AQUA BOOK 2014 - Page 13

Bee County BY THE NUMBERS 2013 Population 32,717 Employment 12,309 Unemployment Rate 6.8% Wages Per Employee $45,071 Average Personal Income $31,474 Sales Volume ($ mil) 843 New Home Value $115,400 — % National Average 52% Bee county is Change From 2012 0.6% 2.1% -0.2% 7.5% 7.2% 1.1% 0.0% Change From 2008 2.8% 15.6% 0.5% 23.3% 29.4% 47.7% 63.0% Unemployment Rate Employment Growth one of the 24 10 10% counties of the U.S. Eagle Ford Shale 8 Texas production zone. 6 Within the Coastal 5% Bend region, Live 4 Oak and McMullen are the other 2 counties with 0 0% shale oil and gas 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 wells. The impact of oilfield activity on Bee county’s -5% economy is more tenuous than the grew at a strong pace of over 7 percent other two oil producing counties in the seven for Live Oak