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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Galax city
[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 5,421 100.0     Households 2,938 100.0
In labor force 3,156 58.2   Less than $10,000 505 17.2
     Civilian labor force 3,156 58.2   $10,000 to $14,999 320 10.9
          Employed 3,072 56.7   $15,000 to $24,999 462 15.7
          Unemployed 84 1.5   $25,000 to $34,999 469 16.0
               Percent of civilian labor force 2.7 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 438 14.9
     Armed Forces 0 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 530 18.0
Not in labor force 2,265 41.8   $75,000 to $99,999 85 2.9
        $100,000 to $149,999 44 1.5
   Females 16 years and over 2,935 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 15 0.5
In labor force 1,508 51.4   $200,000 or more 70 2.4
     Civilian labor force 1,508 51.4   Median household income (dollars) 28,236 (X)
          Employed 1,461 49.8        
             
  Own children under 6 years 437 100.0   With earnings 2,089 71.1
All parents in family in labor force 264 60.4        Mean earnings (dollars) 39,918 (X)
        With Social Security income 1,035 35.2
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 10,020 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 3,013 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 199 6.8
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 2,305 76.5        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 4,570 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 579 19.2   With public assistance income 172 5.9
Public transportation (including taxicab) 8 0.3        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 1,598 (X)
Walked 64 2.1   With retirement income 365 12.4
Other means 12 0.4        Mean retirement income (dollars) 24,471 (X)
Worked at home 45 1.5        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 15.7 (X)        
          Families 1,849 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 3,072 100.0   Less than $10,000 136 7.4
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 131 7.1
Management, professional, and related occupations 562 18.3   $15,000 to $24,999 250 13.5
Service occupations 375 12.2   $25,000 to $34,999 354 19.1
Sales and office occupations 646 21.0    $35,000 to $49,999 385 20.8
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 11 0.4   $50,000 to $74,999 426 23.0
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 270 8.8   $75,000 to $99,999 78 4.2
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 1,208 39.3   $100,000 to $149,999 28 1.5
        150,000 to $199,999 9 0.5
        $200,000 or more 52 2.8
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 36,832 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 20 0.7   Per capita income (dollars) 17,447 (X)
Construction 142 4.6   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 1,208 39.3   Male full-time, year-round workers 24,013 (X)
Wholesale trade 101 3.3   Female full-time, year-round workers 18,393 (X)
Retail trade 429 14.0   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 110 3.6                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 27 0.9   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 92 3.0   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 115 3.7     Families 252 13.6
Educational, health and social services 478 15.6   With related children under 18 years 196 22.3
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 115 3.7        With related children under 5 years 109 32.2
Other services (except public administration) 107 3.5        
Public administration 128 4.2     Families with female householder, no husband present 77 27.2
        With related children under 18 years 77 40.1
             With related children under 5 years 28 100.0
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 1,245 18.6
Private wage and salary workers 2,612 85.0   18 years and over 814 15.9
Government workers 325 10.6        65 years and over 243 21.4
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 119 3.9   Related children under 18 years 419 26.8
Unpaid family workers 16 0.5        Related children 5 to 17 years 313 26.3
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 406 31.3
             
 
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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