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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Lea 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 40,893 100.0     Households 19,720 100.0
In labor force 22,302 54.5   Less than $10,000 3,017 15.3
     Civilian labor force 22,286 54.5   $10,000 to $14,999 1,925 9.8
          Employed 20,254 49.5   $15,000 to $24,999 3,302 16.7
          Unemployed 2,032 5.0   $25,000 to $34,999 3,112 15.8
               Percent of civilian labor force 9.1 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 3,400 17.2
     Armed Forces 16 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 3,031 15.4
Not in labor force 18,591 45.5   $75,000 to $99,999 1,038 5.3
        $100,000 to $149,999 609 3.1
   Females 16 years and over 20,670 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 108 0.5
In labor force 9,448 45.7   $200,000 or more 178 0.9
     Civilian labor force 9,448 45.7   Median household income (dollars) 29,799 (X)
          Employed 8,397 40.6        
             
  Own children under 6 years 4,824 100.0   With earnings 14,919 75.7
All parents in family in labor force 2,140 44.4        Mean earnings (dollars) 39,265 (X)
        With Social Security income 5,898 29.9
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 11,038 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 19,828 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 1,155 5.9
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 15,626 78.8        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,108 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 2,963 14.9   With public assistance income 1,207 6.1
Public transportation (including taxicab) 21 0.1        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,386 (X)
Walked 343 1.7   With retirement income 2,645 13.4
Other means 339 1.7        Mean retirement income (dollars) 17,267 (X)
Worked at home 536 2.7        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 18.7 (X)        
          Families 14,796 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 20,254 100.0   Less than $10,000 1,690 11.4
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 1,072 7.2
Management, professional, and related occupations 5,077 25.1   $15,000 to $24,999 2,254 15.2
Service occupations 3,283 16.2   $25,000 to $34,999 2,449 16.6
Sales and office occupations 4,670 23.1    $35,000 to $49,999 2,814 19.0
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 331 1.6   $50,000 to $74,999 2,756 18.6
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 3,723 18.4   $75,000 to $99,999 924 6.2
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 3,170 15.7   $100,000 to $149,999 591 4.0
        150,000 to $199,999 83 0.6
        $200,000 or more 163 1.1
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 34,665 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 4,188 20.7   Per capita income (dollars) 14,184 (X)
Construction 1,268 6.3   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 715 3.5   Male full-time, year-round workers 32,005 (X)
Wholesale trade 658 3.2   Female full-time, year-round workers 20,922 (X)
Retail trade 2,418 11.9   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 1,347 6.7                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 227 1.1   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 642 3.2   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 918 4.5     Families 2,554 17.3
Educational, health and social services 4,173 20.6   With related children under 18 years 2,036 24.1
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 1,327 6.6        With related children under 5 years 950 30.1
Other services (except public administration) 1,343 6.6        
Public administration 1,030 5.1     Families with female householder, no husband present 1,058 46.4
        With related children under 18 years 959 56.3
             With related children under 5 years 444 72.9
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 11,317 21.1
Private wage and salary workers 15,172 74.9   18 years and over 6,592 17.8
Government workers 3,323 16.4        65 years and over 978 14.9
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 1,625 8.0   Related children under 18 years 4,589 28.0
Unpaid family workers 134 0.7        Related children 5 to 17 years 3,221 26.4
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 2,200 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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