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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Avoyelles 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 31,782 100.0     Households 14,749 100.0
In labor force 15,403 48.5   Less than $10,000 3,450 23.4
     Civilian labor force 15,378 48.4   $10,000 to $14,999 1,836 12.4
          Employed 14,134 44.5   $15,000 to $24,999 2,350 15.9
          Unemployed 1,244 3.9   $25,000 to $34,999 1,991 13.5
               Percent of civilian labor force 8.1 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 2,102 14.3
     Armed Forces 25 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 1,978 13.4
Not in labor force 16,379 51.5   $75,000 to $99,999 516 3.5
        $100,000 to $149,999 335 2.3
   Females 16 years and over 16,350 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 102 0.7
In labor force 7,309 44.7   $200,000 or more 89 0.6
     Civilian labor force 7,309 44.7   Median household income (dollars) 23,851 (X)
          Employed 6,670 40.8        
             
  Own children under 6 years 3,269 100.0   With earnings 10,244 69.5
All parents in family in labor force 1,917 58.6        Mean earnings (dollars) 36,018 (X)
        With Social Security income 4,389 29.8
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 8,390 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 13,892 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 1,692 11.5
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 10,666 76.8        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,561 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 2,358 17.0   With public assistance income 716 4.9
Public transportation (including taxicab) 69 0.5        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 1,684 (X)
Walked 276 2.0   With retirement income 2,099 14.2
Other means 276 2.0        Mean retirement income (dollars) 16,543 (X)
Worked at home 247 1.8        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 31.8 (X)        
          Families 10,621 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 14,134 100.0   Less than $10,000 1,582 14.9
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 1,141 10.7
Management, professional, and related occupations 3,335 23.6   $15,000 to $24,999 1,734 16.3
Service occupations 3,562 25.2   $25,000 to $34,999 1,616 15.2
Sales and office occupations 2,976 21.1    $35,000 to $49,999 1,786 16.8
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 286 2.0   $50,000 to $74,999 1,811 17.1
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 2,012 14.2   $75,000 to $99,999 457 4.3
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 1,963 13.9   $100,000 to $149,999 307 2.9
        150,000 to $199,999 102 1.0
        $200,000 or more 85 0.8
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 29,389 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 848 6.0   Per capita income (dollars) 12,146 (X)
Construction 1,331 9.4   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 1,056 7.5   Male full-time, year-round workers 27,122 (X)
Wholesale trade 340 2.4   Female full-time, year-round workers 18,250 (X)
Retail trade 1,544 10.9   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 605 4.3                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 207 1.5   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 600 4.2   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 622 4.4     Families 2,301 21.7
Educational, health and social services 3,123 22.1   With related children under 18 years 1,602 27.7
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 1,718 12.2        With related children under 5 years 632 30.4
Other services (except public administration) 687 4.9        
Public administration 1,453 10.3     Families with female householder, no husband present 1,146 51.4
        With related children under 18 years 909 58.6
             With related children under 5 years 379 70.7
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 9,939 25.9
Private wage and salary workers 9,888 70.0   18 years and over 6,324 23.2
Government workers 3,066 21.7        65 years and over 1,268 25.0
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 1,133 8.0   Related children under 18 years 3,549 32.5
Unpaid family workers 47 0.3        Related children 5 to 17 years 2,582 32.0
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 2,234 43.1
             
 
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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