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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Mecosta County
[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 32,489 100.0     Households 14,898 100.0
In labor force 19,791 60.9   Less than $10,000 1,860 12.5
     Civilian labor force 19,771 60.9   $10,000 to $14,999 1,222 8.2
          Employed 17,470 53.8   $15,000 to $24,999 2,407 16.2
          Unemployed 2,301 7.1   $25,000 to $34,999 2,170 14.6
               Percent of civilian labor force 11.6 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 2,713 18.2
     Armed Forces 20 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 2,611 17.5
Not in labor force 12,698 39.1   $75,000 to $99,999 996 6.7
        $100,000 to $149,999 647 4.3
   Females 16 years and over 16,094 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 129 0.9
In labor force 9,037 56.2   $200,000 or more 143 1.0
     Civilian labor force 9,031 56.1   Median household income (dollars) 33,849 (X)
          Employed 8,197 50.9        
             
  Own children under 6 years 2,740 100.0   With earnings 11,200 75.2
All parents in family in labor force 1,663 60.7        Mean earnings (dollars) 41,707 (X)
        With Social Security income 4,536 30.4
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 11,716 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 17,071 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 763 5.1
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 12,642 74.1        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,538 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 2,206 12.9   With public assistance income 529 3.6
Public transportation (including taxicab) 159 0.9        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 1,907 (X)
Walked 1,034 6.1   With retirement income 3,297 22.1
Other means 198 1.2        Mean retirement income (dollars) 17,963 (X)
Worked at home 832 4.9        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 24.4 (X)        
          Families 9,916 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 17,470 100.0   Less than $10,000 602 6.1
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 538 5.4
Management, professional, and related occupations 4,778 27.3   $15,000 to $24,999 1,438 14.5
Service occupations 3,135 17.9   $25,000 to $34,999 1,561 15.7
Sales and office occupations 4,202 24.1    $35,000 to $49,999 2,020 20.4
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 163 0.9   $50,000 to $74,999 2,049 20.7
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 1,695 9.7   $75,000 to $99,999 906 9.1
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 3,497 20.0   $100,000 to $149,999 584 5.9
        150,000 to $199,999 117 1.2
        $200,000 or more 101 1.0
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 40,465 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 435 2.5   Per capita income (dollars) 16,372 (X)
Construction 1,124 6.4   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 2,957 16.9   Male full-time, year-round workers 32,127 (X)
Wholesale trade 365 2.1   Female full-time, year-round workers 22,467 (X)
Retail trade 2,217 12.7   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 740 4.2                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 333 1.9   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 548 3.1   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 679 3.9     Families 949 9.6
Educational, health and social services 5,165 29.6   With related children under 18 years 676 14.6
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 1,660 9.5        With related children under 5 years 391 21.7
Other services (except public administration) 749 4.3        
Public administration 498 2.9     Families with female householder, no husband present 374 28.3
        With related children under 18 years 357 35.8
             With related children under 5 years 191 50.4
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 5,960 16.1
Private wage and salary workers 12,594 72.1   18 years and over 4,425 15.7
Government workers 3,461 19.8        65 years and over 396 7.6
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 1,296 7.4   Related children under 18 years 1,463 16.6
Unpaid family workers 119 0.7        Related children 5 to 17 years 938 14.5
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 2,933 37.6
             
 
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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