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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Matagorda 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 28,036 100.0     Households 13,939 100.0
In labor force 16,438 58.6   Less than $10,000 2,136 15.3
     Civilian labor force 16,434 58.6   $10,000 to $14,999 1,303 9.3
          Employed 15,054 53.7   $15,000 to $24,999 1,995 14.3
          Unemployed 1,380 4.9   $25,000 to $34,999 1,851 13.3
               Percent of civilian labor force 8.4 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 2,321 16.7
     Armed Forces 4 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 2,266 16.3
Not in labor force 11,598 41.4   $75,000 to $99,999 987 7.1
        $100,000 to $149,999 874 6.3
   Females 16 years and over 14,355 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 89 0.6
In labor force 7,195 50.1   $200,000 or more 117 0.8
     Civilian labor force 7,195 50.1   Median household income (dollars) 32,174 (X)
          Employed 6,526 45.5        
             
  Own children under 6 years 3,121 100.0   With earnings 10,918 78.3
All parents in family in labor force 1,518 48.6        Mean earnings (dollars) 43,202 (X)
        With Social Security income 3,948 28.3
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 10,501 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 14,762 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 730 5.2
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 11,060 74.9        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,273 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 2,855 19.3   With public assistance income 425 3.0
Public transportation (including taxicab) 53 0.4        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,680 (X)
Walked 300 2.0   With retirement income 2,069 14.8
Other means 228 1.5        Mean retirement income (dollars) 15,456 (X)
Worked at home 266 1.8        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 23.9 (X)        
          Families 10,012 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 15,054 100.0   Less than $10,000 943 9.4
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 769 7.7
Management, professional, and related occupations 3,982 26.5   $15,000 to $24,999 1,224 12.2
Service occupations 2,504 16.6   $25,000 to $34,999 1,261 12.6
Sales and office occupations 3,182 21.1    $35,000 to $49,999 1,960 19.6
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 585 3.9   $50,000 to $74,999 1,971 19.7
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 2,514 16.7   $75,000 to $99,999 918 9.2
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 2,287 15.2   $100,000 to $149,999 786 7.9
        150,000 to $199,999 77 0.8
        $200,000 or more 103 1.0
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 40,586 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 1,223 8.1   Per capita income (dollars) 15,709 (X)
Construction 1,758 11.7   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 1,673 11.1   Male full-time, year-round workers 37,733 (X)
Wholesale trade 411 2.7   Female full-time, year-round workers 21,871 (X)
Retail trade 1,661 11.0   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 1,730 11.5                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 112 0.7   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 587 3.9   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 827 5.5     Families 1,496 14.9
Educational, health and social services 2,907 19.3   With related children under 18 years 1,205 21.3
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 775 5.1        With related children under 5 years 626 30.0
Other services (except public administration) 644 4.3        
Public administration 746 5.0     Families with female householder, no husband present 600 35.7
        With related children under 18 years 564 46.9
             With related children under 5 years 280 61.0
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 6,913 18.5
Private wage and salary workers 11,340 75.3   18 years and over 4,263 16.3
Government workers 2,429 16.1        65 years and over 626 13.6
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 1,203 8.0   Related children under 18 years 2,541 23.0
Unpaid family workers 82 0.5        Related children 5 to 17 years 1,679 19.9
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 1,566 31.8
             
 
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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