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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Buncombe 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 166,200 100.0     Households 85,743 100.0
In labor force 106,066 63.8   Less than $10,000 8,771 10.2
     Civilian labor force 105,965 63.8   $10,000 to $14,999 6,260 7.3
          Employed 100,924 60.7   $15,000 to $24,999 13,108 15.3
          Unemployed 5,041 3.0   $25,000 to $34,999 12,605 14.7
               Percent of civilian labor force 4.8 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 15,708 18.3
     Armed Forces 101 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 16,144 18.8
Not in labor force 60,134 36.2   $75,000 to $99,999 6,456 7.5
        $100,000 to $149,999 4,262 5.0
   Females 16 years and over 88,000 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 1,089 1.3
In labor force 50,455 57.3   $200,000 or more 1,340 1.6
     Civilian labor force 50,441 57.3   Median household income (dollars) 36,666 (X)
          Employed 48,092 54.6        
             
  Own children under 6 years 13,426 100.0   With earnings 67,275 78.5
All parents in family in labor force 8,203 61.1        Mean earnings (dollars) 46,143 (X)
        With Social Security income 25,425 29.7
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 10,935 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 99,133 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 3,716 4.3
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 78,890 79.6        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,797 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 12,888 13.0   With public assistance income 2,404 2.8
Public transportation (including taxicab) 813 0.8        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,872 (X)
Walked 1,971 2.0   With retirement income 16,399 19.1
Other means 840 0.8        Mean retirement income (dollars) 17,737 (X)
Worked at home 3,731 3.8        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 21.1 (X)        
          Families 55,955 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 100,924 100.0   Less than $10,000 2,940 5.3
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 2,611 4.7
Management, professional, and related occupations 32,336 32.0   $15,000 to $24,999 6,813 12.2
Service occupations 15,696 15.6   $25,000 to $34,999 7,797 13.9
Sales and office occupations 25,767 25.5    $35,000 to $49,999 11,329 20.2
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 321 0.3   $50,000 to $74,999 13,322 23.8
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 10,052 10.0   $75,000 to $99,999 5,389 9.6
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 16,752 16.6   $100,000 to $149,999 3,730 6.7
        150,000 to $199,999 882 1.6
        $200,000 or more 1,142 2.0
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 45,011 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 937 0.9   Per capita income (dollars) 20,384 (X)
Construction 7,928 7.9   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 16,671 16.5   Male full-time, year-round workers 30,705 (X)
Wholesale trade 3,894 3.9   Female full-time, year-round workers 23,870 (X)
Retail trade 12,781 12.7   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 3,706 3.7                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 2,115 2.1   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 4,607 4.6   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 7,269 7.2     Families 4,338 7.8
Educational, health and social services 22,930 22.7   With related children under 18 years 3,282 12.7
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 9,621 9.5        With related children under 5 years 1,489 15.5
Other services (except public administration) 5,223 5.2        
Public administration 3,242 3.2     Families with female householder, no husband present 2,319 25.8
        With related children under 18 years 2,063 35.2
             With related children under 5 years 939 48.5
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 22,920 11.4
Private wage and salary workers 78,979 78.3   18 years and over 15,938 10.2
Government workers 13,590 13.5        65 years and over 2,960 9.8
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 8,118 8.0   Related children under 18 years 6,653 15.3
Unpaid family workers 237 0.2        Related children 5 to 17 years 4,618 14.3
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 9,256 23.0
             
 
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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