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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 16,275 100.0     Households 8,441 100.0
In labor force 10,213 62.8   Less than $10,000 889 10.5
     Civilian labor force 10,192 62.6   $10,000 to $14,999 669 7.9
          Employed 9,821 60.3   $15,000 to $24,999 1,320 15.6
          Unemployed 371 2.3   $25,000 to $34,999 1,289 15.3
               Percent of civilian labor force 3.6 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 1,425 16.9
     Armed Forces 21 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 1,713 20.3
Not in labor force 6,062 37.2   $75,000 to $99,999 731 8.7
        $100,000 to $149,999 273 3.2
   Females 16 years and over 8,523 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 53 0.6
In labor force 4,678 54.9   $200,000 or more 79 0.9
     Civilian labor force 4,678 54.9   Median household income (dollars) 35,555 (X)
          Employed 4,520 53.0        
             
  Own children under 6 years 1,532 100.0   With earnings 6,543 77.5
All parents in family in labor force 1,061 69.3        Mean earnings (dollars) 42,455 (X)
        With Social Security income 2,744 32.5
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 10,529 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 9,610 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 484 5.7
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 7,861 81.8        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,420 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 1,269 13.2   With public assistance income 288 3.4
Public transportation (including taxicab) 0 0.0        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,029 (X)
Walked 138 1.4   With retirement income 1,661 19.7
Other means 23 0.2        Mean retirement income (dollars) 15,264 (X)
Worked at home 319 3.3        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 24.0 (X)        
          Families 6,108 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 9,821 100.0   Less than $10,000 383 6.3
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 313 5.1
Management, professional, and related occupations 2,430 24.7   $15,000 to $24,999 769 12.6
Service occupations 1,319 13.4   $25,000 to $34,999 954 15.6
Sales and office occupations 2,304 23.5    $35,000 to $49,999 1,127 18.5
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 144 1.5   $50,000 to $74,999 1,540 25.2
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 1,231 12.5   $75,000 to $99,999 677 11.1
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 2,393 24.4   $100,000 to $149,999 238 3.9
        150,000 to $199,999 53 0.9
        $200,000 or more 54 0.9
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 43,121 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 389 4.0   Per capita income (dollars) 17,972 (X)
Construction 838 8.5   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 2,566 26.1   Male full-time, year-round workers 33,657 (X)
Wholesale trade 203 2.1   Female full-time, year-round workers 22,418 (X)
Retail trade 989 10.1   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 561 5.7                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 194 2.0   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 429 4.4   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 446 4.5     Families 609 10.0
Educational, health and social services 1,671 17.0   With related children under 18 years 418 14.7
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 637 6.5        With related children under 5 years 208 19.2
Other services (except public administration) 416 4.2        
Public administration 482 4.9     Families with female householder, no husband present 254 31.2
        With related children under 18 years 222 42.1
             With related children under 5 years 121 63.7
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 2,669 12.9
Private wage and salary workers 7,629 77.7   18 years and over 1,785 11.4
Government workers 1,364 13.9        65 years and over 352 12.0
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 788 8.0   Related children under 18 years 867 17.4
Unpaid family workers 40 0.4        Related children 5 to 17 years 614 16.8
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 668 23.2
             
 
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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