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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Porter 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 113,927 100.0     Households 54,721 100.0
In labor force 76,960 67.6   Less than $10,000 2,903 5.3
     Civilian labor force 76,894 67.5   $10,000 to $14,999 2,543 4.6
          Employed 73,823 64.8   $15,000 to $24,999 5,412 9.9
          Unemployed 3,071 2.7   $25,000 to $34,999 5,681 10.4
               Percent of civilian labor force 4.0 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 8,447 15.4
     Armed Forces 66 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 14,352 26.2
Not in labor force 36,967 32.4   $75,000 to $99,999 8,325 15.2
        $100,000 to $149,999 4,757 8.7
   Females 16 years and over 58,585 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 1,056 1.9
In labor force 34,260 58.5   $200,000 or more 1,245 2.3
     Civilian labor force 34,260 58.5   Median household income (dollars) 53,100 (X)
          Employed 32,847 56.1        
             
  Own children under 6 years 11,004 100.0   With earnings 46,222 84.5
All parents in family in labor force 5,692 51.7        Mean earnings (dollars) 63,390 (X)
        With Social Security income 12,928 23.6
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 12,618 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 72,441 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 1,493 2.7
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 61,918 85.5        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 7,229 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 5,686 7.8   With public assistance income 899 1.6
Public transportation (including taxicab) 931 1.3        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,415 (X)
Walked 1,553 2.1   With retirement income 9,373 17.1
Other means 523 0.7        Mean retirement income (dollars) 13,542 (X)
Worked at home 1,830 2.5        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 25.9 (X)        
          Families 39,917 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 73,823 100.0   Less than $10,000 887 2.2
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 892 2.2
Management, professional, and related occupations 22,493 30.5   $15,000 to $24,999 2,723 6.8
Service occupations 10,336 14.0   $25,000 to $34,999 3,587 9.0
Sales and office occupations 18,247 24.7    $35,000 to $49,999 6,032 15.1
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 102 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 11,971 30.0
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 9,854 13.3   $75,000 to $99,999 7,476 18.7
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 12,791 17.3   $100,000 to $149,999 4,277 10.7
        150,000 to $199,999 982 2.5
        $200,000 or more 1,090 2.7
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 61,880 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 294 0.4   Per capita income (dollars) 23,957 (X)
Construction 5,574 7.6   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 15,963 21.6   Male full-time, year-round workers 50,167 (X)
Wholesale trade 2,085 2.8   Female full-time, year-round workers 26,347 (X)
Retail trade 8,668 11.7   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 4,371 5.9                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 1,398 1.9   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 3,526 4.8   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 5,301 7.2     Families 1,570 3.9
Educational, health and social services 15,184 20.6   With related children under 18 years 1,251 6.2
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 6,170 8.4        With related children under 5 years 653 9.0
Other services (except public administration) 3,182 4.3        
Public administration 2,107 2.9     Families with female householder, no husband present 788 16.2
        With related children under 18 years 734 22.5
             With related children under 5 years 319 34.7
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 8,501 5.9
Private wage and salary workers 62,142 84.2   18 years and over 5,860 5.5
Government workers 7,917 10.7        65 years and over 846 5.6
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 3,634 4.9   Related children under 18 years 2,485 6.8
Unpaid family workers 130 0.2        Related children 5 to 17 years 1,647 6.0
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 3,522 17.3
             
 
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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