civilian labor force 10.1 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 983 19.2
     Armed Forces 0 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 692 13.5
Not in labor force 4,239 41.5   $75,000 to $99,999 288 5.6
        $100,000 to $149,999 121 2.4
   Females 16 years and over 5,348 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 45 0.9
In labor force 2,806 52.5   $200,000 or more 31 0.6
     Civilian labor force 2,806 52.5   Median household income (dollars) 28,608 (X)
          Employed 2,552 47.7        
             
  Own children under 6 years 918 100.0   With earnings 3,925 76.5
All parents in family in labor force 543 59.2        Mean earnings (dollars) 36,480 (X)
        With Social Security income 1,676 32.7
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 9,708 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 5,230 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 294 5.7
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 4,031 77.1        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 4,915 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 814 15.6   With public assistance income 117 2.3
Public transportation (including taxicab) 2 0.0        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,691 (X)
Walked 129 2.5   With retirement income 783 15.3
Other means 73 1.4        Mean retirement income (dollars) 14,994 (X)
Worked at home 181 3.5        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 20.8 (X)        
          Families 3,686 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 5,363 100.0   Less than $10,000 301 8.2
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 281 7.6
Management, professional, and related occupations 1,368 25.5   $15,000 to $24,999 740 20.1
Service occupations 1,220 22.7   $25,000 to $34,999 571 15.5
Sales and office occupations 1,294 24.1    $35,000 to $49,999 762 20.7
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 14 0.3   $50,000 to $74,999 608 16.5
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 712 13.3   $75,000 to $99,999 238 6.5
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 755 14.1   $100,000 to $149,999 115 3.1
        150,000 to $199,999 45 1.2
        $200,000 or more 25 0.7
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 33,786 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 97 1.8   Per capita income (dollars) 14,647 (X)
Construction 497 9.3   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 582 10.9   Male full-time, year-round workers 26,570 (X)
Wholesale trade 105 2.0   Female full-time, year-round workers 20,722 (X)
Retail trade 552 10.3   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 217 4.0                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 67 1.2   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 166 3.1   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 160 3.0     Families 490 13.3
Educational, health and social services 1,099 20.5   With related children under 18 years 351 19.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 1,196 22.3        With related children under 5 years 179 28.7
Other services (except public administration) 270 5.0        
Public administration 355 6.6     Families with female householder, no husband present 211 30.5
        With related children under 18 years 177 38.6
             With related children under 5 years 71 58.2
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 2,320 18.3
Private wage and salary workers 3,632 67.7   18 years and over 1,493 15.6
Government workers 1,209 22.5        65 years and over 353 19.1
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 504 9.4   Related children under 18 years 776 25.6
Unpaid family workers 18 0.3        Related children 5 to 17 years 526 23.1
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 648 33.1
             
 
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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