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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Union 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 17,616 100.0     Households 8,864 100.0
In labor force 9,970 56.6   Less than $10,000 1,397 15.8
     Civilian labor force 9,962 56.6   $10,000 to $14,999 888 10.0
          Employed 9,262 52.6   $15,000 to $24,999 1,466 16.5
          Unemployed 700 4.0   $25,000 to $34,999 1,420 16.0
               Percent of civilian labor force 7.0 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 1,390 15.7
     Armed Forces 8 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 1,415 16.0
Not in labor force 7,646 43.4   $75,000 to $99,999 536 6.0
        $100,000 to $149,999 261 2.9
   Females 16 years and over 9,213 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 48 0.5
In labor force 4,626 50.2   $200,000 or more 43 0.5
     Civilian labor force 4,626 50.2   Median household income (dollars) 29,061 (X)
          Employed 4,254 46.2        
             
  Own children under 6 years 1,789 100.0   With earnings 6,567 74.1
All parents in family in labor force 1,076 60.1        Mean earnings (dollars) 39,268 (X)
        With Social Security income 2,726 30.8
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 9,556 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 9,062 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 492 5.6
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 7,111 78.5        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,475 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 1,529 16.9   With public assistance income 228 2.6
Public transportation (including taxicab) 22 0.2        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,639 (X)
Walked 72 0.8   With retirement income 1,487 16.8
Other means 125 1.4        Mean retirement income (dollars) 16,826 (X)
Worked at home 203 2.2        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 30.8 (X)        
          Families 6,430 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 9,262 100.0   Less than $10,000 566 8.8
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 455 7.1
Management, professional, and related occupations 2,289 24.7   $15,000 to $24,999 1,029 16.0
Service occupations 1,210 13.1   $25,000 to $34,999 1,064 16.5
Sales and office occupations 2,112 22.8    $35,000 to $49,999 1,224 19.0
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 246 2.7   $50,000 to $74,999 1,278 19.9
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 1,320 14.3   $75,000 to $99,999 479 7.4
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 2,085 22.5   $100,000 to $149,999 261 4.1
        150,000 to $199,999 40 0.6
        $200,000 or more 34 0.5
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 36,035 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 657 7.1   Per capita income (dollars) 14,819 (X)
Construction 836 9.0   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 1,696 18.3   Male full-time, year-round workers 30,494 (X)
Wholesale trade 243 2.6   Female full-time, year-round workers 21,070 (X)
Retail trade 1,109 12.0   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 507 5.5                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 322 3.5   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 485 5.2   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 406 4.4     Families 920 14.3
Educational, health and social services 1,828 19.7   With related children under 18 years 633 19.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 374 4.0        With related children under 5 years 324 24.3
Other services (except public administration) 423 4.6        
Public administration 376 4.1     Families with female householder, no husband present 457 39.8
        With related children under 18 years 385 48.5
             With related children under 5 years 177 55.5
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 4,148 18.6
Private wage and salary workers 7,247 78.2   18 years and over 2,647 16.0
Government workers 1,350 14.6        65 years and over 531 17.7
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 650 7.0   Related children under 18 years 1,477 25.6
Unpaid family workers 15 0.2        Related children 5 to 17 years 1,047 25.1
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 974 33.3
             
 
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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