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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Sierra 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 2,843 100.0     Households 1,523 100.0
In labor force 1,672 58.8   Less than $10,000 208 13.7
     Civilian labor force 1,672 58.8   $10,000 to $14,999 103 6.8
          Employed 1,515 53.3   $15,000 to $24,999 196 12.9
          Unemployed 157 5.5   $25,000 to $34,999 234 15.4
               Percent of civilian labor force 9.4 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 299 19.6
     Armed Forces 0 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 273 17.9
Not in labor force 1,171 41.2   $75,000 to $99,999 117 7.7
        $100,000 to $149,999 59 3.9
   Females 16 years and over 1,447 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 25 1.6
In labor force 791 54.7   $200,000 or more 9 0.6
     Civilian labor force 791 54.7   Median household income (dollars) 35,827 (X)
          Employed 735 50.8        
             
  Own children under 6 years 193 100.0   With earnings 1,140 74.9
All parents in family in labor force 109 56.5        Mean earnings (dollars) 44,040 (X)
        With Social Security income 489 32.1
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 11,595 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 1,502 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 101 6.6
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 1,031 68.6        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,263 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 273 18.2   With public assistance income 55 3.6
Public transportation (including taxicab) 0 0.0        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 3,342 (X)
Walked 116 7.7   With retirement income 332 21.8
Other means 18 1.2        Mean retirement income (dollars) 13,047 (X)
Worked at home 64 4.3        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 29.0 (X)        
          Families 990 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 1,515 100.0   Less than $10,000 64 6.5
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 52 5.3
Management, professional, and related occupations 526 34.7   $15,000 to $24,999 126 12.7
Service occupations 315 20.8   $25,000 to $34,999 141 14.2
Sales and office occupations 262 17.3    $35,000 to $49,999 233 23.5
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 18 1.2   $50,000 to $74,999 207 20.9
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 210 13.9   $75,000 to $99,999 91 9.2
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 184 12.1   $100,000 to $149,999 51 5.2
        150,000 to $199,999 19 1.9
        $200,000 or more 6 0.6
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 42,756 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 61 4.0   Per capita income (dollars) 18,815 (X)
Construction 206 13.6   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 132 8.7   Male full-time, year-round workers 36,121 (X)
Wholesale trade 32 2.1   Female full-time, year-round workers 30,000 (X)
Retail trade 67 4.4   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 68 4.5                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 13 0.9   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 39 2.6   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 70 4.6     Families 89 9.0
Educational, health and social services 445 29.4   With related children under 18 years 82 17.5
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 147 9.7        With related children under 5 years 27 24.8
Other services (except public administration) 96 6.3        
Public administration 139 9.2     Families with female householder, no husband present 54 49.5
        With related children under 18 years 49 51.6
             With related children under 5 years 18 90.0
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 397 11.3
Private wage and salary workers 890 58.7   18 years and over 275 10.2
Government workers 486 32.1        65 years and over 13 2.2
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 133 8.8   Related children under 18 years 118 14.3
Unpaid family workers 6 0.4        Related children 5 to 17 years 94 13.8
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 158 24.2
             
 
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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