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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Lamar 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 37,185 100.0     Households 19,048 100.0
In labor force 21,701 58.4   Less than $10,000 2,730 14.3
     Civilian labor force 21,634 58.2   $10,000 to $14,999 1,879 9.9
          Employed 20,416 54.9   $15,000 to $24,999 3,114 16.3
          Unemployed 1,218 3.3   $25,000 to $34,999 2,537 13.3
               Percent of civilian labor force 5.6 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 3,341 17.5
     Armed Forces 67 0.2   $50,000 to $74,999 3,219 16.9
Not in labor force 15,484 41.6   $75,000 to $99,999 1,265 6.6
        $100,000 to $149,999 591 3.1
   Females 16 years and over 19,882 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 96 0.5
In labor force 10,154 51.1   $200,000 or more 276 1.4
     Civilian labor force 10,138 51.0   Median household income (dollars) 31,609 (X)
          Employed 9,529 47.9        
             
  Own children under 6 years 3,895 100.0   With earnings 14,166 74.4
All parents in family in labor force 2,404 61.7        Mean earnings (dollars) 42,147 (X)
        With Social Security income 6,078 31.9
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 10,381 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 20,124 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 1,122 5.9
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 16,367 81.3        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,035 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 2,660 13.2   With public assistance income 730 3.8
Public transportation (including taxicab) 57 0.3        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 1,745 (X)
Walked 352 1.7   With retirement income 3,430 18.0
Other means 229 1.1        Mean retirement income (dollars) 24,197 (X)
Worked at home 459 2.3        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 20.1 (X)        
          Families 13,584 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 20,416 100.0   Less than $10,000 1,143 8.4
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 945 7.0
Management, professional, and related occupations 5,504 27.0   $15,000 to $24,999 2,131 15.7
Service occupations 3,473 17.0   $25,000 to $34,999 1,906 14.0
Sales and office occupations 5,107 25.0    $35,000 to $49,999 2,664 19.6
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 162 0.8   $50,000 to $74,999 2,862 21.1
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 2,279 11.2   $75,000 to $99,999 1,156 8.5
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 3,891 19.1   $100,000 to $149,999 529 3.9
        150,000 to $199,999 56 0.4
        $200,000 or more 192 1.4
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 38,359 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 481 2.4   Per capita income (dollars) 17,000 (X)
Construction 1,652 8.1   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 3,521 17.2   Male full-time, year-round workers 30,539 (X)
Wholesale trade 525 2.6   Female full-time, year-round workers 21,095 (X)
Retail trade 2,629 12.9   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 1,212 5.9                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 471 2.3   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 962 4.7   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 819 4.0     Families 1,734 12.8
Educational, health and social services 4,805 23.5   With related children under 18 years 1,301 18.8
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 1,321 6.5        With related children under 5 years 647 23.6
Other services (except public administration) 1,158 5.7        
Public administration 860 4.2     Families with female householder, no husband present 910 37.1
        With related children under 18 years 810 44.7
             With related children under 5 years 376 54.5
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 7,737 16.4
Private wage and salary workers 15,484 75.8   18 years and over 4,859 14.0
Government workers 2,794 13.7        65 years and over 1,016 14.3
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 2,059 10.1   Related children under 18 years 2,802 22.5
Unpaid family workers 79 0.4        Related children 5 to 17 years 1,895 20.8
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 1,970 29.2
             
 
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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