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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Hockley 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 16,921 100.0     Households 7,983 100.0
In labor force 10,278 60.7   Less than $10,000 954 12.0
     Civilian labor force 10,278 60.7   $10,000 to $14,999 809 10.1
          Employed 9,572 56.6   $15,000 to $24,999 1,322 16.6
          Unemployed 706 4.2   $25,000 to $34,999 1,419 17.8
               Percent of civilian labor force 6.9 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 1,308 16.4
     Armed Forces 0 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 1,242 15.6
Not in labor force 6,643 39.3   $75,000 to $99,999 536 6.7
        $100,000 to $149,999 253 3.2
   Females 16 years and over 8,930 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 66 0.8
In labor force 4,619 51.7   $200,000 or more 74 0.9
     Civilian labor force 4,619 51.7   Median household income (dollars) 31,085 (X)
          Employed 4,290 48.0        
             
  Own children under 6 years 1,897 100.0   With earnings 6,355 79.6
All parents in family in labor force 1,132 59.7        Mean earnings (dollars) 41,147 (X)
        With Social Security income 2,156 27.0
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 10,439 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 9,328 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 421 5.3
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 7,259 77.8        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,889 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 1,498 16.1   With public assistance income 388 4.9
Public transportation (including taxicab) 30 0.3        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,228 (X)
Walked 195 2.1   With retirement income 961 12.0
Other means 135 1.4        Mean retirement income (dollars) 17,769 (X)
Worked at home 211 2.3        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 22.4 (X)        
          Families 6,104 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 9,572 100.0   Less than $10,000 431 7.1
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 535 8.8
Management, professional, and related occupations 2,629 27.5   $15,000 to $24,999 1,014 16.6
Service occupations 1,535 16.0   $25,000 to $34,999 1,041 17.1
Sales and office occupations 2,321 24.2    $35,000 to $49,999 1,106 18.1
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 355 3.7   $50,000 to $74,999 1,126 18.4
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 1,394 14.6   $75,000 to $99,999 503 8.2
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 1,338 14.0   $100,000 to $149,999 225 3.7
        150,000 to $199,999 62 1.0
        $200,000 or more 61 1.0
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 35,288 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 1,882 19.7   Per capita income (dollars) 15,022 (X)
Construction 538 5.6   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 402 4.2   Male full-time, year-round workers 29,735 (X)
Wholesale trade 313 3.3   Female full-time, year-round workers 20,671 (X)
Retail trade 1,050 11.0   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 459 4.8                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 189 2.0   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 442 4.6   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 408 4.3     Families 904 14.8
Educational, health and social services 2,417 25.3   With related children under 18 years 706 20.3
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 556 5.8        With related children under 5 years 301 21.8
Other services (except public administration) 531 5.5        
Public administration 385 4.0     Families with female householder, no husband present 371 41.8
        With related children under 18 years 352 49.9
             With related children under 5 years 164 58.2
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 4,169 18.9
Private wage and salary workers 6,897 72.1   18 years and over 2,562 16.5
Government workers 1,710 17.9        65 years and over 335 12.6
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 905 9.5   Related children under 18 years 1,578 24.1
Unpaid family workers 60 0.6        Related children 5 to 17 years 1,175 24.0
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 753 31.0
             
 
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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