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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Whitman 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 34,252 100.0     Households 15,247 100.0
In labor force 20,915 61.1   Less than $10,000 2,659 17.4
     Civilian labor force 20,886 61.0   $10,000 to $14,999 1,846 12.1
          Employed 18,870 55.1   $15,000 to $24,999 2,310 15.2
          Unemployed 2,016 5.9   $25,000 to $34,999 2,001 13.1
               Percent of civilian labor force 9.7 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 2,110 13.8
     Armed Forces 29 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 2,329 15.3
Not in labor force 13,337 38.9   $75,000 to $99,999 1,033 6.8
        $100,000 to $149,999 678 4.4
   Females 16 years and over 17,007 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 181 1.2
In labor force 9,959 58.6   $200,000 or more 100 0.7
     Civilian labor force 9,949 58.5   Median household income (dollars) 28,584 (X)
          Employed 9,008 53.0        
             
  Own children under 6 years 2,290 100.0   With earnings 12,985 85.2
All parents in family in labor force 1,320 57.6        Mean earnings (dollars) 34,871 (X)
        With Social Security income 2,873 18.8
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 12,846 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 18,305 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 262 1.7
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 10,631 58.1        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,871 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 2,571 14.0   With public assistance income 343 2.2
Public transportation (including taxicab) 912 5.0        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 3,077 (X)
Walked 2,889 15.8   With retirement income 1,777 11.7
Other means 393 2.1        Mean retirement income (dollars) 19,857 (X)
Worked at home 909 5.0        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 15.6 (X)        
          Families 8,095 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 18,870 100.0   Less than $10,000 530 6.5
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 513 6.3
Management, professional, and related occupations 8,593 45.5   $15,000 to $24,999 916 11.3
Service occupations 3,292 17.4   $25,000 to $34,999 1,144 14.1
Sales and office occupations 4,545 24.1    $35,000 to $49,999 1,371 16.9
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 334 1.8   $50,000 to $74,999 1,856 22.9
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 919 4.9   $75,000 to $99,999 880 10.9
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 1,187 6.3   $100,000 to $149,999 624 7.7
        150,000 to $199,999 162 2.0
        $200,000 or more 99 1.2
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 44,830 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 1,214 6.4   Per capita income (dollars) 15,298 (X)
Construction 600 3.2   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 506 2.7   Male full-time, year-round workers 33,381 (X)
Wholesale trade 401 2.1   Female full-time, year-round workers 27,046 (X)
Retail trade 1,545 8.2   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 487 2.6                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 396 2.1   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 568 3.0   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 1,033 5.5     Families 890 11.0
Educational, health and social services 8,503 45.1   With related children under 18 years 621 15.8
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 1,918 10.2        With related children under 5 years 368 22.9
Other services (except public administration) 895 4.7        
Public administration 804 4.3     Families with female householder, no husband present 292 33.3
        With related children under 18 years 220 34.1
             With related children under 5 years 99 44.4
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 9,027 25.6
Private wage and salary workers 8,786 46.6   18 years and over 7,816 27.9
Government workers 8,611 45.6        65 years and over 199 5.5
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 1,405 7.4   Related children under 18 years 1,191 16.5
Unpaid family workers 68 0.4        Related children 5 to 17 years 654 12.3
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 6,220 53.6
             
 
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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