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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Contra Costa 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 724,451 100.0     Households 344,422 100.0
In labor force 474,669 65.5   Less than $10,000 17,656 5.1
     Civilian labor force 474,037 65.4   $10,000 to $14,999 12,393 3.6
          Employed 451,357 62.3   $15,000 to $24,999 25,908 7.5
          Unemployed 22,680 3.1   $25,000 to $34,999 29,345 8.5
               Percent of civilian labor force 4.8 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 46,316 13.4
     Armed Forces 632 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 69,476 20.2
Not in labor force 249,782 34.5   $75,000 to $99,999 51,287 14.9
        $100,000 to $149,999 52,442 15.2
   Females 16 years and over 377,177 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 19,385 5.6
In labor force 220,110 58.4   $200,000 or more 20,214 5.9
     Civilian labor force 219,996 58.3   Median household income (dollars) 63,675 (X)
          Employed 208,964 55.4        
             
  Own children under 6 years 75,594 100.0   With earnings 287,967 83.6
All parents in family in labor force 40,548 53.6        Mean earnings (dollars) 82,182 (X)
        With Social Security income 77,906 22.6
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 12,073 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 442,008 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 13,690 4.0
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 310,286 70.2        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 7,498 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 59,769 13.5   With public assistance income 9,745 2.8
Public transportation (including taxicab) 39,652 9.0        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 4,668 (X)
Walked 6,631 1.5   With retirement income 61,478 17.8
Other means 6,694 1.5        Mean retirement income (dollars) 21,794 (X)
Worked at home 18,976 4.3        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 34.4 (X)        
          Families 243,971 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 451,357 100.0   Less than $10,000 7,788 3.2
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 5,817 2.4
Management, professional, and related occupations 185,100 41.0   $15,000 to $24,999 14,033 5.8
Service occupations 60,299 13.4   $25,000 to $34,999 17,236 7.1
Sales and office occupations 126,183 28.0    $35,000 to $49,999 30,256 12.4
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 937 0.2   $50,000 to $74,999 50,014 20.5
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 40,341 8.9   $75,000 to $99,999 40,142 16.5
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 38,497 8.5   $100,000 to $149,999 44,270 18.1
        150,000 to $199,999 16,522 6.8
        $200,000 or more 17,893 7.3
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 73,039 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 2,311 0.5   Per capita income (dollars) 30,615 (X)
Construction 34,403 7.6   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 38,281 8.5   Male full-time, year-round workers 52,670 (X)
Wholesale trade 15,821 3.5   Female full-time, year-round workers 38,630 (X)
Retail trade 53,231 11.8   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 24,391 5.4                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 20,892 4.6   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 47,361 10.5   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 65,332 14.5     Families 13,068 5.4
Educational, health and social services 79,967 17.7   With related children under 18 years 10,565 7.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 28,585 6.3        With related children under 5 years 5,114 9.7
Other services (except public administration) 21,979 4.9        
Public administration 18,803 4.2     Families with female householder, no husband present 6,333 16.8
        With related children under 18 years 5,586 22.2
             With related children under 5 years 2,416 31.3
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 71,575 7.6
Private wage and salary workers 348,668 77.2   18 years and over 46,471 6.7
Government workers 62,936 13.9        65 years and over 6,224 6.0
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 38,535 8.5   Related children under 18 years 23,980 9.8
Unpaid family workers 1,218 0.3        Related children 5 to 17 years 17,162 9.4
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 23,661 15.7
             
 
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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