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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Pierce 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 11,933 100.0     Households 5,945 100.0
In labor force 7,272 60.9   Less than $10,000 1,011 17.0
     Civilian labor force 7,254 60.8   $10,000 to $14,999 548 9.2
          Employed 6,962 58.3   $15,000 to $24,999 985 16.6
          Unemployed 292 2.4   $25,000 to $34,999 926 15.6
               Percent of civilian labor force 4.0 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 999 16.8
     Armed Forces 18 0.2   $50,000 to $74,999 880 14.8
Not in labor force 4,661 39.1   $75,000 to $99,999 377 6.3
        $100,000 to $149,999 182 3.1
   Females 16 years and over 6,253 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 0 0.0
In labor force 3,249 52.0   $200,000 or more 37 0.6
     Civilian labor force 3,249 52.0   Median household income (dollars) 29,895 (X)
          Employed 3,096 49.5        
             
  Own children under 6 years 1,175 100.0   With earnings 4,508 75.8
All parents in family in labor force 734 62.5        Mean earnings (dollars) 39,857 (X)
        With Social Security income 1,853 31.2
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 8,652 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 6,847 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 532 8.9
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 5,447 79.6        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,450 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 1,068 15.6   With public assistance income 239 4.0
Public transportation (including taxicab) 6 0.1        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 1,978 (X)
Walked 60 0.9   With retirement income 656 11.0
Other means 113 1.7        Mean retirement income (dollars) 12,719 (X)
Worked at home 153 2.2        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 26.2 (X)        
          Families 4,431 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 6,962 100.0   Less than $10,000 393 8.9
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 349 7.9
Management, professional, and related occupations 1,548 22.2   $15,000 to $24,999 628 14.2
Service occupations 1,010 14.5   $25,000 to $34,999 770 17.4
Sales and office occupations 1,739 25.0    $35,000 to $49,999 889 20.1
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 261 3.7   $50,000 to $74,999 811 18.3
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 1,035 14.9   $75,000 to $99,999 372 8.4
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 1,369 19.7   $100,000 to $149,999 182 4.1
        150,000 to $199,999 0 0.0
        $200,000 or more 37 0.8
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 35,903 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 511 7.3   Per capita income (dollars) 14,230 (X)
Construction 559 8.0   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 889 12.8   Male full-time, year-round workers 28,331 (X)
Wholesale trade 345 5.0   Female full-time, year-round workers 19,771 (X)
Retail trade 939 13.5   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 607 8.7                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 82 1.2   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 260 3.7   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 361 5.2     Families 638 14.4
Educational, health and social services 1,393 20.0   With related children under 18 years 485 21.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 271 3.9        With related children under 5 years 220 24.9
Other services (except public administration) 257 3.7        
Public administration 488 7.0     Families with female householder, no husband present 298 48.7
        With related children under 18 years 257 62.5
             With related children under 5 years 100 63.7
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 2,849 18.4
Private wage and salary workers 5,099 73.2   18 years and over 1,785 15.6
Government workers 1,332 19.1        65 years and over 412 22.4
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 479 6.9   Related children under 18 years 1,030 25.5
Unpaid family workers 52 0.7        Related children 5 to 17 years 741 24.5
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 786 40.4
             
 
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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