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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 95,664 100.0     Households 46,755 100.0
In labor force 55,551 58.1   Less than $10,000 4,486 9.6
     Civilian labor force 55,495 58.0   $10,000 to $14,999 3,613 7.7
          Employed 52,142 54.5   $15,000 to $24,999 7,974 17.1
          Unemployed 3,353 3.5   $25,000 to $34,999 7,527 16.1
               Percent of civilian labor force 6.0 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 8,732 18.7
     Armed Forces 56 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 8,629 18.5
Not in labor force 40,113 41.9   $75,000 to $99,999 3,246 6.9
        $100,000 to $149,999 1,614 3.5
   Females 16 years and over 50,100 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 430 0.9
In labor force 25,877 51.7   $200,000 or more 504 1.1
     Civilian labor force 25,868 51.6   Median household income (dollars) 34,666 (X)
          Employed 24,613 49.1        
             
  Own children under 6 years 7,765 100.0   With earnings 34,441 73.7
All parents in family in labor force 4,758 61.3        Mean earnings (dollars) 43,973 (X)
        With Social Security income 16,267 34.8
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 12,159 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 51,120 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 2,303 4.9
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 42,534 83.2        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,514 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 4,725 9.2   With public assistance income 1,493 3.2
Public transportation (including taxicab) 177 0.3        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,791 (X)
Walked 1,611 3.2   With retirement income 11,325 24.2
Other means 428 0.8        Mean retirement income (dollars) 13,910 (X)
Worked at home 1,645 3.2        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 19.6 (X)        
          Families 32,494 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 52,142 100.0   Less than $10,000 1,813 5.6
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 1,357 4.2
Management, professional, and related occupations 14,392 27.6   $15,000 to $24,999 4,462 13.7
Service occupations 9,001 17.3   $25,000 to $34,999 5,295 16.3
Sales and office occupations 13,203 25.3    $35,000 to $49,999 6,853 21.1
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 319 0.6   $50,000 to $74,999 7,466 23.0
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 4,281 8.2   $75,000 to $99,999 2,960 9.1
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 10,946 21.0   $100,000 to $149,999 1,495 4.6
        150,000 to $199,999 400 1.2
        $200,000 or more 393 1.2
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 41,776 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 850 1.6   Per capita income (dollars) 17,636 (X)
Construction 2,642 5.1   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 10,501 20.1   Male full-time, year-round workers 33,743 (X)
Wholesale trade 1,984 3.8   Female full-time, year-round workers 21,842 (X)
Retail trade 6,970 13.4   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 2,594 5.0                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 835 1.6   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 2,179 4.2   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 2,425 4.7     Families 2,850 8.8
Educational, health and social services 12,362 23.7   With related children under 18 years 2,219 14.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 4,036 7.7        With related children under 5 years 1,056 19.3
Other services (except public administration) 2,588 5.0        
Public administration 2,176 4.2     Families with female householder, no husband present 1,605 32.0
        With related children under 18 years 1,494 46.1
             With related children under 5 years 745 63.8
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 13,092 11.5
Private wage and salary workers 42,591 81.7   18 years and over 8,229 9.5
Government workers 5,774 11.1        65 years and over 1,460 7.2
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 3,528 6.8   Related children under 18 years 4,717 17.5
Unpaid family workers 249 0.5        Related children 5 to 17 years 3,347 16.5
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 3,899 21.6
             
 
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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