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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: De Soto 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 19,135 100.0     Households 9,680 100.0
In labor force 10,572 55.2   Less than $10,000 2,011 20.8
     Civilian labor force 10,563 55.2   $10,000 to $14,999 955 9.9
          Employed 9,707 50.7   $15,000 to $24,999 1,498 15.5
          Unemployed 856 4.5   $25,000 to $34,999 1,297 13.4
               Percent of civilian labor force 8.1 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 1,520 15.7
     Armed Forces 9 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 1,561 16.1
Not in labor force 8,563 44.8   $75,000 to $99,999 510 5.3
        $100,000 to $149,999 251 2.6
   Females 16 years and over 10,145 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 23 0.2
In labor force 5,049 49.8   $200,000 or more 54 0.6
     Civilian labor force 5,049 49.8   Median household income (dollars) 28,252 (X)
          Employed 4,621 45.5        
             
  Own children under 6 years 1,975 100.0   With earnings 7,033 72.7
All parents in family in labor force 1,245 63.0        Mean earnings (dollars) 37,584 (X)
        With Social Security income 2,986 30.8
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 9,374 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 9,421 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 826 8.5
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 7,380 78.3        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,454 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 1,594 16.9   With public assistance income 443 4.6
Public transportation (including taxicab) 43 0.5        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,303 (X)
Walked 140 1.5   With retirement income 1,515 15.7
Other means 139 1.5        Mean retirement income (dollars) 13,567 (X)
Worked at home 125 1.3        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 30.1 (X)        
          Families 6,968 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 9,707 100.0   Less than $10,000 1,031 14.8
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 553 7.9
Management, professional, and related occupations 2,048 21.1   $15,000 to $24,999 1,028 14.8
Service occupations 1,575 16.2   $25,000 to $34,999 1,043 15.0
Sales and office occupations 2,199 22.7    $35,000 to $49,999 1,179 16.9
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 176 1.8   $50,000 to $74,999 1,356 19.5
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 1,526 15.7   $75,000 to $99,999 478 6.9
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 2,183 22.5   $100,000 to $149,999 239 3.4
        150,000 to $199,999 21 0.3
        $200,000 or more 40 0.6
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 33,196 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 583 6.0   Per capita income (dollars) 13,606 (X)
Construction 883 9.1   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 1,926 19.8   Male full-time, year-round workers 30,780 (X)
Wholesale trade 308 3.2   Female full-time, year-round workers 20,182 (X)
Retail trade 1,104 11.4   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 577 5.9                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 114 1.2   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 411 4.2   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 323 3.3     Families 1,466 21.0
Educational, health and social services 2,067 21.3   With related children under 18 years 1,113 29.1
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 491 5.1        With related children under 5 years 441 33.3
Other services (except public administration) 493 5.1        
Public administration 427 4.4     Families with female householder, no husband present 866 50.1
        With related children under 18 years 783 59.4
             With related children under 5 years 316 71.5
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 6,296 25.1
Private wage and salary workers 7,447 76.7   18 years and over 3,867 21.5
Government workers 1,652 17.0        65 years and over 880 24.9
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 578 6.0   Related children under 18 years 2,400 33.8
Unpaid family workers 30 0.3        Related children 5 to 17 years 1,768 33.3
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 1,325 38.6
             
 
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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