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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Lafourche 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 68,385 100.0     Households 32,093 100.0
In labor force 39,587 57.9   Less than $10,000 4,499 14.0
     Civilian labor force 39,535 57.8   $10,000 to $14,999 2,721 8.5
          Employed 37,207 54.4   $15,000 to $24,999 4,476 13.9
          Unemployed 2,328 3.4   $25,000 to $34,999 4,385 13.7
               Percent of civilian labor force 5.9 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 5,883 18.3
     Armed Forces 52 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 6,069 18.9
Not in labor force 28,798 42.1   $75,000 to $99,999 2,256 7.0
        $100,000 to $149,999 1,170 3.6
   Females 16 years and over 35,754 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 246 0.8
In labor force 17,162 48.0   $200,000 or more 388 1.2
     Civilian labor force 17,162 48.0   Median household income (dollars) 34,910 (X)
          Employed 15,917 44.5        
             
  Own children under 6 years 6,990 100.0   With earnings 25,260 78.7
All parents in family in labor force 3,785 54.1        Mean earnings (dollars) 45,516 (X)
        With Social Security income 8,664 27.0
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 10,498 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 36,348 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 1,720 5.4
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 28,518 78.5        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,994 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 5,335 14.7   With public assistance income 906 2.8
Public transportation (including taxicab) 246 0.7        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 1,935 (X)
Walked 835 2.3   With retirement income 3,661 11.4
Other means 666 1.8        Mean retirement income (dollars) 12,708 (X)
Worked at home 748 2.1        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 26.8 (X)        
          Families 24,421 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 37,207 100.0   Less than $10,000 2,168 8.9
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 1,560 6.4
Management, professional, and related occupations 9,438 25.4   $15,000 to $24,999 3,171 13.0
Service occupations 4,889 13.1   $25,000 to $34,999 3,244 13.3
Sales and office occupations 9,632 25.9    $35,000 to $49,999 4,999 20.5
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 638 1.7   $50,000 to $74,999 5,594 22.9
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 5,099 13.7   $75,000 to $99,999 2,045 8.4
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 7,511 20.2   $100,000 to $149,999 1,069 4.4
        150,000 to $199,999 224 0.9
        $200,000 or more 347 1.4
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 40,504 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 3,066 8.2   Per capita income (dollars) 15,809 (X)
Construction 2,970 8.0   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 4,928 13.2   Male full-time, year-round workers 34,600 (X)
Wholesale trade 1,295 3.5   Female full-time, year-round workers 19,484 (X)
Retail trade 5,193 14.0   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 2,737 7.4                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 577 1.6   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 1,661 4.5   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 1,725 4.6     Families 3,212 13.2
Educational, health and social services 7,841 21.1   With related children under 18 years 2,446 18.3
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 2,012 5.4        With related children under 5 years 1,093 21.8
Other services (except public administration) 1,764 4.7        
Public administration 1,438 3.9     Families with female householder, no husband present 1,679 42.3
        With related children under 18 years 1,475 52.3
             With related children under 5 years 696 67.1
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 14,560 16.5
Private wage and salary workers 28,856 77.6   18 years and over 9,208 14.4
Government workers 5,786 15.6        65 years and over 1,760 18.3
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 2,446 6.6   Related children under 18 years 5,288 21.9
Unpaid family workers 119 0.3        Related children 5 to 17 years 3,869 21.5
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 3,592 34.0
             
 
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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