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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Ascension Parish
[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 56,116 100.0     Households 26,773 100.0
In labor force 37,203 66.3   Less than $10,000 2,627 9.8
     Civilian labor force 37,148 66.2   $10,000 to $14,999 1,689 6.3
          Employed 35,151 62.6   $15,000 to $24,999 2,809 10.5
          Unemployed 1,997 3.6   $25,000 to $34,999 3,236 12.1
               Percent of civilian labor force 5.4 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 4,357 16.3
     Armed Forces 55 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 6,446 24.1
Not in labor force 18,913 33.7   $75,000 to $99,999 3,397 12.7
        $100,000 to $149,999 1,809 6.8
   Females 16 years and over 28,880 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 197 0.7
In labor force 16,554 57.3   $200,000 or more 206 0.8
     Civilian labor force 16,530 57.2   Median household income (dollars) 44,288 (X)
          Employed 15,544 53.8        
             
  Own children under 6 years 6,950 100.0   With earnings 22,648 84.6
All parents in family in labor force 4,177 60.1        Mean earnings (dollars) 52,843 (X)
        With Social Security income 4,590 17.1
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 10,395 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 34,633 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 1,088 4.1
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 29,438 85.0        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,230 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 3,518 10.2   With public assistance income 590 2.2
Public transportation (including taxicab) 36 0.1        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 1,826 (X)
Walked 590 1.7   With retirement income 3,372 12.6
Other means 380 1.1        Mean retirement income (dollars) 12,772 (X)
Worked at home 671 1.9        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 26.3 (X)        
          Families 21,002 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 35,151 100.0   Less than $10,000 1,471 7.0
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 933 4.4
Management, professional, and related occupations 9,244 26.3   $15,000 to $24,999 1,970 9.4
Service occupations 4,392 12.5   $25,000 to $34,999 2,425 11.5
Sales and office occupations 9,805 27.9    $35,000 to $49,999 3,486 16.6
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 108 0.3   $50,000 to $74,999 5,689 27.1
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 5,702 16.2   $75,000 to $99,999 3,033 14.4
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 5,900 16.8   $100,000 to $149,999 1,602 7.6
        150,000 to $199,999 197 0.9
        $200,000 or more 196 0.9
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 50,626 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 367 1.0   Per capita income (dollars) 17,858 (X)
Construction 4,656 13.2   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 6,409 18.2   Male full-time, year-round workers 41,109 (X)
Wholesale trade 1,413 4.0   Female full-time, year-round workers 23,054 (X)
Retail trade 4,176 11.9   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 1,851 5.3                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 657 1.9   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 2,114 6.0   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 2,342 6.7     Families 2,254 10.7
Educational, health and social services 5,881 16.7   With related children under 18 years 1,708 13.7
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 2,061 5.9        With related children under 5 years 772 15.5
Other services (except public administration) 1,694 4.8        
Public administration 1,530 4.4     Families with female householder, no husband present 1,295 36.5
        With related children under 18 years 1,114 43.0
             With related children under 5 years 461 54.6
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 9,808 12.9
Private wage and salary workers 29,050 82.6   18 years and over 6,047 11.4
Government workers 4,466 12.7        65 years and over 851 15.4
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 1,572 4.5   Related children under 18 years 3,702 16.3
Unpaid family workers 63 0.2        Related children 5 to 17 years 2,699 16.3
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 1,930 24.2
             
 
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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