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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Essex 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 608,592 100.0     Households 283,692 100.0
In labor force 370,939 61.0   Less than $10,000 36,560 12.9
     Civilian labor force 370,810 60.9   $10,000 to $14,999 17,456 6.2
          Employed 336,390 55.3   $15,000 to $24,999 30,887 10.9
          Unemployed 34,420 5.7   $25,000 to $34,999 30,016 10.6
               Percent of civilian labor force 9.3 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 39,072 13.8
     Armed Forces 129 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 47,511 16.7
Not in labor force 237,653 39.0   $75,000 to $99,999 29,615 10.4
        $100,000 to $149,999 28,309 10.0
   Females 16 years and over 326,401 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 10,184 3.6
In labor force 183,594 56.2   $200,000 or more 14,082 5.0
     Civilian labor force 183,561 56.2   Median household income (dollars) 44,944 (X)
          Employed 166,740 51.1        
             
  Own children under 6 years 63,704 100.0   With earnings 223,424 78.8
All parents in family in labor force 37,505 58.9        Mean earnings (dollars) 72,206 (X)
        With Social Security income 71,485 25.2
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 11,517 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 328,214 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 16,632 5.9
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 201,772 61.5        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,498 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 39,295 12.0   With public assistance income 18,478 6.5
Public transportation (including taxicab) 61,185 18.6        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 3,155 (X)
Walked 13,922 4.2   With retirement income 39,605 14.0
Other means 2,934 0.9        Mean retirement income (dollars) 16,624 (X)
Worked at home 9,106 2.8        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 31.2 (X)        
          Families 194,654 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 336,390 100.0   Less than $10,000 17,507 9.0
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 8,561 4.4
Management, professional, and related occupations 119,659 35.6   $15,000 to $24,999 19,065 9.8
Service occupations 53,121 15.8   $25,000 to $34,999 18,967 9.7
Sales and office occupations 97,192 28.9    $35,000 to $49,999 25,829 13.3
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 207 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 35,142 18.1
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 22,811 6.8   $75,000 to $99,999 23,878 12.3
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 43,400 12.9   $100,000 to $149,999 24,183 12.4
        150,000 to $199,999 8,940 4.6
        $200,000 or more 12,582 6.5
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 54,818 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 227 0.1   Per capita income (dollars) 24,943 (X)
Construction 15,656 4.7   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 36,119 10.7   Male full-time, year-round workers 41,374 (X)
Wholesale trade 12,909 3.8   Female full-time, year-round workers 32,052 (X)
Retail trade 32,666 9.7   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 25,159 7.5                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 15,062 4.5   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 32,778 9.7   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 38,992 11.6     Families 24,960 12.8
Educational, health and social services 76,696 22.8   With related children under 18 years 19,877 17.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 19,265 5.7        With related children under 5 years 9,376 20.4
Other services (except public administration) 16,358 4.9        
Public administration 14,503 4.3     Families with female householder, no husband present 15,851 28.3
        With related children under 18 years 13,881 36.4
             With related children under 5 years 6,596 45.2
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 120,006 15.6
Private wage and salary workers 268,634 79.9   18 years and over 77,893 13.7
Government workers 51,304 15.3        65 years and over 10,906 12.2
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 15,783 4.7   Related children under 18 years 41,358 20.5
Unpaid family workers 669 0.2        Related children 5 to 17 years 29,445 20.2
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 34,081 26.6
             
 
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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