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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Lafayette 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 144,549 100.0     Households 72,412 100.0
In labor force 95,292 65.9   Less than $10,000 9,062 12.5
     Civilian labor force 95,151 65.8   $10,000 to $14,999 5,928 8.2
          Employed 88,603 61.3   $15,000 to $24,999 10,139 14.0
          Unemployed 6,548 4.5   $25,000 to $34,999 9,588 13.2
               Percent of civilian labor force 6.9 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 11,551 16.0
     Armed Forces 141 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 13,023 18.0
Not in labor force 49,257 34.1   $75,000 to $99,999 6,255 8.6
        $100,000 to $149,999 4,448 6.1
   Females 16 years and over 75,889 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 1,107 1.5
In labor force 44,227 58.3   $200,000 or more 1,311 1.8
     Civilian labor force 44,207 58.3   Median household income (dollars) 36,518 (X)
          Employed 40,930 53.9        
             
  Own children under 6 years 15,907 100.0   With earnings 60,526 83.6
All parents in family in labor force 9,706 61.0        Mean earnings (dollars) 49,894 (X)
        With Social Security income 14,521 20.1
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 10,165 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 87,053 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 2,870 4.0
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 72,779 83.6        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,417 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 8,397 9.6   With public assistance income 1,311 1.8
Public transportation (including taxicab) 1,054 1.2        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,206 (X)
Walked 1,212 1.4   With retirement income 8,087 11.2
Other means 1,355 1.6        Mean retirement income (dollars) 15,445 (X)
Worked at home 2,256 2.6        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 23.8 (X)        
          Families 49,108 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 88,603 100.0   Less than $10,000 3,759 7.7
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 3,107 6.3
Management, professional, and related occupations 30,749 34.7   $15,000 to $24,999 5,864 11.9
Service occupations 12,971 14.6   $25,000 to $34,999 5,917 12.0
Sales and office occupations 25,490 28.8    $35,000 to $49,999 8,219 16.7
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 193 0.2   $50,000 to $74,999 10,626 21.6
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 9,309 10.5   $75,000 to $99,999 5,454 11.1
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 9,891 11.2   $100,000 to $149,999 4,003 8.2
        150,000 to $199,999 1,001 2.0
        $200,000 or more 1,158 2.4
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 45,158 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 8,877 10.0   Per capita income (dollars) 19,371 (X)
Construction 4,881 5.5   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 4,909 5.5   Male full-time, year-round workers 36,428 (X)
Wholesale trade 3,768 4.3   Female full-time, year-round workers 22,751 (X)
Retail trade 11,402 12.9   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 4,392 5.0                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 1,888 2.1   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 5,497 6.2   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 8,586 9.7     Families 5,811 11.8
Educational, health and social services 18,450 20.8   With related children under 18 years 4,467 15.8
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 8,121 9.2        With related children under 5 years 2,086 19.2
Other services (except public administration) 4,356 4.9        
Public administration 3,476 3.9     Families with female householder, no husband present 3,300 32.8
        With related children under 18 years 2,873 38.5
             With related children under 5 years 1,326 51.5
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 29,216 15.7
Private wage and salary workers 71,090 80.2   18 years and over 19,685 14.6
Government workers 11,764 13.3        65 years and over 2,639 15.6
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 5,520 6.2   Related children under 18 years 9,302 18.2
Unpaid family workers 229 0.3        Related children 5 to 17 years 6,510 17.4
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 9,907 30.1
             
 
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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