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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Polk 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 288,558 100.0     Households 149,316 100.0
In labor force 210,961 73.1   Less than $10,000 9,760 6.5
     Civilian labor force 210,653 73.0   $10,000 to $14,999 7,306 4.9
          Employed 200,662 69.5   $15,000 to $24,999 17,704 11.9
          Unemployed 9,991 3.5   $25,000 to $34,999 19,492 13.1
               Percent of civilian labor force 4.7 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 26,563 17.8
     Armed Forces 308 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 33,619 22.5
Not in labor force 77,597 26.9   $75,000 to $99,999 17,335 11.6
        $100,000 to $149,999 11,199 7.5
   Females 16 years and over 151,061 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 2,862 1.9
In labor force 102,427 67.8   $200,000 or more 3,476 2.3
     Civilian labor force 102,384 67.8   Median household income (dollars) 46,116 (X)
          Employed 98,150 65.0        
             
  Own children under 6 years 32,775 100.0   With earnings 126,888 85.0
All parents in family in labor force 22,724 69.3        Mean earnings (dollars) 57,762 (X)
        With Social Security income 32,941 22.1
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 12,017 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 198,183 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 4,231 2.8
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 162,539 82.0        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,579 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 20,613 10.4   With public assistance income 4,098 2.7
Public transportation (including taxicab) 3,685 1.9        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,852 (X)
Walked 3,997 2.0   With retirement income 20,329 13.6
Other means 1,184 0.6        Mean retirement income (dollars) 14,805 (X)
Worked at home 6,165 3.1        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 18.2 (X)        
          Families 97,182 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 200,662 100.0   Less than $10,000 3,282 3.4
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 2,465 2.5
Management, professional, and related occupations 72,439 36.1   $15,000 to $24,999 8,304 8.5
Service occupations 27,321 13.6   $25,000 to $34,999 10,117 10.4
Sales and office occupations 62,228 31.0    $35,000 to $49,999 16,764 17.3
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 451 0.2   $50,000 to $74,999 25,993 26.7
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 15,397 7.7   $75,000 to $99,999 14,767 15.2
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 22,826 11.4   $100,000 to $149,999 9,848 10.1
        150,000 to $199,999 2,560 2.6
        $200,000 or more 3,082 3.2
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 56,560 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 1,109 0.6   Per capita income (dollars) 23,654 (X)
Construction 11,881 5.9   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 17,798 8.9   Male full-time, year-round workers 37,182 (X)
Wholesale trade 8,347 4.2   Female full-time, year-round workers 28,000 (X)
Retail trade 24,417 12.2   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 10,229 5.1                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 7,272 3.6   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 30,540 15.2   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 19,073 9.5     Families 5,146 5.3
Educational, health and social services 36,854 18.4   With related children under 18 years 4,256 8.3
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 14,356 7.2        With related children under 5 years 2,548 11.3
Other services (except public administration) 9,075 4.5        
Public administration 9,711 4.8     Families with female householder, no husband present 2,697 18.6
        With related children under 18 years 2,501 24.9
             With related children under 5 years 1,504 40.6
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 29,051 7.9
Private wage and salary workers 165,235 82.3   18 years and over 19,296 7.1
Government workers 25,302 12.6        65 years and over 2,482 6.4
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 9,761 4.9   Related children under 18 years 9,043 9.7
Unpaid family workers 364 0.2        Related children 5 to 17 years 5,542 8.4
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 11,705 16.3
             
 
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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