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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Gaines 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 10,062 100.0     Households 4,697 100.0
In labor force 5,776 57.4   Less than $10,000 659 14.0
     Civilian labor force 5,776 57.4   $10,000 to $14,999 370 7.9
          Employed 5,460 54.3   $15,000 to $24,999 915 19.5
          Unemployed 316 3.1   $25,000 to $34,999 738 15.7
               Percent of civilian labor force 5.5 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 850 18.1
     Armed Forces 0 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 677 14.4
Not in labor force 4,286 42.6   $75,000 to $99,999 240 5.1
        $100,000 to $149,999 141 3.0
   Females 16 years and over 5,186 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 72 1.5
In labor force 2,231 43.0   $200,000 or more 35 0.7
     Civilian labor force 2,231 43.0   Median household income (dollars) 30,432 (X)
          Employed 2,103 40.6        
             
  Own children under 6 years 1,387 100.0   With earnings 3,857 82.1
All parents in family in labor force 516 37.2        Mean earnings (dollars) 39,597 (X)
        With Social Security income 1,252 26.7
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 9,581 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 5,315 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 246 5.2
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 4,072 76.6        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,665 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 954 17.9   With public assistance income 193 4.1
Public transportation (including taxicab) 0 0.0        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 1,865 (X)
Walked 96 1.8   With retirement income 507 10.8
Other means 77 1.4        Mean retirement income (dollars) 16,616 (X)
Worked at home 116 2.2        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 17.4 (X)        
          Families 3,771 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 5,460 100.0   Less than $10,000 351 9.3
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 243 6.4
Management, professional, and related occupations 1,484 27.2   $15,000 to $24,999 721 19.1
Service occupations 674 12.3   $25,000 to $34,999 643 17.1
Sales and office occupations 1,156 21.2    $35,000 to $49,999 728 19.3
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 364 6.7   $50,000 to $74,999 625 16.6
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 902 16.5   $75,000 to $99,999 229 6.1
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 880 16.1   $100,000 to $149,999 141 3.7
        150,000 to $199,999 61 1.6
        $200,000 or more 29 0.8
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 34,046 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 1,365 25.0   Per capita income (dollars) 13,088 (X)
Construction 396 7.3   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 287 5.3   Male full-time, year-round workers 29,580 (X)
Wholesale trade 250 4.6   Female full-time, year-round workers 16,996 (X)
Retail trade 538 9.9   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 404 7.4                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 70 1.3   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 200 3.7   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 84 1.5     Families 652 17.3
Educational, health and social services 1,102 20.2   With related children under 18 years 546 23.7
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 255 4.7        With related children under 5 years 258 29.5
Other services (except public administration) 359 6.6        
Public administration 150 2.7     Families with female householder, no husband present 162 40.9
        With related children under 18 years 151 52.4
             With related children under 5 years 72 63.2
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 3,119 21.7
Private wage and salary workers 3,677 67.3   18 years and over 1,651 17.7
Government workers 981 18.0        65 years and over 222 15.7
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 743 13.6   Related children under 18 years 1,457 29.2
Unpaid family workers 59 1.1        Related children 5 to 17 years 1,101 28.7
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 378 33.1
             
 
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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