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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Dimmit 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 7,208 100.0     Households 3,298 100.0
In labor force 3,901 54.1   Less than $10,000 753 22.8
     Civilian labor force 3,897 54.1   $10,000 to $14,999 470 14.3
          Employed 3,342 46.4   $15,000 to $24,999 591 17.9
          Unemployed 555 7.7   $25,000 to $34,999 524 15.9
               Percent of civilian labor force 14.2 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 474 14.4
     Armed Forces 4 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 314 9.5
Not in labor force 3,307 45.9   $75,000 to $99,999 154 4.7
        $100,000 to $149,999 2 0.1
   Females 16 years and over 3,742 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 7 0.2
In labor force 1,732 46.3   $200,000 or more 9 0.3
     Civilian labor force 1,728 46.2   Median household income (dollars) 21,917 (X)
          Employed 1,507 40.3        
             
  Own children under 6 years 969 100.0   With earnings 2,482 75.3
All parents in family in labor force 519 53.6        Mean earnings (dollars) 31,333 (X)
        With Social Security income 1,087 33.0
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 7,851 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 3,218 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 386 11.7
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 2,463 76.5        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 4,161 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 539 16.7   With public assistance income 316 9.6
Public transportation (including taxicab) 11 0.3        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,512 (X)
Walked 55 1.7   With retirement income 318 9.6
Other means 79 2.5        Mean retirement income (dollars) 9,500 (X)
Worked at home 71 2.2        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 21.2 (X)        
          Families 2,646 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 3,342 100.0   Less than $10,000 471 17.8
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 378 14.3
Management, professional, and related occupations 755 22.6   $15,000 to $24,999 489 18.5
Service occupations 721 21.6   $25,000 to $34,999 423 16.0
Sales and office occupations 744 22.3    $35,000 to $49,999 439 16.6
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 146 4.4   $50,000 to $74,999 280 10.6
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 397 11.9   $75,000 to $99,999 148 5.6
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 579 17.3   $100,000 to $149,999 2 0.1
        150,000 to $199,999 7 0.3
        $200,000 or more 9 0.3
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 24,579 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 401 12.0   Per capita income (dollars) 9,765 (X)
Construction 177 5.3   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 105 3.1   Male full-time, year-round workers 25,000 (X)
Wholesale trade 52 1.6   Female full-time, year-round workers 15,370 (X)
Retail trade 397 11.9   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 335 10.0                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 41 1.2   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 73 2.2   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 115 3.4     Families 787 29.7
Educational, health and social services 969 29.0   With related children under 18 years 615 38.1
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 179 5.4        With related children under 5 years 255 41.7
Other services (except public administration) 187 5.6        
Public administration 311 9.3     Families with female householder, no husband present 244 46.7
        With related children under 18 years 213 58.2
             With related children under 5 years 51 45.9
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 3,369 33.2
Private wage and salary workers 2,183 65.3   18 years and over 2,022 29.8
Government workers 932 27.9        65 years and over 398 31.5
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 220 6.6   Related children under 18 years 1,345 40.3
Unpaid family workers 7 0.2        Related children 5 to 17 years 970 38.4
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 386 46.3
             
 
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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