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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Lavaca 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 15,206 100.0     Households 7,660 100.0
In labor force 8,901 58.5   Less than $10,000 1,064 13.9
     Civilian labor force 8,901 58.5   $10,000 to $14,999 805 10.5
          Employed 8,677 57.1   $15,000 to $24,999 1,422 18.6
          Unemployed 224 1.5   $25,000 to $34,999 1,091 14.2
               Percent of civilian labor force 2.5 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 1,315 17.2
     Armed Forces 0 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 1,142 14.9
Not in labor force 6,305 41.5   $75,000 to $99,999 428 5.6
        $100,000 to $149,999 249 3.3
   Females 16 years and over 8,002 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 64 0.8
In labor force 4,186 52.3   $200,000 or more 80 1.0
     Civilian labor force 4,186 52.3   Median household income (dollars) 29,132 (X)
          Employed 4,092 51.1        
             
  Own children under 6 years 1,232 100.0   With earnings 5,483 71.6
All parents in family in labor force 848 68.8        Mean earnings (dollars) 40,017 (X)
        With Social Security income 2,976 38.9
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 10,015 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 8,481 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 429 5.6
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 6,308 74.4        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,296 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 1,411 16.6   With public assistance income 221 2.9
Public transportation (including taxicab) 18 0.2        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 1,891 (X)
Walked 237 2.8   With retirement income 1,246 16.3
Other means 95 1.1        Mean retirement income (dollars) 12,887 (X)
Worked at home 412 4.9        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 22.0 (X)        
          Families 5,396 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 8,677 100.0   Less than $10,000 371 6.9
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 465 8.6
Management, professional, and related occupations 2,280 26.3   $15,000 to $24,999 868 16.1
Service occupations 1,252 14.4   $25,000 to $34,999 830 15.4
Sales and office occupations 1,872 21.6    $35,000 to $49,999 1,060 19.6
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 136 1.6   $50,000 to $74,999 1,061 19.7
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 1,126 13.0   $75,000 to $99,999 395 7.3
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 2,011 23.2   $100,000 to $149,999 230 4.3
        150,000 to $199,999 51 0.9
        $200,000 or more 65 1.2
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 36,760 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 704 8.1   Per capita income (dollars) 16,398 (X)
Construction 763 8.8   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 2,039 23.5   Male full-time, year-round workers 26,988 (X)
Wholesale trade 250 2.9   Female full-time, year-round workers 17,537 (X)
Retail trade 856 9.9   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 325 3.7                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 99 1.1   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 411 4.7   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 300 3.5     Families 551 10.2
Educational, health and social services 1,747 20.1   With related children under 18 years 356 14.5
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 433 5.0        With related children under 5 years 158 17.5
Other services (except public administration) 396 4.6        
Public administration 354 4.1     Families with female householder, no husband present 205 29.0
        With related children under 18 years 173 38.1
             With related children under 5 years 77 54.2
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 2,480 13.2
Private wage and salary workers 6,343 73.1   18 years and over 1,768 12.5
Government workers 1,186 13.7        65 years and over 688 18.4
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 1,083 12.5   Related children under 18 years 702 15.2
Unpaid family workers 65 0.7        Related children 5 to 17 years 518 14.8
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 791 30.2
             
 
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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