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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Assumption 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 17,517 100.0     Households 8,217 100.0
In labor force 9,773 55.8   Less than $10,000 1,529 18.6
     Civilian labor force 9,761 55.7   $10,000 to $14,999 768 9.3
          Employed 8,856 50.6   $15,000 to $24,999 1,115 13.6
          Unemployed 905 5.2   $25,000 to $34,999 1,133 13.8
               Percent of civilian labor force 9.3 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 1,219 14.8
     Armed Forces 12 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 1,486 18.1
Not in labor force 7,744 44.2   $75,000 to $99,999 573 7.0
        $100,000 to $149,999 273 3.3
   Females 16 years and over 9,170 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 58 0.7
In labor force 4,301 46.9   $200,000 or more 63 0.8
     Civilian labor force 4,301 46.9   Median household income (dollars) 31,168 (X)
          Employed 3,879 42.3        
             
  Own children under 6 years 1,792 100.0   With earnings 6,189 75.3
All parents in family in labor force 990 55.2        Mean earnings (dollars) 42,296 (X)
        With Social Security income 2,249 27.4
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 9,568 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 8,597 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 480 5.8
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 6,614 76.9        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,433 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 1,431 16.6   With public assistance income 279 3.4
Public transportation (including taxicab) 26 0.3        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 1,388 (X)
Walked 255 3.0   With retirement income 1,071 13.0
Other means 120 1.4        Mean retirement income (dollars) 16,481 (X)
Worked at home 151 1.8        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 29.1 (X)        
          Families 6,272 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 8,856 100.0   Less than $10,000 909 14.5
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 446 7.1
Management, professional, and related occupations 1,994 22.5   $15,000 to $24,999 800 12.8
Service occupations 1,286 14.5   $25,000 to $34,999 875 14.0
Sales and office occupations 1,993 22.5    $35,000 to $49,999 1,054 16.8
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 205 2.3   $50,000 to $74,999 1,317 21.0
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 1,420 16.0   $75,000 to $99,999 510 8.1
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 1,958 22.1   $100,000 to $149,999 240 3.8
        150,000 to $199,999 58 0.9
        $200,000 or more 63 1.0
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 36,052 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 712 8.0   Per capita income (dollars) 14,008 (X)
Construction 1,411 15.9   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 1,354 15.3   Male full-time, year-round workers 35,941 (X)
Wholesale trade 173 2.0   Female full-time, year-round workers 18,065 (X)
Retail trade 1,127 12.7   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 442 5.0                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 66 0.7   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 398 4.5   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 373 4.2     Families 1,225 19.5
Educational, health and social services 1,717 19.4   With related children under 18 years 890 24.7
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 429 4.8        With related children under 5 years 286 23.3
Other services (except public administration) 329 3.7        
Public administration 325 3.7     Families with female householder, no husband present 677 55.4
        With related children under 18 years 601 63.7
             With related children under 5 years 212 60.2
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 5,062 21.8
Private wage and salary workers 7,165 80.9   18 years and over 3,176 19.1
Government workers 1,271 14.4        65 years and over 540 21.7
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 391 4.4   Related children under 18 years 1,857 28.4
Unpaid family workers 29 0.3        Related children 5 to 17 years 1,477 29.9
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 828 32.0
             
 
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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