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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: St. James 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 15,660 100.0     Households 6,999 100.0
In labor force 8,556 54.6   Less than $10,000 1,149 16.4
     Civilian labor force 8,548 54.6   $10,000 to $14,999 570 8.1
          Employed 7,679 49.0   $15,000 to $24,999 902 12.9
          Unemployed 869 5.5   $25,000 to $34,999 860 12.3
               Percent of civilian labor force 10.2 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 980 14.0
     Armed Forces 8 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 1,382 19.7
Not in labor force 7,104 45.4   $75,000 to $99,999 700 10.0
        $100,000 to $149,999 377 5.4
   Females 16 years and over 8,205 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 35 0.5
In labor force 4,103 50.0   $200,000 or more 44 0.6
     Civilian labor force 4,103 50.0   Median household income (dollars) 35,277 (X)
          Employed 3,589 43.7        
             
  Own children under 6 years 1,657 100.0   With earnings 5,296 75.7
All parents in family in labor force 1,112 67.1        Mean earnings (dollars) 46,242 (X)
        With Social Security income 1,878 26.8
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 10,787 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 7,566 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 446 6.4
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 6,093 80.5        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,372 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 1,129 14.9   With public assistance income 176 2.5
Public transportation (including taxicab) 28 0.4        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 1,836 (X)
Walked 162 2.1   With retirement income 1,188 17.0
Other means 65 0.9        Mean retirement income (dollars) 11,878 (X)
Worked at home 89 1.2        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 25.4 (X)        
          Families 5,564 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 7,679 100.0   Less than $10,000 683 12.3
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 409 7.4
Management, professional, and related occupations 1,821 23.7   $15,000 to $24,999 642 11.5
Service occupations 1,234 16.1   $25,000 to $34,999 675 12.1
Sales and office occupations 1,695 22.1    $35,000 to $49,999 804 14.5
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 113 1.5   $50,000 to $74,999 1,221 21.9
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 928 12.1   $75,000 to $99,999 677 12.2
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 1,888 24.6   $100,000 to $149,999 382 6.9
        150,000 to $199,999 30 0.5
        $200,000 or more 41 0.7
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 41,751 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 201 2.6   Per capita income (dollars) 14,381 (X)
Construction 611 8.0   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 2,012 26.2   Male full-time, year-round workers 37,487 (X)
Wholesale trade 197 2.6   Female full-time, year-round workers 21,712 (X)
Retail trade 708 9.2   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 581 7.6                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 46 0.6   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 308 4.0   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 405 5.3     Families 1,004 18.0
Educational, health and social services 1,527 19.9   With related children under 18 years 789 25.0
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 409 5.3        With related children under 5 years 276 22.8
Other services (except public administration) 276 3.6        
Public administration 398 5.2     Families with female householder, no husband present 654 48.7
        With related children under 18 years 566 58.4
             With related children under 5 years 202 64.7
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 4,328 20.7
Private wage and salary workers 6,168 80.3   18 years and over 2,627 17.8
Government workers 1,311 17.1        65 years and over 347 15.1
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 183 2.4   Related children under 18 years 1,699 27.7
Unpaid family workers 17 0.2        Related children 5 to 17 years 1,311 28.1
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 618 34.1
             
 
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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