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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Lamar 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 29,242 100.0     Households 14,358 100.0
In labor force 19,240 65.8   Less than $10,000 1,529 10.6
     Civilian labor force 19,059 65.2   $10,000 to $14,999 920 6.4
          Employed 18,247 62.4   $15,000 to $24,999 2,260 15.7
          Unemployed 812 2.8   $25,000 to $34,999 1,962 13.7
               Percent of civilian labor force 4.3 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 2,404 16.7
     Armed Forces 181 0.6   $50,000 to $74,999 2,659 18.5
Not in labor force 10,002 34.2   $75,000 to $99,999 1,271 8.9
        $100,000 to $149,999 759 5.3
   Females 16 years and over 15,326 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 255 1.8
In labor force 8,735 57.0   $200,000 or more 339 2.4
     Civilian labor force 8,707 56.8   Median household income (dollars) 37,628 (X)
          Employed 8,302 54.2        
             
  Own children under 6 years 3,333 100.0   With earnings 11,873 82.7
All parents in family in labor force 1,738 52.1        Mean earnings (dollars) 50,664 (X)
        With Social Security income 3,206 22.3
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 10,838 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 17,967 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 560 3.9
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 15,104 84.1        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,534 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 1,926 10.7   With public assistance income 345 2.4
Public transportation (including taxicab) 99 0.6        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,629 (X)
Walked 195 1.1   With retirement income 2,037 14.2
Other means 180 1.0        Mean retirement income (dollars) 19,056 (X)
Worked at home 463 2.6        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 25.1 (X)        
          Families 10,717 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 18,247 100.0   Less than $10,000 665 6.2
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 544 5.1
Management, professional, and related occupations 6,004 32.9   $15,000 to $24,999 1,369 12.8
Service occupations 2,491 13.7   $25,000 to $34,999 1,461 13.6
Sales and office occupations 5,214 28.6    $35,000 to $49,999 1,957 18.3
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 161 0.9   $50,000 to $74,999 2,348 21.9
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 1,982 10.9   $75,000 to $99,999 1,145 10.7
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 2,395 13.1   $100,000 to $149,999 696 6.5
        150,000 to $199,999 240 2.2
        $200,000 or more 292 2.7
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 44,611 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 714 3.9   Per capita income (dollars) 18,849 (X)
Construction 1,457 8.0   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 1,664 9.1   Male full-time, year-round workers 32,791 (X)
Wholesale trade 750 4.1   Female full-time, year-round workers 22,260 (X)
Retail trade 2,504 13.7   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 1,035 5.7                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 334 1.8   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 1,147 6.3   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 1,028 5.6     Families 1,043 9.7
Educational, health and social services 4,579 25.1   With related children under 18 years 744 12.5
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 1,310 7.2        With related children under 5 years 345 15.1
Other services (except public administration) 987 5.4        
Public administration 738 4.0     Families with female householder, no husband present 468 31.8
        With related children under 18 years 419 40.3
             With related children under 5 years 179 48.1
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 5,150 13.3
Private wage and salary workers 13,855 75.9   18 years and over 3,438 12.3
Government workers 3,007 16.5        65 years and over 629 17.0
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 1,295 7.1   Related children under 18 years 1,664 15.3
Unpaid family workers 90 0.5        Related children 5 to 17 years 1,207 15.1
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 1,638 31.4
             
 
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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