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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Mesa 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 90,939 100.0     Households 45,840 100.0
In labor force 58,382 64.2   Less than $10,000 4,081 8.9
     Civilian labor force 58,371 64.2   $10,000 to $14,999 3,737 8.2
          Employed 55,046 60.5   $15,000 to $24,999 7,081 15.4
          Unemployed 3,325 3.7   $25,000 to $34,999 7,366 16.1
               Percent of civilian labor force 5.7 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 8,591 18.7
     Armed Forces 11 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 8,419 18.4
Not in labor force 32,557 35.8   $75,000 to $99,999 3,313 7.2
        $100,000 to $149,999 1,968 4.3
   Females 16 years and over 47,029 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 639 1.4
In labor force 27,599 58.7   $200,000 or more 645 1.4
     Civilian labor force 27,599 58.7   Median household income (dollars) 35,864 (X)
          Employed 26,097 55.5        
             
  Own children under 6 years 8,269 100.0   With earnings 35,763 78.0
All parents in family in labor force 4,929 59.6        Mean earnings (dollars) 44,992 (X)
        With Social Security income 13,730 30.0
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 11,465 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 54,101 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 1,713 3.7
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 41,701 77.1        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,228 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 6,522 12.1   With public assistance income 1,612 3.5
Public transportation (including taxicab) 269 0.5        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,059 (X)
Walked 1,512 2.8   With retirement income 8,219 17.9
Other means 1,243 2.3        Mean retirement income (dollars) 16,417 (X)
Worked at home 2,854 5.3        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 18.4 (X)        
          Families 31,729 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 55,046 100.0   Less than $10,000 1,404 4.4
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 1,585 5.0
Management, professional, and related occupations 16,147 29.3   $15,000 to $24,999 3,933 12.4
Service occupations 9,451 17.2   $25,000 to $34,999 5,135 16.2
Sales and office occupations 15,352 27.9    $35,000 to $49,999 6,646 20.9
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 499 0.9   $50,000 to $74,999 7,172 22.6
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 6,470 11.8   $75,000 to $99,999 2,959 9.3
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 7,127 12.9   $100,000 to $149,999 1,737 5.5
        150,000 to $199,999 588 1.9
        $200,000 or more 570 1.8
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 43,009 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 1,670 3.0   Per capita income (dollars) 18,715 (X)
Construction 5,715 10.4   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 3,989 7.2   Male full-time, year-round workers 32,316 (X)
Wholesale trade 2,070 3.8   Female full-time, year-round workers 22,374 (X)
Retail trade 7,388 13.4   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 3,055 5.5                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 1,430 2.6   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 3,282 6.0   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 4,399 8.0     Families 2,229 7.0
Educational, health and social services 11,375 20.7   With related children under 18 years 1,701 11.0
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 5,335 9.7        With related children under 5 years 992 16.8
Other services (except public administration) 2,904 5.3        
Public administration 2,434 4.4     Families with female householder, no husband present 1,174 27.3
        With related children under 18 years 1,019 33.6
             With related children under 5 years 546 50.6
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 11,651 10.2
Private wage and salary workers 42,011 76.3   18 years and over 8,194 9.6
Government workers 7,722 14.0        65 years and over 1,375 8.1
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 4,885 8.9   Related children under 18 years 3,241 11.5
Unpaid family workers 428 0.8        Related children 5 to 17 years 2,047 9.7
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 4,878 24.0
             
 
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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