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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Amite 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 10,571 100.0     Households 5,290 100.0
In labor force 5,485 51.9   Less than $10,000 1,008 19.1
     Civilian labor force 5,472 51.8   $10,000 to $14,999 605 11.4
          Employed 4,985 47.2   $15,000 to $24,999 956 18.1
          Unemployed 487 4.6   $25,000 to $34,999 878 16.6
               Percent of civilian labor force 8.9 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 748 14.1
     Armed Forces 13 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 629 11.9
Not in labor force 5,086 48.1   $75,000 to $99,999 280 5.3
        $100,000 to $149,999 115 2.2
   Females 16 years and over 5,560 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 33 0.6
In labor force 2,494 44.9   $200,000 or more 38 0.7
     Civilian labor force 2,494 44.9   Median household income (dollars) 26,033 (X)
          Employed 2,263 40.7        
             
  Own children under 6 years 982 100.0   With earnings 3,760 71.1
All parents in family in labor force 546 55.6        Mean earnings (dollars) 37,474 (X)
        With Social Security income 1,807 34.2
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 9,381 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 4,872 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 550 10.4
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 3,779 77.6        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,267 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 709 14.6   With public assistance income 190 3.6
Public transportation (including taxicab) 41 0.8        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 1,458 (X)
Walked 75 1.5   With retirement income 934 17.7
Other means 73 1.5        Mean retirement income (dollars) 11,069 (X)
Worked at home 195 4.0        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 36.1 (X)        
          Families 3,895 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 4,985 100.0   Less than $10,000 503 12.9
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 387 9.9
Management, professional, and related occupations 1,040 20.9   $15,000 to $24,999 627 16.1
Service occupations 633 12.7   $25,000 to $34,999 720 18.5
Sales and office occupations 1,143 22.9    $35,000 to $49,999 681 17.5
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 190 3.8   $50,000 to $74,999 558 14.3
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 669 13.4   $75,000 to $99,999 261 6.7
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 1,310 26.3   $100,000 to $149,999 96 2.5
        150,000 to $199,999 26 0.7
        $200,000 or more 36 0.9
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 31,256 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 523 10.5   Per capita income (dollars) 14,048 (X)
Construction 451 9.0   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 965 19.4   Male full-time, year-round workers 28,306 (X)
Wholesale trade 186 3.7   Female full-time, year-round workers 16,173 (X)
Retail trade 641 12.9   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 307 6.2                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 57 1.1   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 143 2.9   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 154 3.1     Families 751 19.3
Educational, health and social services 856 17.2   With related children under 18 years 509 27.1
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 171 3.4        With related children under 5 years 196 27.5
Other services (except public administration) 288 5.8        
Public administration 243 4.9     Families with female householder, no husband present 389 47.5
        With related children under 18 years 315 55.7
             With related children under 5 years 123 70.7
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 3,064 22.6
Private wage and salary workers 3,485 69.9   18 years and over 2,030 20.2
Government workers 912 18.3        65 years and over 470 22.2
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 545 10.9   Related children under 18 years 1,031 29.7
Unpaid family workers 43 0.9        Related children 5 to 17 years 801 30.3
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 616 36.7
             
 
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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