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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Parmer 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 7,063 100.0     Households 3,307 100.0
In labor force 4,071 57.6   Less than $10,000 455 13.8
     Civilian labor force 4,071 57.6   $10,000 to $14,999 260 7.9
          Employed 3,855 54.6   $15,000 to $24,999 591 17.9
          Unemployed 216 3.1   $25,000 to $34,999 582 17.6
               Percent of civilian labor force 5.3 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 568 17.2
     Armed Forces 0 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 530 16.0
Not in labor force 2,992 42.4   $75,000 to $99,999 140 4.2
        $100,000 to $149,999 114 3.4
   Females 16 years and over 3,669 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 22 0.7
In labor force 1,678 45.7   $200,000 or more 45 1.4
     Civilian labor force 1,678 45.7   Median household income (dollars) 30,813 (X)
          Employed 1,529 41.7        
             
  Own children under 6 years 886 100.0   With earnings 2,698 81.6
All parents in family in labor force 426 48.1        Mean earnings (dollars) 41,137 (X)
        With Social Security income 865 26.2
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 10,194 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 3,800 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 145 4.4
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 2,862 75.3        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,858 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 611 16.1   With public assistance income 77 2.3
Public transportation (including taxicab) 15 0.4        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 1,897 (X)
Walked 124 3.3   With retirement income 276 8.3
Other means 74 1.9        Mean retirement income (dollars) 16,583 (X)
Worked at home 114 3.0        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 16.4 (X)        
          Families 2,609 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 3,855 100.0   Less than $10,000 222 8.5
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 153 5.9
Management, professional, and related occupations 1,095 28.4   $15,000 to $24,999 460 17.6
Service occupations 486 12.6   $25,000 to $34,999 510 19.5
Sales and office occupations 779 20.2    $35,000 to $49,999 472 18.1
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 326 8.5   $50,000 to $74,999 494 18.9
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 267 6.9   $75,000 to $99,999 130 5.0
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 902 23.4   $100,000 to $149,999 110 4.2
        150,000 to $199,999 13 0.5
        $200,000 or more 45 1.7
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 34,149 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 721 18.7   Per capita income (dollars) 14,184 (X)
Construction 145 3.8   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 828 21.5   Male full-time, year-round workers 26,966 (X)
Wholesale trade 146 3.8   Female full-time, year-round workers 19,650 (X)
Retail trade 337 8.7   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 240 6.2                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 45 1.2   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 144 3.7   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 109 2.8     Families 371 14.2
Educational, health and social services 738 19.1   With related children under 18 years 287 18.7
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 114 3.0        With related children under 5 years 108 18.1
Other services (except public administration) 156 4.0        
Public administration 132 3.4     Families with female householder, no husband present 101 47.9
        With related children under 18 years 101 56.4
             With related children under 5 years 36 58.1
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 1,672 17.0
Private wage and salary workers 2,851 74.0   18 years and over 981 15.0
Government workers 602 15.6        65 years and over 162 14.2
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 392 10.2   Related children under 18 years 689 20.9
Unpaid family workers 10 0.3        Related children 5 to 17 years 520 20.7
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 259 31.2
             
 
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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