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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: West Baton Rouge 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 16,262 100.0     Households 7,672 100.0
In labor force 9,976 61.3   Less than $10,000 992 12.9
     Civilian labor force 9,971 61.3   $10,000 to $14,999 537 7.0
          Employed 9,408 57.9   $15,000 to $24,999 1,052 13.7
          Unemployed 563 3.5   $25,000 to $34,999 1,006 13.1
               Percent of civilian labor force 5.6 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 1,427 18.6
     Armed Forces 5 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 1,458 19.0
Not in labor force 6,286 38.7   $75,000 to $99,999 629 8.2
        $100,000 to $149,999 469 6.1
   Females 16 years and over 8,359 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 48 0.6
In labor force 4,769 57.1   $200,000 or more 54 0.7
     Civilian labor force 4,769 57.1   Median household income (dollars) 37,117 (X)
          Employed 4,497 53.8        
             
  Own children under 6 years 1,718 100.0   With earnings 6,268 81.7
All parents in family in labor force 1,106 64.4        Mean earnings (dollars) 45,866 (X)
        With Social Security income 1,774 23.1
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 9,780 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 9,284 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 440 5.7
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 7,580 81.6        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,214 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 1,161 12.5   With public assistance income 272 3.5
Public transportation (including taxicab) 48 0.5        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 3,075 (X)
Walked 186 2.0   With retirement income 1,344 17.5
Other means 153 1.6        Mean retirement income (dollars) 13,611 (X)
Worked at home 156 1.7        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 21.2 (X)        
          Families 5,765 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 9,408 100.0   Less than $10,000 499 8.7
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 347 6.0
Management, professional, and related occupations 2,121 22.5   $15,000 to $24,999 650 11.3
Service occupations 1,729 18.4   $25,000 to $34,999 739 12.8
Sales and office occupations 2,607 27.7    $35,000 to $49,999 1,125 19.5
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 34 0.4   $50,000 to $74,999 1,294 22.4
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 1,267 13.5   $75,000 to $99,999 589 10.2
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 1,650 17.5   $100,000 to $149,999 431 7.5
        150,000 to $199,999 46 0.8
        $200,000 or more 45 0.8
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 43,204 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 109 1.2   Per capita income (dollars) 15,773 (X)
Construction 924 9.8   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 1,510 16.1   Male full-time, year-round workers 35,618 (X)
Wholesale trade 415 4.4   Female full-time, year-round workers 22,960 (X)
Retail trade 1,031 11.0   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 612 6.5                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 91 1.0   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 448 4.8   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 711 7.6     Families 759 13.2
Educational, health and social services 1,645 17.5   With related children under 18 years 602 18.2
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 696 7.4        With related children under 5 years 226 19.6
Other services (except public administration) 467 5.0        
Public administration 749 8.0     Families with female householder, no husband present 506 36.6
        With related children under 18 years 403 40.3
             With related children under 5 years 123 36.3
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 3,564 17.0
Private wage and salary workers 7,170 76.2   18 years and over 2,225 14.8
Government workers 1,698 18.0        65 years and over 269 13.1
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 483 5.1   Related children under 18 years 1,311 22.2
Unpaid family workers 57 0.6        Related children 5 to 17 years 982 22.1
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 761 30.0
             
 
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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