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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Benson 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 4,746 100.0     Households 2,338 100.0
In labor force 2,731 57.5   Less than $10,000 422 18.0
     Civilian labor force 2,725 57.4   $10,000 to $14,999 229 9.8
          Employed 2,372 50.0   $15,000 to $24,999 439 18.8
          Unemployed 353 7.4   $25,000 to $34,999 334 14.3
               Percent of civilian labor force 13.0 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 389 16.6
     Armed Forces 6 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 344 14.7
Not in labor force 2,015 42.5   $75,000 to $99,999 121 5.2
        $100,000 to $149,999 43 1.8
   Females 16 years and over 2,364 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 2 0.1
In labor force 1,225 51.8   $200,000 or more 15 0.6
     Civilian labor force 1,225 51.8   Median household income (dollars) 26,688 (X)
          Employed 1,098 46.4        
             
  Own children under 6 years 699 100.0   With earnings 1,810 77.4
All parents in family in labor force 457 65.4        Mean earnings (dollars) 32,681 (X)
        With Social Security income 748 32.0
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 10,096 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 2,350 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 96 4.1
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 1,485 63.2        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,455 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 418 17.8   With public assistance income 232 9.9
Public transportation (including taxicab) 27 1.1        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 3,181 (X)
Walked 151 6.4   With retirement income 162 6.9
Other means 39 1.7        Mean retirement income (dollars) 13,075 (X)
Worked at home 230 9.8        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 18.4 (X)        
          Families 1,725 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 2,372 100.0   Less than $10,000 268 15.5
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 142 8.2
Management, professional, and related occupations 828 34.9   $15,000 to $24,999 282 16.3
Service occupations 448 18.9   $25,000 to $34,999 246 14.3
Sales and office occupations 493 20.8    $35,000 to $49,999 333 19.3
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 64 2.7   $50,000 to $74,999 289 16.8
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 200 8.4   $75,000 to $99,999 107 6.2
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 339 14.3   $100,000 to $149,999 43 2.5
        150,000 to $199,999 2 0.1
        $200,000 or more 13 0.8
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 31,558 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 374 15.8   Per capita income (dollars) 11,509 (X)
Construction 141 5.9   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 209 8.8   Male full-time, year-round workers 23,056 (X)
Wholesale trade 32 1.3   Female full-time, year-round workers 17,862 (X)
Retail trade 182 7.7   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 107 4.5                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 43 1.8   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 100 4.2   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 62 2.6     Families 421 24.4
Educational, health and social services 556 23.4   With related children under 18 years 330 33.1
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 306 12.9        With related children under 5 years 176 41.8
Other services (except public administration) 107 4.5        
Public administration 153 6.5     Families with female householder, no husband present 210 54.8
        With related children under 18 years 192 60.0
             With related children under 5 years 106 67.1
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 1,992 29.1
Private wage and salary workers 1,343 56.6   18 years and over 1,034 23.5
Government workers 612 25.8        65 years and over 154 16.7
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 381 16.1   Related children under 18 years 947 38.9
Unpaid family workers 36 1.5        Related children 5 to 17 years 678 37.2
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 305 33.9
             
 
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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