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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Rapides 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 96,383 100.0     Households 47,161 100.0
In labor force 54,697 56.7   Less than $10,000 7,625 16.2
     Civilian labor force 54,428 56.5   $10,000 to $14,999 4,580 9.7
          Employed 50,576 52.5   $15,000 to $24,999 7,866 16.7
          Unemployed 3,852 4.0   $25,000 to $34,999 6,583 14.0
               Percent of civilian labor force 7.1 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 7,356 15.6
     Armed Forces 269 0.3   $50,000 to $74,999 7,298 15.5
Not in labor force 41,686 43.3   $75,000 to $99,999 2,805 5.9
        $100,000 to $149,999 1,950 4.1
   Females 16 years and over 51,055 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 396 0.8
In labor force 26,186 51.3   $200,000 or more 702 1.5
     Civilian labor force 26,175 51.3   Median household income (dollars) 29,856 (X)
          Employed 24,348 47.7        
             
  Own children under 6 years 10,054 100.0   With earnings 35,494 75.3
All parents in family in labor force 6,078 60.5        Mean earnings (dollars) 43,259 (X)
        With Social Security income 13,109 27.8
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 9,612 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 49,957 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 3,493 7.4
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 39,295 78.7        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,865 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 6,951 13.9   With public assistance income 1,705 3.6
Public transportation (including taxicab) 665 1.3        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 1,704 (X)
Walked 1,097 2.2   With retirement income 8,556 18.1
Other means 748 1.5        Mean retirement income (dollars) 16,150 (X)
Worked at home 1,201 2.4        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 23.6 (X)        
          Families 33,339 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 50,576 100.0   Less than $10,000 3,568 10.7
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 2,543 7.6
Management, professional, and related occupations 15,877 31.4   $15,000 to $24,999 5,157 15.5
Service occupations 9,393 18.6   $25,000 to $34,999 4,679 14.0
Sales and office occupations 13,401 26.5    $35,000 to $49,999 5,714 17.1
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 596 1.2   $50,000 to $74,999 6,365 19.1
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 5,602 11.1   $75,000 to $99,999 2,532 7.6
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 5,707 11.3   $100,000 to $149,999 1,808 5.4
        150,000 to $199,999 327 1.0
        $200,000 or more 646 1.9
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 36,671 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 1,768 3.5   Per capita income (dollars) 16,088 (X)
Construction 3,614 7.1   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 3,239 6.4   Male full-time, year-round workers 29,775 (X)
Wholesale trade 1,733 3.4   Female full-time, year-round workers 20,483 (X)
Retail trade 6,554 13.0   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 2,585 5.1                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 1,049 2.1   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 2,609 5.2   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 3,159 6.2     Families 5,454 16.4
Educational, health and social services 14,617 28.9   With related children under 18 years 4,187 22.5
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 3,516 7.0        With related children under 5 years 2,016 28.5
Other services (except public administration) 2,565 5.1        
Public administration 3,568 7.1     Families with female householder, no husband present 3,321 43.1
        With related children under 18 years 2,852 50.8
             With related children under 5 years 1,414 63.8
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 25,097 20.5
Private wage and salary workers 35,344 69.9   18 years and over 15,956 18.1
Government workers 11,781 23.3        65 years and over 2,498 16.3
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 3,238 6.4   Related children under 18 years 8,804 26.3
Unpaid family workers 213 0.4        Related children 5 to 17 years 6,129 24.8
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 6,875 35.7
             
 
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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