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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Merced 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 145,720 100.0     Households 63,933 100.0
In labor force 86,678 59.5   Less than $10,000 7,057 11.0
     Civilian labor force 86,663 59.5   $10,000 to $14,999 5,055 7.9
          Employed 75,321 51.7   $15,000 to $24,999 9,707 15.2
          Unemployed 11,342 7.8   $25,000 to $34,999 9,666 15.1
               Percent of civilian labor force 13.1 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 11,012 17.2
     Armed Forces 15 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 11,831 18.5
Not in labor force 59,042 40.5   $75,000 to $99,999 5,197 8.1
        $100,000 to $149,999 2,917 4.6
   Females 16 years and over 74,304 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 812 1.3
In labor force 37,865 51.0   $200,000 or more 679 1.1
     Civilian labor force 37,857 50.9   Median household income (dollars) 35,532 (X)
          Employed 32,133 43.2        
             
  Own children under 6 years 20,912 100.0   With earnings 51,915 81.2
All parents in family in labor force 10,761 51.5        Mean earnings (dollars) 44,971 (X)
        With Social Security income 15,364 24.0
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 10,204 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 73,346 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 4,918 7.7
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 53,453 72.9        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,616 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 13,535 18.5   With public assistance income 5,799 9.1
Public transportation (including taxicab) 521 0.7        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 5,113 (X)
Walked 2,168 3.0   With retirement income 10,513 16.4
Other means 1,303 1.8        Mean retirement income (dollars) 15,703 (X)
Worked at home 2,366 3.2        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 26.0 (X)        
          Families 50,136 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 75,321 100.0   Less than $10,000 4,247 8.5
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 3,355 6.7
Management, professional, and related occupations 19,285 25.6   $15,000 to $24,999 7,731 15.4
Service occupations 11,876 15.8   $25,000 to $34,999 7,638 15.2
Sales and office occupations 16,560 22.0    $35,000 to $49,999 8,871 17.7
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 6,529 8.7   $50,000 to $74,999 9,794 19.5
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 7,946 10.5   $75,000 to $99,999 4,508 9.0
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 13,125 17.4   $100,000 to $149,999 2,645 5.3
        150,000 to $199,999 747 1.5
        $200,000 or more 600 1.2
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 38,009 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 9,378 12.5   Per capita income (dollars) 14,257 (X)
Construction 5,081 6.7   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 9,781 13.0   Male full-time, year-round workers 31,721 (X)
Wholesale trade 3,383 4.5   Female full-time, year-round workers 23,911 (X)
Retail trade 8,071 10.7   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 3,620 4.8                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 2,034 2.7   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 2,533 3.4   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 4,547 6.0     Families 8,481 16.9
Educational, health and social services 15,296 20.3   With related children under 18 years 7,291 22.8
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 5,158 6.8        With related children under 5 years 4,031 28.3
Other services (except public administration) 3,241 4.3        
Public administration 3,198 4.2     Families with female householder, no husband present 3,358 38.8
        With related children under 18 years 3,051 46.4
             With related children under 5 years 1,694 60.5
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 45,059 21.7
Private wage and salary workers 56,470 75.0   18 years and over 24,636 18.0
Government workers 12,641 16.8        65 years and over 2,059 10.7
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 5,778 7.7   Related children under 18 years 20,004 28.4
Unpaid family workers 432 0.6        Related children 5 to 17 years 14,534 27.6
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 7,821 32.9
             
 
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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