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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Merrick 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 6,227 100.0     Households 3,198 100.0
In labor force 4,144 66.5   Less than $10,000 276 8.6
     Civilian labor force 4,144 66.5   $10,000 to $14,999 238 7.4
          Employed 4,021 64.6   $15,000 to $24,999 516 16.1
          Unemployed 123 2.0   $25,000 to $34,999 571 17.9
               Percent of civilian labor force 3.0 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 758 23.7
     Armed Forces 0 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 559 17.5
Not in labor force 2,083 33.5   $75,000 to $99,999 187 5.8
        $100,000 to $149,999 58 1.8
   Females 16 years and over 3,201 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 10 0.3
In labor force 1,869 58.4   $200,000 or more 25 0.8
     Civilian labor force 1,869 58.4   Median household income (dollars) 34,961 (X)
          Employed 1,800 56.2        
             
  Own children under 6 years 665 100.0   With earnings 2,585 80.8
All parents in family in labor force 512 77.0        Mean earnings (dollars) 39,150 (X)
        With Social Security income 1,037 32.4
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 10,846 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 3,965 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 78 2.4
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 3,086 77.8        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,181 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 467 11.8   With public assistance income 59 1.8
Public transportation (including taxicab) 7 0.2        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 1,744 (X)
Walked 150 3.8   With retirement income 361 11.3
Other means 10 0.3        Mean retirement income (dollars) 10,120 (X)
Worked at home 245 6.2        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 20.7 (X)        
          Families 2,310 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 4,021 100.0   Less than $10,000 99 4.3
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 94 4.1
Management, professional, and related occupations 1,205 30.0   $15,000 to $24,999 347 15.0
Service occupations 647 16.1   $25,000 to $34,999 397 17.2
Sales and office occupations 856 21.3    $35,000 to $49,999 622 26.9
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 103 2.6   $50,000 to $74,999 501 21.7
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 490 12.2   $75,000 to $99,999 179 7.7
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 720 17.9   $100,000 to $149,999 45 1.9
        150,000 to $199,999 7 0.3
        $200,000 or more 19 0.8
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 39,729 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 488 12.1   Per capita income (dollars) 15,958 (X)
Construction 261 6.5   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 687 17.1   Male full-time, year-round workers 26,998 (X)
Wholesale trade 116 2.9   Female full-time, year-round workers 19,828 (X)
Retail trade 512 12.7   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 213 5.3                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 80 2.0   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 153 3.8   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 163 4.1     Families 162 7.0
Educational, health and social services 797 19.8   With related children under 18 years 116 10.2
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 220 5.5        With related children under 5 years 43 10.6
Other services (except public administration) 197 4.9        
Public administration 134 3.3     Families with female householder, no husband present 54 25.0
        With related children under 18 years 54 31.8
             With related children under 5 years 22 41.5
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 713 8.9
Private wage and salary workers 2,917 72.5   18 years and over 469 8.0
Government workers 427 10.6        65 years and over 123 9.2
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 641 15.9   Related children under 18 years 213 9.7
Unpaid family workers 36 0.9        Related children 5 to 17 years 163 9.7
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 221 19.9
             
 
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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