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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Thomas 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 32,492 100.0     Households 16,305 100.0
In labor force 19,286 59.4   Less than $10,000 2,563 15.7
     Civilian labor force 19,233 59.2   $10,000 to $14,999 1,429 8.8
          Employed 17,983 55.3   $15,000 to $24,999 2,583 15.8
          Unemployed 1,250 3.8   $25,000 to $34,999 2,339 14.3
               Percent of civilian labor force 6.5 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 2,750 16.9
     Armed Forces 53 0.2   $50,000 to $74,999 2,692 16.5
Not in labor force 13,206 40.6   $75,000 to $99,999 970 5.9
        $100,000 to $149,999 676 4.1
   Females 16 years and over 17,592 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 151 0.9
In labor force 9,489 53.9   $200,000 or more 152 0.9
     Civilian labor force 9,478 53.9   Median household income (dollars) 31,115 (X)
          Employed 8,775 49.9        
             
  Own children under 6 years 3,018 100.0   With earnings 12,210 74.9
All parents in family in labor force 1,943 64.4        Mean earnings (dollars) 43,471 (X)
        With Social Security income 4,924 30.2
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 10,064 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 17,833 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 1,275 7.8
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 14,191 79.6        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,860 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 2,850 16.0   With public assistance income 665 4.1
Public transportation (including taxicab) 82 0.5        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,138 (X)
Walked 212 1.2   With retirement income 2,633 16.1
Other means 140 0.8        Mean retirement income (dollars) 16,300 (X)
Worked at home 358 2.0        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 19.1 (X)        
          Families 11,446 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 17,983 100.0   Less than $10,000 1,072 9.4
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 684 6.0
Management, professional, and related occupations 5,752 32.0   $15,000 to $24,999 1,707 14.9
Service occupations 2,823 15.7   $25,000 to $34,999 1,689 14.8
Sales and office occupations 4,298 23.9    $35,000 to $49,999 2,215 19.4
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 235 1.3   $50,000 to $74,999 2,299 20.1
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 1,685 9.4   $75,000 to $99,999 896 7.8
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 3,190 17.7   $100,000 to $149,999 605 5.3
        150,000 to $199,999 145 1.3
        $200,000 or more 134 1.2
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 39,239 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 613 3.4   Per capita income (dollars) 16,211 (X)
Construction 1,076 6.0   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 3,249 18.1   Male full-time, year-round workers 28,395 (X)
Wholesale trade 569 3.2   Female full-time, year-round workers 21,344 (X)
Retail trade 2,206 12.3   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 727 4.0                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 239 1.3   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 637 3.5   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 821 4.6     Families 1,562 13.6
Educational, health and social services 4,768 26.5   With related children under 18 years 1,178 19.3
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 1,154 6.4        With related children under 5 years 514 22.6
Other services (except public administration) 831 4.6        
Public administration 1,093 6.1     Families with female householder, no husband present 996 34.6
        With related children under 18 years 872 43.1
             With related children under 5 years 418 54.4
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 7,231 17.4
Private wage and salary workers 13,322 74.1   18 years and over 4,719 15.6
Government workers 3,462 19.3        65 years and over 1,102 19.3
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 1,134 6.3   Related children under 18 years 2,466 21.9
Unpaid family workers 65 0.4        Related children 5 to 17 years 1,729 20.5
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 2,130 33.4
             
 
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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