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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Chaves 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 45,882 100.0     Households 22,559 100.0
In labor force 25,361 55.3   Less than $10,000 3,282 14.5
     Civilian labor force 25,313 55.2   $10,000 to $14,999 2,326 10.3
          Employed 23,028 50.2   $15,000 to $24,999 4,251 18.8
          Unemployed 2,285 5.0   $25,000 to $34,999 3,503 15.5
               Percent of civilian labor force 9.0 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 3,687 16.3
     Armed Forces 48 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 3,182 14.1
Not in labor force 20,521 44.7   $75,000 to $99,999 1,232 5.5
        $100,000 to $149,999 666 3.0
   Females 16 years and over 23,922 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 178 0.8
In labor force 11,254 47.0   $200,000 or more 252 1.1
     Civilian labor force 11,246 47.0   Median household income (dollars) 28,513 (X)
          Employed 10,093 42.2        
             
  Own children under 6 years 4,878 100.0   With earnings 16,816 74.5
All parents in family in labor force 2,278 46.7        Mean earnings (dollars) 39,526 (X)
        With Social Security income 7,422 32.9
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 10,370 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 22,689 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 1,452 6.4
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 17,629 77.7        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,356 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 3,228 14.2   With public assistance income 1,407 6.2
Public transportation (including taxicab) 124 0.5        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,801 (X)
Walked 621 2.7   With retirement income 3,859 17.1
Other means 315 1.4        Mean retirement income (dollars) 17,013 (X)
Worked at home 772 3.4        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 17.1 (X)        
          Families 16,253 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 23,028 100.0   Less than $10,000 1,683 10.4
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 1,415 8.7
Management, professional, and related occupations 6,353 27.6   $15,000 to $24,999 2,777 17.1
Service occupations 3,736 16.2   $25,000 to $34,999 2,760 17.0
Sales and office occupations 5,731 24.9    $35,000 to $49,999 2,965 18.2
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 1,006 4.4   $50,000 to $74,999 2,593 16.0
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 2,563 11.1   $75,000 to $99,999 1,105 6.8
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 3,639 15.8   $100,000 to $149,999 590 3.6
        150,000 to $199,999 159 1.0
        $200,000 or more 206 1.3
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 32,532 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 2,275 9.9   Per capita income (dollars) 14,990 (X)
Construction 1,575 6.8   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 2,226 9.7   Male full-time, year-round workers 26,896 (X)
Wholesale trade 700 3.0   Female full-time, year-round workers 21,205 (X)
Retail trade 2,938 12.8   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 1,216 5.3                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 408 1.8   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 1,154 5.0   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 1,449 6.3     Families 2,861 17.6
Educational, health and social services 4,891 21.2   With related children under 18 years 2,319 26.1
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 1,899 8.2        With related children under 5 years 1,157 32.5
Other services (except public administration) 1,214 5.3        
Public administration 1,083 4.7     Families with female householder, no husband present 1,153 41.2
        With related children under 18 years 1,060 48.8
             With related children under 5 years 553 69.9
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 12,778 21.3
Private wage and salary workers 16,713 72.6   18 years and over 7,610 17.9
Government workers 4,147 18.0        65 years and over 1,210 13.9
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 2,010 8.7   Related children under 18 years 5,044 29.1
Unpaid family workers 158 0.7        Related children 5 to 17 years 3,592 27.6
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 2,528 29.3
             
 
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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