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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Laurel 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 40,701 100.0     Households 20,375 100.0
In labor force 22,898 56.3   Less than $10,000 3,625 17.8
     Civilian labor force 22,884 56.2   $10,000 to $14,999 2,089 10.3
          Employed 21,652 53.2   $15,000 to $24,999 3,699 18.2
          Unemployed 1,232 3.0   $25,000 to $34,999 3,227 15.8
               Percent of civilian labor force 5.4 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 3,423 16.8
     Armed Forces 14 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 2,485 12.2
Not in labor force 17,803 43.7   $75,000 to $99,999 999 4.9
        $100,000 to $149,999 473 2.3
   Females 16 years and over 21,101 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 175 0.9
In labor force 10,396 49.3   $200,000 or more 180 0.9
     Civilian labor force 10,396 49.3   Median household income (dollars) 27,015 (X)
          Employed 9,892 46.9        
             
  Own children under 6 years 4,292 100.0   With earnings 14,833 72.8
All parents in family in labor force 2,275 53.0        Mean earnings (dollars) 38,243 (X)
        With Social Security income 6,235 30.6
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 9,879 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 21,180 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 2,018 9.9
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 17,177 81.1        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,284 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 2,825 13.3   With public assistance income 965 4.7
Public transportation (including taxicab) 70 0.3        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 1,824 (X)
Walked 383 1.8   With retirement income 3,084 15.1
Other means 192 0.9        Mean retirement income (dollars) 15,565 (X)
Worked at home 533 2.5        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 22.5 (X)        
          Families 15,415 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 21,652 100.0   Less than $10,000 1,885 12.2
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 1,269 8.2
Management, professional, and related occupations 4,961 22.9   $15,000 to $24,999 2,873 18.6
Service occupations 2,996 13.8   $25,000 to $34,999 2,599 16.9
Sales and office occupations 6,073 28.0    $35,000 to $49,999 2,901 18.8
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 145 0.7   $50,000 to $74,999 2,222 14.4
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 2,592 12.0   $75,000 to $99,999 934 6.1
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 4,885 22.6   $100,000 to $149,999 437 2.8
        150,000 to $199,999 151 1.0
        $200,000 or more 144 0.9
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 31,318 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 533 2.5   Per capita income (dollars) 14,165 (X)
Construction 1,829 8.4   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 3,502 16.2   Male full-time, year-round workers 27,965 (X)
Wholesale trade 1,038 4.8   Female full-time, year-round workers 19,757 (X)
Retail trade 3,271 15.1   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 1,562 7.2                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 672 3.1   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 1,085 5.0   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 1,140 5.3     Families 2,747 17.8
Educational, health and social services 3,824 17.7   With related children under 18 years 1,953 24.7
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 1,521 7.0        With related children under 5 years 927 30.8
Other services (except public administration) 797 3.7        
Public administration 878 4.1     Families with female householder, no husband present 987 43.1
        With related children under 18 years 883 57.6
             With related children under 5 years 428 74.4
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 11,028 21.3
Private wage and salary workers 16,657 76.9   18 years and over 7,146 18.5
Government workers 3,097 14.3        65 years and over 1,147 20.1
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 1,833 8.5   Related children under 18 years 3,763 28.8
Unpaid family workers 65 0.3        Related children 5 to 17 years 2,577 27.4
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 2,214 35.7
             
 
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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