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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Torrance 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 12,351 100.0     Households 6,067 100.0
In labor force 7,229 58.5   Less than $10,000 835 13.8
     Civilian labor force 7,221 58.5   $10,000 to $14,999 557 9.2
          Employed 6,786 54.9   $15,000 to $24,999 1,074 17.7
          Unemployed 435 3.5   $25,000 to $34,999 981 16.2
               Percent of civilian labor force 6.0 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 1,160 19.1
     Armed Forces 8 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 914 15.1
Not in labor force 5,122 41.5   $75,000 to $99,999 300 4.9
        $100,000 to $149,999 163 2.7
   Females 16 years and over 5,995 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 36 0.6
In labor force 3,190 53.2   $200,000 or more 47 0.8
     Civilian labor force 3,184 53.1   Median household income (dollars) 30,446 (X)
          Employed 2,980 49.7        
             
  Own children under 6 years 1,355 100.0   With earnings 4,815 79.4
All parents in family in labor force 628 46.3        Mean earnings (dollars) 37,517 (X)
        With Social Security income 1,726 28.4
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 10,136 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 6,652 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 355 5.9
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 4,648 69.9        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,773 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 1,351 20.3   With public assistance income 375 6.2
Public transportation (including taxicab) 20 0.3        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,945 (X)
Walked 243 3.7   With retirement income 1,040 17.1
Other means 58 0.9        Mean retirement income (dollars) 18,637 (X)
Worked at home 332 5.0        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 36.3 (X)        
          Families 4,430 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 6,786 100.0   Less than $10,000 432 9.8
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 281 6.3
Management, professional, and related occupations 2,056 30.3   $15,000 to $24,999 759 17.1
Service occupations 1,172 17.3   $25,000 to $34,999 784 17.7
Sales and office occupations 1,463 21.6    $35,000 to $49,999 916 20.7
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 113 1.7   $50,000 to $74,999 774 17.5
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 1,015 15.0   $75,000 to $99,999 255 5.8
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 967 14.2   $100,000 to $149,999 148 3.3
        150,000 to $199,999 36 0.8
        $200,000 or more 45 1.0
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 34,461 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 391 5.8   Per capita income (dollars) 14,134 (X)
Construction 783 11.5   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 425 6.3   Male full-time, year-round workers 29,403 (X)
Wholesale trade 191 2.8   Female full-time, year-round workers 21,833 (X)
Retail trade 945 13.9   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 538 7.9                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 141 2.1   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 233 3.4   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 552 8.1     Families 673 15.2
Educational, health and social services 1,224 18.0   With related children under 18 years 537 21.6
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 486 7.2        With related children under 5 years 264 29.2
Other services (except public administration) 343 5.1        
Public administration 534 7.9     Families with female householder, no husband present 305 40.9
        With related children under 18 years 272 53.2
             With related children under 5 years 124 61.7
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 3,106 19.0
Private wage and salary workers 4,423 65.2   18 years and over 1,854 16.5
Government workers 1,455 21.4        65 years and over 204 12.0
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 848 12.5   Related children under 18 years 1,238 24.5
Unpaid family workers 60 0.9        Related children 5 to 17 years 885 22.8
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 718 32.0
             
 
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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