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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Jim Wells 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 28,492 100.0     Households 12,971 100.0
In labor force 15,360 53.9   Less than $10,000 2,289 17.6
     Civilian labor force 15,360 53.9   $10,000 to $14,999 1,249 9.6
          Employed 14,352 50.4   $15,000 to $24,999 2,163 16.7
          Unemployed 1,008 3.5   $25,000 to $34,999 2,037 15.7
               Percent of civilian labor force 6.6 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 2,060 15.9
     Armed Forces 0 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 1,893 14.6
Not in labor force 13,132 46.1   $75,000 to $99,999 724 5.6
        $100,000 to $149,999 375 2.9
   Females 16 years and over 14,889 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 95 0.7
In labor force 6,828 45.9   $200,000 or more 86 0.7
     Civilian labor force 6,828 45.9   Median household income (dollars) 28,843 (X)
          Employed 6,317 42.4        
             
  Own children under 6 years 3,450 100.0   With earnings 10,051 77.5
All parents in family in labor force 1,668 48.3        Mean earnings (dollars) 37,822 (X)
        With Social Security income 3,722 28.7
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 9,789 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 13,994 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 1,063 8.2
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 10,752 76.8        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,632 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 2,402 17.2   With public assistance income 610 4.7
Public transportation (including taxicab) 37 0.3        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,358 (X)
Walked 275 2.0   With retirement income 1,692 13.0
Other means 170 1.2        Mean retirement income (dollars) 13,473 (X)
Worked at home 358 2.6        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 25.1 (X)        
          Families 10,175 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 14,352 100.0   Less than $10,000 1,199 11.8
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 869 8.5
Management, professional, and related occupations 3,480 24.2   $15,000 to $24,999 1,770 17.4
Service occupations 2,952 20.6   $25,000 to $34,999 1,650 16.2
Sales and office occupations 3,475 24.2    $35,000 to $49,999 1,810 17.8
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 255 1.8   $50,000 to $74,999 1,710 16.8
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 2,171 15.1   $75,000 to $99,999 672 6.6
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 2,019 14.1   $100,000 to $149,999 343 3.4
        150,000 to $199,999 77 0.8
        $200,000 or more 75 0.7
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 32,616 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 2,251 15.7   Per capita income (dollars) 12,252 (X)
Construction 1,065 7.4   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 752 5.2   Male full-time, year-round workers 30,266 (X)
Wholesale trade 264 1.8   Female full-time, year-round workers 17,190 (X)
Retail trade 1,583 11.0   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 637 4.4                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 133 0.9   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 766 5.3   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 580 4.0     Families 2,046 20.1
Educational, health and social services 3,629 25.3   With related children under 18 years 1,622 27.3
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 949 6.6        With related children under 5 years 778 31.3
Other services (except public administration) 797 5.6        
Public administration 946 6.6     Families with female householder, no husband present 832 43.9
        With related children under 18 years 718 53.2
             With related children under 5 years 326 57.7
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 9,352 24.1
Private wage and salary workers 10,568 73.6   18 years and over 5,449 20.5
Government workers 2,574 17.9        65 years and over 962 21.3
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 1,102 7.7   Related children under 18 years 3,837 31.8
Unpaid family workers 108 0.8        Related children 5 to 17 years 2,829 31.6
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 1,437 38.8
             
 
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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