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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: McDowell 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 21,801 100.0     Households 11,196 100.0
In labor force 7,069 32.4   Less than $10,000 3,476 31.0
     Civilian labor force 7,069 32.4   $10,000 to $14,999 1,576 14.1
          Employed 6,054 27.8   $15,000 to $24,999 2,347 21.0
          Unemployed 1,015 4.7   $25,000 to $34,999 1,435 12.8
               Percent of civilian labor force 14.4 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 1,309 11.7
     Armed Forces 0 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 682 6.1
Not in labor force 14,732 67.6   $75,000 to $99,999 197 1.8
        $100,000 to $149,999 67 0.6
   Females 16 years and over 11,727 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 36 0.3
In labor force 3,122 26.6   $200,000 or more 71 0.6
     Civilian labor force 3,122 26.6   Median household income (dollars) 16,931 (X)
          Employed 2,722 23.2        
             
  Own children under 6 years 1,612 100.0   With earnings 5,357 47.8
All parents in family in labor force 391 24.3        Mean earnings (dollars) 27,993 (X)
        With Social Security income 4,977 44.5
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 10,020 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 5,920 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 1,934 17.3
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 4,938 83.4        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,088 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 663 11.2   With public assistance income 1,102 9.8
Public transportation (including taxicab) 19 0.3        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,230 (X)
Walked 190 3.2   With retirement income 2,683 24.0
Other means 73 1.2        Mean retirement income (dollars) 10,049 (X)
Worked at home 37 0.6        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 32.6 (X)        
          Families 7,968 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 6,054 100.0   Less than $10,000 1,962 24.6
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 973 12.2
Management, professional, and related occupations 1,356 22.4   $15,000 to $24,999 1,789 22.5
Service occupations 1,139 18.8   $25,000 to $34,999 1,204 15.1
Sales and office occupations 1,430 23.6    $35,000 to $49,999 1,138 14.3
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 24 0.4   $50,000 to $74,999 568 7.1
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 949 15.7   $75,000 to $99,999 190 2.4
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 1,156 19.1   $100,000 to $149,999 55 0.7
        150,000 to $199,999 36 0.5
        $200,000 or more 53 0.7
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 20,496 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 865 14.3   Per capita income (dollars) 10,174 (X)
Construction 271 4.5   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 246 4.1   Male full-time, year-round workers 25,994 (X)
Wholesale trade 114 1.9   Female full-time, year-round workers 18,685 (X)
Retail trade 879 14.5   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 496 8.2                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 120 2.0   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 176 2.9   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 300 5.0     Families 2,695 33.8
Educational, health and social services 1,648 27.2   With related children under 18 years 1,804 47.5
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 247 4.1        With related children under 5 years 693 56.2
Other services (except public administration) 305 5.0        
Public administration 387 6.4     Families with female householder, no husband present 954 57.0
        With related children under 18 years 780 72.9
             With related children under 5 years 324 86.9
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 10,169 37.7
Private wage and salary workers 4,280 70.7   18 years and over 6,844 33.1
Government workers 1,521 25.1        65 years and over 915 21.6
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 248 4.1   Related children under 18 years 3,264 52.5
Unpaid family workers 5 0.1        Related children 5 to 17 years 2,441 50.7
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 1,764 45.4
             
 
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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