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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Lehigh 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 245,633 100.0     Households 121,947 100.0
In labor force 157,506 64.1   Less than $10,000 9,016 7.4
     Civilian labor force 157,421 64.1   $10,000 to $14,999 7,545 6.2
          Employed 150,424 61.2   $15,000 to $24,999 15,899 13.0
          Unemployed 6,997 2.8   $25,000 to $34,999 15,638 12.8
               Percent of civilian labor force 4.4 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 20,629 16.9
     Armed Forces 85 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 25,650 21.0
Not in labor force 88,127 35.9   $75,000 to $99,999 13,052 10.7
        $100,000 to $149,999 9,907 8.1
   Females 16 years and over 129,260 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 2,441 2.0
In labor force 74,053 57.3   $200,000 or more 2,170 1.8
     Civilian labor force 74,042 57.3   Median household income (dollars) 43,449 (X)
          Employed 70,598 54.6        
             
  Own children under 6 years 21,765 100.0   With earnings 95,064 78.0
All parents in family in labor force 13,831 63.5        Mean earnings (dollars) 56,749 (X)
        With Social Security income 36,497 29.9
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 11,979 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 147,930 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 4,785 3.9
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 120,831 81.7        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,488 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 14,563 9.8   With public assistance income 3,105 2.5
Public transportation (including taxicab) 2,321 1.6        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 3,223 (X)
Walked 5,175 3.5   With retirement income 24,614 20.2
Other means 1,024 0.7        Mean retirement income (dollars) 13,682 (X)
Worked at home 4,016 2.7        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 22.1 (X)        
          Families 82,341 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 150,424 100.0   Less than $10,000 3,480 4.2
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 2,584 3.1
Management, professional, and related occupations 50,409 33.5   $15,000 to $24,999 8,092 9.8
Service occupations 21,037 14.0   $25,000 to $34,999 9,692 11.8
Sales and office occupations 41,069 27.3    $35,000 to $49,999 14,299 17.4
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 304 0.2   $50,000 to $74,999 20,150 24.5
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 12,213 8.1   $75,000 to $99,999 11,096 13.5
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 25,392 16.9   $100,000 to $149,999 8,788 10.7
        150,000 to $199,999 2,198 2.7
        $200,000 or more 1,962 2.4
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 53,147 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 773 0.5   Per capita income (dollars) 21,897 (X)
Construction 8,068 5.4   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 30,434 20.2   Male full-time, year-round workers 38,419 (X)
Wholesale trade 5,678 3.8   Female full-time, year-round workers 26,882 (X)
Retail trade 17,868 11.9   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 7,747 5.2                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 4,713 3.1   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 9,333 6.2   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 11,888 7.9     Families 5,458 6.6
Educational, health and social services 31,806 21.1   With related children under 18 years 4,336 10.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 10,289 6.8        With related children under 5 years 2,215 15.0
Other services (except public administration) 8,165 5.4        
Public administration 3,662 2.4     Families with female householder, no husband present 2,977 24.0
        With related children under 18 years 2,729 34.1
             With related children under 5 years 1,407 50.1
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 28,095 9.3
Private wage and salary workers 129,547 86.1   18 years and over 17,853 7.8
Government workers 12,524 8.3        65 years and over 3,414 7.5
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 8,062 5.4   Related children under 18 years 9,904 13.7
Unpaid family workers 291 0.2        Related children 5 to 17 years 6,904 12.7
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 9,396 17.4
             
 
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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