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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Cameron 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 234,211 100.0     Households 97,193 100.0
In labor force 123,112 52.6   Less than $10,000 18,395 18.9
     Civilian labor force 122,909 52.5   $10,000 to $14,999 10,419 10.7
          Employed 108,904 46.5   $15,000 to $24,999 17,838 18.4
          Unemployed 14,005 6.0   $25,000 to $34,999 13,853 14.3
               Percent of civilian labor force 11.4 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 14,267 14.7
     Armed Forces 203 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 12,596 13.0
Not in labor force 111,099 47.4   $75,000 to $99,999 5,147 5.3
        $100,000 to $149,999 3,105 3.2
   Females 16 years and over 125,856 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 597 0.6
In labor force 56,529 44.9   $200,000 or more 976 1.0
     Civilian labor force 56,508 44.9   Median household income (dollars) 26,155 (X)
          Employed 49,704 39.5        
             
  Own children under 6 years 35,307 100.0   With earnings 74,718 76.9
All parents in family in labor force 15,277 43.3        Mean earnings (dollars) 37,229 (X)
        With Social Security income 27,603 28.4
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 9,369 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 106,769 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 8,124 8.4
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 78,134 73.2        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,235 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 20,742 19.4   With public assistance income 9,594 9.9
Public transportation (including taxicab) 811 0.8        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,145 (X)
Walked 2,494 2.3   With retirement income 12,141 12.5
Other means 1,891 1.8        Mean retirement income (dollars) 14,995 (X)
Worked at home 2,697 2.5        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 20.7 (X)        
          Families 80,213 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 108,904 100.0   Less than $10,000 12,175 15.2
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 8,754 10.9
Management, professional, and related occupations 30,118 27.7   $15,000 to $24,999 15,025 18.7
Service occupations 21,539 19.8   $25,000 to $34,999 12,009 15.0
Sales and office occupations 27,084 24.9    $35,000 to $49,999 12,386 15.4
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 1,550 1.4   $50,000 to $74,999 11,215 14.0
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 11,378 10.4   $75,000 to $99,999 4,517 5.6
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 17,235 15.8   $100,000 to $149,999 2,757 3.4
        150,000 to $199,999 546 0.7
        $200,000 or more 829 1.0
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 27,853 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 2,317 2.1   Per capita income (dollars) 10,960 (X)
Construction 7,923 7.3   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 11,298 10.4   Male full-time, year-round workers 22,755 (X)
Wholesale trade 4,013 3.7   Female full-time, year-round workers 18,182 (X)
Retail trade 13,487 12.4   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 6,023 5.5                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 1,659 1.5   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 5,321 4.9   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 6,511 6.0     Families 22,648 28.2
Educational, health and social services 29,176 26.8   With related children under 18 years 18,632 36.5
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 9,128 8.4        With related children under 5 years 9,822 42.5
Other services (except public administration) 6,299 5.8        
Public administration 5,749 5.3     Families with female householder, no husband present 7,549 45.9
        With related children under 18 years 6,506 55.0
             With related children under 5 years 2,887 62.0
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 109,288 33.1
Private wage and salary workers 78,720 72.3   18 years and over 60,872 27.8
Government workers 21,706 19.9        65 years and over 8,276 22.9
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 8,065 7.4   Related children under 18 years 47,842 43.1
Unpaid family workers 413 0.4        Related children 5 to 17 years 33,886 42.4
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 10,628 42.5
             
 
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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