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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Pointe Coupee 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 17,378 100.0     Households 8,453 100.0
In labor force 9,626 55.4   Less than $10,000 1,436 17.0
     Civilian labor force 9,607 55.3   $10,000 to $14,999 829 9.8
          Employed 8,911 51.3   $15,000 to $24,999 1,272 15.0
          Unemployed 696 4.0   $25,000 to $34,999 1,114 13.2
               Percent of civilian labor force 7.2 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 1,337 15.8
     Armed Forces 19 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 1,457 17.2
Not in labor force 7,752 44.6   $75,000 to $99,999 521 6.2
        $100,000 to $149,999 353 4.2
   Females 16 years and over 9,038 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 53 0.6
In labor force 4,355 48.2   $200,000 or more 81 1.0
     Civilian labor force 4,355 48.2   Median household income (dollars) 30,618 (X)
          Employed 3,955 43.8        
             
  Own children under 6 years 1,701 100.0   With earnings 6,296 74.5
All parents in family in labor force 1,012 59.5        Mean earnings (dollars) 41,473 (X)
        With Social Security income 2,441 28.9
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 8,906 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 8,779 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 759 9.0
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 6,970 79.4        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,773 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 1,399 15.9   With public assistance income 320 3.8
Public transportation (including taxicab) 54 0.6        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 1,521 (X)
Walked 103 1.2   With retirement income 1,376 16.3
Other means 122 1.4        Mean retirement income (dollars) 20,825 (X)
Worked at home 131 1.5        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 31.2 (X)        
          Families 6,216 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 8,911 100.0   Less than $10,000 742 11.9
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 489 7.9
Management, professional, and related occupations 2,245 25.2   $15,000 to $24,999 900 14.5
Service occupations 1,318 14.8   $25,000 to $34,999 810 13.0
Sales and office occupations 2,311 25.9    $35,000 to $49,999 1,070 17.2
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 181 2.0   $50,000 to $74,999 1,283 20.6
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 1,114 12.5   $75,000 to $99,999 481 7.7
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 1,742 19.5   $100,000 to $149,999 330 5.3
        150,000 to $199,999 53 0.9
        $200,000 or more 58 0.9
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 36,625 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 615 6.9   Per capita income (dollars) 15,387 (X)
Construction 852 9.6   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 1,121 12.6   Male full-time, year-round workers 35,022 (X)
Wholesale trade 282 3.2   Female full-time, year-round workers 20,759 (X)
Retail trade 1,189 13.3   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 628 7.0                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 100 1.1   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 400 4.5   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 408 4.6     Families 1,162 18.7
Educational, health and social services 1,716 19.3   With related children under 18 years 853 24.8
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 577 6.5        With related children under 5 years 386 28.7
Other services (except public administration) 380 4.3        
Public administration 643 7.2     Families with female householder, no husband present 591 47.9
        With related children under 18 years 518 55.9
             With related children under 5 years 250 71.8
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 5,172 23.1
Private wage and salary workers 6,632 74.4   18 years and over 3,325 20.5
Government workers 1,616 18.1        65 years and over 697 23.9
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 598 6.7   Related children under 18 years 1,840 30.2
Unpaid family workers 65 0.7        Related children 5 to 17 years 1,328 29.2
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 1,037 35.6
             
 
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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