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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 12,112 100.0     Households 5,663 100.0
In labor force 7,615 62.9   Less than $10,000 766 13.5
     Civilian labor force 7,615 62.9   $10,000 to $14,999 459 8.1
          Employed 7,094 58.6   $15,000 to $24,999 843 14.9
          Unemployed 521 4.3   $25,000 to $34,999 827 14.6
               Percent of civilian labor force 6.8 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 1,026 18.1
     Armed Forces 0 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 1,092 19.3
Not in labor force 4,497 37.1   $75,000 to $99,999 438 7.7
        $100,000 to $149,999 165 2.9
   Females 16 years and over 6,402 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 19 0.3
In labor force 3,516 54.9   $200,000 or more 28 0.5
     Civilian labor force 3,516 54.9   Median household income (dollars) 34,349 (X)
          Employed 3,251 50.8        
             
  Own children under 6 years 1,250 100.0   With earnings 4,392 77.6
All parents in family in labor force 807 64.6        Mean earnings (dollars) 42,495 (X)
        With Social Security income 1,766 31.2
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 9,784 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 6,905 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 374 6.6
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 5,513 79.8        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 4,797 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 929 13.5   With public assistance income 163 2.9
Public transportation (including taxicab) 0 0.0        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 1,902 (X)
Walked 270 3.9   With retirement income 867 15.3
Other means 44 0.6        Mean retirement income (dollars) 11,914 (X)
Worked at home 149 2.2        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 26.1 (X)        
          Families 4,234 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 7,094 100.0   Less than $10,000 327 7.7
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 220 5.2
Management, professional, and related occupations 1,620 22.8   $15,000 to $24,999 602 14.2
Service occupations 872 12.3   $25,000 to $34,999 595 14.1
Sales and office occupations 1,855 26.1    $35,000 to $49,999 913 21.6
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 43 0.6   $50,000 to $74,999 972 23.0
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 1,074 15.1   $75,000 to $99,999 427 10.1
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 1,630 23.0   $100,000 to $149,999 144 3.4
        150,000 to $199,999 19 0.4
        $200,000 or more 15 0.4
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 41,127 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 151 2.1   Per capita income (dollars) 15,756 (X)
Construction 714 10.1   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 1,614 22.8   Male full-time, year-round workers 31,378 (X)
Wholesale trade 156 2.2   Female full-time, year-round workers 21,615 (X)
Retail trade 987 13.9   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 370 5.2                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 120 1.7   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 344 4.8   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 225 3.2     Families 472 11.1
Educational, health and social services 1,494 21.1   With related children under 18 years 330 16.0
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 352 5.0        With related children under 5 years 125 18.2
Other services (except public administration) 311 4.4        
Public administration 256 3.6     Families with female householder, no husband present 184 26.8
        With related children under 18 years 155 38.8
             With related children under 5 years 50 46.7
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 2,065 14.4
Private wage and salary workers 5,463 77.0   18 years and over 1,371 12.9
Government workers 996 14.0        65 years and over 320 15.3
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 590 8.3   Related children under 18 years 688 18.5
Unpaid family workers 45 0.6        Related children 5 to 17 years 474 17.6
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 535 31.5
             
 
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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