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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Jefferson 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 354,056 100.0     Households 176,424 100.0
In labor force 226,332 63.9   Less than $10,000 17,725 10.0
     Civilian labor force 225,095 63.6   $10,000 to $14,999 12,509 7.1
          Employed 212,477 60.0   $15,000 to $24,999 24,862 14.1
          Unemployed 12,618 3.6   $25,000 to $34,999 25,357 14.4
               Percent of civilian labor force 5.6 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 30,474 17.3
     Armed Forces 1,237 0.3   $50,000 to $74,999 33,426 18.9
Not in labor force 127,724 36.1   $75,000 to $99,999 15,893 9.0
        $100,000 to $149,999 10,439 5.9
   Females 16 years and over 187,295 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 2,518 1.4
In labor force 107,895 57.6   $200,000 or more 3,221 1.8
     Civilian labor force 107,605 57.5   Median household income (dollars) 38,435 (X)
          Employed 101,227 54.0        
             
  Own children under 6 years 33,810 100.0   With earnings 144,667 82.0
All parents in family in labor force 20,799 61.5        Mean earnings (dollars) 50,869 (X)
        With Social Security income 44,285 25.1
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 10,959 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 209,611 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 7,817 4.4
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 164,640 78.5        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,174 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 28,765 13.7   With public assistance income 4,535 2.6
Public transportation (including taxicab) 5,349 2.6        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,643 (X)
Walked 3,654 1.7   With retirement income 26,666 15.1
Other means 2,936 1.4        Mean retirement income (dollars) 14,517 (X)
Worked at home 4,267 2.0        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 25.0 (X)        
          Families 120,841 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 212,477 100.0   Less than $10,000 8,376 6.9
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 6,335 5.2
Management, professional, and related occupations 68,912 32.4   $15,000 to $24,999 13,869 11.5
Service occupations 32,596 15.3   $25,000 to $34,999 15,717 13.0
Sales and office occupations 63,582 29.9    $35,000 to $49,999 21,892 18.1
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 891 0.4   $50,000 to $74,999 26,963 22.3
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 22,447 10.6   $75,000 to $99,999 13,526 11.2
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 24,049 11.3   $100,000 to $149,999 9,041 7.5
        150,000 to $199,999 2,251 1.9
        $200,000 or more 2,871 2.4
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 45,834 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 4,059 1.9   Per capita income (dollars) 19,953 (X)
Construction 16,353 7.7   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 17,663 8.3   Male full-time, year-round workers 35,081 (X)
Wholesale trade 9,910 4.7   Female full-time, year-round workers 24,921 (X)
Retail trade 25,713 12.1   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 12,595 5.9                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 4,601 2.2   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 14,636 6.9   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 21,668 10.2     Families 13,055 10.8
Educational, health and social services 41,221 19.4   With related children under 18 years 10,569 16.6
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 21,705 10.2        With related children under 5 years 5,212 21.2
Other services (except public administration) 11,654 5.5        
Public administration 10,699 5.0     Families with female householder, no husband present 7,667 29.0
        With related children under 18 years 6,912 38.9
             With related children under 5 years 3,401 52.7
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 61,608 13.7
Private wage and salary workers 170,890 80.4   18 years and over 38,584 11.4
Government workers 28,410 13.4        65 years and over 5,179 9.8
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 12,725 6.0   Related children under 18 years 22,504 20.0
Unpaid family workers 452 0.2        Related children 5 to 17 years 15,796 19.0
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 16,121 21.7
             
 
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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