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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Starr 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 35,749 100.0     Households 14,378 100.0
In labor force 16,920 47.3   Less than $10,000 4,350 30.3
     Civilian labor force 16,918 47.3   $10,000 to $14,999 2,220 15.4
          Employed 13,385 37.4   $15,000 to $24,999 3,069 21.3
          Unemployed 3,533 9.9   $25,000 to $34,999 1,847 12.8
               Percent of civilian labor force 20.9 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 1,119 7.8
     Armed Forces 2 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 1,064 7.4
Not in labor force 18,829 52.7   $75,000 to $99,999 388 2.7
        $100,000 to $149,999 220 1.5
   Females 16 years and over 18,959 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 33 0.2
In labor force 7,460 39.3   $200,000 or more 68 0.5
     Civilian labor force 7,460 39.3   Median household income (dollars) 16,504 (X)
          Employed 6,014 31.7        
             
  Own children under 6 years 6,374 100.0   With earnings 11,018 76.6
All parents in family in labor force 2,258 35.4        Mean earnings (dollars) 26,190 (X)
        With Social Security income 3,428 23.8
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 6,813 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 13,147 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 1,849 12.9
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 9,093 69.2        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 4,971 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 2,614 19.9   With public assistance income 2,319 16.1
Public transportation (including taxicab) 64 0.5        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,667 (X)
Walked 628 4.8   With retirement income 1,260 8.8
Other means 416 3.2        Mean retirement income (dollars) 10,380 (X)
Worked at home 332 2.5        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 21.4 (X)        
          Families 12,675 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 13,385 100.0   Less than $10,000 3,304 26.1
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 2,046 16.1
Management, professional, and related occupations 3,039 22.7   $15,000 to $24,999 2,870 22.6
Service occupations 3,045 22.7   $25,000 to $34,999 1,711 13.5
Sales and office occupations 2,695 20.1    $35,000 to $49,999 1,059 8.4
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 937 7.0   $50,000 to $74,999 1,028 8.1
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 1,907 14.2   $75,000 to $99,999 363 2.9
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 1,762 13.2   $100,000 to $149,999 206 1.6
        150,000 to $199,999 29 0.2
        $200,000 or more 59 0.5
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 17,556 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 1,543 11.5   Per capita income (dollars) 7,069 (X)
Construction 1,436 10.7   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 401 3.0   Male full-time, year-round workers 17,398 (X)
Wholesale trade 618 4.6   Female full-time, year-round workers 13,533 (X)
Retail trade 1,560 11.7   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 540 4.0                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 58 0.4   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 313 2.3   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 480 3.6     Families 6,003 47.4
Educational, health and social services 4,514 33.7   With related children under 18 years 4,805 53.8
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 745 5.6        With related children under 5 years 2,527 60.7
Other services (except public administration) 645 4.8        
Public administration 532 4.0     Families with female householder, no husband present 1,522 62.1
        With related children under 18 years 1,336 73.2
             With related children under 5 years 539 71.1
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 27,042 50.9
Private wage and salary workers 8,447 63.1   18 years and over 15,167 45.7
Government workers 3,730 27.9        65 years and over 1,862 43.3
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 1,069 8.0   Related children under 18 years 11,831 59.4
Unpaid family workers 139 1.0        Related children 5 to 17 years 8,353 58.2
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 1,324 60.2
             
 
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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