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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Preston 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 23,413 100.0     Households 11,551 100.0
In labor force 12,937 55.3   Less than $10,000 1,673 14.5
     Civilian labor force 12,922 55.2   $10,000 to $14,999 1,316 11.4
          Employed 12,042 51.4   $15,000 to $24,999 2,208 19.1
          Unemployed 880 3.8   $25,000 to $34,999 1,946 16.8
               Percent of civilian labor force 6.8 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 2,063 17.9
     Armed Forces 15 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 1,543 13.4
Not in labor force 10,476 44.7   $75,000 to $99,999 462 4.0
        $100,000 to $149,999 230 2.0
   Females 16 years and over 11,887 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 62 0.5
In labor force 5,558 46.8   $200,000 or more 48 0.4
     Civilian labor force 5,558 46.8   Median household income (dollars) 27,927 (X)
          Employed 5,167 43.5        
             
  Own children under 6 years 1,905 100.0   With earnings 8,397 72.7
All parents in family in labor force 1,085 57.0        Mean earnings (dollars) 34,977 (X)
        With Social Security income 3,835 33.2
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 10,140 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 11,869 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 646 5.6
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 9,107 76.7        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,817 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 1,942 16.4   With public assistance income 374 3.2
Public transportation (including taxicab) 35 0.3        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,011 (X)
Walked 262 2.2   With retirement income 2,482 21.5
Other means 143 1.2        Mean retirement income (dollars) 12,300 (X)
Worked at home 380 3.2        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 30.2 (X)        
          Families 8,390 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 12,042 100.0   Less than $10,000 796 9.5
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 705 8.4
Management, professional, and related occupations 2,602 21.6   $15,000 to $24,999 1,458 17.4
Service occupations 2,121 17.6   $25,000 to $34,999 1,589 18.9
Sales and office occupations 2,674 22.2    $35,000 to $49,999 1,734 20.7
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 196 1.6   $50,000 to $74,999 1,389 16.6
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 1,913 15.9   $75,000 to $99,999 435 5.2
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 2,536 21.1   $100,000 to $149,999 199 2.4
        150,000 to $199,999 58 0.7
        $200,000 or more 27 0.3
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 32,904 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 854 7.1   Per capita income (dollars) 13,596 (X)
Construction 1,096 9.1   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 1,503 12.5   Male full-time, year-round workers 26,440 (X)
Wholesale trade 283 2.4   Female full-time, year-round workers 17,905 (X)
Retail trade 1,594 13.2   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 781 6.5                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 214 1.8   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 337 2.8   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 725 6.0     Families 1,235 14.7
Educational, health and social services 2,661 22.1   With related children under 18 years 814 21.0
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 740 6.1        With related children under 5 years 356 27.2
Other services (except public administration) 633 5.3        
Public administration 621 5.2     Families with female householder, no husband present 356 36.3
        With related children under 18 years 292 50.3
             With related children under 5 years 114 58.8
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 5,302 18.3
Private wage and salary workers 9,024 74.9   18 years and over 3,552 16.1
Government workers 1,999 16.6        65 years and over 604 14.5
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 944 7.8   Related children under 18 years 1,624 24.4
Unpaid family workers 75 0.6        Related children 5 to 17 years 1,143 22.5
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 1,365 32.7
             
 
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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