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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Mercer 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 3,020 100.0     Households 1,601 100.0
In labor force 1,827 60.5   Less than $10,000 223 13.9
     Civilian labor force 1,827 60.5   $10,000 to $14,999 167 10.4
          Employed 1,757 58.2   $15,000 to $24,999 276 17.2
          Unemployed 70 2.3   $25,000 to $34,999 298 18.6
               Percent of civilian labor force 3.8 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 264 16.5
     Armed Forces 0 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 256 16.0
Not in labor force 1,193 39.5   $75,000 to $99,999 63 3.9
        $100,000 to $149,999 47 2.9
   Females 16 years and over 1,558 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 7 0.4
In labor force 815 52.3   $200,000 or more 0 0.0
     Civilian labor force 815 52.3   Median household income (dollars) 29,640 (X)
          Employed 783 50.3        
             
  Own children under 6 years 241 100.0   With earnings 1,152 72.0
All parents in family in labor force 193 80.1        Mean earnings (dollars) 35,031 (X)
        With Social Security income 645 40.3
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 9,854 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 1,731 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 70 4.4
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 1,285 74.2        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,826 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 217 12.5   With public assistance income 51 3.2
Public transportation (including taxicab) 2 0.1        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 1,802 (X)
Walked 44 2.5   With retirement income 282 17.6
Other means 17 1.0        Mean retirement income (dollars) 11,265 (X)
Worked at home 166 9.6        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 24.8 (X)        
          Families 1,095 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 1,757 100.0   Less than $10,000 77 7.0
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 78 7.1
Management, professional, and related occupations 576 32.8   $15,000 to $24,999 154 14.1
Service occupations 282 16.1   $25,000 to $34,999 235 21.5
Sales and office occupations 299 17.0    $35,000 to $49,999 220 20.1
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 151 8.6   $50,000 to $74,999 226 20.6
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 169 9.6   $75,000 to $99,999 61 5.6
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 280 15.9   $100,000 to $149,999 39 3.6
        150,000 to $199,999 5 0.5
        $200,000 or more 0 0.0
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 35,313 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 499 28.4   Per capita income (dollars) 15,140 (X)
Construction 102 5.8   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 182 10.4   Male full-time, year-round workers 26,690 (X)
Wholesale trade 46 2.6   Female full-time, year-round workers 19,814 (X)
Retail trade 123 7.0   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 131 7.5                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 39 2.2   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 43 2.4   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 48 2.7     Families 112 10.2
Educational, health and social services 323 18.4   With related children under 18 years 65 13.8
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 73 4.2        With related children under 5 years 17 10.7
Other services (except public administration) 54 3.1        
Public administration 94 5.4     Families with female householder, no husband present 32 30.5
        With related children under 18 years 32 39.5
             With related children under 5 years 8 25.8
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 495 13.3
Private wage and salary workers 1,240 70.6   18 years and over 376 13.2
Government workers 260 14.8        65 years and over 114 14.5
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 246 14.0   Related children under 18 years 113 13.3
Unpaid family workers 11 0.6        Related children 5 to 17 years 94 14.6
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 181 29.5
             
 
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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