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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 30,301 100.0     Households 14,749 100.0
In labor force 20,667 68.2   Less than $10,000 971 6.6
     Civilian labor force 20,667 68.2   $10,000 to $14,999 797 5.4
          Employed 20,003 66.0   $15,000 to $24,999 1,973 13.4
          Unemployed 664 2.2   $25,000 to $34,999 1,948 13.2
               Percent of civilian labor force 3.2 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 3,042 20.6
     Armed Forces 0 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 3,599 24.4
Not in labor force 9,634 31.8   $75,000 to $99,999 1,424 9.7
        $100,000 to $149,999 733 5.0
   Females 16 years and over 15,391 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 115 0.8
In labor force 9,359 60.8   $200,000 or more 147 1.0
     Civilian labor force 9,359 60.8   Median household income (dollars) 42,742 (X)
          Employed 9,055 58.8        
             
  Own children under 6 years 3,481 100.0   With earnings 11,910 80.8
All parents in family in labor force 2,476 71.1        Mean earnings (dollars) 49,501 (X)
        With Social Security income 4,282 29.0
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 11,566 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 19,742 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 448 3.0
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 16,426 83.2        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,975 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 1,837 9.3   With public assistance income 377 2.6
Public transportation (including taxicab) 18 0.1        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,937 (X)
Walked 469 2.4   With retirement income 2,813 19.1
Other means 105 0.5        Mean retirement income (dollars) 12,879 (X)
Worked at home 887 4.5        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 19.9 (X)        
          Families 11,071 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 20,003 100.0   Less than $10,000 323 2.9
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 315 2.8
Management, professional, and related occupations 5,040 25.2   $15,000 to $24,999 1,037 9.4
Service occupations 2,750 13.7   $25,000 to $34,999 1,327 12.0
Sales and office occupations 4,261 21.3    $35,000 to $49,999 2,502 22.6
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 310 1.5   $50,000 to $74,999 3,319 30.0
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 1,848 9.2   $75,000 to $99,999 1,325 12.0
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 5,794 29.0   $100,000 to $149,999 688 6.2
        150,000 to $199,999 118 1.1
        $200,000 or more 117 1.1
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 50,157 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 1,050 5.2   Per capita income (dollars) 18,531 (X)
Construction 1,149 5.7   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 6,632 33.2   Male full-time, year-round workers 35,508 (X)
Wholesale trade 557 2.8   Female full-time, year-round workers 22,857 (X)
Retail trade 2,114 10.6   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 764 3.8                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 333 1.7   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 951 4.8   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 517 2.6     Families 512 4.6
Educational, health and social services 3,308 16.5   With related children under 18 years 377 6.7
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 1,242 6.2        With related children under 5 years 202 9.7
Other services (except public administration) 929 4.6        
Public administration 457 2.3     Families with female householder, no husband present 277 27.5
        With related children under 18 years 250 38.8
             With related children under 5 years 121 54.8
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 2,571 6.4
Private wage and salary workers 16,358 81.8   18 years and over 1,731 6.1
Government workers 1,998 10.0        65 years and over 430 7.8
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 1,540 7.7   Related children under 18 years 827 6.9
Unpaid family workers 107 0.5        Related children 5 to 17 years 498 5.5
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 893 20.0
             
 
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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