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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Kern 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 473,552 100.0     Households 208,786 100.0
In labor force 267,603 56.5   Less than $10,000 25,140 12.0
     Civilian labor force 264,158 55.8   $10,000 to $14,999 16,865 8.1
          Employed 232,461 49.1   $15,000 to $24,999 32,600 15.6
          Unemployed 31,697 6.7   $25,000 to $34,999 28,529 13.7
               Percent of civilian labor force 12.0 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 33,381 16.0
     Armed Forces 3,445 0.7   $50,000 to $74,999 36,457 17.5
Not in labor force 205,949 43.5   $75,000 to $99,999 18,459 8.8
        $100,000 to $149,999 12,181 5.8
   Females 16 years and over 231,265 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 2,674 1.3
In labor force 118,457 51.2   $200,000 or more 2,500 1.2
     Civilian labor force 118,060 51.0   Median household income (dollars) 35,446 (X)
          Employed 102,856 44.5        
             
  Own children under 6 years 63,292 100.0   With earnings 164,729 78.9
All parents in family in labor force 32,116 50.7        Mean earnings (dollars) 47,609 (X)
        With Social Security income 51,830 24.8
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 10,877 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 229,733 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 15,738 7.5
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 169,578 73.8        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,428 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 42,220 18.4   With public assistance income 15,572 7.5
Public transportation (including taxicab) 3,136 1.4        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 4,471 (X)
Walked 4,398 1.9   With retirement income 33,298 15.9
Other means 4,217 1.8        Mean retirement income (dollars) 15,744 (X)
Worked at home 6,184 2.7        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 23.2 (X)        
          Families 157,723 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 232,461 100.0   Less than $10,000 14,496 9.2
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 10,750 6.8
Management, professional, and related occupations 62,700 27.0   $15,000 to $24,999 23,721 15.0
Service occupations 40,983 17.6   $25,000 to $34,999 21,253 13.5
Sales and office occupations 56,117 24.1    $35,000 to $49,999 25,859 16.4
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 15,517 6.7   $50,000 to $74,999 30,358 19.2
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 25,660 11.0   $75,000 to $99,999 15,795 10.0
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 31,484 13.5   $100,000 to $149,999 10,914 6.9
        150,000 to $199,999 2,398 1.5
        $200,000 or more 2,179 1.4
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 39,403 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 28,664 12.3   Per capita income (dollars) 15,760 (X)
Construction 16,095 6.9   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 13,937 6.0   Male full-time, year-round workers 38,097 (X)
Wholesale trade 11,228 4.8   Female full-time, year-round workers 25,876 (X)
Retail trade 24,888 10.7   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 12,287 5.3                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 4,139 1.8   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 11,057 4.8   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 17,561 7.6     Families 26,467 16.8
Educational, health and social services 45,483 19.6   With related children under 18 years 22,329 22.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 16,558 7.1        With related children under 5 years 12,591 30.1
Other services (except public administration) 11,605 5.0        
Public administration 18,959 8.2     Families with female householder, no husband present 11,561 40.3
        With related children under 18 years 10,456 47.7
             With related children under 5 years 5,319 62.3
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 130,949 20.8
Private wage and salary workers 165,414 71.2   18 years and over 72,736 17.2
Government workers 47,777 20.6        65 years and over 6,310 10.5
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 18,074 7.8   Related children under 18 years 57,003 27.8
Unpaid family workers 1,196 0.5        Related children 5 to 17 years 39,795 26.3
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 24,647 30.6
             
 
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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