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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Zapata 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 8,666 100.0     Households 3,927 100.0
In labor force 3,806 43.9   Less than $10,000 794 20.2
     Civilian labor force 3,806 43.9   $10,000 to $14,999 464 11.8
          Employed 3,384 39.0   $15,000 to $24,999 729 18.6
          Unemployed 422 4.9   $25,000 to $34,999 586 14.9
               Percent of civilian labor force 11.1 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 637 16.2
     Armed Forces 0 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 449 11.4
Not in labor force 4,860 56.1   $75,000 to $99,999 139 3.5
        $100,000 to $149,999 69 1.8
   Females 16 years and over 4,432 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 30 0.8
In labor force 1,566 35.3   $200,000 or more 30 0.8
     Civilian labor force 1,566 35.3   Median household income (dollars) 24,635 (X)
          Employed 1,485 33.5        
             
  Own children under 6 years 1,204 100.0   With earnings 2,678 68.2
All parents in family in labor force 494 41.0        Mean earnings (dollars) 29,985 (X)
        With Social Security income 1,475 37.6
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 9,437 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 3,299 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 317 8.1
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 2,482 75.2        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,872 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 611 18.5   With public assistance income 376 9.6
Public transportation (including taxicab) 0 0.0        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,607 (X)
Walked 81 2.5   With retirement income 612 15.6
Other means 41 1.2        Mean retirement income (dollars) 14,502 (X)
Worked at home 84 2.5        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 22.6 (X)        
          Families 3,194 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 3,384 100.0   Less than $10,000 528 16.5
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 347 10.9
Management, professional, and related occupations 750 22.2   $15,000 to $24,999 598 18.7
Service occupations 847 25.0   $25,000 to $34,999 500 15.7
Sales and office occupations 577 17.1    $35,000 to $49,999 562 17.6
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 73 2.2   $50,000 to $74,999 412 12.9
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 523 15.5   $75,000 to $99,999 139 4.4
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 614 18.1   $100,000 to $149,999 57 1.8
        150,000 to $199,999 30 0.9
        $200,000 or more 21 0.7
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 26,722 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 641 18.9   Per capita income (dollars) 10,486 (X)
Construction 234 6.9   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 43 1.3   Male full-time, year-round workers 26,294 (X)
Wholesale trade 67 2.0   Female full-time, year-round workers 14,579 (X)
Retail trade 285 8.4   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 233 6.9                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 26 0.8   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 142 4.2   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 85 2.5     Families 935 29.3
Educational, health and social services 1,005 29.7   With related children under 18 years 768 40.7
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 157 4.6        With related children under 5 years 429 49.4
Other services (except public administration) 222 6.6        
Public administration 244 7.2     Families with female householder, no husband present 255 50.6
        With related children under 18 years 219 65.8
             With related children under 5 years 118 84.3
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 4,341 35.8
Private wage and salary workers 2,187 64.6   18 years and over 2,502 30.7
Government workers 840 24.8        65 years and over 379 21.3
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 325 9.6   Related children under 18 years 1,813 46.1
Unpaid family workers 32 0.9        Related children 5 to 17 years 1,263 44.3
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 404 42.5
             
 
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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