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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Hidalgo 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 389,868 100.0     Households 156,708 100.0
In labor force 204,906 52.6   Less than $10,000 29,886 19.1
     Civilian labor force 204,783 52.5   $10,000 to $14,999 18,711 11.9
          Employed 180,121 46.2   $15,000 to $24,999 30,124 19.2
          Unemployed 24,662 6.3   $25,000 to $34,999 22,720 14.5
               Percent of civilian labor force 12.0 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 22,102 14.1
     Armed Forces 123 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 18,505 11.8
Not in labor force 184,962 47.4   $75,000 to $99,999 7,230 4.6
        $100,000 to $149,999 4,893 3.1
   Females 16 years and over 204,612 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 1,084 0.7
In labor force 89,404 43.7   $200,000 or more 1,453 0.9
     Civilian labor force 89,404 43.7   Median household income (dollars) 24,863 (X)
          Employed 78,433 38.3        
             
  Own children under 6 years 64,100 100.0   With earnings 123,858 79.0
All parents in family in labor force 26,859 41.9        Mean earnings (dollars) 35,549 (X)
        With Social Security income 40,444 25.8
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 9,363 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 176,308 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 12,839 8.2
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 129,940 73.7        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,017 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 33,671 19.1   With public assistance income 16,947 10.8
Public transportation (including taxicab) 567 0.3        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,315 (X)
Walked 3,313 1.9   With retirement income 16,774 10.7
Other means 4,947 2.8        Mean retirement income (dollars) 16,291 (X)
Worked at home 3,870 2.2        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 20.9 (X)        
          Families 133,186 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 180,121 100.0   Less than $10,000 21,664 16.3
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 16,000 12.0
Management, professional, and related occupations 47,329 26.3   $15,000 to $24,999 26,460 19.9
Service occupations 33,309 18.5   $25,000 to $34,999 20,262 15.2
Sales and office occupations 45,811 25.4    $35,000 to $49,999 19,204 14.4
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 5,244 2.9   $50,000 to $74,999 16,404 12.3
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 22,419 12.4   $75,000 to $99,999 6,577 4.9
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 26,009 14.4   $100,000 to $149,999 4,357 3.3
        150,000 to $199,999 999 0.8
        $200,000 or more 1,259 0.9
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 26,009 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 7,475 4.1   Per capita income (dollars) 9,899 (X)
Construction 17,008 9.4   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 13,349 7.4   Male full-time, year-round workers 21,299 (X)
Wholesale trade 8,863 4.9   Female full-time, year-round workers 18,297 (X)
Retail trade 24,315 13.5   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 9,001 5.0                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 2,984 1.7   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 6,708 3.7   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 10,946 6.1     Families 41,725 31.3
Educational, health and social services 47,346 26.3   With related children under 18 years 34,562 39.1
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 13,559 7.5        With related children under 5 years 18,693 43.8
Other services (except public administration) 10,315 5.7        
Public administration 8,252 4.6     Families with female householder, no husband present 11,330 47.6
        With related children under 18 years 9,838 56.7
             With related children under 5 years 4,781 64.6
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 201,865 35.9
Private wage and salary workers 129,309 71.8   18 years and over 111,034 30.5
Government workers 34,524 19.2        65 years and over 12,706 23.3
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 15,597 8.7   Related children under 18 years 90,126 45.5
Unpaid family workers 691 0.4        Related children 5 to 17 years 63,443 45.1
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 15,016 42.7
             
 
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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