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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Okeechobee 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 28,097 100.0     Households 12,614 100.0
In labor force 14,870 52.9   Less than $10,000 1,431 11.3
     Civilian labor force 14,863 52.9   $10,000 to $14,999 1,082 8.6
          Employed 14,169 50.4   $15,000 to $24,999 2,470 19.6
          Unemployed 694 2.5   $25,000 to $34,999 2,143 17.0
               Percent of civilian labor force 4.7 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 2,186 17.3
     Armed Forces 7 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 2,007 15.9
Not in labor force 13,227 47.1   $75,000 to $99,999 626 5.0
        $100,000 to $149,999 462 3.7
   Females 16 years and over 12,947 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 100 0.8
In labor force 6,366 49.2   $200,000 or more 107 0.8
     Civilian labor force 6,366 49.2   Median household income (dollars) 30,456 (X)
          Employed 6,056 46.8        
             
  Own children under 6 years 2,493 100.0   With earnings 8,857 70.2
All parents in family in labor force 1,375 55.2        Mean earnings (dollars) 41,101 (X)
        With Social Security income 4,783 37.9
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 11,354 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 13,701 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 649 5.1
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 9,291 67.8        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,189 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 3,138 22.9   With public assistance income 488 3.9
Public transportation (including taxicab) 472 3.4        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 3,019 (X)
Walked 217 1.6   With retirement income 2,547 20.2
Other means 274 2.0        Mean retirement income (dollars) 17,350 (X)
Worked at home 309 2.3        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 27.7 (X)        
          Families 9,168 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 14,169 100.0   Less than $10,000 671 7.3
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 564 6.2
Management, professional, and related occupations 3,052 21.5   $15,000 to $24,999 1,685 18.4
Service occupations 2,482 17.5   $25,000 to $34,999 1,641 17.9
Sales and office occupations 3,068 21.7    $35,000 to $49,999 1,813 19.8
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 1,723 12.2   $50,000 to $74,999 1,716 18.7
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 2,052 14.5   $75,000 to $99,999 491 5.4
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 1,792 12.6   $100,000 to $149,999 393 4.3
        150,000 to $199,999 87 0.9
        $200,000 or more 107 1.2
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 35,163 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 2,483 17.5   Per capita income (dollars) 14,553 (X)
Construction 1,352 9.5   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 669 4.7   Male full-time, year-round workers 25,574 (X)
Wholesale trade 410 2.9   Female full-time, year-round workers 20,160 (X)
Retail trade 1,683 11.9   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 725 5.1                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 168 1.2   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 460 3.2   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 1,002 7.1     Families 1,084 11.8
Educational, health and social services 2,509 17.7   With related children under 18 years 741 17.2
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 1,048 7.4        With related children under 5 years 376 21.4
Other services (except public administration) 606 4.3        
Public administration 1,054 7.4     Families with female householder, no husband present 398 28.2
        With related children under 18 years 347 35.8
             With related children under 5 years 148 46.3
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 5,391 16.0
Private wage and salary workers 10,557 74.5   18 years and over 3,557 14.2
Government workers 2,373 16.7        65 years and over 587 10.3
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 1,146 8.1   Related children under 18 years 1,673 19.9
Unpaid family workers 93 0.7        Related children 5 to 17 years 1,145 18.4
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 1,633 30.2
             
 
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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