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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Willacy 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 14,531 100.0     Households 5,603 100.0
In labor force 6,996 48.1   Less than $10,000 1,283 22.9
     Civilian labor force 6,982 48.0   $10,000 to $14,999 744 13.3
          Employed 6,018 41.4   $15,000 to $24,999 1,083 19.3
          Unemployed 964 6.6   $25,000 to $34,999 760 13.6
               Percent of civilian labor force 13.8 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 891 15.9
     Armed Forces 14 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 492 8.8
Not in labor force 7,535 51.9   $75,000 to $99,999 208 3.7
        $100,000 to $149,999 96 1.7
   Females 16 years and over 7,113 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 23 0.4
In labor force 3,133 44.0   $200,000 or more 23 0.4
     Civilian labor force 3,133 44.0   Median household income (dollars) 22,114 (X)
          Employed 2,750 38.7        
             
  Own children under 6 years 1,871 100.0   With earnings 4,043 72.2
All parents in family in labor force 841 44.9        Mean earnings (dollars) 33,522 (X)
        With Social Security income 1,899 33.9
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 8,154 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 5,883 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 692 12.4
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 4,370 74.3        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,120 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 1,015 17.3   With public assistance income 551 9.8
Public transportation (including taxicab) 31 0.5        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,530 (X)
Walked 197 3.3   With retirement income 646 11.5
Other means 139 2.4        Mean retirement income (dollars) 10,638 (X)
Worked at home 131 2.2        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 22.1 (X)        
          Families 4,598 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 6,018 100.0   Less than $10,000 736 16.0
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 596 13.0
Management, professional, and related occupations 1,452 24.1   $15,000 to $24,999 962 20.9
Service occupations 1,420 23.6   $25,000 to $34,999 732 15.9
Sales and office occupations 1,327 22.1    $35,000 to $49,999 780 17.0
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 269 4.5   $50,000 to $74,999 465 10.1
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 709 11.8   $75,000 to $99,999 186 4.0
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 841 14.0   $100,000 to $149,999 95 2.1
        150,000 to $199,999 23 0.5
        $200,000 or more 23 0.5
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 25,076 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 656 10.9   Per capita income (dollars) 9,421 (X)
Construction 351 5.8   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 354 5.9   Male full-time, year-round workers 19,706 (X)
Wholesale trade 164 2.7   Female full-time, year-round workers 15,514 (X)
Retail trade 838 13.9   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 301 5.0                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 80 1.3   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 174 2.9   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 187 3.1     Families 1,341 29.2
Educational, health and social services 1,685 28.0   With related children under 18 years 1,005 36.2
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 407 6.8        With related children under 5 years 464 39.4
Other services (except public administration) 300 5.0        
Public administration 521 8.7     Families with female householder, no husband present 402 46.3
        With related children under 18 years 348 57.4
             With related children under 5 years 132 67.3
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 6,300 33.2
Private wage and salary workers 4,045 67.2   18 years and over 3,646 28.8
Government workers 1,486 24.7        65 years and over 711 29.9
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 458 7.6   Related children under 18 years 2,643 42.0
Unpaid family workers 29 0.5        Related children 5 to 17 years 1,969 42.5
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 686 52.4
             
 
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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