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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Ward 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 8,121 100.0     Households 3,982 100.0
In labor force 4,329 53.3   Less than $10,000 712 17.9
     Civilian labor force 4,329 53.3   $10,000 to $14,999 363 9.1
          Employed 3,966 48.8   $15,000 to $24,999 643 16.1
          Unemployed 363 4.5   $25,000 to $34,999 596 15.0
               Percent of civilian labor force 8.4 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 666 16.7
     Armed Forces 0 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 577 14.5
Not in labor force 3,792 46.7   $75,000 to $99,999 235 5.9
        $100,000 to $149,999 124 3.1
   Females 16 years and over 4,100 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 28 0.7
In labor force 1,876 45.8   $200,000 or more 38 1.0
     Civilian labor force 1,876 45.8   Median household income (dollars) 29,386 (X)
          Employed 1,739 42.4        
             
  Own children under 6 years 828 100.0   With earnings 2,981 74.9
All parents in family in labor force 420 50.7        Mean earnings (dollars) 41,711 (X)
        With Social Security income 1,240 31.1
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 10,264 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 3,844 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 201 5.0
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 3,009 78.3        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,842 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 616 16.0   With public assistance income 179 4.5
Public transportation (including taxicab) 0 0.0        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 1,115 (X)
Walked 72 1.9   With retirement income 608 15.3
Other means 87 2.3        Mean retirement income (dollars) 13,642 (X)
Worked at home 60 1.6        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 19.3 (X)        
          Families 2,973 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 3,966 100.0   Less than $10,000 335 11.3
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 189 6.4
Management, professional, and related occupations 1,149 29.0   $15,000 to $24,999 454 15.3
Service occupations 668 16.8   $25,000 to $34,999 457 15.4
Sales and office occupations 837 21.1    $35,000 to $49,999 617 20.8
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 38 1.0   $50,000 to $74,999 528 17.8
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 545 13.7   $75,000 to $99,999 214 7.2
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 729 18.4   $100,000 to $149,999 120 4.0
        150,000 to $199,999 25 0.8
        $200,000 or more 34 1.1
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 36,014 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 572 14.4   Per capita income (dollars) 14,393 (X)
Construction 218 5.5   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 194 4.9   Male full-time, year-round workers 31,373 (X)
Wholesale trade 155 3.9   Female full-time, year-round workers 18,198 (X)
Retail trade 459 11.6   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 389 9.8                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 41 1.0   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 145 3.7   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 76 1.9     Families 470 15.8
Educational, health and social services 929 23.4   With related children under 18 years 353 21.5
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 214 5.4        With related children under 5 years 151 25.2
Other services (except public administration) 269 6.8        
Public administration 305 7.7     Families with female householder, no husband present 191 46.2
        With related children under 18 years 179 58.1
             With related children under 5 years 87 78.4
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 1,886 17.9
Private wage and salary workers 2,763 69.7   18 years and over 1,247 16.8
Government workers 881 22.2        65 years and over 297 20.1
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 311 7.8   Related children under 18 years 630 20.3
Unpaid family workers 11 0.3        Related children 5 to 17 years 455 18.9
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 385 31.5
             
 
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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