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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Sierra 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 10,983 100.0     Households 6,103 100.0
In labor force 4,791 43.6   Less than $10,000 1,222 20.0
     Civilian labor force 4,784 43.6   $10,000 to $14,999 710 11.6
          Employed 4,470 40.7   $15,000 to $24,999 1,205 19.7
          Unemployed 314 2.9   $25,000 to $34,999 989 16.2
               Percent of civilian labor force 6.6 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 970 15.9
     Armed Forces 7 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 621 10.2
Not in labor force 6,192 56.4   $75,000 to $99,999 196 3.2
        $100,000 to $149,999 126 2.1
   Females 16 years and over 5,555 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 24 0.4
In labor force 2,297 41.4   $200,000 or more 40 0.7
     Civilian labor force 2,297 41.4   Median household income (dollars) 24,152 (X)
          Employed 2,157 38.8        
             
  Own children under 6 years 644 100.0   With earnings 3,482 57.1
All parents in family in labor force 377 58.5        Mean earnings (dollars) 32,418 (X)
        With Social Security income 2,879 47.2
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 10,324 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 4,362 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 405 6.6
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 2,967 68.0        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,291 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 765 17.5   With public assistance income 308 5.0
Public transportation (including taxicab) 0 0.0        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 1,838 (X)
Walked 242 5.5   With retirement income 1,564 25.6
Other means 102 2.3        Mean retirement income (dollars) 13,799 (X)
Worked at home 286 6.6        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 20.1 (X)        
          Families 3,605 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 4,470 100.0   Less than $10,000 352 9.8
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 318 8.8
Management, professional, and related occupations 1,198 26.8   $15,000 to $24,999 715 19.8
Service occupations 1,014 22.7   $25,000 to $34,999 711 19.7
Sales and office occupations 969 21.7    $35,000 to $49,999 701 19.4
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 142 3.2   $50,000 to $74,999 490 13.6
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 728 16.3   $75,000 to $99,999 165 4.6
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 419 9.4   $100,000 to $149,999 113 3.1
        150,000 to $199,999 16 0.4
        $200,000 or more 24 0.7
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 29,787 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 372 8.3   Per capita income (dollars) 15,023 (X)
Construction 534 11.9   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 106 2.4   Male full-time, year-round workers 24,570 (X)
Wholesale trade 96 2.1   Female full-time, year-round workers 19,839 (X)
Retail trade 500 11.2   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 178 4.0                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 62 1.4   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 197 4.4   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 216 4.8     Families 499 13.8
Educational, health and social services 949 21.2   With related children under 18 years 343 25.0
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 658 14.7        With related children under 5 years 182 35.6
Other services (except public administration) 288 6.4        
Public administration 314 7.0     Families with female householder, no husband present 199 39.3
        With related children under 18 years 172 55.1
             With related children under 5 years 92 73.6
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 2,706 20.9
Private wage and salary workers 2,664 59.6   18 years and over 1,879 18.1
Government workers 1,083 24.2        65 years and over 517 14.7
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 671 15.0   Related children under 18 years 810 31.5
Unpaid family workers 52 1.2        Related children 5 to 17 years 608 30.6
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 992 32.6
             
 
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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