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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Muhlenberg 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 25,569 100.0     Households 12,395 100.0
In labor force 12,998 50.8   Less than $10,000 2,063 16.6
     Civilian labor force 12,976 50.7   $10,000 to $14,999 1,397 11.3
          Employed 11,989 46.9   $15,000 to $24,999 2,067 16.7
          Unemployed 987 3.9   $25,000 to $34,999 1,917 15.5
               Percent of civilian labor force 7.6 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 1,956 15.8
     Armed Forces 22 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 1,841 14.9
Not in labor force 12,571 49.2   $75,000 to $99,999 685 5.5
        $100,000 to $149,999 316 2.5
   Females 16 years and over 13,026 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 58 0.5
In labor force 5,770 44.3   $200,000 or more 95 0.8
     Civilian labor force 5,770 44.3   Median household income (dollars) 28,566 (X)
          Employed 5,335 41.0        
             
  Own children under 6 years 2,134 100.0   With earnings 8,486 68.5
All parents in family in labor force 1,011 47.4        Mean earnings (dollars) 39,595 (X)
        With Social Security income 4,358 35.2
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 10,069 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 11,797 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 982 7.9
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 9,547 80.9        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,979 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 1,567 13.3   With public assistance income 419 3.4
Public transportation (including taxicab) 50 0.4        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 1,800 (X)
Walked 192 1.6   With retirement income 2,660 21.5
Other means 166 1.4        Mean retirement income (dollars) 14,506 (X)
Worked at home 275 2.3        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 24.3 (X)        
          Families 9,101 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 11,989 100.0   Less than $10,000 941 10.3
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 784 8.6
Management, professional, and related occupations 2,450 20.4   $15,000 to $24,999 1,425 15.7
Service occupations 1,834 15.3   $25,000 to $34,999 1,592 17.5
Sales and office occupations 2,542 21.2    $35,000 to $49,999 1,622 17.8
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 157 1.3   $50,000 to $74,999 1,676 18.4
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 1,738 14.5   $75,000 to $99,999 642 7.1
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 3,268 27.3   $100,000 to $149,999 279 3.1
        150,000 to $199,999 58 0.6
        $200,000 or more 82 0.9
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 33,513 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 640 5.3   Per capita income (dollars) 14,798 (X)
Construction 920 7.7   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 2,231 18.6   Male full-time, year-round workers 29,952 (X)
Wholesale trade 433 3.6   Female full-time, year-round workers 18,485 (X)
Retail trade 1,594 13.3   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 1,095 9.1                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 170 1.4   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 374 3.1   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 489 4.1     Families 1,411 15.5
Educational, health and social services 2,396 20.0   With related children under 18 years 952 22.4
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 612 5.1        With related children under 5 years 402 25.2
Other services (except public administration) 605 5.0        
Public administration 430 3.6     Families with female householder, no husband present 494 41.4
        With related children under 18 years 433 53.9
             With related children under 5 years 150 56.0
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 6,002 19.7
Private wage and salary workers 9,012 75.2   18 years and over 4,068 17.4
Government workers 2,003 16.7        65 years and over 781 17.0
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 923 7.7   Related children under 18 years 1,820 26.0
Unpaid family workers 51 0.4        Related children 5 to 17 years 1,335 25.9
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 1,620 38.4
             
 
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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