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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Watauga 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 36,673 100.0     Households 16,552 100.0
In labor force 23,265 63.4   Less than $10,000 2,496 15.1
     Civilian labor force 23,258 63.4   $10,000 to $14,999 1,533 9.3
          Employed 21,349 58.2   $15,000 to $24,999 2,387 14.4
          Unemployed 1,909 5.2   $25,000 to $34,999 2,333 14.1
               Percent of civilian labor force 8.2 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 2,775 16.8
     Armed Forces 7 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 2,839 17.2
Not in labor force 13,408 36.6   $75,000 to $99,999 1,179 7.1
        $100,000 to $149,999 645 3.9
   Females 16 years and over 18,660 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 140 0.8
In labor force 11,090 59.4   $200,000 or more 225 1.4
     Civilian labor force 11,090 59.4   Median household income (dollars) 32,611 (X)
          Employed 9,931 53.2        
             
  Own children under 6 years 2,008 100.0   With earnings 13,545 81.8
All parents in family in labor force 1,174 58.5        Mean earnings (dollars) 39,885 (X)
        With Social Security income 3,722 22.5
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 10,668 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 20,985 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 488 2.9
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 15,639 74.5        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,871 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 2,877 13.7   With public assistance income 197 1.2
Public transportation (including taxicab) 163 0.8        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 1,439 (X)
Walked 1,292 6.2   With retirement income 2,339 14.1
Other means 152 0.7        Mean retirement income (dollars) 19,040 (X)
Worked at home 862 4.1        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 20.4 (X)        
          Families 9,474 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 21,349 100.0   Less than $10,000 494 5.2
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 449 4.7
Management, professional, and related occupations 7,318 34.3   $15,000 to $24,999 1,067 11.3
Service occupations 3,961 18.6   $25,000 to $34,999 1,299 13.7
Sales and office occupations 5,679 26.6    $35,000 to $49,999 2,036 21.5
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 205 1.0   $50,000 to $74,999 2,313 24.4
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 2,354 11.0   $75,000 to $99,999 939 9.9
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 1,832 8.6   $100,000 to $149,999 549 5.8
        150,000 to $199,999 130 1.4
        $200,000 or more 198 2.1
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 45,508 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 222 1.0   Per capita income (dollars) 17,258 (X)
Construction 1,950 9.1   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 1,372 6.4   Male full-time, year-round workers 29,135 (X)
Wholesale trade 365 1.7   Female full-time, year-round workers 22,006 (X)
Retail trade 2,961 13.9   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 564 2.6                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 481 2.3   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 1,052 4.9   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 1,318 6.2     Families 681 7.2
Educational, health and social services 5,972 28.0   With related children under 18 years 402 9.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 3,213 15.0        With related children under 5 years 200 14.7
Other services (except public administration) 1,313 6.2        
Public administration 566 2.7     Families with female householder, no husband present 280 25.1
        With related children under 18 years 187 28.8
             With related children under 5 years 69 44.8
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 6,761 17.9
Private wage and salary workers 14,447 67.7   18 years and over 5,947 19.3
Government workers 4,993 23.4        65 years and over 483 10.6
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 1,806 8.5   Related children under 18 years 781 11.5
Unpaid family workers 103 0.5        Related children 5 to 17 years 510 9.9
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 4,748 42.6
             
 
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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