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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Meriwether 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 17,109 100.0     Households 8,289 100.0
In labor force 9,845 57.5   Less than $10,000 1,286 15.5
     Civilian labor force 9,842 57.5   $10,000 to $14,999 727 8.8
          Employed 9,157 53.5   $15,000 to $24,999 1,196 14.4
          Unemployed 685 4.0   $25,000 to $34,999 1,275 15.4
               Percent of civilian labor force 7.0 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 1,408 17.0
     Armed Forces 3 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 1,347 16.3
Not in labor force 7,264 42.5   $75,000 to $99,999 638 7.7
        $100,000 to $149,999 269 3.2
   Females 16 years and over 9,152 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 49 0.6
In labor force 4,855 53.0   $200,000 or more 94 1.1
     Civilian labor force 4,855 53.0   Median household income (dollars) 31,870 (X)
          Employed 4,512 49.3        
             
  Own children under 6 years 1,663 100.0   With earnings 6,371 76.9
All parents in family in labor force 969 58.3        Mean earnings (dollars) 41,073 (X)
        With Social Security income 2,660 32.1
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 9,345 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 8,893 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 665 8.0
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 6,807 76.5        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,271 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 1,584 17.8   With public assistance income 433 5.2
Public transportation (including taxicab) 45 0.5        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 1,675 (X)
Walked 108 1.2   With retirement income 1,457 17.6
Other means 114 1.3        Mean retirement income (dollars) 15,395 (X)
Worked at home 235 2.6        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 31.2 (X)        
          Families 6,079 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 9,157 100.0   Less than $10,000 578 9.5
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 381 6.3
Management, professional, and related occupations 1,862 20.3   $15,000 to $24,999 863 14.2
Service occupations 1,436 15.7   $25,000 to $34,999 972 16.0
Sales and office occupations 1,884 20.6    $35,000 to $49,999 1,181 19.4
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 130 1.4   $50,000 to $74,999 1,181 19.4
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 1,250 13.7   $75,000 to $99,999 550 9.0
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 2,595 28.3   $100,000 to $149,999 247 4.1
        150,000 to $199,999 49 0.8
        $200,000 or more 77 1.3
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 37,931 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 210 2.3   Per capita income (dollars) 15,708 (X)
Construction 865 9.4   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 2,324 25.4   Male full-time, year-round workers 29,766 (X)
Wholesale trade 228 2.5   Female full-time, year-round workers 21,444 (X)
Retail trade 895 9.8   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 610 6.7                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 93 1.0   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 216 2.4   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 474 5.2     Families 828 13.6
Educational, health and social services 1,721 18.8   With related children under 18 years 618 19.4
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 581 6.3        With related children under 5 years 327 25.5
Other services (except public administration) 518 5.7        
Public administration 422 4.6     Families with female householder, no husband present 479 28.9
        With related children under 18 years 425 40.2
             With related children under 5 years 205 44.9
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 3,931 17.8
Private wage and salary workers 6,825 74.5   18 years and over 2,373 14.7
Government workers 1,768 19.3        65 years and over 491 16.3
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 548 6.0   Related children under 18 years 1,534 25.9
Unpaid family workers 16 0.2        Related children 5 to 17 years 1,116 25.1
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 924 31.5
             
 
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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