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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Yancey 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 14,454 100.0     Households 7,477 100.0
In labor force 8,153 56.4   Less than $10,000 1,124 15.0
     Civilian labor force 8,151 56.4   $10,000 to $14,999 623 8.3
          Employed 7,781 53.8   $15,000 to $24,999 1,406 18.8
          Unemployed 370 2.6   $25,000 to $34,999 1,190 15.9
               Percent of civilian labor force 4.5 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 1,346 18.0
     Armed Forces 2 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 1,182 15.8
Not in labor force 6,301 43.6   $75,000 to $99,999 331 4.4
        $100,000 to $149,999 161 2.2
   Females 16 years and over 7,499 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 50 0.7
In labor force 3,637 48.5   $200,000 or more 64 0.9
     Civilian labor force 3,635 48.5   Median household income (dollars) 29,674 (X)
          Employed 3,415 45.5        
             
  Own children under 6 years 1,078 100.0   With earnings 5,252 70.2
All parents in family in labor force 595 55.2        Mean earnings (dollars) 40,430 (X)
        With Social Security income 2,632 35.2
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 9,998 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 7,665 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 451 6.0
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 5,611 73.2        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,353 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 1,585 20.7   With public assistance income 209 2.8
Public transportation (including taxicab) 34 0.4        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,124 (X)
Walked 154 2.0   With retirement income 1,399 18.7
Other means 61 0.8        Mean retirement income (dollars) 13,270 (X)
Worked at home 220 2.9        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 27.0 (X)        
          Families 5,369 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 7,781 100.0   Less than $10,000 394 7.3
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 348 6.5
Management, professional, and related occupations 1,772 22.8   $15,000 to $24,999 901 16.8
Service occupations 1,289 16.6   $25,000 to $34,999 942 17.5
Sales and office occupations 1,323 17.0    $35,000 to $49,999 1,161 21.6
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 177 2.3   $50,000 to $74,999 1,079 20.1
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 1,089 14.0   $75,000 to $99,999 283 5.3
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 2,131 27.4   $100,000 to $149,999 150 2.8
        150,000 to $199,999 47 0.9
        $200,000 or more 64 1.2
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 35,879 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 390 5.0   Per capita income (dollars) 16,335 (X)
Construction 753 9.7   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 2,200 28.3   Male full-time, year-round workers 26,800 (X)
Wholesale trade 105 1.3   Female full-time, year-round workers 20,885 (X)
Retail trade 755 9.7   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 348 4.5                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 98 1.3   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 222 2.9   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 360 4.6     Families 584 10.9
Educational, health and social services 1,448 18.6   With related children under 18 years 393 17.7
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 423 5.4        With related children under 5 years 152 20.2
Other services (except public administration) 378 4.9        
Public administration 301 3.9     Families with female householder, no husband present 178 28.9
        With related children under 18 years 160 42.9
             With related children under 5 years 64 49.6
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 2,780 15.8
Private wage and salary workers 5,731 73.7   18 years and over 1,929 13.9
Government workers 1,172 15.1        65 years and over 506 16.3
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 878 11.3   Related children under 18 years 826 22.1
Unpaid family workers 0 0.0        Related children 5 to 17 years 600 21.7
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 854 33.3
             
 
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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