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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: Mercer 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 51,202 100.0     Households 26,555 100.0
In labor force 26,037 50.9   Less than $10,000 4,561 17.2
     Civilian labor force 25,995 50.8   $10,000 to $14,999 3,009 11.3
          Employed 23,451 45.8   $15,000 to $24,999 5,020 18.9
          Unemployed 2,544 5.0   $25,000 to $34,999 3,939 14.8
               Percent of civilian labor force 9.8 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 4,502 17.0
     Armed Forces 42 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 3,218 12.1
Not in labor force 25,165 49.1   $75,000 to $99,999 1,305 4.9
        $100,000 to $149,999 573 2.2
   Females 16 years and over 27,310 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 149 0.6
In labor force 12,035 44.1   $200,000 or more 279 1.1
     Civilian labor force 12,029 44.0   Median household income (dollars) 26,628 (X)
          Employed 11,007 40.3        
             
  Own children under 6 years 4,129 100.0   With earnings 17,335 65.3
All parents in family in labor force 2,124 51.4        Mean earnings (dollars) 38,294 (X)
        With Social Security income 10,402 39.2
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 10,884 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 22,905 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 2,374 8.9
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 19,173 83.7        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 5,902 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 2,684 11.7   With public assistance income 1,410 5.3
Public transportation (including taxicab) 103 0.4        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 1,663 (X)
Walked 367 1.6   With retirement income 6,211 23.4
Other means 166 0.7        Mean retirement income (dollars) 14,152 (X)
Worked at home 412 1.8        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 24.9 (X)        
          Families 18,030 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 23,451 100.0   Less than $10,000 1,709 9.5
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 1,483 8.2
Management, professional, and related occupations 6,561 28.0   $15,000 to $24,999 3,200 17.7
Service occupations 4,309 18.4   $25,000 to $34,999 3,057 17.0
Sales and office occupations 6,196 26.4    $35,000 to $49,999 3,750 20.8
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 87 0.4   $50,000 to $74,999 2,810 15.6
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 2,662 11.4   $75,000 to $99,999 1,166 6.5
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 3,636 15.5   $100,000 to $149,999 509 2.8
        150,000 to $199,999 137 0.8
        $200,000 or more 209 1.2
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 33,524 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 672 2.9   Per capita income (dollars) 15,564 (X)
Construction 1,547 6.6   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 2,279 9.7   Male full-time, year-round workers 29,243 (X)
Wholesale trade 849 3.6   Female full-time, year-round workers 19,013 (X)
Retail trade 3,698 15.8   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 1,341 5.7                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 416 1.8   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 856 3.7   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 1,220 5.2     Families 2,643 14.7
Educational, health and social services 6,423 27.4   With related children under 18 years 1,925 24.4
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 2,015 8.6        With related children under 5 years 867 29.7
Other services (except public administration) 1,244 5.3        
Public administration 891 3.8     Families with female householder, no husband present 1,048 35.2
        With related children under 18 years 899 49.3
             With related children under 5 years 409 60.0
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 12,162 19.7
Private wage and salary workers 18,043 76.9   18 years and over 8,347 17.2
Government workers 3,823 16.3        65 years and over 1,339 12.7
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 1,551 6.6   Related children under 18 years 3,760 28.9
Unpaid family workers 34 0.1        Related children 5 to 17 years 2,655 28.2
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 3,551 33.8
             
 
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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