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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Cameron 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 4,690 100.0     Households 2,468 100.0
In labor force 2,713 57.8   Less than $10,000 253 10.3
     Civilian labor force 2,713 57.8   $10,000 to $14,999 208 8.4
          Employed 2,541 54.2   $15,000 to $24,999 466 18.9
          Unemployed 172 3.7   $25,000 to $34,999 420 17.0
               Percent of civilian labor force 6.3 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 457 18.5
     Armed Forces 0 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 464 18.8
Not in labor force 1,977 42.2   $75,000 to $99,999 127 5.1
        $100,000 to $149,999 54 2.2
   Females 16 years and over 2,376 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 8 0.3
In labor force 1,257 52.9   $200,000 or more 11 0.4
     Civilian labor force 1,257 52.9   Median household income (dollars) 32,212 (X)
          Employed 1,207 50.8        
             
  Own children under 6 years 367 100.0   With earnings 1,803 73.1
All parents in family in labor force 277 75.5        Mean earnings (dollars) 38,867 (X)
        With Social Security income 922 37.4
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 11,549 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 2,483 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 147 6.0
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 1,922 77.4        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,444 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 330 13.3   With public assistance income 54 2.2
Public transportation (including taxicab) 2 0.1        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 3,641 (X)
Walked 153 6.2   With retirement income 571 23.1
Other means 22 0.9        Mean retirement income (dollars) 11,361 (X)
Worked at home 54 2.2        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 15.4 (X)        
          Families 1,624 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 2,541 100.0   Less than $10,000 79 4.9
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 49 3.0
Management, professional, and related occupations 507 20.0   $15,000 to $24,999 284 17.5
Service occupations 343 13.5   $25,000 to $34,999 268 16.5
Sales and office occupations 476 18.7    $35,000 to $49,999 369 22.7
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 10 0.4   $50,000 to $74,999 397 24.4
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 239 9.4   $75,000 to $99,999 115 7.1
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 966 38.0   $100,000 to $149,999 54 3.3
        150,000 to $199,999 4 0.2
        $200,000 or more 5 0.3
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 39,479 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 25 1.0   Per capita income (dollars) 15,968 (X)
Construction 95 3.7   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 1,054 41.5   Male full-time, year-round workers 30,921 (X)
Wholesale trade 90 3.5   Female full-time, year-round workers 23,250 (X)
Retail trade 298 11.7   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 119 4.7                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 47 1.8   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 44 1.7   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 51 2.0     Families 107 6.6
Educational, health and social services 336 13.2   With related children under 18 years 71 9.8
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 159 6.3        With related children under 5 years 26 11.4
Other services (except public administration) 118 4.6        
Public administration 105 4.1     Families with female householder, no husband present 40 16.7
        With related children under 18 years 37 23.7
             With related children under 5 years 18 33.3
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 558 9.4
Private wage and salary workers 2,098 82.6   18 years and over 377 8.5
Government workers 273 10.7        65 years and over 88 7.6
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 156 6.1   Related children under 18 years 174 12.0
Unpaid family workers 14 0.6        Related children 5 to 17 years 141 11.9
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 195 18.7
             
 
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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