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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Wetzel 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 14,018 100.0     Households 7,170 100.0
In labor force 6,983 49.8   Less than $10,000 1,069 14.9
     Civilian labor force 6,983 49.8   $10,000 to $14,999 674 9.4
          Employed 6,280 44.8   $15,000 to $24,999 1,229 17.1
          Unemployed 703 5.0   $25,000 to $34,999 982 13.7
               Percent of civilian labor force 10.1 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 1,184 16.5
     Armed Forces 0 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 1,200 16.7
Not in labor force 7,035 50.2   $75,000 to $99,999 514 7.2
        $100,000 to $149,999 213 3.0
   Females 16 years and over 7,327 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 23 0.3
In labor force 2,870 39.2   $200,000 or more 82 1.1
     Civilian labor force 2,870 39.2   Median household income (dollars) 30,935 (X)
          Employed 2,604 35.5        
             
  Own children under 6 years 1,181 100.0   With earnings 4,868 67.9
All parents in family in labor force 517 43.8        Mean earnings (dollars) 41,500 (X)
        With Social Security income 2,616 36.5
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 11,377 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 6,108 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 608 8.5
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 4,994 81.8        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,062 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 689 11.3   With public assistance income 304 4.2
Public transportation (including taxicab) 11 0.2        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,086 (X)
Walked 220 3.6   With retirement income 1,999 27.9
Other means 34 0.6        Mean retirement income (dollars) 17,935 (X)
Worked at home 160 2.6        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 29.4 (X)        
          Families 5,084 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 6,280 100.0   Less than $10,000 480 9.4
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 342 6.7
Management, professional, and related occupations 1,433 22.8   $15,000 to $24,999 830 16.3
Service occupations 1,170 18.6   $25,000 to $34,999 753 14.8
Sales and office occupations 1,282 20.4    $35,000 to $49,999 874 17.2
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 67 1.1   $50,000 to $74,999 1,044 20.5
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 1,020 16.2   $75,000 to $99,999 485 9.5
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 1,308 20.8   $100,000 to $149,999 198 3.9
        150,000 to $199,999 15 0.3
        $200,000 or more 63 1.2
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 36,793 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 273 4.3   Per capita income (dollars) 16,818 (X)
Construction 534 8.5   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 1,496 23.8   Male full-time, year-round workers 37,296 (X)
Wholesale trade 139 2.2   Female full-time, year-round workers 19,339 (X)
Retail trade 666 10.6   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 403 6.4                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 73 1.2   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 263 4.2   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 375 6.0     Families 776 15.3
Educational, health and social services 1,186 18.9   With related children under 18 years 540 23.5
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 392 6.2        With related children under 5 years 182 24.1
Other services (except public administration) 202 3.2        
Public administration 278 4.4     Families with female householder, no husband present 244 40.5
        With related children under 18 years 192 50.9
             With related children under 5 years 54 49.5
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 3,464 19.8
Private wage and salary workers 4,996 79.6   18 years and over 2,347 17.6
Government workers 873 13.9        65 years and over 422 15.2
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 398 6.3   Related children under 18 years 1,090 26.6
Unpaid family workers 13 0.2        Related children 5 to 17 years 802 25.8
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 953 35.5
             
 
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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