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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Letcher 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 20,112 100.0     Households 10,054 100.0
In labor force 8,727 43.4   Less than $10,000 2,300 22.9
     Civilian labor force 8,716 43.3   $10,000 to $14,999 1,425 14.2
          Employed 7,758 38.6   $15,000 to $24,999 2,094 20.8
          Unemployed 958 4.8   $25,000 to $34,999 1,195 11.9
               Percent of civilian labor force 11.0 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 1,286 12.8
     Armed Forces 11 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 1,206 12.0
Not in labor force 11,385 56.6   $75,000 to $99,999 337 3.4
        $100,000 to $149,999 133 1.3
   Females 16 years and over 10,397 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 56 0.6
In labor force 3,723 35.8   $200,000 or more 22 0.2
     Civilian labor force 3,719 35.8   Median household income (dollars) 21,110 (X)
          Employed 3,400 32.7        
             
  Own children under 6 years 1,673 100.0   With earnings 6,076 60.4
All parents in family in labor force 664 39.7        Mean earnings (dollars) 34,728 (X)
        With Social Security income 3,669 36.5
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 9,845 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 7,582 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 1,559 15.5
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 6,203 81.8        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,218 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 985 13.0   With public assistance income 826 8.2
Public transportation (including taxicab) 60 0.8        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,253 (X)
Walked 130 1.7   With retirement income 1,785 17.8
Other means 73 1.0        Mean retirement income (dollars) 10,248 (X)
Worked at home 131 1.7        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 25.9 (X)        
          Families 7,467 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 7,758 100.0   Less than $10,000 1,161 15.5
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 994 13.3
Management, professional, and related occupations 1,858 23.9   $15,000 to $24,999 1,601 21.4
Service occupations 1,162 15.0   $25,000 to $34,999 945 12.7
Sales and office occupations 1,843 23.8    $35,000 to $49,999 1,133 15.2
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 76 1.0   $50,000 to $74,999 1,111 14.9
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 1,645 21.2   $75,000 to $99,999 331 4.4
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 1,174 15.1   $100,000 to $149,999 125 1.7
        150,000 to $199,999 56 0.7
        $200,000 or more 10 0.1
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 24,869 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 1,352 17.4   Per capita income (dollars) 11,984 (X)
Construction 475 6.1   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 394 5.1   Male full-time, year-round workers 30,488 (X)
Wholesale trade 173 2.2   Female full-time, year-round workers 17,902 (X)
Retail trade 1,259 16.2   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 437 5.6                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 162 2.1   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 195 2.5   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 396 5.1     Families 1,769 23.7
Educational, health and social services 1,872 24.1   With related children under 18 years 1,148 32.0
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 319 4.1        With related children under 5 years 461 35.3
Other services (except public administration) 356 4.6        
Public administration 368 4.7     Families with female householder, no husband present 570 49.8
        With related children under 18 years 456 66.4
             With related children under 5 years 145 70.0
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 6,771 27.1
Private wage and salary workers 5,906 76.1   18 years and over 4,624 24.3
Government workers 1,375 17.7        65 years and over 643 21.2
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 454 5.9   Related children under 18 years 2,117 35.9
Unpaid family workers 23 0.3        Related children 5 to 17 years 1,600 35.6
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 1,287 43.0
             
 
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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