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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Wilkes 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 52,377 100.0     Households 26,667 100.0
In labor force 32,906 62.8   Less than $10,000 3,649 13.7
     Civilian labor force 32,866 62.7   $10,000 to $14,999 1,831 6.9
          Employed 31,632 60.4   $15,000 to $24,999 4,264 16.0
          Unemployed 1,234 2.4   $25,000 to $34,999 3,866 14.5
               Percent of civilian labor force 3.8 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 5,334 20.0
     Armed Forces 40 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 4,687 17.6
Not in labor force 19,471 37.2   $75,000 to $99,999 1,671 6.3
        $100,000 to $149,999 777 2.9
   Females 16 years and over 26,676 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 258 1.0
In labor force 14,925 55.9   $200,000 or more 330 1.2
     Civilian labor force 14,921 55.9   Median household income (dollars) 34,258 (X)
          Employed 14,251 53.4        
             
  Own children under 6 years 4,749 100.0   With earnings 20,896 78.4
All parents in family in labor force 2,916 61.4        Mean earnings (dollars) 43,619 (X)
        With Social Security income 7,831 29.4
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 10,149 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 31,041 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 1,183 4.4
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 24,740 79.7        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,538 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 5,088 16.4   With public assistance income 557 2.1
Public transportation (including taxicab) 15 0.0        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 1,843 (X)
Walked 289 0.9   With retirement income 3,493 13.1
Other means 147 0.5        Mean retirement income (dollars) 15,304 (X)
Worked at home 762 2.5        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 24.0 (X)        
          Families 19,445 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 31,632 100.0   Less than $10,000 1,183 6.1
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 981 5.0
Management, professional, and related occupations 7,082 22.4   $15,000 to $24,999 2,808 14.4
Service occupations 3,886 12.3   $25,000 to $34,999 3,086 15.9
Sales and office occupations 7,328 23.2    $35,000 to $49,999 4,414 22.7
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 513 1.6   $50,000 to $74,999 4,191 21.6
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 3,621 11.4   $75,000 to $99,999 1,564 8.0
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 9,202 29.1   $100,000 to $149,999 721 3.7
        150,000 to $199,999 229 1.2
        $200,000 or more 268 1.4
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 40,607 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 1,115 3.5   Per capita income (dollars) 17,516 (X)
Construction 2,524 8.0   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 8,883 28.1   Male full-time, year-round workers 27,346 (X)
Wholesale trade 1,160 3.7   Female full-time, year-round workers 21,089 (X)
Retail trade 5,081 16.1   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 1,162 3.7                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 461 1.5   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 1,395 4.4   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 1,460 4.6     Families 1,704 8.8
Educational, health and social services 4,492 14.2   With related children under 18 years 1,078 12.5
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 1,746 5.5        With related children under 5 years 520 15.9
Other services (except public administration) 1,355 4.3        
Public administration 798 2.5     Families with female householder, no husband present 498 21.1
        With related children under 18 years 426 31.3
             With related children under 5 years 205 50.4
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 7,662 11.9
Private wage and salary workers 25,180 79.6   18 years and over 5,663 11.3
Government workers 3,678 11.6        65 years and over 1,544 17.2
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 2,663 8.4   Related children under 18 years 1,917 13.2
Unpaid family workers 111 0.4        Related children 5 to 17 years 1,228 11.8
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 2,670 30.4
             
 
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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