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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Plaquemines 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 19,790 100.0     Households 9,001 100.0
In labor force 10,973 55.4   Less than $10,000 1,241 13.8
     Civilian labor force 10,679 54.0   $10,000 to $14,999 677 7.5
          Employed 9,960 50.3   $15,000 to $24,999 1,137 12.6
          Unemployed 719 3.6   $25,000 to $34,999 1,100 12.2
               Percent of civilian labor force 6.7 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 1,671 18.6
     Armed Forces 294 1.5   $50,000 to $74,999 1,584 17.6
Not in labor force 8,817 44.6   $75,000 to $99,999 902 10.0
        $100,000 to $149,999 479 5.3
   Females 16 years and over 9,930 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 76 0.8
In labor force 4,660 46.9   $200,000 or more 134 1.5
     Civilian labor force 4,564 46.0   Median household income (dollars) 38,173 (X)
          Employed 4,219 42.5        
             
  Own children under 6 years 2,187 100.0   With earnings 7,145 79.4
All parents in family in labor force 1,074 49.1        Mean earnings (dollars) 47,445 (X)
        With Social Security income 1,956 21.7
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 10,104 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 10,074 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 612 6.8
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 7,741 76.8        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,226 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 1,532 15.2   With public assistance income 239 2.7
Public transportation (including taxicab) 83 0.8        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 3,126 (X)
Walked 222 2.2   With retirement income 1,294 14.4
Other means 266 2.6        Mean retirement income (dollars) 21,553 (X)
Worked at home 230 2.3        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 26.4 (X)        
          Families 6,986 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 9,960 100.0   Less than $10,000 752 10.8
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 398 5.7
Management, professional, and related occupations 2,463 24.7   $15,000 to $24,999 780 11.2
Service occupations 1,329 13.3   $25,000 to $34,999 833 11.9
Sales and office occupations 2,477 24.9    $35,000 to $49,999 1,344 19.2
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 454 4.6   $50,000 to $74,999 1,447 20.7
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 1,358 13.6   $75,000 to $99,999 839 12.0
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 1,879 18.9   $100,000 to $149,999 414 5.9
        150,000 to $199,999 69 1.0
        $200,000 or more 110 1.6
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 42,610 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 1,211 12.2   Per capita income (dollars) 15,937 (X)
Construction 715 7.2   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 899 9.0   Male full-time, year-round workers 37,245 (X)
Wholesale trade 368 3.7   Female full-time, year-round workers 21,691 (X)
Retail trade 1,051 10.6   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 869 8.7                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 59 0.6   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 409 4.1   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 809 8.1     Families 1,078 15.4
Educational, health and social services 1,508 15.1   With related children under 18 years 726 18.3
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 812 8.2        With related children under 5 years 400 24.3
Other services (except public administration) 460 4.6        
Public administration 790 7.9     Families with female householder, no husband present 414 37.1
        With related children under 18 years 352 46.9
             With related children under 5 years 191 62.8
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 4,682 18.0
Private wage and salary workers 7,284 73.1   18 years and over 3,074 16.8
Government workers 1,947 19.5        65 years and over 469 18.4
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 659 6.6   Related children under 18 years 1,591 20.7
Unpaid family workers 70 0.7        Related children 5 to 17 years 1,142 19.8
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 864 30.6
             
 
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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