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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Alamosa 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 11,324 100.0     Households 5,475 100.0
In labor force 7,507 66.3   Less than $10,000 877 16.0
     Civilian labor force 7,507 66.3   $10,000 to $14,999 530 9.7
          Employed 6,849 60.5   $15,000 to $24,999 905 16.5
          Unemployed 658 5.8   $25,000 to $34,999 843 15.4
               Percent of civilian labor force 8.8 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 889 16.2
     Armed Forces 0 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 835 15.3
Not in labor force 3,817 33.7   $75,000 to $99,999 242 4.4
        $100,000 to $149,999 281 5.1
   Females 16 years and over 5,835 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 29 0.5
In labor force 3,623 62.1   $200,000 or more 44 0.8
     Civilian labor force 3,623 62.1   Median household income (dollars) 29,447 (X)
          Employed 3,282 56.2        
             
  Own children under 6 years 1,142 100.0   With earnings 4,396 80.3
All parents in family in labor force 760 66.5        Mean earnings (dollars) 38,253 (X)
        With Social Security income 1,156 21.1
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 9,334 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 6,766 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 294 5.4
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 4,683 69.2        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 4,735 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 1,029 15.2   With public assistance income 339 6.2
Public transportation (including taxicab) 0 0.0        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,292 (X)
Walked 611 9.0   With retirement income 604 11.0
Other means 136 2.0        Mean retirement income (dollars) 18,738 (X)
Worked at home 307 4.5        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 13.5 (X)        
          Families 3,727 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 6,849 100.0   Less than $10,000 356 9.6
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 282 7.6
Management, professional, and related occupations 2,370 34.6   $15,000 to $24,999 531 14.2
Service occupations 995 14.5   $25,000 to $34,999 543 14.6
Sales and office occupations 1,925 28.1    $35,000 to $49,999 735 19.7
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 258 3.8   $50,000 to $74,999 749 20.1
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 721 10.5   $75,000 to $99,999 213 5.7
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 580 8.5   $100,000 to $149,999 245 6.6
        150,000 to $199,999 29 0.8
        $200,000 or more 44 1.2
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 38,389 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 448 6.5   Per capita income (dollars) 15,037 (X)
Construction 528 7.7   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 197 2.9   Male full-time, year-round workers 27,733 (X)
Wholesale trade 211 3.1   Female full-time, year-round workers 22,806 (X)
Retail trade 864 12.6   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 245 3.6                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 148 2.2   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 458 6.7   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 337 4.9     Families 580 15.6
Educational, health and social services 1,951 28.5   With related children under 18 years 496 23.5
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 725 10.6        With related children under 5 years 263 29.7
Other services (except public administration) 319 4.7        
Public administration 418 6.1     Families with female householder, no husband present 235 44.1
        With related children under 18 years 227 49.3
             With related children under 5 years 108 64.7
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 2,992 21.3
Private wage and salary workers 4,722 68.9   18 years and over 1,881 18.8
Government workers 1,514 22.1        65 years and over 188 13.9
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 580 8.5   Related children under 18 years 1,111 27.4
Unpaid family workers 33 0.5        Related children 5 to 17 years 814 26.5
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 961 38.8
             
 
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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