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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Hickory 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 7,379 100.0     Households 3,947 100.0
In labor force 3,165 42.9   Less than $10,000 656 16.6
     Civilian labor force 3,163 42.9   $10,000 to $14,999 383 9.7
          Employed 2,907 39.4   $15,000 to $24,999 894 22.7
          Unemployed 256 3.5   $25,000 to $34,999 788 20.0
               Percent of civilian labor force 8.1 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 639 16.2
     Armed Forces 2 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 373 9.5
Not in labor force 4,214 57.1   $75,000 to $99,999 123 3.1
        $100,000 to $149,999 63 1.6
   Females 16 years and over 3,797 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 20 0.5
In labor force 1,417 37.3   $200,000 or more 8 0.2
     Civilian labor force 1,417 37.3   Median household income (dollars) 25,346 (X)
          Employed 1,264 33.3        
             
  Own children under 6 years 420 100.0   With earnings 2,288 58.0
All parents in family in labor force 200 47.6        Mean earnings (dollars) 29,882 (X)
        With Social Security income 1,979 50.1
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 11,500 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 2,866 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 262 6.6
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 2,094 73.1        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,374 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 454 15.8   With public assistance income 179 4.5
Public transportation (including taxicab) 6 0.2        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 1,926 (X)
Walked 48 1.7   With retirement income 1,108 28.1
Other means 29 1.0        Mean retirement income (dollars) 13,197 (X)
Worked at home 235 8.2        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 33.2 (X)        
          Families 2,760 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 2,907 100.0   Less than $10,000 234 8.5
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 228 8.3
Management, professional, and related occupations 642 22.1   $15,000 to $24,999 581 21.1
Service occupations 488 16.8   $25,000 to $34,999 634 23.0
Sales and office occupations 645 22.2    $35,000 to $49,999 558 20.2
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 64 2.2   $50,000 to $74,999 325 11.8
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 419 14.4   $75,000 to $99,999 115 4.2
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 649 22.3   $100,000 to $149,999 57 2.1
        150,000 to $199,999 20 0.7
        $200,000 or more 8 0.3
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 28,779 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 228 7.8   Per capita income (dollars) 13,536 (X)
Construction 327 11.2   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 398 13.7   Male full-time, year-round workers 22,679 (X)
Wholesale trade 70 2.4   Female full-time, year-round workers 17,610 (X)
Retail trade 378 13.0   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 238 8.2                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 63 2.2   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 122 4.2   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 120 4.1     Families 358 13.0
Educational, health and social services 487 16.8   With related children under 18 years 238 25.1
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 189 6.5        With related children under 5 years 103 35.0
Other services (except public administration) 177 6.1        
Public administration 110 3.8     Families with female householder, no husband present 97 43.5
        With related children under 18 years 97 56.7
             With related children under 5 years 44 77.2
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 1,733 19.7
Private wage and salary workers 1,981 68.1   18 years and over 1,157 16.4
Government workers 338 11.6        65 years and over 247 11.0
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 541 18.6   Related children under 18 years 568 32.9
Unpaid family workers 47 1.6        Related children 5 to 17 years 430 31.8
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 488 34.1
             
 
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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