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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Roanoke city
[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 75,372 100.0     Households 42,026 100.0
In labor force 47,258 62.7   Less than $10,000 5,732 13.6
     Civilian labor force 47,178 62.6   $10,000 to $14,999 3,824 9.1
          Employed 44,455 59.0   $15,000 to $24,999 7,471 17.8
          Unemployed 2,723 3.6   $25,000 to $34,999 6,720 16.0
               Percent of civilian labor force 5.8 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 7,193 17.1
     Armed Forces 80 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 6,482 15.4
Not in labor force 28,114 37.3   $75,000 to $99,999 2,497 5.9
        $100,000 to $149,999 1,191 2.8
   Females 16 years and over 40,947 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 387 0.9
In labor force 23,667 57.8   $200,000 or more 529 1.3
     Civilian labor force 23,667 57.8   Median household income (dollars) 30,719 (X)
          Employed 22,528 55.0        
             
  Own children under 6 years 7,043 100.0   With earnings 32,093 76.4
All parents in family in labor force 4,824 68.5        Mean earnings (dollars) 40,495 (X)
        With Social Security income 12,727 30.3
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 11,098 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 43,694 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 2,342 5.6
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 34,821 79.7        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,807 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 5,405 12.4   With public assistance income 1,809 4.3
Public transportation (including taxicab) 1,350 3.1        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,534 (X)
Walked 782 1.8   With retirement income 6,965 16.6
Other means 510 1.2        Mean retirement income (dollars) 13,911 (X)
Worked at home 826 1.9        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 19.3 (X)        
          Families 24,415 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 44,455 100.0   Less than $10,000 2,136 8.7
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 1,466 6.0
Management, professional, and related occupations 11,882 26.7   $15,000 to $24,999 3,549 14.5
Service occupations 7,516 16.9   $25,000 to $34,999 4,021 16.5
Sales and office occupations 13,486 30.3    $35,000 to $49,999 4,733 19.4
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 60 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 4,679 19.2
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 3,852 8.7   $75,000 to $99,999 2,082 8.5
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 7,659 17.2   $100,000 to $149,999 973 4.0
        150,000 to $199,999 340 1.4
        $200,000 or more 436 1.8
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 37,826 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 122 0.3   Per capita income (dollars) 18,468 (X)
Construction 2,762 6.2   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 5,839 13.1   Male full-time, year-round workers 28,465 (X)
Wholesale trade 1,681 3.8   Female full-time, year-round workers 21,591 (X)
Retail trade 7,166 16.1   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 2,607 5.9                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 1,134 2.6   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 3,345 7.5   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 3,264 7.3     Families 3,155 12.9
Educational, health and social services 8,751 19.7   With related children under 18 years 2,623 21.7
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 4,164 9.4        With related children under 5 years 1,333 26.9
Other services (except public administration) 2,350 5.3        
Public administration 1,270 2.9     Families with female householder, no husband present 2,170 31.5
        With related children under 18 years 2,014 42.4
             With related children under 5 years 1,090 55.2
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 14,793 15.9
Private wage and salary workers 37,314 83.9   18 years and over 9,551 13.3
Government workers 5,244 11.8        65 years and over 1,672 11.3
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 1,844 4.1   Related children under 18 years 5,108 24.4
Unpaid family workers 53 0.1        Related children 5 to 17 years 3,383 22.8
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 4,954 21.9
             
 
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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