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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Mecklenburg 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 538,229 100.0     Households 273,561 100.0
In labor force 389,714 72.4   Less than $10,000 17,438 6.4
     Civilian labor force 389,411 72.4   $10,000 to $14,999 10,809 4.0
          Employed 369,275 68.6   $15,000 to $24,999 27,688 10.1
          Unemployed 20,136 3.7   $25,000 to $34,999 34,101 12.5
               Percent of civilian labor force 5.2 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 44,710 16.3
     Armed Forces 303 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 58,289 21.3
Not in labor force 148,515 27.6   $75,000 to $99,999 33,355 12.2
        $100,000 to $149,999 27,381 10.0
   Females 16 years and over 277,144 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 8,712 3.2
In labor force 181,074 65.3   $200,000 or more 11,078 4.0
     Civilian labor force 181,004 65.3   Median household income (dollars) 50,579 (X)
          Employed 170,772 61.6        
             
  Own children under 6 years 57,563 100.0   With earnings 242,475 88.6
All parents in family in labor force 33,166 57.6        Mean earnings (dollars) 67,125 (X)
        With Social Security income 47,194 17.3
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 11,376 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 362,991 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 6,757 2.5
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 287,663 79.2        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,248 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 45,473 12.5   With public assistance income 6,272 2.3
Public transportation (including taxicab) 9,331 2.6        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,631 (X)
Walked 5,097 1.4   With retirement income 32,878 12.0
Other means 3,115 0.9        Mean retirement income (dollars) 17,393 (X)
Worked at home 12,312 3.4        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 26.0 (X)        
          Families 176,621 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 369,275 100.0   Less than $10,000 7,336 4.2
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 5,088 2.9
Management, professional, and related occupations 145,990 39.5   $15,000 to $24,999 14,190 8.0
Service occupations 44,376 12.0   $25,000 to $34,999 17,010 9.6
Sales and office occupations 107,934 29.2    $35,000 to $49,999 26,032 14.7
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 452 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 40,697 23.0
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 29,585 8.0   $75,000 to $99,999 26,111 14.8
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 40,938 11.1   $100,000 to $149,999 23,051 13.1
        150,000 to $199,999 7,428 4.2
        $200,000 or more 9,678 5.5
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 60,608 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 843 0.2   Per capita income (dollars) 27,352 (X)
Construction 26,883 7.3   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 39,616 10.7   Male full-time, year-round workers 40,934 (X)
Wholesale trade 18,210 4.9   Female full-time, year-round workers 30,100 (X)
Retail trade 40,080 10.9   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 22,062 6.0                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 13,465 3.6   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 53,811 14.6   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 43,212 11.7     Families 11,572 6.6
Educational, health and social services 58,456 15.8   With related children under 18 years 8,917 9.3
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 28,896 7.8        With related children under 5 years 4,512 11.2
Other services (except public administration) 15,775 4.3        
Public administration 7,966 2.2     Families with female householder, no husband present 6,528 19.9
        With related children under 18 years 5,649 24.2
             With related children under 5 years 2,748 34.6
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 62,652 9.2
Private wage and salary workers 315,311 85.4   18 years and over 42,227 8.3
Government workers 34,890 9.4        65 years and over 5,193 9.3
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 18,241 4.9   Related children under 18 years 19,658 11.5
Unpaid family workers 833 0.2        Related children 5 to 17 years 13,653 11.3
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 22,842 16.3
             
 
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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