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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Chester 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 332,513 100.0     Households 158,025 100.0
In labor force 229,631 69.1   Less than $10,000 6,634 4.2
     Civilian labor force 229,469 69.0   $10,000 to $14,999 5,277 3.3
          Employed 221,255 66.5   $15,000 to $24,999 11,213 7.1
          Unemployed 8,214 2.5   $25,000 to $34,999 14,069 8.9
               Percent of civilian labor force 3.6 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 21,084 13.3
     Armed Forces 162 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 32,407 20.5
Not in labor force 102,882 30.9   $75,000 to $99,999 24,098 15.2
        $100,000 to $149,999 24,851 15.7
   Females 16 years and over 171,865 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 8,853 5.6
In labor force 104,241 60.7   $200,000 or more 9,539 6.0
     Civilian labor force 104,219 60.6   Median household income (dollars) 65,295 (X)
          Employed 100,871 58.7        
             
  Own children under 6 years 34,315 100.0   With earnings 135,283 85.6
All parents in family in labor force 18,987 55.3        Mean earnings (dollars) 83,314 (X)
        With Social Security income 36,642 23.2
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 12,950 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 218,153 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 3,194 2.0
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 176,075 80.7        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 7,234 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 18,726 8.6   With public assistance income 1,935 1.2
Public transportation (including taxicab) 5,725 2.6        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 3,068 (X)
Walked 5,512 2.5   With retirement income 26,575 16.8
Other means 1,409 0.6        Mean retirement income (dollars) 20,016 (X)
Worked at home 10,706 4.9        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 27.5 (X)        
          Families 114,091 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 221,255 100.0   Less than $10,000 2,230 2.0
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 1,795 1.6
Management, professional, and related occupations 99,985 45.2   $15,000 to $24,999 5,284 4.6
Service occupations 24,066 10.9   $25,000 to $34,999 7,851 6.9
Sales and office occupations 58,170 26.3    $35,000 to $49,999 13,165 11.5
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 2,267 1.0   $50,000 to $74,999 24,783 21.7
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 15,208 6.9   $75,000 to $99,999 20,445 17.9
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 21,559 9.7   $100,000 to $149,999 21,905 19.2
        150,000 to $199,999 7,971 7.0
        $200,000 or more 8,662 7.6
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 76,916 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 4,453 2.0   Per capita income (dollars) 31,627 (X)
Construction 12,345 5.6   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 32,810 14.8   Male full-time, year-round workers 51,223 (X)
Wholesale trade 8,811 4.0   Female full-time, year-round workers 34,854 (X)
Retail trade 24,769 11.2   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 8,975 4.1                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 6,696 3.0   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 22,064 10.0   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 30,589 13.8     Families 3,529 3.1
Educational, health and social services 43,715 19.8   With related children under 18 years 2,586 4.4
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 12,025 5.4        With related children under 5 years 1,285 5.7
Other services (except public administration) 8,978 4.1        
Public administration 5,025 2.3     Families with female householder, no husband present 1,732 14.4
        With related children under 18 years 1,498 20.4
             With related children under 5 years 691 33.1
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 22,032 5.2
Private wage and salary workers 186,710 84.4   18 years and over 15,950 5.2
Government workers 18,891 8.5        65 years and over 2,589 5.5
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 15,034 6.8   Related children under 18 years 5,681 5.1
Unpaid family workers 620 0.3        Related children 5 to 17 years 4,070 4.9
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 10,357 16.6
             
 
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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