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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Laurens 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 53,977 100.0     Households 26,279 100.0
In labor force 33,689 62.4   Less than $10,000 3,311 12.6
     Civilian labor force 33,656 62.4   $10,000 to $14,999 2,131 8.1
          Employed 31,278 57.9   $15,000 to $24,999 4,248 16.2
          Unemployed 2,378 4.4   $25,000 to $34,999 3,767 14.3
               Percent of civilian labor force 7.1 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 5,167 19.7
     Armed Forces 33 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 4,827 18.4
Not in labor force 20,288 37.6   $75,000 to $99,999 1,666 6.3
        $100,000 to $149,999 856 3.3
   Females 16 years and over 28,322 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 122 0.5
In labor force 16,003 56.5   $200,000 or more 184 0.7
     Civilian labor force 15,993 56.5   Median household income (dollars) 33,933 (X)
          Employed 14,869 52.5        
             
  Own children under 6 years 5,163 100.0   With earnings 20,719 78.8
All parents in family in labor force 3,341 64.7        Mean earnings (dollars) 40,995 (X)
        With Social Security income 7,977 30.4
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 10,360 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 30,661 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 1,350 5.1
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 24,508 79.9        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,130 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 4,778 15.6   With public assistance income 862 3.3
Public transportation (including taxicab) 76 0.2        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 1,867 (X)
Walked 573 1.9   With retirement income 4,960 18.9
Other means 275 0.9        Mean retirement income (dollars) 12,119 (X)
Worked at home 451 1.5        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 23.6 (X)        
          Families 18,915 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 31,278 100.0   Less than $10,000 1,430 7.6
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 1,030 5.4
Management, professional, and related occupations 6,598 21.1   $15,000 to $24,999 2,898 15.3
Service occupations 4,403 14.1   $25,000 to $34,999 2,703 14.3
Sales and office occupations 6,424 20.5    $35,000 to $49,999 4,068 21.5
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 135 0.4   $50,000 to $74,999 4,219 22.3
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 3,915 12.5   $75,000 to $99,999 1,583 8.4
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 9,803 31.3   $100,000 to $149,999 729 3.9
        150,000 to $199,999 99 0.5
        $200,000 or more 156 0.8
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 39,739 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 326 1.0   Per capita income (dollars) 15,761 (X)
Construction 1,950 6.2   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 10,776 34.5   Male full-time, year-round workers 30,402 (X)
Wholesale trade 970 3.1   Female full-time, year-round workers 21,684 (X)
Retail trade 3,753 12.0   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 1,332 4.3                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 347 1.1   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 1,024 3.3   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 1,171 3.7     Families 2,194 11.6
Educational, health and social services 5,405 17.3   With related children under 18 years 1,653 17.1
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 1,593 5.1        With related children under 5 years 813 22.7
Other services (except public administration) 1,362 4.4        
Public administration 1,269 4.1     Families with female householder, no husband present 1,103 27.1
        With related children under 18 years 990 35.0
             With related children under 5 years 492 48.4
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 9,648 14.3
Private wage and salary workers 25,333 81.0   18 years and over 6,181 12.4
Government workers 4,424 14.1        65 years and over 1,147 13.5
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 1,418 4.5   Related children under 18 years 3,360 19.6
Unpaid family workers 103 0.3        Related children 5 to 17 years 2,250 17.8
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 2,565 25.4
             
 
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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