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DP-3. Profile of Selected Economic Characteristics: 2000
Geographic Area: New Castle 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 389,036 100.0     Households 188,974 100.0
In labor force 263,440 67.7   Less than $10,000 11,944 6.3
     Civilian labor force 262,891 67.6   $10,000 to $14,999 7,785 4.1
          Employed 249,320 64.1   $15,000 to $24,999 18,761 9.9
          Unemployed 13,571 3.5   $25,000 to $34,999 20,440 10.8
               Percent of civilian labor force 5.2 (X)   $35,000 to $49,999 29,904 15.8
     Armed Forces 549 0.1   $50,000 to $74,999 41,058 21.7
Not in labor force 125,596 32.3   $75,000 to $99,999 26,272 13.9
        $100,000 to $149,999 21,873 11.6
   Females 16 years and over 203,704 100.0   $150,000 to $199,999 6,088 3.2
In labor force 127,250 62.5   $200,000 or more 4,849 2.6
     Civilian labor force 127,107 62.4   Median household income (dollars) 52,419 (X)
          Employed 121,104 59.5        
             
  Own children under 6 years 37,527 100.0   With earnings 157,861 83.5
All parents in family in labor force 24,801 66.1        Mean earnings (dollars) 65,254 (X)
        With Social Security income 45,813 24.2
COMMUTING TO WORK            Mean Social Security income (dollars) 12,397 (X)
  Workers 16 years and over 245,134 100.0   With Supplemental Security Income 6,153 3.3
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone 193,564 79.0        Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars) 6,489 (X)
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled 26,842 10.9   With public assistance income 4,443 2.4
Public transportation (including taxicab) 9,442 3.9        Mean public assistance income (dollars) 2,488 (X)
Walked 6,748 2.8   With retirement income 35,738 18.9
Other means 2,110 0.9        Mean retirement income (dollars) 18,286 (X)
Worked at home 6,428 2.6        
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 24.3 (X)        
          Families 127,997 100.0
  Employed civilian population 16 years and over 249,320 100.0   Less than $10,000 4,815 3.8
OCCUPATION       $10,000 to $14,999 3,141 2.5
Management, professional, and related occupations 97,390 39.1   $15,000 to $24,999 9,328 7.3
Service occupations 33,430 13.4   $25,000 to $34,999 11,848 9.3
Sales and office occupations 70,906 28.4    $35,000 to $49,999 18,511 14.5
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations 662 0.3   $50,000 to $74,999 30,765 24.0
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations 20,293 8.1   $75,000 to $99,999 21,751 17.0
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 26,639 10.7   $100,000 to $149,999 18,453 14.4
        150,000 to $199,999 5,336 4.2
        $200,000 or more 4,049 3.2
INDUSTRY       Median family income (dollars) 62,144 (X)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 1,231 0.5   Per capita income (dollars) 25,413 (X)
Construction 15,118 6.1   Median earnings (dollars):    
Manufacturing 32,862 13.2   Male full-time, year-round workers 42,541 (X)
Wholesale trade 6,634 2.7   Female full-time, year-round workers 31,829 (X)
Retail trade 25,774 10.3   ______________________ _______ _______
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 11,957 4.8                 Subject Number below poverty level Percent below poverty level
Information 5,106 2.0   ______________________ _______ _______
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 35,995 14.4   POVERTY STATUS IN 1999    
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services 27,214 10.9     Families 7,184 5.6
Educational, health and social services 49,176 19.7   With related children under 18 years 5,736 8.4
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services 18,076 7.3        With related children under 5 years 2,859 10.8
Other services (except public administration) 10,458 4.2        
Public administration 9,719 3.9     Families with female householder, no husband present 4,456 18.3
        With related children under 18 years 3,991 23.8
             With related children under 5 years 1,897 33.8
CLASS OF WORKER         Individuals 40,710 8.4
Private wage and salary workers 210,136 84.3   18 years and over 27,739 7.7
Government workers 29,041 11.6        65 years and over 4,092 7.4
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 9,777 3.9   Related children under 18 years 12,446 10.2
Unpaid family workers 366 0.1        Related children 5 to 17 years 8,580 9.6
        Unrelated individuals 15 years and over 16,710 18.9
             
 
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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