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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Ward 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 45,224 100.0     Households 23,027 100.0
In labor force 31,374 69.4   Less than $10,000 2,243 9.7
     Civilian labor force 27,342 60.5   $10,000 to $14,999 1,892 8.2
          Employed 26,102 57.7   $15,000 to $24,999 3,860 16.8
          Unemployed 1,240 2.7   $25,000 to $34,999 3,942 17.1
               Percent of civilian labor force 4.5 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 4,278 18.6
     Armed Forces 4,032 8.9   $50,000 to $74,999 4,094 17.8
Not in labor force 13,850 30.6   $75,000 to $99,999 1,597 6.9
        $100,000 to $149,999 755 3.3
   Females 16 years and over 22,891 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 194 0.8
In labor force 14,421 63.0   $200,000 or more 172 0.7
     Civilian labor force 13,839 60.5   Median household income (dollars) 33,670 (X)
          Employed 13,366 58.4        
             
  Own children under 6 years 4,988 100.0   With earnings 18,869 81.9
All parents in family in labor force 3,390 68.0        Mean earnings (dollars) 40,260 (X)
        With Social Security income 5,662 24.6
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 11,642 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 29,818 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 689 3.0
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 24,349 81.7        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,458 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 3,146 10.6   With public assistance income 668 2.9
Public transportation (including taxicab) 157 0.5        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 3,080 (X)
Walked 825 2.8   With retirement income 2,878 12.5
Other means 133 0.4        Mean retirement income (dollars) 17,757 (X)
Worked at home 1,208 4.1        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 14.5 (X)        
          Families 15,417 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 26,102 100.0   Less than $10,000 823 5.3
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 682 4.4
Management, professional, and related occupations 8,358 32.0   $15,000 to $24,999 1,972 12.8
Service occupations 4,572 17.5   $25,000 to $34,999 2,695 17.5
Sales and office occupations 7,911 30.3    $35,000 to $49,999 3,336 21.6
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 194 0.7   $50,000 to $74,999 3,495 22.7
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 2,381 9.1   $75,000 to $99,999 1,447 9.4
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 2,686 10.3   $100,000 to $149,999 635 4.1
        150,000 to $199,999 178 1.2
        $200,000 or more 154 1.0
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 41,342 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 1,154 4.4   Per capita income (dollars) 16,926 (X)
Construction 1,445 5.5   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 723 2.8   Male full-time, year-round workers 27,980 (X)
Wholesale trade 1,085 4.2   Female full-time, year-round workers 19,830 (X)
Retail trade 3,934 15.1   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 1,453 5.6                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 594 2.3   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 1,593 6.1   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 2,150 8.2     Families 1,211 7.9
Educational, health and social services 6,709 25.7   With related children under 18 years 928 11.5
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 2,548 9.8        With related children under 5 years 558 17.1
Other services (except public administration) 1,425 5.5        
Public administration 1,289 4.9     Families with female householder, no husband present 641 32.6
        With related children under 18 years 583 41.1
             With related children under 5 years 326 53.4
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 6,141 10.8
Private wage and salary workers 19,126 73.3   18 years and over 4,130 9.9
Government workers 4,699 18.0        65 years and over 577 8.4
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 2,187 8.4   Related children under 18 years 1,883 12.5
Unpaid family workers 90 0.3        Related children 5 to 17 years 1,175 10.9
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 2,392 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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