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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Wharton 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 30,818 100.0     Households 14,807 100.0
In labor force 18,682 60.6   Less than $10,000 2,071 14.0
     Civilian labor force 18,682 60.6   $10,000 to $14,999 1,222 8.3
          Employed 17,563 57.0   $15,000 to $24,999 2,545 17.2
          Unemployed 1,119 3.6   $25,000 to $34,999 2,155 14.6
               Percent of civilian labor force 6.0 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 2,308 15.6
     Armed Forces 0 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 2,423 16.4
Not in labor force 12,136 39.4   $75,000 to $99,999 1,130 7.6
        $100,000 to $149,999 670 4.5
   Females 16 years and over 15,939 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 167 1.1
In labor force 8,265 51.9   $200,000 or more 116 0.8
     Civilian labor force 8,265 51.9   Median household income (dollars) 32,208 (X)
          Employed 7,752 48.6        
             
  Own children under 6 years 3,125 100.0   With earnings 11,547 78.0
All parents in family in labor force 1,687 54.0        Mean earnings (dollars) 42,693 (X)
        With Social Security income 4,370 29.5
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 10,462 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 17,356 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 942 6.4
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 13,543 78.0        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,424 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 2,615 15.1   With public assistance income 398 2.7
Public transportation (including taxicab) 14 0.1        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,634 (X)
Walked 321 1.8   With retirement income 1,762 11.9
Other means 356 2.1        Mean retirement income (dollars) 14,062 (X)
Worked at home 507 2.9        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 23.8 (X)        
          Families 10,774 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 17,563 100.0   Less than $10,000 888 8.2
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 623 5.8
Management, professional, and related occupations 4,789 27.3   $15,000 to $24,999 1,652 15.3
Service occupations 2,921 16.6   $25,000 to $34,999 1,604 14.9
Sales and office occupations 3,748 21.3    $35,000 to $49,999 1,915 17.8
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 588 3.3   $50,000 to $74,999 2,194 20.4
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 1,816 10.3   $75,000 to $99,999 1,023 9.5
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 3,701 21.1   $100,000 to $149,999 642 6.0
        150,000 to $199,999 145 1.3
        $200,000 or more 88 0.8
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 39,919 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 2,025 11.5   Per capita income (dollars) 15,388 (X)
Construction 1,056 6.0   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 2,546 14.5   Male full-time, year-round workers 30,480 (X)
Wholesale trade 778 4.4   Female full-time, year-round workers 20,101 (X)
Retail trade 1,887 10.7   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 910 5.2                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 229 1.3   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 764 4.4   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 858 4.9     Families 1,430 13.3
Educational, health and social services 3,958 22.5   With related children under 18 years 990 17.1
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 923 5.3        With related children under 5 years 523 23.6
Other services (except public administration) 928 5.3        
Public administration 701 4.0     Families with female householder, no husband present 540 30.8
        With related children under 18 years 425 35.9
             With related children under 5 years 197 54.7
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 6,703 16.5
Private wage and salary workers 13,143 74.8   18 years and over 4,534 15.7
Government workers 2,823 16.1        65 years and over 956 17.7
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 1,532 8.7   Related children under 18 years 2,140 18.5
Unpaid family workers 65 0.4        Related children 5 to 17 years 1,455 16.5
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 1,710 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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