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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Wheeler 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 1,262 100.0     Households 649 100.0
In labor force 662 52.5   Less than $10,000 63 9.7
     Civilian labor force 662 52.5   $10,000 to $14,999 79 12.2
          Employed 614 48.7   $15,000 to $24,999 129 19.9
          Unemployed 48 3.8   $25,000 to $34,999 106 16.3
               Percent of civilian labor force 7.3 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 137 21.1
     Armed Forces 0 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 81 12.5
Not in labor force 600 47.5   $75,000 to $99,999 27 4.2
        $100,000 to $149,999 15 2.3
   Females 16 years and over 649 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 10 1.5
In labor force 287 44.2   $200,000 or more 2 0.3
     Civilian labor force 287 44.2   Median household income (dollars) 28,750 (X)
          Employed 273 42.1        
             
  Own children under 6 years 79 100.0   With earnings 460 70.9
All parents in family in labor force 59 74.7        Mean earnings (dollars) 33,218 (X)
        With Social Security income 286 44.1
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 11,647 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 608 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 21 3.2
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 332 54.6        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 7,429 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 98 16.1   With public assistance income 18 2.8
Public transportation (including taxicab) 6 1.0        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 1,406 (X)
Walked 53 8.7   With retirement income 181 27.9
Other means 4 0.7        Mean retirement income (dollars) 13,113 (X)
Worked at home 115 18.9        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 30.8 (X)        
          Families 440 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 614 100.0   Less than $10,000 26 5.9
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 42 9.5
Management, professional, and related occupations 213 34.7   $15,000 to $24,999 84 19.1
Service occupations 102 16.6   $25,000 to $34,999 76 17.3
Sales and office occupations 83 13.5    $35,000 to $49,999 101 23.0
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 65 10.6   $50,000 to $74,999 69 15.7
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 72 11.7   $75,000 to $99,999 22 5.0
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 79 12.9   $100,000 to $149,999 10 2.3
        150,000 to $199,999 10 2.3
        $200,000 or more 0 0.0
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 34,048 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 125 20.4   Per capita income (dollars) 15,884 (X)
Construction 58 9.4   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 19 3.1   Male full-time, year-round workers 29,688 (X)
Wholesale trade 0 0.0   Female full-time, year-round workers 22,361 (X)
Retail trade 63 10.3   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 28 4.6                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 15 2.4   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 15 2.4   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 23 3.7     Families 56 12.7
Educational, health and social services 152 24.8   With related children under 18 years 35 22.7
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 44 7.2        With related children under 5 years 17 28.8
Other services (except public administration) 43 7.0        
Public administration 29 4.7     Families with female householder, no husband present 11 34.4
        With related children under 18 years 11 39.3
             With related children under 5 years 9 81.8
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 239 15.6
Private wage and salary workers 327 53.3   18 years and over 155 13.0
Government workers 137 22.3        65 years and over 15 4.2
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 130 21.2   Related children under 18 years 73 22.2
Unpaid family workers 20 3.3        Related children 5 to 17 years 59 22.3
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 57 19.3
             
 
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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