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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Buena Vista 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 15,811 100.0     Households 7,514 100.0
In labor force 10,220 64.6   Less than $10,000 661 8.8
     Civilian labor force 10,215 64.6   $10,000 to $14,999 572 7.6
          Employed 9,828 62.2   $15,000 to $24,999 1,362 18.1
          Unemployed 387 2.4   $25,000 to $34,999 1,130 15.0
               Percent of civilian labor force 3.8 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 1,501 20.0
     Armed Forces 5 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 1,459 19.4
Not in labor force 5,591 35.4   $75,000 to $99,999 452 6.0
        $100,000 to $149,999 263 3.5
   Females 16 years and over 7,957 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 45 0.6
In labor force 4,676 58.8   $200,000 or more 69 0.9
     Civilian labor force 4,676 58.8   Median household income (dollars) 35,300 (X)
          Employed 4,520 56.8        
             
  Own children under 6 years 1,408 100.0   With earnings 5,974 79.5
All parents in family in labor force 902 64.1        Mean earnings (dollars) 40,017 (X)
        With Social Security income 2,428 32.3
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 11,390 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 9,643 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 224 3.0
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 6,958 72.2        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,016 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 1,158 12.0   With public assistance income 191 2.5
Public transportation (including taxicab) 21 0.2        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 3,539 (X)
Walked 748 7.8   With retirement income 989 13.2
Other means 118 1.2        Mean retirement income (dollars) 10,204 (X)
Worked at home 640 6.6        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 14.9 (X)        
          Families 5,148 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 9,828 100.0   Less than $10,000 231 4.5
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 218 4.2
Management, professional, and related occupations 2,734 27.8   $15,000 to $24,999 698 13.6
Service occupations 1,412 14.4   $25,000 to $34,999 785 15.2
Sales and office occupations 2,375 24.2    $35,000 to $49,999 1,226 23.8
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 242 2.5   $50,000 to $74,999 1,274 24.7
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 740 7.5   $75,000 to $99,999 393 7.6
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 2,325 23.7   $100,000 to $149,999 227 4.4
        150,000 to $199,999 39 0.8
        $200,000 or more 57 1.1
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 41,549 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 806 8.2   Per capita income (dollars) 16,042 (X)
Construction 425 4.3   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 2,175 22.1   Male full-time, year-round workers 29,172 (X)
Wholesale trade 392 4.0   Female full-time, year-round workers 20,252 (X)
Retail trade 1,145 11.7   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 409 4.2                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 162 1.6   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 392 4.0   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 406 4.1     Families 390 7.6
Educational, health and social services 2,184 22.2   With related children under 18 years 292 12.0
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 605 6.2        With related children under 5 years 173 18.5
Other services (except public administration) 433 4.4        
Public administration 294 3.0     Families with female householder, no husband present 161 31.5
        With related children under 18 years 153 39.7
             With related children under 5 years 80 56.7
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 1,991 10.5
Private wage and salary workers 7,537 76.7   18 years and over 1,323 9.5
Government workers 1,117 11.4        65 years and over 237 7.6
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 1,092 11.1   Related children under 18 years 631 12.6
Unpaid family workers 82 0.8        Related children 5 to 17 years 412 10.7
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 665 21.2
             
 
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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