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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Vernon 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 38,624 100.0     Households 18,276 100.0
In labor force 25,001 64.7   Less than $10,000 2,218 12.1
     Civilian labor force 18,059 46.8   $10,000 to $14,999 1,391 7.6
          Employed 16,520 42.8   $15,000 to $24,999 3,373 18.5
          Unemployed 1,539 4.0   $25,000 to $34,999 3,328 18.2
               Percent of civilian labor force 8.5 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 3,389 18.5
     Armed Forces 6,942 18.0   $50,000 to $74,999 2,855 15.6
Not in labor force 13,623 35.3   $75,000 to $99,999 1,118 6.1
        $100,000 to $149,999 424 2.3
   Females 16 years and over 18,470 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 128 0.7
In labor force 9,431 51.1   $200,000 or more 52 0.3
     Civilian labor force 8,575 46.4   Median household income (dollars) 31,216 (X)
          Employed 7,710 41.7        
             
  Own children under 6 years 5,683 100.0   With earnings 15,071 82.5
All parents in family in labor force 2,493 43.9        Mean earnings (dollars) 37,853 (X)
        With Social Security income 3,460 18.9
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 9,068 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 22,910 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 824 4.5
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 16,777 73.2        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,261 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 3,989 17.4   With public assistance income 493 2.7
Public transportation (including taxicab) 104 0.5        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 1,866 (X)
Walked 1,275 5.6   With retirement income 3,375 18.5
Other means 461 2.0        Mean retirement income (dollars) 14,976 (X)
Worked at home 304 1.3        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 24.0 (X)        
          Families 13,881 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 16,520 100.0   Less than $10,000 1,016 7.3
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 802 5.8
Management, professional, and related occupations 4,310 26.1   $15,000 to $24,999 2,536 18.3
Service occupations 2,871 17.4   $25,000 to $34,999 2,664 19.2
Sales and office occupations 4,069 24.6    $35,000 to $49,999 2,790 20.1
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 293 1.8   $50,000 to $74,999 2,524 18.2
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 2,767 16.7   $75,000 to $99,999 977 7.0
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 2,210 13.4   $100,000 to $149,999 400 2.9
        150,000 to $199,999 122 0.9
        $200,000 or more 50 0.4
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 34,680 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 958 5.8   Per capita income (dollars) 14,036 (X)
Construction 1,433 8.7   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 1,186 7.2   Male full-time, year-round workers 26,451 (X)
Wholesale trade 317 1.9   Female full-time, year-round workers 20,417 (X)
Retail trade 2,216 13.4   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 819 5.0                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 263 1.6   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 680 4.1   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 719 4.4     Families 1,700 12.2
Educational, health and social services 3,668 22.2   With related children under 18 years 1,307 15.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 1,345 8.1        With related children under 5 years 708 18.3
Other services (except public administration) 895 5.4        
Public administration 2,021 12.2     Families with female householder, no husband present 745 38.1
        With related children under 18 years 659 45.4
             With related children under 5 years 298 52.2
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 7,479 15.3
Private wage and salary workers 10,286 62.3   18 years and over 4,611 13.6
Government workers 5,158 31.2        65 years and over 588 14.8
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 1,039 6.3   Related children under 18 years 2,802 18.6
Unpaid family workers 37 0.2        Related children 5 to 17 years 1,777 17.6
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 1,655 29.3
             
 
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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