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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Bent 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 4,739 100.0     Households 2,001 100.0
In labor force 2,303 48.6   Less than $10,000 310 15.5
     Civilian labor force 2,303 48.6   $10,000 to $14,999 203 10.1
          Employed 2,182 46.0   $15,000 to $24,999 347 17.3
          Unemployed 121 2.6   $25,000 to $34,999 340 17.0
               Percent of civilian labor force 5.3 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 339 16.9
     Armed Forces 0 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 315 15.7
Not in labor force 2,436 51.4   $75,000 to $99,999 71 3.5
        $100,000 to $149,999 46 2.3
   Females 16 years and over 2,062 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 13 0.6
In labor force 1,087 52.7   $200,000 or more 17 0.8
     Civilian labor force 1,087 52.7   Median household income (dollars) 28,125 (X)
          Employed 1,009 48.9        
             
  Own children under 6 years 382 100.0   With earnings 1,531 76.5
All parents in family in labor force 272 71.2        Mean earnings (dollars) 35,429 (X)
        With Social Security income 671 33.5
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 9,123 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 2,159 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 152 7.6
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 1,634 75.7        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,225 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 256 11.9   With public assistance income 104 5.2
Public transportation (including taxicab) 6 0.3        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,231 (X)
Walked 115 5.3   With retirement income 371 18.5
Other means 15 0.7        Mean retirement income (dollars) 13,701 (X)
Worked at home 133 6.2        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 18.6 (X)        
          Families 1,393 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 2,182 100.0   Less than $10,000 160 11.5
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 91 6.5
Management, professional, and related occupations 731 33.5   $15,000 to $24,999 214 15.4
Service occupations 368 16.9   $25,000 to $34,999 255 18.3
Sales and office occupations 523 24.0    $35,000 to $49,999 272 19.5
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 220 10.1   $50,000 to $74,999 272 19.5
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 165 7.6   $75,000 to $99,999 67 4.8
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 175 8.0   $100,000 to $149,999 32 2.3
        150,000 to $199,999 13 0.9
        $200,000 or more 17 1.2
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 34,096 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 503 23.1   Per capita income (dollars) 13,567 (X)
Construction 108 4.9   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 80 3.7   Male full-time, year-round workers 22,755 (X)
Wholesale trade 63 2.9   Female full-time, year-round workers 24,261 (X)
Retail trade 261 12.0   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 83 3.8                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 22 1.0   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 84 3.8   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 37 1.7     Families 231 16.6
Educational, health and social services 608 27.9   With related children under 18 years 178 24.5
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 91 4.2        With related children under 5 years 68 26.0
Other services (except public administration) 63 2.9        
Public administration 179 8.2     Families with female householder, no husband present 94 39.8
        With related children under 18 years 94 50.5
             With related children under 5 years 30 44.8
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 988 19.5
Private wage and salary workers 1,198 54.9   18 years and over 602 16.5
Government workers 631 28.9        65 years and over 102 13.0
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 327 15.0   Related children under 18 years 386 27.4
Unpaid family workers 26 1.2        Related children 5 to 17 years 284 26.4
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 206 26.9
             
 
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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