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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Mecklenburg 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 26,267 100.0     Households 12,901 100.0
In labor force 14,516 55.3   Less than $10,000 1,908 14.8
     Civilian labor force 14,505 55.2   $10,000 to $14,999 1,076 8.3
          Employed 13,545 51.6   $15,000 to $24,999 2,194 17.0
          Unemployed 960 3.7   $25,000 to $34,999 2,013 15.6
               Percent of civilian labor force 6.6 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 2,323 18.0
     Armed Forces 11 0.0   $50,000 to $74,999 1,847 14.3
Not in labor force 11,751 44.7   $75,000 to $99,999 822 6.4
        $100,000 to $149,999 457 3.5
   Females 16 years and over 13,367 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 97 0.8
In labor force 7,105 53.2   $200,000 or more 164 1.3
     Civilian labor force 7,105 53.2   Median household income (dollars) 31,380 (X)
          Employed 6,519 48.8        
             
  Own children under 6 years 1,926 100.0   With earnings 9,246 71.7
All parents in family in labor force 1,454 75.5        Mean earnings (dollars) 40,939 (X)
        With Social Security income 4,870 37.7
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 9,976 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 13,209 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 850 6.6
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 10,284 77.9        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,007 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 2,100 15.9   With public assistance income 471 3.7
Public transportation (including taxicab) 43 0.3        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,979 (X)
Walked 237 1.8   With retirement income 2,726 21.1
Other means 164 1.2        Mean retirement income (dollars) 20,663 (X)
Worked at home 381 2.9        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 25.5 (X)        
          Families 8,905 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 13,545 100.0   Less than $10,000 694 7.8
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 542 6.1
Management, professional, and related occupations 2,958 21.8   $15,000 to $24,999 1,452 16.3
Service occupations 1,991 14.7   $25,000 to $34,999 1,377 15.5
Sales and office occupations 3,297 24.3    $35,000 to $49,999 1,873 21.0
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 192 1.4   $50,000 to $74,999 1,596 17.9
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 1,909 14.1   $75,000 to $99,999 727 8.2
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 3,198 23.6   $100,000 to $149,999 414 4.6
        150,000 to $199,999 87 1.0
        $200,000 or more 143 1.6
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 37,752 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 473 3.5   Per capita income (dollars) 17,171 (X)
Construction 1,252 9.2   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 3,089 22.8   Male full-time, year-round workers 26,852 (X)
Wholesale trade 378 2.8   Female full-time, year-round workers 19,609 (X)
Retail trade 1,948 14.4   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 683 5.0                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 132 1.0   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 408 3.0   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 520 3.8     Families 1,033 11.6
Educational, health and social services 2,184 16.1   With related children under 18 years 639 16.4
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 763 5.6        With related children under 5 years 261 19.1
Other services (except public administration) 692 5.1        
Public administration 1,023 7.6     Families with female householder, no husband present 484 29.0
        With related children under 18 years 364 35.3
             With related children under 5 years 138 44.4
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 4,785 15.5
Private wage and salary workers 10,232 75.5   18 years and over 3,352 14.0
Government workers 2,292 16.9        65 years and over 978 17.3
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 971 7.2   Related children under 18 years 1,426 20.6
Unpaid family workers 50 0.4        Related children 5 to 17 years 1,052 20.3
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 1,396 27.6
             
 
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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