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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: La Salle 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 4,349 100.0     Households 1,821 100.0
In labor force 1,986 45.7   Less than $10,000 439 24.1
     Civilian labor force 1,983 45.6   $10,000 to $14,999 220 12.1
          Employed 1,826 42.0   $15,000 to $24,999 365 20.0
          Unemployed 157 3.6   $25,000 to $34,999 319 17.5
               Percent of civilian labor force 7.9 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 195 10.7
     Armed Forces 3 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 155 8.5
Not in labor force 2,363 54.3   $75,000 to $99,999 89 4.9
        $100,000 to $149,999 32 1.8
   Females 16 years and over 1,954 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 0 0.0
In labor force 814 41.7   $200,000 or more 7 0.4
     Civilian labor force 814 41.7   Median household income (dollars) 21,857 (X)
          Employed 764 39.1        
             
  Own children under 6 years 490 100.0   With earnings 1,264 69.4
All parents in family in labor force 247 50.4        Mean earnings (dollars) 33,236 (X)
        With Social Security income 641 35.2
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 8,726 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 1,803 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 222 12.2
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 1,170 64.9        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 4,859 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 462 25.6   With public assistance income 127 7.0
Public transportation (including taxicab) 42 2.3        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 3,287 (X)
Walked 40 2.2   With retirement income 197 10.8
Other means 31 1.7        Mean retirement income (dollars) 13,765 (X)
Worked at home 58 3.2        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 28.8 (X)        
          Families 1,360 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 1,826 100.0   Less than $10,000 282 20.7
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 172 12.6
Management, professional, and related occupations 357 19.6   $15,000 to $24,999 209 15.4
Service occupations 517 28.3   $25,000 to $34,999 273 20.1
Sales and office occupations 281 15.4    $35,000 to $49,999 180 13.2
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 115 6.3   $50,000 to $74,999 125 9.2
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 309 16.9   $75,000 to $99,999 80 5.9
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 247 13.5   $100,000 to $149,999 32 2.4
        150,000 to $199,999 0 0.0
        $200,000 or more 7 0.5
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 25,494 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 276 15.1   Per capita income (dollars) 9,692 (X)
Construction 193 10.6   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 43 2.4   Male full-time, year-round workers 20,856 (X)
Wholesale trade 23 1.3   Female full-time, year-round workers 17,339 (X)
Retail trade 204 11.2   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 67 3.7                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 6 0.3   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 41 2.2   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 31 1.7     Families 384 28.2
Educational, health and social services 467 25.6   With related children under 18 years 286 34.6
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 153 8.4        With related children under 5 years 145 44.8
Other services (except public administration) 136 7.4        
Public administration 186 10.2     Families with female householder, no husband present 166 52.5
        With related children under 18 years 153 70.8
             With related children under 5 years 99 77.3
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 1,566 29.8
Private wage and salary workers 1,240 67.9   18 years and over 933 25.8
Government workers 408 22.3        65 years and over 178 24.8
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 162 8.9   Related children under 18 years 633 38.5
Unpaid family workers 16 0.9        Related children 5 to 17 years 447 36.6
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 222 36.5
             
 
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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