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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Mercer 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 13,344 100.0     Households 6,590 100.0
In labor force 8,534 64.0   Less than $10,000 493 7.5
     Civilian labor force 8,532 63.9   $10,000 to $14,999 369 5.6
          Employed 8,031 60.2   $15,000 to $24,999 971 14.7
          Unemployed 501 3.8   $25,000 to $34,999 960 14.6
               Percent of civilian labor force 5.9 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 1,222 18.5
     Armed Forces 2 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 1,648 25.0
Not in labor force 4,810 36.0   $75,000 to $99,999 555 8.4
        $100,000 to $149,999 272 4.1
   Females 16 years and over 6,884 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 54 0.8
In labor force 3,984 57.9   $200,000 or more 46 0.7
     Civilian labor force 3,984 57.9   Median household income (dollars) 40,893 (X)
          Employed 3,812 55.4        
             
  Own children under 6 years 1,118 100.0   With earnings 5,190 78.8
All parents in family in labor force 759 67.9        Mean earnings (dollars) 46,479 (X)
        With Social Security income 2,127 32.3
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 11,000 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 7,881 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 262 4.0
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 6,533 82.9        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 7,632 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 762 9.7   With public assistance income 138 2.1
Public transportation (including taxicab) 0 0.0        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 1,404 (X)
Walked 145 1.8   With retirement income 1,507 22.9
Other means 99 1.3        Mean retirement income (dollars) 12,222 (X)
Worked at home 342 4.3        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 27.8 (X)        
          Families 4,908 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 8,031 100.0   Less than $10,000 219 4.5
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 140 2.9
Management, professional, and related occupations 2,159 26.9   $15,000 to $24,999 524 10.7
Service occupations 1,216 15.1   $25,000 to $34,999 695 14.2
Sales and office occupations 1,823 22.7    $35,000 to $49,999 1,036 21.1
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 126 1.6   $50,000 to $74,999 1,439 29.3
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 954 11.9   $75,000 to $99,999 527 10.7
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 1,753 21.8   $100,000 to $149,999 261 5.3
        150,000 to $199,999 28 0.6
        $200,000 or more 39 0.8
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 47,192 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 476 5.9   Per capita income (dollars) 18,645 (X)
Construction 780 9.7   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 1,349 16.8   Male full-time, year-round workers 35,138 (X)
Wholesale trade 283 3.5   Female full-time, year-round workers 22,227 (X)
Retail trade 937 11.7   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 600 7.5                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 160 2.0   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 393 4.9   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 319 4.0     Families 286 5.8
Educational, health and social services 1,471 18.3   With related children under 18 years 194 8.5
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 444 5.5        With related children under 5 years 82 11.6
Other services (except public administration) 447 5.6        
Public administration 372 4.6     Families with female householder, no husband present 116 24.4
        With related children under 18 years 111 37.1
             With related children under 5 years 35 46.7
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 1,304 7.8
Private wage and salary workers 6,061 75.5   18 years and over 875 7.0
Government workers 1,101 13.7        65 years and over 216 8.4
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 811 10.1   Related children under 18 years 405 10.0
Unpaid family workers 58 0.7        Related children 5 to 17 years 317 10.1
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 389 18.3
             
 
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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