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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Pierce 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 5,893 100.0     Households 2,982 100.0
In labor force 4,008 68.0   Less than $10,000 302 10.1
     Civilian labor force 4,008 68.0   $10,000 to $14,999 279 9.4
          Employed 3,916 66.5   $15,000 to $24,999 509 17.1
          Unemployed 92 1.6   $25,000 to $34,999 516 17.3
               Percent of civilian labor force 2.3 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 533 17.9
     Armed Forces 0 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 530 17.8
Not in labor force 1,885 32.0   $75,000 to $99,999 169 5.7
        $100,000 to $149,999 83 2.8
   Females 16 years and over 2,994 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 35 1.2
In labor force 1,843 61.6   $200,000 or more 26 0.9
     Civilian labor force 1,843 61.6   Median household income (dollars) 32,239 (X)
          Employed 1,802 60.2        
             
  Own children under 6 years 578 100.0   With earnings 2,339 78.4
All parents in family in labor force 425 73.5        Mean earnings (dollars) 40,061 (X)
        With Social Security income 931 31.2
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 10,840 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 3,880 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 79 2.6
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 2,967 76.5        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,047 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 354 9.1   With public assistance income 68 2.3
Public transportation (including taxicab) 2 0.1        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 1,896 (X)
Walked 180 4.6   With retirement income 257 8.6
Other means 18 0.5        Mean retirement income (dollars) 11,575 (X)
Worked at home 359 9.3        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 19.7 (X)        
          Families 2,140 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 3,916 100.0   Less than $10,000 108 5.0
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 137 6.4
Management, professional, and related occupations 1,154 29.5   $15,000 to $24,999 285 13.3
Service occupations 547 14.0   $25,000 to $34,999 391 18.3
Sales and office occupations 895 22.9    $35,000 to $49,999 450 21.0
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 121 3.1   $50,000 to $74,999 490 22.9
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 417 10.6   $75,000 to $99,999 154 7.2
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 782 20.0   $100,000 to $149,999 76 3.6
        150,000 to $199,999 35 1.6
        $200,000 or more 14 0.7
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 40,500 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 560 14.3   Per capita income (dollars) 15,980 (X)
Construction 285 7.3   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 576 14.7   Male full-time, year-round workers 26,563 (X)
Wholesale trade 192 4.9   Female full-time, year-round workers 20,237 (X)
Retail trade 458 11.7   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 223 5.7                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 75 1.9   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 115 2.9   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 167 4.3     Families 188 8.8
Educational, health and social services 783 20.0   With related children under 18 years 125 11.5
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 189 4.8        With related children under 5 years 61 16.9
Other services (except public administration) 172 4.4        
Public administration 121 3.1     Families with female householder, no husband present 49 32.0
        With related children under 18 years 47 48.0
             With related children under 5 years 22 73.3
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 910 11.8
Private wage and salary workers 2,765 70.6   18 years and over 579 10.6
Government workers 489 12.5        65 years and over 157 12.9
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 615 15.7   Related children under 18 years 317 14.2
Unpaid family workers 47 1.2        Related children 5 to 17 years 231 13.1
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 244 24.4
             
 
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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