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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Wilkes 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 8,440 100.0     Households 4,318 100.0
In labor force 4,754 56.3   Less than $10,000 795 18.4
     Civilian labor force 4,754 56.3   $10,000 to $14,999 461 10.7
          Employed 4,547 53.9   $15,000 to $24,999 681 15.8
          Unemployed 207 2.5   $25,000 to $34,999 608 14.1
               Percent of civilian labor force 4.4 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 679 15.7
     Armed Forces 0 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 673 15.6
Not in labor force 3,686 43.7   $75,000 to $99,999 245 5.7
        $100,000 to $149,999 136 3.1
   Females 16 years and over 4,475 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 23 0.5
In labor force 2,296 51.3   $200,000 or more 17 0.4
     Civilian labor force 2,296 51.3   Median household income (dollars) 27,644 (X)
          Employed 2,171 48.5        
             
  Own children under 6 years 708 100.0   With earnings 3,022 70.0
All parents in family in labor force 468 66.1        Mean earnings (dollars) 37,836 (X)
        With Social Security income 1,467 34.0
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 10,175 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 4,457 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 412 9.5
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 3,296 74.0        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,083 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 834 18.7   With public assistance income 219 5.1
Public transportation (including taxicab) 19 0.4        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 1,406 (X)
Walked 100 2.2   With retirement income 708 16.4
Other means 56 1.3        Mean retirement income (dollars) 11,222 (X)
Worked at home 152 3.4        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 21.6 (X)        
          Families 2,978 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 4,547 100.0   Less than $10,000 291 9.8
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 264 8.9
Management, professional, and related occupations 949 20.9   $15,000 to $24,999 414 13.9
Service occupations 597 13.1   $25,000 to $34,999 481 16.2
Sales and office occupations 1,003 22.1    $35,000 to $49,999 593 19.9
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 71 1.6   $50,000 to $74,999 572 19.2
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 645 14.2   $75,000 to $99,999 207 7.0
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 1,282 28.2   $100,000 to $149,999 116 3.9
        150,000 to $199,999 23 0.8
        $200,000 or more 17 0.6
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 36,219 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 198 4.4   Per capita income (dollars) 15,020 (X)
Construction 383 8.4   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 1,347 29.6   Male full-time, year-round workers 27,355 (X)
Wholesale trade 253 5.6   Female full-time, year-round workers 21,298 (X)
Retail trade 467 10.3   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 192 4.2                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 97 2.1   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 128 2.8   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 181 4.0     Families 386 13.0
Educational, health and social services 715 15.7   With related children under 18 years 267 17.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 135 3.0        With related children under 5 years 100 19.6
Other services (except public administration) 209 4.6        
Public administration 242 5.3     Families with female householder, no husband present 262 34.0
        With related children under 18 years 215 41.7
             With related children under 5 years 65 43.3
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 1,842 17.5
Private wage and salary workers 3,437 75.6   18 years and over 1,228 15.4
Government workers 767 16.9        65 years and over 360 19.9
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 324 7.1   Related children under 18 years 614 24.2
Unpaid family workers 19 0.4        Related children 5 to 17 years 482 25.0
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 555 34.3
             
 
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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