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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Wheeler 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 4,146 100.0     Households 2,138 100.0
In labor force 2,449 59.1   Less than $10,000 302 14.1
     Civilian labor force 2,447 59.0   $10,000 to $14,999 207 9.7
          Employed 2,402 57.9   $15,000 to $24,999 358 16.7
          Unemployed 45 1.1   $25,000 to $34,999 363 17.0
               Percent of civilian labor force 1.8 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 376 17.6
     Armed Forces 2 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 318 14.9
Not in labor force 1,697 40.9   $75,000 to $99,999 129 6.0
        $100,000 to $149,999 53 2.5
   Females 16 years and over 2,226 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 22 1.0
In labor force 1,132 50.9   $200,000 or more 10 0.5
     Civilian labor force 1,132 50.9   Median household income (dollars) 31,029 (X)
          Employed 1,106 49.7        
             
  Own children under 6 years 346 100.0   With earnings 1,638 76.6
All parents in family in labor force 229 66.2        Mean earnings (dollars) 36,401 (X)
        With Social Security income 779 36.4
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 10,393 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 2,361 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 108 5.1
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 1,804 76.4        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,825 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 422 17.9   With public assistance income 44 2.1
Public transportation (including taxicab) 0 0.0        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 1,225 (X)
Walked 82 3.5   With retirement income 283 13.2
Other means 12 0.5        Mean retirement income (dollars) 14,729 (X)
Worked at home 41 1.7        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 17.9 (X)        
          Families 1,479 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 2,402 100.0   Less than $10,000 110 7.4
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 95 6.4
Management, professional, and related occupations 670 27.9   $15,000 to $24,999 213 14.4
Service occupations 576 24.0   $25,000 to $34,999 265 17.9
Sales and office occupations 517 21.5    $35,000 to $49,999 311 21.0
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 89 3.7   $50,000 to $74,999 289 19.5
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 260 10.8   $75,000 to $99,999 115 7.8
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 290 12.1   $100,000 to $149,999 51 3.4
        150,000 to $199,999 20 1.4
        $200,000 or more 10 0.7
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 36,989 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 424 17.7   Per capita income (dollars) 16,083 (X)
Construction 128 5.3   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 49 2.0   Male full-time, year-round workers 26,790 (X)
Wholesale trade 108 4.5   Female full-time, year-round workers 19,091 (X)
Retail trade 213 8.9   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 123 5.1                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 58 2.4   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 78 3.2   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 81 3.4     Families 171 11.6
Educational, health and social services 594 24.7   With related children under 18 years 101 15.2
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 221 9.2        With related children under 5 years 60 26.2
Other services (except public administration) 143 6.0        
Public administration 182 7.6     Families with female householder, no husband present 77 49.4
        With related children under 18 years 73 60.8
             With related children under 5 years 39 84.8
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 667 13.0
Private wage and salary workers 1,594 66.4   18 years and over 491 12.8
Government workers 447 18.6        65 years and over 167 16.8
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 336 14.0   Related children under 18 years 173 13.3
Unpaid family workers 25 1.0        Related children 5 to 17 years 113 11.2
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 202 27.7
             
 
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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