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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 25,880 100.0     Households 12,878 100.0
In labor force 15,855 61.3   Less than $10,000 1,823 14.2
     Civilian labor force 15,853 61.3   $10,000 to $14,999 1,032 8.0
          Employed 14,771 57.1   $15,000 to $24,999 1,998 15.5
          Unemployed 1,082 4.2   $25,000 to $34,999 2,039 15.8
               Percent of civilian labor force 6.8 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 2,385 18.5
     Armed Forces 2 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 2,299 17.9
Not in labor force 10,025 38.7   $75,000 to $99,999 806 6.3
        $100,000 to $149,999 401 3.1
   Females 16 years and over 13,791 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 35 0.3
In labor force 7,711 55.9   $200,000 or more 60 0.5
     Civilian labor force 7,711 55.9   Median household income (dollars) 32,425 (X)
          Employed 7,179 52.1        
             
  Own children under 6 years 2,618 100.0   With earnings 9,984 77.5
All parents in family in labor force 1,805 68.9        Mean earnings (dollars) 40,204 (X)
        With Social Security income 3,786 29.4
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 10,431 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 14,456 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 607 4.7
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 11,425 79.0        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,368 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 2,528 17.5   With public assistance income 355 2.8
Public transportation (including taxicab) 51 0.4        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,858 (X)
Walked 162 1.1   With retirement income 2,111 16.4
Other means 159 1.1        Mean retirement income (dollars) 11,557 (X)
Worked at home 131 0.9        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 27.8 (X)        
          Families 9,394 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 14,771 100.0   Less than $10,000 764 8.1
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 562 6.0
Management, professional, and related occupations 2,927 19.8   $15,000 to $24,999 1,303 13.9
Service occupations 1,937 13.1   $25,000 to $34,999 1,573 16.7
Sales and office occupations 3,176 21.5    $35,000 to $49,999 1,955 20.8
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 129 0.9   $50,000 to $74,999 2,035 21.7
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 1,983 13.4   $75,000 to $99,999 748 8.0
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 4,619 31.3   $100,000 to $149,999 371 3.9
        150,000 to $199,999 35 0.4
        $200,000 or more 48 0.5
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 38,087 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 198 1.3   Per capita income (dollars) 14,709 (X)
Construction 1,169 7.9   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 4,746 32.1   Male full-time, year-round workers 30,329 (X)
Wholesale trade 655 4.4   Female full-time, year-round workers 21,570 (X)
Retail trade 1,494 10.1   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 763 5.2                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 285 1.9   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 407 2.8   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 582 3.9     Families 1,118 11.9
Educational, health and social services 2,313 15.7   With related children under 18 years 852 17.3
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 931 6.3        With related children under 5 years 374 20.3
Other services (except public administration) 772 5.2        
Public administration 456 3.1     Families with female householder, no husband present 656 27.9
        With related children under 18 years 581 35.3
             With related children under 5 years 232 40.9
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 5,157 15.3
Private wage and salary workers 12,318 83.4   18 years and over 3,219 13.1
Government workers 1,820 12.3        65 years and over 614 14.9
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 616 4.2   Related children under 18 years 1,895 21.2
Unpaid family workers 17 0.1        Related children 5 to 17 years 1,352 20.1
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 1,471 32.7
             
 
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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